ABOUT THIS COURSE: Mastering Taichi Through Long Hand Short Hand

Build diagonal power both internally and externally with this classic form that can be done in a myriad of ways. In this two-hour course, Master Liao explores several moving meditation techniques within one powerful single form. 

Through Long Hand Short Hand, you can cultivate real internal energy flow. Master Liao shows you seven different variations of the form, as well as incremental improvements you can make step-by-step. Additionally, Master shows you how to use different sizes, depths, and angles of this unique form so that you can learn to flow your energy in all directions: forward and backward, right and left, up and down, and on the diagonals. 

In the second half of the course, Master Liao spends another hour with Long Hand Short Hand and demonstrates how working deeply with just one form, you can unlock the most important power principles of Taichi itself.

This course combines content originally found on two separate DVDs -- one from our Chi Awareness series, and another from our private invitation Sunday Series that preserves exclusive teaching meant for Master Liao's most advanced students.


Taichi is more than a slow-motion dance or exercise. Taichi masters understand that each form is specifically designed to help you move your energy in specific ways. But to do this, you need to understand the engineering and Chi principles behind each form.

Long-time students know that nobody on earth can go into more interesting, energy-focused detail on how to perfect a Taichi Form than Master Waysun Liao. Just when you think you know a form, Master Liao will blow your mind with amazing possibilities you never considered before, and suddenly a whole new world will open up in practicing a simple posture.

This series is a collection of such classes. The courses in the "Mastering Taichi Series" showcase those lessons where Master Waysun Liao does a deep dive into specific single forms, dissecting and explaining the energy flow, practice variations, meditative focus, and potential power in dynamic detail.

Viewers who are or wish to be Taichi instructors, masters, or practice group leaders will want to devour this series. It will not only put you on the road toward mastering Taichi, it is also rich with tips and lesson ideas you can bring to your own students. What you learn will help you know whether you and your students are doing a form correctly, and how to bring any Taichi form to the next level.