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Hello, welcome to the YCGF Store. In this store we will sell some martial arts products most of which relate to what is
practiced in YCGF. We hope you will find something of interest. If you have any questions, please contact the store
manager at
ycgf@yahoo.com .
 
The Taijiquan Classics
The Essential Translation and Explanation
with Commentary on History and Culture
By Zhang Yun, David Ho,
Peter Capell, Susan Darley
"The Taijiquan Classics - The Essential Translation and Explanation with Commentary
on History and Culture" is published by YCGF North America.
(ISBN: 978-0-578-17886-8)
Order at Lulu.com Lulu.com

Taijiquan is one of the most widely practiced and least understood martial arts in the
world. Many people no longer practice Taijiquan as a martial art. Of those who do, few
outside of China have had the opportunity to read and understand the Classics of
Taijiquan as the canon of the art. If there were scriptures pertaining to Taijiquan, the
Classics would be those. Accounting for nearly five hundred years of the teachings of
great masters of Taijiquan, the Classics serve as a fundamental reference for all
serious students of Taijiquan. This 782-page hardcover (8.25" x 10.75") is the first
complete compilation of the Classics in English including clear and precise explanations
of the essential concepts of Taijiquan. Even for those who are not students of Taijiquan,
the Classics illuminate historical events and provide deep insight into Chinese culture,
with descriptions of the teachings of Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism that have
guided a people for millennia. We believe that readers of this material will appreciate
the depth of its content and the mastery and commitment that were required to bring it
to the level of clarity provided within. Click here to
read some sample pages.

The Taijiquan Classics -The Essential Translation and Explanation with Commentary
on History and Culture includes:
- 116 classic articles from Wu, Yang and Chen Style lineages and from other sources
- Original Chinese writing with sentence-by-sentence translations.
- Deep and detailed explanations of classic passages addressing Taijiquan principles
and practice.
- Notes regarding Chinese history and culture help readers to better understand the
sometimes obscure language of the original writings.
 
Wu Style Taiji Quan
Thirty-seven Posture Form
by Zhang Yun
The Wu Style Taiji Quan 37-posture form is the first “short form” created
in China. It was created and designed by Grandmaster Wang Peisheng
in 1953. After more than 30 years of Master Wang’s refinements to it, the
form was no longer simply a shortened version of the original, but has
become a method of practice that deeply reflects Master Wang’s extensive
personal knowledge and experience embodying all of the principles of Taiji
Quan.

Shifu Zhang Yun introduces the 37-posture form and some basic skills in
this DVD. As a bonus, footage of Master Wang Peisheng demonstrating
the 37-posture form in its entirely is included. Even with 1980's-era video
quality, one can still see the standardized movements of the form, and
appreciate the graceful performance by the great master Wang Peisheng.

The price is $50.00 per DVD and $8 S&H per disk ($15 for international
shipping). Contact the
store manager for ordering information.  
Note: The DVD is made with Format 9. Thus it may not work on some old
DVD players.
 
The Complete Taji Dao
The Art of Chinese Saber
by Zhang Yun
"The Complete taiji Dao - The Art of Chinese Saber" is published by North Atlantic Books. Order at
Amazon.com (ISBN 978-1-58394-227-7).

"The Taiji Dao, in itself, is a very ingenious and remarkable weapon, having been refined by great
masters and their vast knowledge in true combat. It beautifully illustrates the subtle and sophisticated
principles and theory of Taiji Quan and the graceful skills they generate."

"This book, like the ones before it, has set out to preserve and share the incredible skills of Wu Style
Taiji Quan. We could not appreciate the phenomenal skills of this system without its greatest
representative, Wang Peisheng, who, with great love and dedication, passed it to others like Master
Zhang Yun, the author of this book."

The book includes:
· Over 1000 illustrations and photo sequences demonstrating traditional Taiji Dao (saber) thirteen
posture form and two hands form and their applications
· Traditional Chinese saber fighting principles, training methods, and skills
· Basic Taiji and Taiji Quan principles
· Essential Taiji saber skills, including how to use each part of the sword, hands, body movementsls,
stances, and steps
· Basic movements and skills description in detail
· History of Chinese Dao - saber and broadsword
The seminar DVD of "Internal
Martial Arts Sixteen Posture
Combat Form And Application"
by Lu Shengli
Following the 2007 YCGF North American Branch's trip to
Beijing, we offer  a DVD  of Master Lu Shengli's seminar. Over
few sessions Master Lu guided students through his IMA
Combat form, and it's applications. This video covers form
basics and application, also a multi-angle/multi-speed
demonstration of the form by Master Lu himself. A useful
reference to his acclaimed book "Combat Techniques of Taijji,
Xingyi, and Bagua" (which can also be found in the store).
Please note that the footage comes from his seminar, and is
not a formal instructional video.

