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By Thierry Alibert "International Expert of Yang Style"
Presented in a pedagogical and most detailed manner, this film tackles a rare yet efficient codified fighting system (dui-da) of Yang Style. It exists thanks to Yang Shao Hou (1862-1930), the eldest brother of Yang Cheng Fu. Yang Shao Hou, a seeker like all the members of his family, put into light in this form a very precise work on the rotating dodge in order to practice fights in limited space. Here are the techniques used in the ancient form of the Yang school, from the “opening” to the “simple whip”, emphasizing the use of vital points (dim-mak). This practice will lead you into developing a good many qualities such as rhythm, explosiveness, precision, dodging, range…
You’ll be able to practice according to your level and your goals, gently and harmoniously, or dynamically and powerfully. Each sequence is presented in slow motion then in real speed, so that you can appreciate every detail. This work is then followed with an application with a partner, with targets and with a real situation demonstration.
World Expert in Yang Style, ancient and modern. He’s the founder of the t.a.o. old yang style school. A former high-level karateka and fist-foot fighter, he was one of the first European multi champions in Taiji Quan (weapons, empty hands, fight).
In San Shou, he’s a two-time champion with his student and friend, Jean-Luc Chastanet. He lets us benefit from his 25 years long experience, through a series of educational films, a life dedicated to martial arts and health energetic techniques.
A long-time practitioner, he was one of the early students of T. Alibert. An instructor in southwestern France, his practice is based on the martial and explosive side of traditional Yang style (sanshou, tui-shou, chi-sao...).