Master George Xu
In traditional Chinese martial arts there are both "outdoor" and "indoor" teaching methods. Outdoor teaching usually refers to content that a master will teach in his public classes. Indoor or advanced teaching refers to private instruction directly from the master, which includes the entire system inclusive of all the subtleties and nuances of the form. On Volumes 34 and 35 Master George Xu of Shanghai teaches the advanced version, which is sometimes called the family form, first form of Chen style taijiquan.
In Volume 34 the first two sections of the four are covered. It is composed of five parts: 1> Sections One and Two performed together at normal practice speed, 2> Section One Form Repetition in which a group of movements are performed three times before moving on to the next movements in sequence, 3> Section One performed continuosly, 4> Section Two taught in the same manner as thr form repetition of Section One, and 5> Section Two performed in its entirity at normal practce speed.
This title like Volume 35 assumes, that you already have built a strong foundation, by mastering the content and philosophy discussed in Volumes 10 and 11 of the China's Living Treasures series.
In Volume 35 the Chen style family form instruction continues, with the Third and Fourth Sections of the first form of Chen style taijiquan. This title is also composed of five parts. In the first segment Master Xu will perform the Third Section of the form in its entirety at normal practice speed. The names of the movements, will be indicated in the narration. Third Section Form Repetition follows in the same format as the prior Volume 34. In the third segment on this tape Master Xu will perform the entire Fourth Section followed by form repetition of this section. The tape concludes with Master Xu performing the entire form, all four sections, at normal practice speed.
This title like Volume 34 assumes, that you already have built a strong foundation, by mastering the content and philosophy discussed in Volumes 10 and 11 of the China's Living Treasures series.