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Chen Zhenglei on The Study of Taijiquan

12/05/2020 14:40
Chen Zhenglei on The Study of Taijiquan By Alex Yeo   Chen Zhenglei is no stranger to Tai Chi practitioners. Chen hails from Chenjiagou (Chen Village), Wenxian County, Henan Province, China, (the birth place of Chen style Taijiquan). He is the 19th generation descendant of the Chen family and...

The High Level Skills of Chen Fake

24/04/2020 10:45
The High Level Skills of Chen Fake by Peter Wu Shi-Zeng   The name of Chen Fake (1887-1957) is renowned in Taijiquan circles, particularly among Chen stylists. One could ask, "How truly proficient was Chen Fake's skill in Taijiquan?" Some would reply they are unsure. Some would say he...

Zhu Tian Cai on Chen Style Training Methods

23/04/2020 18:07
Zhu Tian Cai on Chen Style Training Methods Abridged version of article by Marvin Smalheiser  Translated by Dan Lee Zhu Tian Cai, one of the famous four tigers of the Chen family village, is a vigorous man who views training in the dynamic Chen style Taijiquan as a combination of mental and...

An Introduction to Chen Sword (Jian)

24/03/2019 12:09
  Alongside the open hand forms, Chen style Taijiquan trains with a broad range of weapons which condition the body in different ways to develop the Taiji physique. The sword or Jian is one of the most traditional weapons forms and even though it is usually the first weapon taught to...

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...

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...

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