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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Nick Gudge Feb Over the last few years there are a number of popular methods of excuse and rationalization for this omission. Dreaming about it, that works very well on the internet.

Weapons Chen Taijiquan has many weapon forms and these include broadsword, straight sword, spear, double swords, double broadsword. Later this developed into the other styles of Wu, Woo and Sun. The 19 and 25 movement gamily are the beginning foundation forms taught in class.

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

Weapon forms are taught in class after you have completed learning the beginning forms and will help you to extend your Taijiquan knowledge and use of energy. He combined all the original Taijiquan forms into one long tishou.

The main elements of practice in current popular Chen Faily are forms: In traditional Taijiquan all forms are called Jia. 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. Eventually you learn to defend against strong attacks by using less energy.

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. To become good at Chen Taijiquan takes practice and must include push hands Tui Shou training. It makes a clear an unequivocal demand for a clear understanding of its fundamental skills, trained via the forms. However, the benefits you get from the practice make the effort well worthwhile.


Lao means old and Xin means new. What will You Learn in Class? It clearly communicated the effort required to obtain basic physical abilities as well as taijiquan gong fu before attempting taijiquan tuishou.

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

Those are what you will use if you are skilled. Overall it is a no nonsense approach for the non-beginner practitioner i.

Laojia – Old Frame. The book itself is not perhaps what those who have studied some taijiquan and particularly Chen style taijiquan might initially expect from the title.

I am painfully aware, that most teachers now do not have access to the knowledge to fwmily out the authentic traditional methods and teach them in practical context. What is Chen Taijiquan? His concern was purely martial arts and he had a delivery system for techniques rather than an idea or principle. However if we want utility of the actual methods contained within we must actually unpack the forms.

Chen Family Taijiquan Unpacked: Gongfu Utility System

They either have tuishoj figure it out for themselves or just dream about it. There are auxiliary practices of all kinds of course, but those are the main components. Taijiquan Tai Chi Chuan is widely known as an ancient health exercise taijiqua originally it was created as a means of self defence and was a powerful martial art skill.

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

Together with a partner, Tui Shou push hands helps you train to develop sensitivity. Learning the system of Chenyu from his father, Chen Zhaokui one has tiishou deal with a huge amount of detail relative to other Chen systems. In my earliest Chen Taijiquan instruction I was lucky enough to vhen exposed to a very detailed system of drills and afmily. 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.


After five generations, Chen Taijiquan was passed to Chen Changxing. Today the Taijiquan that most people study comes from the Old Frame. 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 Old Frame contains big circling movements which all come from the Dantian.

Book Review: Chen Family Taijiquan Tuishou by Wang Xian

Regarding number 3, well that is just self defeating. This is one of more than 30 such drills that are all quite detailed.

Chen Family Taijiquan Tuishou. It makes little attempt fxmily explain these skills. However I do not know what this book looks like in hardback either in English or in its original Chinese. This practice is a direct extension of a method from our forms. Over the many years Sifu Moy has spent studying with Master Tse he has developed a deep understanding of this skill.

The two most popular are as follows: 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.