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Martial application Fair Lady Works on shuttles 玉女穿梭 用法

Martial application Fair Lady Works on shuttles 玉女穿梭 用法

This is one of the application for “Fair Lady Works on shuttles” in Chen Tai Chi Laojia or old frame, one of the oldest kata for Tai Chi.

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Martial application Fair Lady Works on shuttles.

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Why we call Chenjiagou Taijiquan and not Chen Style Tai Chi?

Why we call Chenjiagou Taijiquan and not Chen Style Tai Chi?

There are many variants of Chen Style Taijiquan being practised all over the world. Chen Style 56 movement-competition routine, Chen Style 83 movement, Chen Style 37 movement particular to the Beijing/Shanghai area just to name a few, Chen Practical Method etc. However most of these which are taught – are quite different in characteristic in comparison to what is passed down within Chenjiagou (Chen Village). So in order to differentiate ourselves from the commercialized (or ”sport”) versions out there, the “Chenjiagou” (Chen Village) tag is used here to single ourselves out, in deference as well as in concurrence with the wish of our teacher, Grand Master Zhu Tian Cai. 

In Chen Village, the following forms are practiced:
1) Laojia Yilu 72 movement (Old form first set)- This is the compulsory basic foundation for all beginners.

2) Laojia Erlu 59 movement (Old form second set)3) Xinjia Yilu 83 movement (New form first set)
4) Xinjia Erlu (New form second set)
5) Xiaojia (small frame)

In traditional training at Chenjiagou, only when one has at least 2 years plus of Laojia Yilu experience, the Master will then proceed to teach the students this routine.

New Class starting in Booragoon Melville Area

New Class starting in Booragoon Melville Area

Tai Chi Beginner class now in Leisurefit Booragoon.

Curriculum: Standing Pole Qigong or Basic Breathing Exercise, Silk Reeling Exercise and 5 Elements AKA 4 movements Old Frame.

Register now as the class will be limited to 12 participants. Hurry

Duration – 10 weeks

Thursday Class

Date starting :  27 Feb 2020

Tai Chi Beginner Class

Time:  6.45 pm to 7.45 pm (1 hour)

Venue: Leisurefit Booragoon, Group Fitness Room
Address: 521 Marmion St, Booragoon WA 6154

What to wear during your Tai Chi Class:
Your clothes should be loose and comfortable. preferably cotton.
The ideal practise shoes should:
1. Feel very comfortable and flexible.
2. Be light, with thin sole.
3. Have broad base support in the sole to help you balance.
4. Have shock absorbent pads in the sole to minimise injury. Please arrive early for the first session.

These Tai Chi Videos will show what you will be learning in the Tai Chi Beginner Class:

Tai Chi Beginner”s Curriculum: 8 Breath work Exercises, 10 Silk Reeling Exercises for meditation movement and an easy 5-Elements Routine (4 movements Old Frame). 

Save this video clip from youtube for your future reference, as this will be covered for the beginner class.

Wanting to improve your standard in Tai Chi? Put this in your practice!!!

Wanting to improve your standard in Tai Chi? Put this in your practice!!!

Acquiring internal energy first before your proficiency can be upgraded
So, what is internal energy?
First off, it is not brute strength. Rather, it is a vigor that emits through your external form from within. It can also be said that it is qi born from an aligned body structure paired to your breathing as well as your intent. Slow and deep breathing will help you to increase your body awareness or proprioception (perception or awareness of the position and movement of the body.) When your proprioception or sense of body awareness has increased sufficiently, then you could progress to the important part – moving the entire body structure as a whole unit.

The Spiral Line, Myers, Thomas W. (2011). Anatomy Trains. London: Urban & Fischer.

13 Movements

Learn how to maintain a comfortable and healthy posture in motion, with our comprehensive class that goes through the most ancient and authentic Tai Chi movements. These movements are gears to make your body more flexible and agile.

When you have a degree of mastery over minute movements in your body, you will be able to target the fascia or connective tissues in the whole body. By focusing on puffing out yourself like a balloon and stretching out the skin each of your joints, you will be able to access the connective webbing just under the skin. and connective tissues that are located just under the skin. Imagine that your skin is a stretchable body suit you wear or that you are a human balloon. By continually stretching outwards and lengthening out, you will begin to develop control over your fascia as one of your most important sources of power. This is the main reason why all schools of Tai Chi require us to relax, or to “open or unblock the meridians” so to speak. In other words, we have to think about stretching out our fascia webbing all throughout, grounding, then releasing tension in order to gain access to our powerful fascial lines.


In Fascia :

“When one part moves, the body as a whole responds . Functionally , the only tissue that can mediate such responsiveness is the connective tissue.”


Tai Chi Classics: : 

“When one part moves, all parts move; the whole body responds”

Theme: Overlay by Kaira Movement Facilitation for Fluidity and Stability 
Ardross, WA, Australia