#18142 Internal Practice: A Selection of Nei Gong
by Wang Wei
We often see performances of Qigong where the practitioner seems weak and ungrounded. Wang Wei’s demonstration has a subtle and definite martial strength to it. This makes sense because his expertise is in Zhaobao style Tai Chi in which he is a repeat gold medalist. In fact, in this generous DVD, he starts by demonstrating his ZhaoBao expertise by performiing his set.
Then he shows Dragon Shape Tai Chi which is mostly performed as though holding a large ball. Very fluid movements indeed and some of the best “ball work” we’ve seen.
Next is Turning Body practice where he softly moves through a Dragon style set based on linked hand actions.
He follows again with the Dragon Shaped TaiJi Ball forms, again empty handed.
Next he shows an Internal Breathing and massage method which is based on some self striking and issuing energy (Fa Jin). Not for the beginner.
He goes on to demonstrate a “secret” vocalization method of Qigong. These sounds are far from quiet vocalizations, almost Hung Gar like in their firmness.
Finally he wraps it up in a nice brocade with his rendition of Ba Duan Jin, the 8 Pieces of Silk.
There are no explanations, just footage of Wang moving through the exercises. If you have enough training to capture the principles the actions will come by themselves. If your training is matured to this degree, this DVD could even be inspirational. It is an amazing package for the money.
Some Mandarin subtitles, but very little narration or subtitles in any language. Mostly an expert demonstration.