Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sun Family Tai Chi (Part 2)

Last week, I posted a video of Sun JianYun performing her family tai chi form. This week, I found a video of Sun Peng, a grandson of Sun LuTang. It looks like a Spring day, with the snow starting to disappear.

He is obviously pretty old here. I am amazed at how his movements just flow from one form to the next.

Here is last week's video of Sun JianYun again for reference. 

It appears that YouTube has deleted the original video. This link to the following video no longer works.

It's obvious that they are both doing Sun style tai chi, but they clearly have modified parts of it so that it seems like they are doing something completely different. For example, look at the Brush Knee early in each video. Sun Peng brings his hands down together and then out. Sun JianYun quickly extends her hands out.

This difference really emphasizes the difference between how they interpret the idea of open and close/yin and yang in the forms.

I would love to hear your thoughts on these two videos. What other differences do you see?

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