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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Some of these are big, some are small, some are just jin, and some are compounded and very complicated.

There are auxiliary practices of all kinds of course, but those are the main components. 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.

Possibly the extraordinary high price. 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 taijqiuan. Within its text it does assume a thorough grounding in taijiquan skills. The 19 and 25 movement tuishpu are the beginning foundation forms taught in class. 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 tuixhou bandits.

It includes joint loosening, stretching and conditioning exercises, standing and silk reeling exercises, stepping exercises and lots beside. Eventually you learn to defend against strong attacks by using less energy. Regarding number 1, Tuishou is simply NOT fighting even less than wrestling shuaijiao is. His concern was purely martial arts and he had a delivery system for techniques rather than an idea or principle.


Chen Taijiquan Gongfu Utilities is a teaching and practice curriculum that I have developed over many years of personal practice, taijiqjan and teaching. Over the last few years there are a number of popular methods of excuse and tiajiquan for this omission.

Book Review: Chen Family Taijiquan Tuishou by Wang Xian

However if we want utility of the actual methods contained within we must actually unpack the forms. Chen Taijiquan has many weapon forms and these include broadsword, straight sword, spear, double swords, double broadsword.

Dreaming about it, that works very well on the internet. 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.

Chen Family Taijiquan Unpacked: Gongfu Utility System

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. The truth is one needs to be taught specifically how to develop and use these techniques, taijiquab in many cases even what they are. Overall it is a no nonsense approach for the non-beginner practitioner i. The original style of Taijiquan is Chen Taijiquan which was created by the Chen family. After five generations, Chen Taijiquan was passed to Chen Changxing.


The explanations are clear and the pictures very helpful. Those are not included to for thrills and damily. Having spoken with one of the editors while this book was being translated I looked forward to its completion with considerable interest.

The Old Frame contains big circling movements which all come from the Dantian. As the title of the book is Tuishou push-handsit would be easy to say it was misleading.

To become good at Chen Taijiquan takes practice and must include push hands Tui Shou training. The main elements of practice in current popular Chen Taujiquan are forms: Hence no cover picture. However, the benefits you get from the practice make the effort well worthwhile.

What is Chen Taijiquan? However I do not know what this book looks like in hardback either in English or in its original Chinese. I am fa,ily aware, that most teachers now do not have access to the knowledge to bring out the authentic traditional methods and teach them in famoly context.

Together with a partner, Tui Shou push hands helps you train to develop sensitivity. Those are what you will use if you are skilled.

He is said to be the creator of the original Taijiquan. Wang Xian is one of the top three taijiquan practitioners alive today. Regarding number 3, well that is just self defeating.