[Above: Chen Taijiquan Gongfu Utilities, Bow & Arrow Fist] Chen Taijiquan Gongfu Utilities is a teaching and practice curriculum that I have developed over many years of personal practice, research and teaching. After many years of consideration I have decided
When practicing on a very slick surface the integrity of the stance is under attack as there is nothing on the ground to hold onto. In this situation the only thing keeping the shape of the stance and the upright
This type of practice could be called ‘large frame’ or ‘peng-quan’, as the focus is externally expansive and internally very active.
An excellent how summer day for some DaLv Tuishou work; This is not the most vigorous and bitter practice but relies on the foundation developed from it. The flowing journey through many angles and positions is one of the
Chen Taijiquan 7 movements unification of extremities; ‘Xiashi’ (sinking form) extreme Yang & focused intense internal qigong- extreme Yin. A short video illustrating (if you can see it) a particular approach to form practice that is specific to this line;
Welcome to the applications laboratory. Here is where we play, consider, experiment and assemble. In this method, Chen Taijiquan applications are not stored in eroding antique books or museums, or the rarified hands of ordained “masters”, but in the
It is the unfortunate state of affairs that modern Taijiquan culture and instruction worldwide is trending heavily towards performance, health, or sport competition. The true traditional (old) way is being lost. The vast majority of interested students and practitioners
All of the body’s joints turn in harmonious efficient sequence. A deeply wound coil anchored by the foot in the earth is twisted tightly and unwound guiding the ebb and flow of core and limb actions. When the body