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Yang Style 108 Long Form
Curriculum & Resource Materials
Below is a list of topics for study, required reading, and recommended videos/DVDs for each of the three sections of the Yang Style 180 Long Form Certification Training.

Materials may be purchased here or on-site at the Gilman Studio. On-site students may also borrow the materials from the Gilman Studio Lending Library if they are not out on loan.
 

Section 1
Topics for Study:
  • Stances (Wu Chi, Horse, Bow and Sit, Empty Stance on Heel or Toe)
  • First 19 movements, names, applications
  • First Four Basic Energies (Peng, Lu, Ghee, An)
  • Basic Chi Kung (Qigong) theory & practice
  • Zhan Zhuang (Post Stance Standing Chi Kung)
  • Opening the Gates Chi Kung Part 1
Required Materials:
  • 1st Section DVD Set — Four 4-hr DVDs
  • Gilman Manual — CD
  • The Tao of Tai-Chi Chuan — Jou Tsung Hwa  — Book
Recommended Materials:
  • 108 Insights into Tai Chi Chuan — Michael Gilman — Book
  • Complete Leg Technique — DVD or Video
  • Opening the Gates Vol. 1 — DVD or Video
  • The Essence of Chinese Qigong — Yang Jwing Ming — Book

Materials may be purchased here»


Section 2
Topics for Study:
  • Movements 20-57, names, applications
  • Four Supporting Energies (Jou, Kao, Tsai, Lieh)
  • Eight Pieces of Brocade
  • Holding the Ball Chi Kung
  • Opening the Gates— Vol 2
  • Push Hands— two hand drills
  • Study Questions Complete
Required Materials:
  • 2nd Section DVD Set — Three 4-hr DVDs
  • Push hands Vol.1 — DVD or Video
  • Eight Pieces of Brocade — DVD or Video
  • Holding the Ball Chi Kung — DVD or Video
  • Opening the Gates Vol. 2 — DVD or Video
Recommended Materials:
  • The Inner Structure of Tai Chi — Mantak Chia & Juan Li i— Book
  • The Way of Qigong — Ken Cohen — Book
  • T’ai Chi Ch’uan Ta Wen Questions & Answers on Tai Chi Chuan —ChenWei-Ming — Book
  • 101 Reflections on Tai Chi Chuan — Michael Gilman — Book

Materials may be purchased here»


Section 3
Topics for Study:
  • Movements 58-108 with names, applications
  • Basic Push Hands— 4 Hands Practice
  • Hun-yuan Gong Chi Kung
  • Study Questions Complete
Required Materials:
  • 3rd Section DVD Set — Three 4 hour DVDs
  • Push Hands Vol. 2 — DVD or Video
  • Hun-Yuan Gong— DVD or Video
Recommended Materials:
  • Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body — B.K. Frantzis — Book
  • Tai Chi Touchstones - Yang Family Secret Transmissions — Douglas Wile — Book
  • Tai Chi Theory & Martial Power — Yang Jwing Ming — Book

Materials may be purchased here»

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