Grandmaster Shou-Yu Liang and his eldest daughter Helen Liang, together with Vancouver local television station Channel M, have created a one-of-a-kind instructional Tai Chi television series. The show, simply named Tai Chi, premiered June 30, 2003 on Channel M, and has proven to be extremely popular. The series has since been picked up by stations across Canada and the United States.
The show, planned and written entirely by Helen and Grandmaster Liang and hosted by Helen, teaches the complete international standard Tai Chi 24 Form along with various health maintenance Qigong (Chinese meditation) methods. The second season expands on the instruction with the Tai Chi 48 Form set.
Filmed locally in Vancouver at the surreally beautiful Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Classical Chinese Gardens and at Chanel M studios, Helen and her father spent many weeks filming over 130 half-hour episodes for the show. Several instructors from the Shou-Yu Liang Wushu Taiji Qigong Institute also appear on the series demonstrating other Tai Chi and various martial art styles.
While the styles and instruction are rooted in Chinese traditional martial arts, Tai Chi has proven to attract a wide audience with its contemporary presentation and unique topics. Many of the crew on this project have also worked in televising professional sports. This original series has also been nominated for several Leo Awards, namely Best Lifestyle Series, Best Direction, and Best Host.
The Shou-Yu Liang Wushu Taiji Qigong Institute, Helen Liang, and Grandmaster Liang would like to extend their thanks to all the crew that worked on Tai Chi. We wish you all the best and hope to train with you again in the future!
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