There is actually no difference between one form of Taijiquan from another. In essence, the underlying principles of Sun, Wu, Yang etc., have been founded based on the same set of requirements. Read more
Here’s an interesting tidbit. The biomechanics behind Chenjiagou Taijiquan’s Fa Jing may be explained using plyometrics. Now, what is this plyometrics? Read more
Dear Jasmine, hello from my country Slovenia. I am practising the art ot Tai Ji Chuan nine years know. I find your article Why do we say Chenjiagou…
and can you explain, please, while Im practising New frame 83 and Cannon fist new frame, what do you mean with this new forms for competitions, chen style 83 movement? What is the different with Xinjia Yilu 83, and who is the author of this one? I will be very grateful for you answer. from Lona Cop Finka
with Grandmaster Zhu Tian Cai
Chenjiagou Taijiquan is an ancient art passed through the generations in a little village called Chenjiagou in Henan Province, China. It is imparted through a holistic, comprehensive 3-tier training framework that aims to teach the practitioner to foster unity in, (a) strength and motor skills (External), (b) inner balance of the body (Internal), and (c) mental discipline (Spiritual).
Use this formula: 220 – Age X percentage intensity level. Eg., for a 20-year old, the target heart rate at 60% or 80% will be:
- 200 x .60 = 120 , or
- 200 x .80 = 160.
New!! 5 element Chenjiagou Taijiquan video clip in wmv format.
Taijiquan (Tai Chi) sword handling techniques.Â In the clip you will see the proper way to hold the sword, and the appropriate sword length, where the tip should reach your ear when you are holding it in neutral position. This is how we practice wan hua (sword flowering), dian jian (sword pointing), and ci jian (sword thrusting).
Many of you will have seen older folks in the gardens, parks, community centres and such, doing their slow gentle exercises in the mornings. Taijiquan nowadays is commonly practised with a very gentle and relaxed pace, such that it gives rise to the misunderstanding that this is what Taijiquan (or Tai Chi Chuan) is all about. Then again, most old folks taiji as a form of gentle activity than as a martial art, which suits them just fine. Read more