Paul Lam - Tai Chi 24 Forms
The ancient practice of tai chi is clinically proven to be one of the most effective exercises to improve health, fitness and relaxation. The 24 Forms is the most widely practiced tai chi form. While there are many variations, the form you will learn by working with this DVD is the one of the most authentic. Following an introduction to tai chi and its benefits, Dr Lam teaches unique qigong exercises and foundational movements which will enhance your energy and make easier learning. He teaches the 24 forms from different angles using close ups, repetitions and diagrammed illustrations while dividing each form into small sections allowing you to follow along with ease. Throughout the lessons, Dr Lam will explain the tai chi principles and how to use them to improve your tai chi.
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A rare gift - Best instruction of the 24 forms Posted by Mike Rivamonte on 18th Apr 2014 Dr. Lam gives you the proper instructions to begin your Tai Chi practice for the rest of your life. Dr. Lam shows you each movement giving you detail instruction and multiply views. He repeats each step several times so you can quickly build your understanding and muscle memory. He also explains the transitions from move to move with this same process. His front and back demonstrations show you your goal! I personally found Dr. Lam's DVDs a rare gift. His passion of sharing his love of Tai Chi is so apparent in these instructions DVDs. I use mine everyday as I practice the form or I watch them to make sure I am learning it correctly. Once I feel comfortable with the 24 I would like to explore another. --Tai Chi Productions
This is a very well-produced instructional DVD and it's clear that a great deal of thought, care and experience went into making it. I bought it because I found I was forgetting and/or I needed to work on the finer points of instruction from my weekly class. This DVD has met my needs admirably. It starts from scratch and I found the section where the foundational movements were taught in isolation to be very helpful in co-ordinating my hand and arm movements with my steps. The menu chapters are laid out very clearly, so it's easy to access the parts you're looking for, and Dr. Lam takes a lot of time explaining and demonstrating each part of the 24 forms. Also, he has one of his students performing the same movements at the same time but from the opposite angle, so you don't have to stop and figure out that his right is your left etc. and then make the necessary adjustments. Besides breaking up the 24 forms into smaller parts and having his class demonstrate these parts after he has gone though them with another student, the DVD also has Dr. Lam performing the entire 24 forms from two different angles, which again facilitates understanding and makes it easy to practice along with the DVD. As I said, this DVD will really help you if you are just starting a 24 forms class and need to slow down and go back over things you've learned. If you live in a community where Tai Chi classes are offered, take the classes, because nothing beats in-class instruction, and it's also fun learning Tai Chi with other people. However, if there isn't a place where Tai Chi is taught close to where you live, or if you're on a tight budget, you can't do better than Dr. Lam's DVD. --Amazon
great instructional video! Paul Lam- excellent teacher. instruction is given from both front and back views at a slow easy pace. A must for anyone wanting to learn or brush up on Tai Chi- 24! --Amazon