How does one go about getting through the door of the school (or teacher) which they have decided they want to learn from? This can be a complicated territory for would be students of Chinese internal gongfu. Due to cultural
(By Warmond Fang) This is the third and perhaps final article in covering the history of Chen Village and the development of Chen Taijiquan. This article will cover the time period starting from the Cultural Revolution and to the Return
These are several very informative articles written on facebook by Warmond Fang in response to much misinformation about this fascinating history. Copyright 2016! Posted here with permission. Part 1: (Taiji-guy-X was) claiming that Chen Taijiquan has no broken continuity and
The reason for the stance methods, and the low stance methods is not (in our line) solely due to the common talking point that it is for strength, or even the very true point that it develops root. In our
T. Klugman practices Lan Zhayi absorbing local vibes.
Ken Gullettes podcast interview with Marin Spivack covering a wide range of Chen Taijiquan and internal arts and gongfu culture topics, part 2 of 2. Stitcher: Internal Fighting Arts Chen Taiji Interview with Marin Spivack Part 2 1 hour 10
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.
I recently made a visit to Chenyu’s new Chen Taijiquan school location in Zhuo Zhou, Hebei, about an hour and a half south west of Beijing (without traffic and road construction). Originally Chenyu had basement level school location in a
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