This 60-page handbook is designed to use with the instructional video or class. It will make learning easier. Containing approx 120 pictures, information on Tai Chi and instructions of the movements, it is a valuable tool for beginners. See contents of the handbook.
Based on his extensive teaching experience, Dr. Lam has developed this innovative Six Easy Steps to make learning easy and enjoyable. The video starts with a brief introduction to Tai Chi, followed by a series of unique Tai Chi warm up, cooling down and Qigong exercises. This then leads to a set of Foundational Movements and finally the Beginner's Forms.
Table of Contents
How to use this book
1. What Is Tai Chi?
2. What Can Tai Chi Do For You?
3. Before You Start
- Points to consider
- Prepare yourself
- Tai Chi clothing and shoes
4. Let"s Get Started
Step 1. One Warm Up Exercise
Step 2. Two Stretching Exercises
Step 3. Three Cool Down Exercises
Step 4. Four Qigong Exercises
Step 5. Five Foundational Movements
Step 6. The Beginner's Set
5. What Next?
A Life Time Journey: How to improve your Tai Chi
- History of Tai Chi
- Further Readings
"Your video is so easy to understand and remember. I had so much fun learning that I wanted to go to the next step!" Andy Cramer, Illinois, USA
"I send you love and energy and appreciation for all your inspiration and instruction. Your video changed my life." Peggy Tabor USA
"I use your video a lot to perfect my technique, to check accuracy of movements, listen to instructions and recall various Tai Chi principles." Jana Solovka, Vic. Australia
"I have been practicing Tai Chi for over 20 years, and I have found no one that compares with Dr Lam ... your presentation and expertise are what make the difference." Ted Stark, OR, USA
The other day I was at the library and saw your video on the shelf... I was impressed with your presentation and the ease of following along. It is clearly one of the best Tai Chi instructional videos I have seen?" Allan J. Glazer, DPM USA
Posted by Robin Bennett on 21st Mar 2017
I have been teaching for eleven years and still passionate about teaching people tai chi. During this period I introduced tai chi into two Aged Care facilities as well as my private chasses and have worked all that time as a Volunteer. After I spent time in Sydney at the Annual workshop where I did the 24Form, I became very interested in the benefits of this form as I am a little pedantic about ageing and posture. Not everyone has the ability to retain sequencing and retaining multi movements, the beginner set addresses which are short, easy to learn and create awareness about body alignment. I had a year off to rehabilitate from an accident but am back this year with a new group and the offer of work with some older people. The Beginners booklet is cost effective, easy to understand, gives a broad insight into Tai Chi and enough information to wet the appetite to look for further reading.
Posted by Unknown on 1st May 2013
These are unparalleled Tai Chi books, especially for beginners. It is easy to learn from and follow. Good prices and shipping too!