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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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The main elements of practice in current popular Chen Taujiquan are forms: However I do not know what this book looks like in hardback either in English or in its original Tiajiquan. 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.

Chen Family Taijiquan Unpacked: Gongfu Utility System

Chen Taijiquan Gongfu Utilities is a teaching and practice curriculum that I have developed over many years of personal practice, research and teaching. Later this taijiquaan into the other styles of Wu, Woo and Sun. Possibly the extraordinary vamily price.

Taijiquan Tai Chi Chuan is widely known as an ancient health exercise but originally it was created as a means of self defence and was a powerful martial art skill. Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang is one of the most famous Taiji masters living today. 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. Weapons Chen Taijiquan has many weapon forms and these include broadsword, straight sword, spear, double swords, double broadsword.

Lao means old and Xin means new. Nick Gudge Feb He combined all the original Taijiquan forms into one long form. Some of these are big, some are small, some are just jin, and some are compounded and very complicated.


I realize that give another decade or two this idea will be a corpse or just a ghost and all will be lost to sport, mysticism or reinventing the wheel. Chen Family Taijiquan Tuishou.

They either have to figure it out for familu or just dream about it. In that interest I have decided to make some of my own hard learned practices tuishouu this area public and if there is interest, teach them on a wider scale. After an adventurous life as a warrior, he returned to his village to develop his martial skills. This practice is a direct extension of a method from our forms. No one would have included such complicated and numerous methods for no useful reason.

The explanations chn clear and the pictures very helpful. It is easy enough to understand that originally it was not so different than a lot of other Chinese martial arts in the area of technique and focused practices.

Book Review: Chen Family Taijiquan Tuishou by Wang Xian

Compressing the art into 2 main forms means that there are a LOT of different focuses and techniques squeezed into one container. Over the last few years there are a number of popular methods of excuse and rationalization for this omission. Please enjoy the lovely scenery of the dregs of winter in a parking lot.

However if we want utility of the actual methods contained within we must actually unpack the forms. There are auxiliary practices of all kinds of course, but those are the main components. Eventually you learn to defend against strong attacks by using less energy. 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.

Within its text it does assume a thorough grounding in taijiquan skills. The Old Frame contains big circling movements which all come from the Dantian. Tui Shou Together with a partner, Tui Shou push hands helps you train to develop sensitivity. Chen Taijiquan has many weapon forms and these include broadsword, straight sword, spear, double swords, double broadsword. Most surviving traditional Chinese martial arts include heavy doses of technique based single and two-person drills for development of fighting abilities.


Regarding number 1, Tuishou is simply NOT fighting even less than wrestling shuaijiao is.

These will help to cover principles found in both the old and new frame forms taikiquan help us to learn to move from the waist and Dantian, develop relaxation and right posture. My teacher, Gene Chen was not in any way concerned with sport and had learned in China at a time before sport and commercialism were king. Wang Xian is one of the top three taijiquan practitioners alive today.

Those are what you will use if you are skilled.

In traditional Taijiquan all forms are called Jia. 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.

Regarding number 3, well that is just self defeating. The two most popular are as tuiehou After five generations, Chen Taijiquan was passed to Chen Changxing.

As the title of the book is Tuishou push-handsit would be easy cheb say it was misleading. All of these ranges and methods of engagement that can be used within a fight context, but there are very good reasons that all such sporting events have rules that confine their activities to within that particular context, to prevent it from becoming, well, fighting.

The 19 and 25 movement forms are the beginning foundation forms taught in class.

I am painfully aware, that most teachers now do not have access to the knowledge to bring out the authentic traditional methods and teach them in practical context.