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The height of your stance depends on your fitness level, age or routine you are learning. Fit individuals should go for the low stance which will greatly build up the lower foundation. This will be four steps wide between your feet. Normal, healthy persons should go for middle stance, about three steps wide. Unconditioned individuals should go for a high stance of 1-2step(s) wide. As a rule of thumb, at no time should the flexed knee joint exceed 90-degrees. Individuals or beginners who are sedentary (no sports activity whatsoever in the past 6 months) should begin on a high stance and graduate to lower stances, if they are up to the challenge.
Training Advice forÂ Chenjiagou Taijiquan
By CHEN XIAO WANG
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Learning Chenjiagou Taijiquan is similar to learning other forms of sports.Â There are some basic facts and training requirements which will be helpful to know.Â I hope that what I have delineated below will benefit all who love learning Taijiquan.
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Try going for lower stances but don’t exceed the 90-degree knee angle limit. Try to practice the routines continously without breaking, eg, increase to 2 sets continoulsy per session, and then 3, then 4 … Do power training – the punches, but don’t exceed one minute at a time. Power training is considered advanced, and should not be attempted by beginners.
Master Zhu demonstrating Chen Tai Chi 13 movements- New Frame. Master Zhu 1st Perth, Australia Tai Chi Workshop
Here are a few tips to guide you when practicing Taijiquan on your own. These tips are meant as a supplement for those who have prior grounding in Taijiquan for at least 1 month. However, we still stand by the importance of a good instructor to check your postures for reasons of health as well as to avoid injury, until the time when you have acquired a certain level of mastery yourself.