This 48-minute DVD shows the rare and beautiful style of early Yang Tai Chi that I learned from Master Kuo Ling-ying of San Francisco. Named after the Kuang Ping Province in China, where it was first practiced, it is considered the original Yang style invented by Yang Lu Chuan.
Kuang Ping is the missing link between the Chen and the conventional Yang style of Tai Chi. It retains the explosive punches and kicks of the Chen style and yet contains the softer movements of the Yang style. It is a more stretched out, open and obviously martial looking style of Tai Chi and is in my personal opinion the most beautiful of all the Tai Chi styles.
This DVD demonstrates warm-up exercises and stances with both front and rear views of the form. There is also a step-by-step teaching section, which shows side views of certain movements, when appropriate, so more subtle aspects of the form are seen more clearly.