Discover the Martial Art of Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan). Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) is an ancient internal Chinese martial art which has gained widespread popularity for its many health benefits. Today, most people practice taiji slowly to develop their balance, strength, and vitality, and the martial applications of the art are often ignored. Taijiquan, or 'Grand Ultimate Fist', is a highly effective form of combat specializing in short and middle-range fighting. This program offers practical martial applications for each of the 37-postures of traditional Taiji, based on the forms passed down by Yang, Ban-Hou. Once the viewer has a basic understanding of these universal principles, you may use them to devise further applications for every movement no matter which style of Taiji you practice. Learn the Basic Concepts of Taiji and Taijiquan... Understand the purpose of every Taiji movement... Over 50 effective applications for any Taijiquan style... SPECIAL FEATURES: Multi-Language DVD Subtitles: English, French, Spanish Interactive YMAA Catalog with 50 additional minutes of Preview Trailers for All YMAA Videos... Dr. Yang's tai chi can be traced back to the Yang family through Grandmaster Kao, Tao (高濤) and his teacher Yue, Huanzhi (樂奐之), an indoor disciple of Yang, Chengfu (楊澄甫).