Master Yu Xiaolin
Yang Jianhou was the third son of Yang Lu Chan, founder of Yang taijiquan. He revised his father's "old frame" form into the "medium frame" or Zhong Jia. This 85 movemnt form retains many of the internal circles and power issuing that was removed in the large frame revision of his son Yang Cheng Fu. Master Yu's Grandmaster Tian Zhaolin studied directly with both Yang Shaohou and his father Yang Jianhou. This is a very accurate iteration of this rare branch of Yang taijiquan.Volume 55 begins with the entire form demonstrated at normal practice speed. Additionally sections one and two are demonstrated at the beginning and end of their respective form repetition sections. Section one form repetition is broken down into four movement groupings and section two is divided into nine. Volume 56 begins with a review of sections one and two demonstrated continuously at seventy-five percent speed in order to observe the fnier details of the movements anf points of power issuing. Section three is performed two times at the beginning and end of the form repetition segment. Section three form repetition is divided into eight groupings of movements. All of the individual groups are performed four times before moving on to the next group in the sequence. This title concludes with a demonstration of the entire 85 movement form at normal speed.
Technical Note* - These titles were formatted for a 16 X 9 display. On computers and wide screen displays no adjustment is necessary. On a 4 X 3 standard TV set the display menu in the DVD player to the "16 X 9 letterbox" setting for accurate playback.