A demonstration of the Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Short Form performed by Joanne Fermor from the Guan Yu International Academy of Martial Arts. Firstly, I’m not a fan of shooting videos of the form being performed in long grass. Makes no sense to me, you cannot see the feet. Music a bit uptempo for the content IMHO, but certainly different from the usual pan pipes or synthesisers. This performance is striking for the continually flowing nature, from form to form. Such expressive hands and gracefulness. That said the interpretation is quite different from the usual accepted approach, especially the extended punch sequence near the end. Bit of a novelty item in many ways….


Nigel Minchin

Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong practitioner since 2014 and instructor since 2020 (https://spirittaichi.com). Practising the Yang 8 and 24 step hand forms, 32 sword form, Cheng Man-Ch’ing 37 step hand and 54 step sword forms, Chen Old Frame (first routine Lao Jia Yi Lu). Swimming Dragon, Ba Duan Jin and Shibashi Qi Gong forms.

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