The Tai Chi Foundation produces demonstration videos, both as free teaching aids for students and as videos to purchase through our eStore.

Always consult your doctor before starting any new exercise regimen. T’ai Chi Foundation, Inc., its affiliate Teaching Locations, and its instructors assume no responsibility for any injury incurred from the use of these videos.

Free Videos for Beginners Learning Tai Chi Form

Legacy Holder, Margaret Olmsted, has made these videos at her studio as aids for new students.

1. First 5 Positions: The password is: motc

Click hereo or watch below

2. First Third of the Form (14 positions):  The password is: motc

Click here or watch below

3. Whole Form: The password is: motc2

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Tai Chi Foundation also offers Free Tai Chi Basics – Learn More Here

Free Qigong Video

These are three moves we teach as preliminary exercises of the Roots & Branches 5 Element Qi Gong practice. Collectively known as TYB, they are; Tao, Yin Yang Breath, and Constant Bear & Looking Owl. These moves fortify the Jing, or the deepest energies of the body. Done upon waking they prepare us for our day. Done before sleep, in reverse order, they prepare us for restful sleep.

You can find the Free Qigong video on a separate page. Click here

Sword Form Demonstration Videos

Videos produced by Johanna Koelman for user only by students who have already been learning and practising the Tai Chi form for some years.

Sword Form performed by Sherry & Jonathan Click here

Sword Form Performed by Greg Woodson Click here

These practice and instruction videos are offered for free. If you would like to make a donation, it would be greatly appreciated. Donate here

Videos for Purchase

The Principles Practice DVD

Our store sells two DVD’s produced for the Tai Chi Foundation can be used as an aid in your study of tai chi. The first section of this DVD shows the Yang style short form as a continuous flow from beginning to end, emphasizing the internal principles of Tai Chi. The second section shows a round that pauses at the postures to point out specific indications in the form. Also included, is a short introduction to our school and as a special bonus, some rarely seen footage of our school’s founder, Patrick Watson. 27 minutes.

The Roots & Branches 5 Element Qi Gong


Qigong Cultivates the Life Force within. Known to strengthen and heal the body, clarify the mind, and inspire the spirit. Roots & Branches 5 Element Qigong brings together the Yang Style Tradition of Tai Chi and Classical 5 Element Chinese Medicine.

You can purchase and/or stream there DVD’s from our store. Click here

You can find more recorded classes via our Teachable page. click here