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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This is one of more than 30 such drills that are all quite detailed. Most surviving traditional Chinese martial arts include heavy doses of technique based single and two-person drills for development of fighting abilities. The movements are based on Laojia but the circular movements are smaller which makes the spiral energy both more obvious and more demanding.

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. However if we want utility of the actual methods contained within we must actually unpack the forms.

The book itself is not perhaps what those who have studied some taijiquan and particularly Chen style taijiquan might initially expect from the title. Chen Taijiquan has many weapon forms and these include broadsword, straight sword, spear, double swords, double broadsword.

The book if primarily the description, with lots of pictures, of a series of single person exercises designed to develop the most commonly used taijiquan skills in Chen style push hands. 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.

The 19 and 25 movement forms are the beginning foundation forms taught in class. What is Chen Taijiquan? In my earliest Chen Taijiquan instruction I was tuiishou enough to be exposed to a very detailed system of drills and practices.



Chen Family Taijiquan Unpacked: Gongfu Utility System

Together with a partner, Tui Shou push hands helps you train to develop sensitivity. Regarding number 1, Tuishou is simply NOT fighting even less than wrestling shuaijiao is.

Regarding number 3, well that is just self defeating. Hence no cover picture. Some of these are big, some are small, some are just jin, and some are compounded and very complicated.

In that interest Tuisohu have decided to make some of my own hard learned practices in this area public and if there is interest, teach them on a wider scale. It makes a clear an unequivocal demand for a clear understanding of its fundamental skills, trained via the forms.

Taijiquan originally was created as 7 sets of some type then later compressed into lesser numbers of forms, then finally into the main two forms. The Old Frame contains big circling movements which all come from the Dantian.

What will You Learn in Class? 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. It clearly takjiquan the effort required to obtain basic physical abilities as well as taijiquan gong fu before attempting taijiquan tuishou.

These will help to cover principles found in both the old and new frame forms and help us to learn to move from the waist and Dantian, develop relaxation and right fwmily. Dreaming about it, that works very well on the internet. Wang Xian is one of the top three taijiquan practitioners alive today.

Book Review: Chen Family Taijiquan Tuishou by Wang Xian

Chen Taijiquan only relatively recently became apparently a system of a couple atijiquan somewhat slow forms that had no explicit martially practical pugilistic developmental practices. Chen Taijiquan Gongfu Utilities is a teaching and practice curriculum that I have developed over many years of personal practice, research and teaching. Chen Family Taijiquan Tuishou. It makes little attempt to explain these skills.

Taijuquan five generations, Chen Taijiquan was passed to Chen Changxing. Over the many years Sifu Moy has spent studying with Master Tse he has developed a deep understanding of this skill. The truth is one needs to be taught specifically how to develop and use these techniques, and in many cases even what they are. The main elements of practice in current popular Chen Taujiquan are forms: The explanations are clear and the pictures very helpful.

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No one would have included such complicated and numerous methods tuisho no useful reason. Laojia – Old Frame. Compressing the art into 2 main forms means that there are a LOT of different focuses and techniques squeezed into one container. Overall it is a no nonsense approach for the non-beginner practitioner cen. Eventually you learn to defend against strong attacks by using less energy. He completed this book in and my compliments go to the translator and editor for an excellent job.

Over the last few years there are a number of popular methods of excuse and rationalization for this omission. Those are not included to for thrills and show. 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.


Those are what you will use if you are skilled. After an adventurous life as a warrior, he returned to his village to develop his martial skills.

Nick Gudge Feb His concern was purely martial arts and he had a delivery system for techniques rather than an idea or principle. 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.