Masters of Heaven and Earth
Explore the most mysterious martial art of all … Tai Chi Chuan. The Supreme Ultimate. The Heaven and Earth. Come with us to meet the best Tai Chi masters in China and gain a deeper understanding of Yang style, Chen style and Wudang Mountain Tai Chi Chuan. With the backdrop of the Forbidden City, Chen Village and the peaks of Wudang Mountain, this is not the Tai chi you see in your local park!
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For the first time in one movie all three major styles of Tai Chi Chuan are featured together – Yang, Chen and Wudang along with some of the best masters of this internal art. With the backdrop of the Forbidden City, Chen Village and the peaks of Wudang, this is not the Tai chi you see everyday in your local park! This is real Tai Chi Chuan. While the world pummeled each other with fists and iron, China discovered a new way to fight. Not with strength but with softness. Not with speed but with slowness. Culled from the ancient texts of The Tao or Book of Changes, this internal fighting art became a way to live one’s life in accordance with the principles of nature.
Experience a Tai Chi Chuan class with Master Cui Zhongsan in Beijing and listen to him explain the history and philosopy of Yang style and how and why it developed as a seperate style from Chen Tai Chi. Visit the small remote Chen village, the birthplace of Tai Chi and learn the history of Tai Chi with the Chen family. It was here that Yang style was born through Chen student Yang Luchan. Travel to Tai Chi Chuan’s spiritual home, Wudang Mountain and learn how Taoism and Yin and Yang formed the foundation of this internal martial art. This is Tai Chi in its authentic natural setting – at the origin. You will learn about the history of Tai Chi Chuan and how the three main styles developed. Understand the internal health principles of Chi or life-force from Zhong Yun Long, Wudang’s most important and knowledgeable Tai Chi master. Witness breathtaking demonstrations by Chen Xiaowang at the Yellow river and master Yuan and master Chen at Wudang Mountain. Masters of Heaven and Earth is packed with interviews and demonstration featuring Master Cui Zhongsan (Beijing), Chen Xiaowang and Chen Xiaoxing (Chen Village) and Priest Zhong Yun Long and Master Yuan (Wudang Mountain). Do not hesitate… explore the most mysterious martial art of all … Tai Chi Chuan…the Supreme Ultimate… the Heaven and Earth.
“Great documentary on Wu dang martial arts! Dvd quality excellent, great sound and if memory serves me correctly there were English subtitles. My parents are hard of hearing n English subs are owez appreciated! This documentary was informative and very interesting and inspired me to take up some Wu Dang kung fu taichi training. I’d love to see more such dvds in the market”.
Taizu, USA. 12/08/2011
“I have practiced Tai Chi for 15 years for health. Everyday at sunrise I do a Yang Style long form called Chang style.I like that this video shows the evolution of all the main forms. Yang style is shown in a park in Beijing. Chen style is shown in Chen village with 2 masters of Chen lineage. Wudang style is shown in Wudang Mountain and is hard core and mystical. The film is beautiful and thorough. The masters are top notch and you get to see all major forms of Tai Chi illustrated by reputable masters. You can see the Chi flow. The DVD is a valuable supplement to the endless supply of books and magazines I have read, and it adds a visual dimension without an endless stream of words. I have watched it once and it has improved my practice. I plan to watch it again. This is a good video to see what the authentic lineages look like in pursuit of a master and form”.
Scot Bedford “buk guru” USA. 10/01/2010
If you practice tai chi or simply want to know more about it, get this DVD- Masters of Heaven and Earth. It’s not a how-to-do DVD but rather a documentary on this ancient martial art form. It’s shot in HD with an inspiring sound track. I’ve been training in the martial arts since 1965, which includes tai chi study. I highly recommend this high quality, well produced DVD.
Loren Christensen, Oregon, USA. 10/05/2009
I want to thank Empty Mind Films for your efforts in spreading the culture of martial arts through your DVDs. I bought Masters of Heaven & Earth – a great DVD about Tai Chi. I saw this many times with some friends of mine and my Chinese teacher of Tai Chi Chuan. Good Job!
Constantino, Italy. 07/30/2009
Really good job done in this movie, Masters of Heaven and Earth. Interesting images and development, and a discover of inside China by and around the Tai chi Chuan. This film is not a learning method, but a kind of spiritual and cultural travel between different frames and minds of internals martials arts. Now, I would like to discover others movies from Empty Minds Films.
Icebergg, Bagnolet, France 09/11/2009
- Movie Type:
- DVD (To be shipped)
- Run Time:
- 85 minutes
- Plays Worldwide
- English subtitles and narration