DVD-R 90 mins.

The DVD costs $35.00 per disk and $8 S&H per disk
($15 for
international shipping)
. Contact the Josh Hehr for ordering
information.
 
The seminar DVD of
"Combat Techniques of
Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua"
by Strider Clark

Good combination with Lu
Shengli's new book (see
below).
Master Lu Shengli has spent a lifetime cultivating his martial arts skill. He took
the core principles and techniques from internal martial arts developing a form
addressing issues of translating internal practices to the street or ring. Everything
is in his new book: Combat Techniques of Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua.

Master Strider Clark has studied many forms of combat from diverse cultures.
He has been focusing on YCGF for over seventeen years and is a lineage holder
in this system under Master Zhang Yun. He has travelled to China to study
directly with Master Wang, Master Lu and Master Zhang's other gongfu brothers.
As a partner, he took photos with Master Lu for applications in the book

Master Clark held a successful seminar this autumn in Pittsburgh to teach the
form, its principles, and applications. This 1 hour 20 minutes DVD (DVD-R
format) offered is a compilation of teachings given at the seminar. It contains
posture break-downs, applications, solo form performance, and more. It is
comprehensive enough for one to grasp the fundamental of the form, and to be
used as a reference for the book.

The DVD costs $35.00 per disk and $8 S&H per disk ($15 for international
shipping). Contact the
Josh Hehr for ordering information.
 
Combat Techniques of
Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua
by Lu Shengli
“Combat Techniques of Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua”, author Lu Shengli and translated and edited by
Zhang Yun, is published by North Atlantic Books.
Order at Amazon.com (ISBN 1-58394-145-2).

Grandmaster Wang Peishing of Beijing earned his great reputation as an internal martial arts fighter
of the high level. His teachings are revealed in “Combat Techniques of Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua,” a
comprehensive guide to essential internal martial arts fighting techniques, available to intermediate
and advanced Western students for the first time.

Master Lu Shengli helps practitioners achieve a new level of practice, where deeply ingrained skills
are brought forth in a fluid, intuitive, and fast-paced fashion.

The book includes:
· Over 500 illustrations and photo sequences demonstrating each form, its lineage, and theoretical basis
· A sixteen-posture form never before published in the West that integrates the most important fighting
techniques from each of the three major internal martial arts
· Core movements from the fundamental fighting techniques of each art
· Powerful tools to recognize and use the unique strategies and skills of three internal martial arts styles
· In-depth practical and theoretical explanations of martial applications
· History and analysis of basic internal martial principles
· Essential skills, including fist, hand, shoulder, hip, and knee skills, stances, and steps
· Basic post-standing practice of each art, and usage of Fa Jin (explosive force) in each
     
Introduction to
Baiyuan Tongbei Quan
by Zhang Yun, Strider Clark

Now DVD available
Baiyuan Tongbei Quan, or simply called Tongbei, is one of the most
famous traditional Chinese martial arts styles. It won its outstanding
reputation from its useful and efficient fighting techniques. Here Baiyuan
means white ape and Tongbei means both arms and back go through.

In this video, Shifu Zhang Yun and Strider Clark will introduce some basic
skills and training methods of Shi style Bauyuan Tongbei Quan. Shifu
Zhang learned Baiyuan Tongbei with Master Li Shusen and Ruyi Tongbei
with Master Wang Peisheng since the early 1970s. Strider Clark is Shifu
Zhang's senior indoor disciple and has practiced Tongbei since 1989.

The features of Tongbei movements in fighting are sudden, quick, hard,
clean, accurate, relaxed, small, and ingenious. In Shi style Tongbei the
basic fighting skills are categorized into four groups:  quick hand skills
which are performed quickly and suddenly but without much power; hard
and heavy skills which are powerful strikes that can cause serious injury
to the opponent; disruption and displacement skills which are used to
destroy an opponent's root and balance; and controlling and throwing
skills which are used to lock and control the opponent or throw him
outward or to the ground.  All of these skills follow the four basic
principles of being relaxed and extended, sudden and quick, nimble
and changeable, aggressive and hard.

This 82 minutes video is the first published English version video of this
art. It includes brief history and lineage, some foundational skills training,
and examples of Tongbei fighting principles and practice. It is good for
both beginners and advance students.

