Power and Serenity - Lou Reed's Tai Chi

MASTER REN GUANGYI (Kung Fu Magazine's 2011 Hall of Fame "Instructor of the Year") is one of the foremost practitioners of traditional Tai Chi Chuan. Our new DVD is now available with all new features, menus and music -- Power and Serenity - The Art of Master Ren GuangYi -- Featuring over 70 minutes of new detailed instruction and demonstrations...including 6 new original compositions/tracks by poet, photographer, student and rock legend - Lou Reed. On this DVD, Master Ren provides special instruction and demonstrations of both Silk Reeling and the 19 Form.

Directed by Emmy and NAACP Image award winning producer Scott Richman, Power and Serenity - The Art of Master Ren GuangYi - features the 19 Form and Silk Reeling exercises which were created by Master Chen XiaoWang -- Master Ren GuangYi's teacher, at the request of the Chinese government in order to make Chen Tai Chi available to the modern practitioner. Both practices are shorter and require less time and space than before. Both practices contain elements from more advanced systems so they remain challenging. For the contemporary student with constraints of space and time these are perfect solutions. This is the original Tai Chi constantly evolving through it's lifeblood to reach and teach you internal power — the meditation of physical movement.

Form 21 - form created for Lou Reed by Master Ren GuangYi

Incredible  - step by step form that Master Ren created for small space, urban living practice - inspired by Master Ren's relationship with his student, the late Lou Reed.  I was fortunate enough to learn this form from both Master Ren and Lou Reed - who taught me outside of our bi-weekly classes in NY.  I am thrilled to share this video with students and interested people.  We filmed this back in 2006 and it features 2 of Master Ren's student - Stephan Berwick and HJ.   Jason Stern, who worked with Lou for many years and currently works with Laurie Anderson on the Lou Reed Estate - helped set this video to music in 2013 when Lou asked that we rename the 21 form - the Blackjack Form!  I loved his enthusiasm for this and for helping to spread the word about tai chi.  I think of his passion for art (music, film, martial, photo, etc) everyday and I am inspired by his pure spirit and commitment to seeing that art is available to whomever wants it when they want it etc.  Master Ren was one of Lou's greatest collaborators and I speak about that here @ this link:  http://www.loureed.com/inmemoriam/

Enjoy the 21 - BlackJack!

Form 21 Group Demo from Scott Richman on Vimeo.
Master Ren GuangYi does Compact Canon Fist!

Chen Xiaowang - Fajin