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NEW: Willem de Thouars: The Master Tapes
Willem de Thouars, known to his friends and students as “Uncle Bill”, is one of the world’s greatest living martial arts masters. Born in East Java in 1936, he has trained almost continuously in internal and external martial arts– Chinese, Indonesian, and Western–for more than 70 years.
Old Hand Kuntao Training introduces the methods by which Uncle Bill built a foundation of rooting, functional strength, mobility and explosive power that lasts a lifetime. Many of these training methods are virtually unknown today, not only in the West but in Asia as well.
Sections in this incredible 2-hour DVD, culled from more than 25 years of footage of Uncle’s Classes, seminars, and “closed door” sessions, include:
and much more….
This is the first in a 12-DVD Series, WILLEM DE THOUARS: THE MASTER TAPES, to be released by Mastodon Productions, one per month, over the next year.
(NOTE: Unlike other DVD’s available, the Mastodon Productions series has the full authorization of Uncle Bill and 50% of profits from the series go directly to him.)
PRICE: $65 PLUS S+H
(Discounts available on orders of 10 or more.)
The Tai Chi Way to Better Balance eBook and DVD Set
Each exercise and key Tai Chi concept is explained in detail and organized in a safe, easy-to-follow progression of levels.
By practicing the 3 Levels of Tai Chi Balance Training, you will soon embody the Tai Chi principles of Rooting, Central Equilibrium, and Yin-Yang Balance, through such ancient exercises as:
and many, many more….
Tai Chi Equipment Training
In ancient times, practicioners of Tai Chi and other internal/martial arts used rocks, logs, iron weights, stone balls, sashes, heavy staves and swords, and other forms of equipment to develop their gongfu—to enhance structural strength and alignment, increase ability to move swiftly and powerfully, and to develop a full array of jings—advanced ways of transmitting energy or force. In the modern era, however, most of these “old school” methods have been lost, in favor of empty-hand form work and perhaps push hands.
In this 90-minute DVD, Don Ethan Miller reveals both ancient and modern equipment training to enhance movement, rooting, speed, power, jings, and chi flow. You will be amazed at the almost-immediate improvement in your abilities. These rarely-seen training methods will enhance abilities of Tai Chi (and other Internal gongfu players) players of all levels. Upgrades guaranteed!
90-minute DVD: $45
Cheng Man Ching, The Master Tapes
Cheng Man Ching (Zheng Manqing) was one of the great Tai Chi masters of the 20th Century. His students include William Chen, Huang Shyen Shen, T.T. Liang, Ben Lo, Stanley Israel, Maggie Newman, and many others. A “Master of Five Excellences” he was also a renowned poet, brush painter, calligrapher, and Chinese medical doctor. In this rare collection of previously-unreleased tapes, Professor Cheng is seem teaching, pushing hands, fencing, telling stories, laughing, and demonstrating mastery in every gesture. The original footage of this remarkable man was shot at Cheng’s Shr Jung school in New York City, between 1969 and 1971.
“The tapes are amazing. They are an outstanding piece of history and should be in the library of anyone interested in the legacy of Cheng Man Ching. Thank you so much for producing such an inspiring set of tapes.” — W.B.
Individual DVDs: $39.95
CHENG MAN CHING: THE MASTER TAPES, 4-DVD Boxed Set: $119.95
The Twenty Minute Tai Chi Workout
This digitally remastered version of the acclaimed 1998 Mastodon videotape, “Stand Like A Tree, Move Like A River“ includes over 2 hours of instruction, including two separate versions of the Workout in real time.
Designed for people with limited time who wish to practice all the most important Tai Chi movements and internal processes, the Workout includes:
Recommended by Andrew Weill, M.D. in his health newsletter
2-Hour DVD : $25