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  • Dadalo
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    Originally posted by Avatar View Post
    Another form is shibashi you may find many YouTube videos like this https://youtu.be/8_qwK8GykFA
    I can't thank you enough, Avatar . The Ishibashi video is great. Thank you for all your help.

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  • Avatar
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    Another form is shibashi you may find many YouTube videos like this https://youtu.be/8_qwK8GykFA

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  • Dadalo
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    Thanks for the lead to Qigong, Avatar . I did some studying today and looking around and found a video series app for my iPad of the 8 Pieces of Brocade sequence, which seems to be one of the very popular sequences. Lots of apps for the 8 Pieces of Brocade out there, some free, some have small costs.

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  • Avatar
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    There are wild goose qigong forms to learn, for beginners this one seems good
    https://www.facebook.com/wildgooseqi...35086438/?vh=e

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  • Dadalo
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    Originally posted by Warmaker View Post
    There is so much information available on Tai Chi that we cannot answer your questions in a single post. And it's something that specialized to the point where Darebee may not be the best resource for you. Finding an instructor or copying videos on YouTube will be a better option so you can understand the movements.
    You're right Warmaker and I figured that out last night. I can just substitute a different Tai Chi routine for the one on the Darebee page Darebee Tai Chi workout. The 8-form Tai Chi that Avatar referenced above is really very good and the instructional videos on YouTube are incredibly thorough. Thanks to everyone for their input!

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  • Warmaker
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    There is so much information available on Tai Chi that we cannot answer your questions in a single post. And it's something that specialized to the point where Darebee may not be the best resource for you. Finding an instructor or copying videos on YouTube will be a better option so you can understand the movements.

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  • Dadalo
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    Originally posted by Avatar View Post
    I found videos about 8 form Taichi here
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...VJHULDBIcMS2cH
    Thanks, Avatar - That is a great series of videos, but I still can't see it in the Darebee Tai Chi workout. Thanks also to CaptainCanuck and Rainbow Dragon for the leads. I'm stumped!

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  • Lupus Sheol
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    Originally posted by CaptainCanuck View Post
    Mai Halestrom If you check out the YMCA streaming services, they have a decent collection of videos that are an intro to Tai Chi. It is streaming now for free, though isn't always free.
    Thanks for sharing the resource CaptainCanuck!

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  • Avatar
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    I found videos about 8 form Taichi here
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...VJHULDBIcMS2cH

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  • Dadalo
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    Is there a video or explanation of the Darebee Tai Chi workout? I couldn't find anything in the videos, it doesn't look like the 24 short form and I'd just be guessing and probably doing it wrong to use it without a better understanding.

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  • Rainbow Dragon
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    Originally posted by Mai Halestrom View Post
    Are there any YouTube videos explaining what it is in great detail?
    Yep. Michael Gilman has a huge amount of material available for free on YouTube, including a 34 hour course that teaches the Yang Long Form in great detail.

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  • CaptainCanuck
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    Mai Halestrom If you check out the YMCA streaming services, they have a decent collection of videos that are an intro to Tai Chi. It is streaming now for free, though isn't always free.

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  • DaithiMeyer
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    Mai Halestrom ... there are a great many YouTube videos regarding entry-level Tai Chi.
    Many of them are ads for more complete systems of Tai Chi you can buy for the amazingly low price of ...
    Sorry, but those are not where you want to go. The CDs/DVDs for the "low price of ...", I mean. The free videos are generally, lacking the talk-along, are good. Usually.
    The talk is another problem: it can get quite "religious", sort of. Lots of chatter about stuff most people can not really attempt.

    What it is? It's a group of moving poses - often arranged in katas(dances?) - that strengthen and loosen various muscles. Yoga, by comparison, is usually stable poses.
    Both tend to strengthen muscles and loosen you up. Like stretching. Both tend to be rather calming - my cardiologist recommends both.
    Neither builds huge muscles. Both give your muscles a bit of trimming.
    The negatives? You need a better memory than I have to remember the patterns of the katas. But, if you can dance, you have an advantage.

    Go. Enjoy. You will enjoy it. I promise. Like all exercise, start slowly.

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  • Mai Halestrom
    started a topic Tai Chi Beginners Guides and Recommendations

    Tai Chi Beginners Guides and Recommendations

    As a complete beginner to the world of Tai Chi, what should I know before diving into this? Are there any YouTube videos explaining what it is in great detail? What are the benefits/ negatives of it?
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