Here’s a clip I discovered thanks to Jordan Keat’s recent tweet.
It features early Wu Style Tai Chi demonstration (1937) by Chu Min Yu who was a student of Master Wu Jianquan, founder of Wu Style Tai Chi.
What I particluarly like are the two sections on training sensitivity using equipment – horizontal rod supported by flexible ropes and a large swinging ball attached to a frame.
These are ideal exercises when you’re training on your own and If I can figure out how to build the contraptions I will .
Here’s a breakdown of the key exercises in this 9.17 clip.
0.00 – 3.37
Demonstration of the entire Wu style form speeded up
Double Push Hands and Da Lu performed with a partner
Exercise with rod performed solo
Exercise with large ball performed solo
Kicking a shuttlecock continuously