When I decided to learn Tai Chi, I went to the video store and purchased every Tai Chi instructional DVD they had. Bill's was far and away the best, clearest, and most effective program.
-- H.B., Hong Kong
A must have for stressed people. Thanks Bill for being the guide.
-- Johan Pyfferoen, Veurne, Belgium
Your videos are the best Tai chi videos I've seen ... easy to follow.
-- Francesca Sato, Rome, Italy
If you want clear instruction, a knowledgable instructor, and a great product get this DVD!
-- Arthur L. Fleschner, Philadelphia, PA
As a practitioner of taichi and qigong after discovering your SMARTaichi DVD [Anthology of T'ai Chi & Qigong: The prescription for the Future] and Complete Idiot's Guide to Tai Chi & Qigong (both of great help), I know the benefits because it has helped reduced my anxiety/panic attacks significantly.
Best wishes and continue the great work in educating the world to the benefits of tai chi
Fee Young, United Kingdom
" . . . living an extremely unhealthy life style & taking numerous medications for arthritis, depression, and pain . . . then one day while browsing in the library I discovered a book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi and QiGong. I was so impressed that I ordered Bill's videos [Anthology of T'ai Chi & Qigong: The Prescription for the Future]. Now that I am practicing T'ai Chi and QiGong daily I am off most of my medications. People keep telling me I look "different" and that I look happy. Well, I am happy and I feel great! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"
-- Dave Long, Washington
Just wanted to let you know that I think your Anthology video is outstanding! . . . having fun "playing" Tai Chi . . . I always wanted to learn the art and your teaching style in the video is fantastic. Considering the cost of lessons at a studio your video is a steal! Wishing you and yours much success.
I would be happy to recommend your video to anyone interested in learning the art of Tai Chi.
-- Bob, Braintree, Massachusetts
At the conclusion of a good course in TaiChi QiGong, I decided that I wanted to move ahead and learn a Tai Chi long form. Unable to find a course at a convenient time in my area, I decided, after much initial hesitation, to try learning Tai Chi from Bill's DVD. I began working my way through each lesson (one per week) in late fall and recently completed the last one. Now I follow Bill daily as he works his way through the entire form.
It's almost like having one's own personal trainer. I particularly value his instructions on breathing. And if I wish to review any particular step, it's very easy to switch back to that lesson. It's clear that my initial hesitation was unnecessary.
As a long time university professor, I am not easily impressed, but I consider Bill to be an excellent teacher. His instructions are very clear, well structured, and easy to follow. I am extremely grateful to you for this extraordinary teaching tool. Well done!
-- Larry, Pennsylvania, United States
Bill Douglas is an incredibly skilled and compassionate instructor. When I was healthy I tried taking martial arts classes several times and found it very difficult to copy the moves of my instructors... 6 months ago I ended up in neck and back braces from a car accident combined with the traditional athletic American "push through the pain" mentality (which does not promote healing). I was progressing very slowly in therapy until I started this T'ai Chi video. Now I'm making rapid progress. T'ai Chi teaches practitioners to patiently listen to their bodies, and the movements slowly stretch and strengthen the tendons and muscles. Bill patiently teaches each move thoroughly and slowly. ... My handicap hang-tag is now sitting idle in my desk, and with my rate of progress, my doctor believes I'll be able to hit the trails again by the end of the year.
Tai Chi isn't just beneficial to everyone, it's fun! And with Bill Douglas, it's easy for anyone. Just do it! Buy this DVD! It's an invaluable gift to yourself.
-- Maria Calvert, Washington D.C.