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.