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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Book Review: Chen Family Taijiquan Tuishou by Wang Xian

Taijiquan originally was created as 7 sets of some type then later compressed into lesser numbers of forms, then finally into famil main two forms.

Weapon forms are taught in class after you have completed learning the beginning familyy and will help you to extend your Taijiquan knowledge and use of energy. 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.

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. 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. After an adventurous life as a warrior, he returned to his village to develop his martial skills.

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

No one would have included such complicated and numerous methods for no useful reason.

Chen Taijiquan only relatively recently became apparently a system of a couple of somewhat slow forms that had no explicit martially practical pugilistic developmental practices. In my earliest Chen Taijiquan instruction I was lucky enough to be exposed to a very detailed system of drills and practices.

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


The main elements of practice in current popular Chen Taujiquan are forms: The explanations are clear and the pictures very helpful.

He combined all the original Taijiquan forms into one long form. The Old Frame contains big circling movements which all come from tishou Dantian. Hence no cover picture. Possibly the extraordinary high price.

Together with a partner, Tui Shou push hands helps you taijiauan to develop sensitivity. 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. However I do not know what this book looks like in hardback either in English or in its original Chinese.

However, the benefits you get atijiquan the practice make the effort well worthwhile. Laojia – Old Frame. After five generations, Chen Taijiquan was passed to Chen Changxing. Over the last few years there are a number of popular methods of excuse and rationalization for this omission.

The two most popular are as follows: It includes joint loosening, stretching and conditioning exercises, standing and silk reeling exercises, stepping exercises and lots beside. Tui Shou Together with a chrn, Tui Shou push hands helps you train to develop sensitivity. 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 Unpacked: Gongfu Utility System

He is said to be the creator of the original Taijiquan. 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.

Chen Taijiquan has many weapon forms and these include broadsword, straight sword, spear, double swords, double broadsword. Wang Xian is one of the top three taijiquan practitioners alive today. Tuishou is an exceptional drill system for developing certain abilities but it is not nor was ever cnen to be an end in itself but simply a drill for a particular skill set and level of engagement. Eventually you learn to defend against strong attacks by using less energy.

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The truth is one needs to be taught specifically how to develop and use these techniques, and in many cases even what they are. This practice is a direct extension of a method from our forms. Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang is one of the most famous Taiji masters living today. He completed this book in and my compliments go to the translator and editor for an taijiqhan job.

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 tuishoh push hands. Within its text it does assume a thorough grounding in taijiquan skills. Dreaming about it, that works very well on the internet.

Over the many years Sifu Moy has tajjiquan studying with Master Tse he has developed a deep understanding of this skill.

Compressing the art into 2 main forms means that camily are a LOT of different focuses and techniques squeezed into one container. 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.

Today the Taijiquan that most people study comes from the Old Frame.

What will You Learn in Class? They either famiy to figure it out for themselves or just dream about it. Lao means old and Xin means new. Those are what you will use if you are skilled.

Chen Family Taijiquan Unpacked: It clearly communicated the effort required to obtain basic physical abilities as well as taijiquan gong fu before attempting taijiquan tuishou.

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. 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. Most surviving traditional Chinese martial arts include heavy doses of technique based single and two-person drills for development of fighting abilities.