Immortal Silver Flute
The Immortal Silver Flute is a great exercise set to improve muscle strength and flexibility. The Silver Flute can be interpreted as a short pole weapon. As a short pole, it can be used to strike, hit, block, deflect and create sound. Many of the basic movements come from Wu Shu basics stances. Whilst the Silver Flute set is performed in a Tai Chi style. The slower the movements, the more soothing and comfortable the body becomes. This allows blood circulation to warm the body. When the body is warm, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons are less likely to become inflamed or injured. This increases the longevity of the body and increases the flexibility. There are approximately 51 movements in the entire Immortal Silver Flute set exercise. This book has pictures of Grandmaster Gary Khor performing the movements. The instructions in the book provide the directions and descriptions of the pictures. The exercise set contains a lot of weight bearing movements which improves stability, balance and co-ordination. In learning the Immortal Silver Flute, completing the Shibashi exercise sets would be recommended. A good foundation basis will help you grasp the movements in the Immortal Silver Flute. Learning to use a weapon as an extension of the body will take time. In learning this weapon, you need to understand that the body moves the flute rather than the flute moves you.
There is a DVD that can be purchased to help with the learning of this exercise.