This DVD or VHS videotape costs $50.00 per disk or tape and $8 S&H
per disk or tape ($15 for international shipping).
Contact the
store manager for ordering information.
 
     
Wu Style Taiji Quan
Essential Form
by Zhang Yun
The condensed form introduced in this video is called the Essential
Form. In this form, besides beginning and ending postures, only the
five most important postures from traditional form are included. It
can be practiced in a very small place and takes only about five
minutes to perform. The benefits of this form are: (1) people can
learn it quickly, and practice it almost anywhere and anytime.  
Where the traditional form demands you had to set aside a large
block of time; (2) The length of this form makes is easier to focus
on the details of the movements. Mastering the details in these five
most important postures first makes it easier for you to later apply
that knowledge to the rest of the movements in the long form; and
(3) it serves as a good way to give people a taste of Taiji Quan.  
Although it is short, it still follows the traditional principles and
training methods.  So practicing it will give people a good idea of
the essential flavor of Taiji Quan.  This is good not only for
experienced practitioners but for beginners as well.   

There are two format videos: DVD and VHS videotape. The price
for DVD is $45.00 per disk and $5 S&H per disk, and for VHS is
$40.00 per tape and $8 S&H per tape ($15 for international
shipping). Contact the
store manager for ordering information.
     
 
Wu Style Taijiquan
by Wang Paisheng & Zeng Weiqi
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Wu Style Taijiquan by Wang Paisheng & Zeng Weiqi.
1983. ISBN 962-238-015-8. Hai Feng Publishing Co.,
Hong Kong. Zhaohua Publishing House, Beijing.
Translated into English.
Chapters on the teachings of Wang Peisheng, Yang
Yuting and Wu Tunan each. A chapter on the 37
Postures Wu Style Taijiquan including detailed
discussions of how to do the postures (240 drawings)
and the applications (a similar number of drawings).
Two chapters with drawings on push hands. Three
appendices including one on vital points. Some
photographs of the three masters.
Contact the store manager for ordering information.
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Xingyi Quan
by Zhang Yun
This Xingyi DVD (Volume 1) presents Santishi, the Five
Elements, the Five Elements Linking form and the two
man set for the Five Elements. There are applications
for the Five Elements that give an idea of how the internal
CMA can be used. The disk is about 75 minutes in length
and is narrated in English. An added feature of the tape
is a few minutes of Wang Peisheng showing some Push
Hands, Yin and Cheng Style Bagua Zhang, Xingyi Quan,
Wu Style Taiji Quan, Jian, Dao, and Spear. Other
members of Master Wang's Beijing group also appear
very briefly showing Tongbei, Push Hands, etc. This is
the same footage as on the Zhang's Jian tape.

The video is shot (outdoors) and edited by trained (and
experienced) non-professionals using professional
equipment. The video is shot from two different camera
angles and uses slow motion to present some of the
material. The DVD is converted from the same title
videotape.

The price is $50.00 per disk and $8 S&H per disk ($15
for international shipping). Contact the
store manager for
ordering information.
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Taiji Jian
by Zhang Yun
This DVD presents the 32 postures Jian (straight double
-edge sword) form that is synthesized from the Wu style
long jian form under Wang Peisheng's supervision. Basic
handling of the jian, exercises and the 32 movements are
presented. Applications against jian, dao and spear are
demonstrated to give an idea of   how the jian can be
used. The DVD is about 75 minutes in length and is
narrated in English. An added feature of the video is a
few minutes of Wang Peisheng showing some Push
Hands, Yin and Cheng Style Bagua Zhang, Xingyi Quan,
Wu Style Taiji Quan, Jian, Dao, and Spear. Other
members of Master Wang's Beijing group also appear
very briefly showing Tongbei, Push Hands, etc. This is
the same footage as on the Xingyi (Five Elements) tape.
The video is shot (outdoors) and edited by trained (and
experienced) non-professionals using professional
equipment. The tape is shot from two different camera
angles and uses slow motion to present some of the
material. The DVD is converted from the title videotape.

The price is $50.00 per DVD and $8 S&H per disk ($15
for international shipping). Contact the
store manager for
ordering information.
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The Art of Chinese
Swordsmanship - A
Manual of Taiji Jian
by Zhang Yun
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Click here to order.

There is a companion book "The Art of Chinese
Swordsmanship: A Manual of  Taiji Jian" wrote by Zhang
Yun. The publisher is Weatherhill, $22.95,
ISBN 0-8348-0412-3. The book is 275+ pages, with more
than 500 B&W photos of basics, form and applications.
Buy it from the local bookstore or order from Amazon.com.
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