Articles

The Six Stages of Learning in Chen Taijiquan Practice

20/06/2013 15:05
By Wang Hai Jun Written by David Gaffney  The process of learning Taijiquan must be approached systematically if the student is to achieve the best results.  Chen Taijiquan training has traditionally been divided into six stages, each laying down the foundation for the next.  These...

The Five Most Important Taijiquan Skills for Beginners (Part 1)

20/06/2013 15:10
  by Wang Hai Jun Part one of a three part article Written by Nick Gudge (Published in issue 34  of Tai Chi Chuan & Oriental Arts) Many people spend years studying taijiquan but for most of them their progress is slow in gaining the skills of taijiquan. Part of this is probably...

The Five Most Important Taijiquan Skills for Beginners (Part 2)

20/06/2013 15:15
 by Wang Hai Jun Part two of a three part article Written by Nick Gudge (Published in issue 35 (Autumn 2010) of Tai Chi Chuan & Oriental Arts) In the first part of this article, published in the Summer 2010 edition, I discussed the first of the five most important taijiquan skills for...

The Five Most Important Taijiquan Skills for Beginners (Part 3)

20/06/2013 15:16
by Wang Hai Jun Part three of a three part article written by Nick Gudge  (Published in issue 36 of Tai Chi Chuan & Oriental Arts) In the first and second parts of this article, published in the Summer and Autumn 2010 editions of this magazine, I discussed what I consider to be the first...

Wang Haijun on Training Taijiquan’s Jin

19/03/2015 10:19
Based on an interview with Wang Haijun By David Gaffney    Trans. by Davidine Siaw-Voon Sim   Bafa – the eight methods of training the body’s intrinsic energies/strength (jin) provide the foundation of all the skills and techniques of Taijiquan, according to Wang Haijun, a...

Chen Style Silk Reeling Practice By Chen Zheng Lei & Gao Xiao Hui with De Ru

21/07/2015 00:00
Silk reeling is the most basic move in Chen Family Taijiquan. It consists of various winding and spiraling motions.  All the silk reeling moves, either internal spiral or external winding, either forward winding or backward winding, either natural or reversed, are like Yin and Yang: opposite...