The DVD starts with helpful tai chi tips and breathing instructions from a male teacher. Then instructor Angela Wong-Douglas leads you in a mulan quan warm-up and moving qigong. Next she teaches the mulan short form, which becomes about five minutes of continuous movement when learned. Instruction is in 17 lesson segments, a few movements at a time, and you're advised to practice each lesson for a week before going on. At the end, the instructor puts all the movements together in an exhibition/practice session. Once you've learned them individually, you can fast-forward to this section and practice the whole routine.