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Chen Shi Taijiquan Gongfu Jia Yilu #2 5-28-2016

May 31, 2016 in Mo Ling Taijiquan Videos, Videos by Mo Ling

Here, another version of Yilu slightly longer and a bit faster with guest cameo.

 

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Chen Shi Taijiquan Gongfu Jia Yilu #1 5-28-2016

May 29, 2016 in Mo Ling Taijiquan Videos, Videos by Mo Ling

Spring 2016 on the cusp of summer and perfect weather for outdoor cultivation before it is miserably hot.  Here is the first of several attempts to capture the spark.  This bit of Chen gongfu Yilu is the slower and first version.

 

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Marin Spivack 2014 11.11 Chen Taiji Erlu Quan

December 12, 2014 in Mo Ling Taijiquan Videos, Videos by Mo Ling

Late Autumn 2014 Marin Spivack, Chen Shi Taijiquan Gongfu Jia Er Lu “Pao Chui”

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Late Autumn 2014, Marin Spivack Chen Shi Taijiquan Gongfu Jia Yilu Section

November 17, 2014 in Mo Ling Taijiquan Videos, Taijiquan Musings, Videos by Mo Ling

This is Gongfu Jia.  Chen Shi Taijiquan detailed, focused practice to produce a lasting practical result or ’embodied gongfu’ ability.  Many distinct features of Chen Zhaokui’s method are evident in this practice passed down the family line from Chenyu.

 

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Chen Shi Taijiquan Bailagar (Long pole) Marin Spivack, Chenyu Dizi

September 2, 2014 in Mo Ling Taijiquan Videos, Taijiquan Musings, Videos by Mo Ling

Bailagar Long Pole, Chen Taijiquan.
There are many practice forms, these are a few, deceptively simple, simply difficult. The heavier the pole, the worse it looks.

Contrary to how it may appear to those who are not familiar, this wood is really NOT so flexible as it appears. This thickness of Bailagar “white waxwood” will not carry a wave unless the practitioner can forcefully send and control it.

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Chen Taijiquan Boston Tuishou Class Excerpts 2014 陈氏太极拳推手

July 31, 2014 in Mo Ling Taijiquan Videos, Taijiquan Musings, Videos by Mo Ling

Chen Taijiquan patterned tuishou, in this case Dalun, is a most useful training method for clear development of JIN.  These days this facet of traditional Chen Taijiquan training is sorely neglected and often just seen as a cursory circle to begin a competitive wrestling bout.  In fact this practice is where many of the gems of structure and technique are found.  Here are some views on very basic training.

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Traditional Chen Taijiquan “Kulian” bitter basics training

July 31, 2014 in Mo Ling Taijiquan Videos, Taijiquan Musings, Videos by Mo Ling

This (at least visually) illustrates some of the unique methods of the Chen Zhaokui line of Chen Taijiquan as relates to basic structure.  This is “jibengong” basic traditional instruction for those who are physically willing and able.  It is not for everyone, but the path of “zhen” (true) gongfu in this style.  Here is a rare look at some non-commercial traditional training.

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Two slightly different feelings of Chen Taijiquan Yilu as the seasons changed

July 31, 2014 in Mo Ling Taijiquan Videos, Videos by Mo Ling


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Chen Shi Taijiquan 5 moves on Ice & Snow; How to pull a groin in 5 easy moves..

February 24, 2014 in Articles, Mo Ling Taijiquan Videos, Taijiquan Musings, Videos by Mo Ling

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 position is the action of what we call “Dangjin” or arch/crotch power. “Crotch Power” is certainly an attractive term on it’s own, but in this case it is very laborious.

The legs must not only hold one upright properly, but also must hold themselves from slipping outward. In this practice with a lot of effort the stance can be maintained, until Fajin as you can see at the end, just shakes that rear leg loose. Losing three inches can lead to losing three feet very quickly and a badly pulled groin muscle.

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Chen Family Taijiquan on pinecones beautiful fall day in Boston. 陈瑜二十代美国弟子,默灵

November 11, 2013 in Mo Ling Taijiquan Videos, Videos by Mo Ling

This type of practice could be called ‘large frame’ or ‘peng-quan’, as the focus is externally expansive and internally very active.

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