Our School’s Classical Chen Family Taijiquan Program – Lao Jia Er (Old Frame, Second Part); Tui Shou (Push Hands); Long Sword Form; Broad Sword Form. “The Illustrated Canon of Chen Family Taijiquan” is universally acknow- ledged by the Taoist community and Taiji practitioners as the seminal sourcebook ofTaiji . Chen Taijiquan Gongfu Utilities is a teaching and practice Tuishou is an exceptional drill system for developing certain abilities but it is not.

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It makes a clear an unequivocal demand for a clear understanding of its fundamental skills, trained via the forms. All of these ranges and methods of engagement that can be used within a fight context, but there are very good tuoshou that all such sporting events have rules that confine their activities to within that particular context, to prevent it from becoming, well, fighting.

History of Chen Taijiquan In 16th century China there lived a man called Chen Wang Ting whose martial arts skill was such that it is said that he single handedly defeated one thousand bandits. Chen Taijiquan has taijiqaun weapon forms and these include broadsword, straight sword, spear, double swords, double broadsword.

Over the many years Sifu Moy has spent studying with Master Tse he has developed gaijiquan deep understanding of this skill. Weapons Chen Taijiquan has many weapon forms and these include broadsword, straight sword, spear, double swords, double broadsword.

Chen Taijiquan only chenn recently became apparently a system of a couple of somewhat slow forms that had no explicit martially practical pugilistic developmental practices. Lao means old and Xin means new.


Chen Family Taijiquan Unpacked: Gongfu Utility System

There are auxiliary practices of all kinds of course, but those are the main components. Compressing the art into 2 main forms means that there are a LOT of different focuses and techniques squeezed into one container. Regarding number 1, Tuishou is simply NOT fighting even less than wrestling shuaijiao is. The movements are based on Laojia but the circular movements are smaller which makes the spiral energy both more obvious and more demanding.

Nick Gudge Feb Overall it is a no nonsense approach for the non-beginner practitioner i. Today the Taijiquan that most people study comes from the Old Frame. The 19 and 25 movement forms are the beginning foundation fsmily taught in class. My teacher, Gene Chen ttaijiquan not in any way concerned with sport and had learned in China at a time before sport and commercialism were king. Weapon forms chdn taught in class after you have completed learning the beginning forms and will help you to extend your Taijiquan knowledge and use of energy.

Book Review: Chen Family Taijiquan Tuishou by Wang Xian

Those are what you will use if you are skilled. Having studied with Grandmaster Chen for many years he has in turn developed a high level of skill, not only in forms but Tui Shou – Pushing Hands. Laojia – Old Frame. The Old Frame contains big circling movements which all come from taijiquaan Dantian. It includes joint loosening, stretching and conditioning exercises, standing and silk reeling exercises, stepping exercises and lots beside.


Having spoken with one of the editors while this book was being translated I looked forward to its completion with considerable interest.

The two most popular are as follows: He is said to be the creator of the original Taijiquan.

Possibly the extraordinary high price. However I do not know what this book damily like in hardback either in English or in its original Chinese.

He has also accompanied his teacher to Chen Village, the birth place of Taijiquan, and also spent a great deal of time with his Sigong, Grandmaster Chen. To become good at Chen Taijiquan takes practice and must include push hands Tui Shou training. Tuishou is an exceptional drill system for developing certain abilities but it is not nor was ever intended to be an end in itself but simply a drill for a particular skill set and level of engagement.

What will You Learn in Class?

Regarding number 2, this one is easy enough to debunk just by a bit of understanding of the forms, which contain many many obvious striking, kicking, locking and other techniques. This fhen is a direct extension of a method from our forms.

Learning the system of Chenyu from his father, Chen Zhaokui one has to deal with a huge amount of detail relative to other Chen systems.