Chan Si Gong or Silk Reeling Exercises are training techniques that cultivate qi flow and unlock the spiraling movements characteristic of Chen style taijiquan. These techniques combine efficient qi flow with integrated body movement. Additional benefits may include opening the eight channels, improving yin/yang balance, and smoothing blood flow, while holistically strengthening the body.
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19 Movement Form Created by Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang, the 19 Movement Form is widely practiced in China and is rapidly gaining worldwde popularity as an entry level taiji form. Students train in taiji principles derived from the traditional Chen forms; Laojia (old frame), Xinjia (new frame), and Xiajia (small frame). It is an excellent introduction to Chen style Taijiquan and a perfect solution for those, with limited time, who are looking for a shorter form.
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38 Movement Form The Chen Style 38 Form was created by Chen Xiaowang from the
Laojia Yi lu (Old Frame - 75 movement form) and Xinjia Yi lu
(New Frame - 83 movement form). Master Chen deleted repeated
movements and simplified a few difficult movements from Laojia Yi lu
and Xinjia Yi lu, while preserving the characteristics of traditional Chen
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Lao Jia Yi Lu (or old frame first set), is the oldest form and parent to the other major styles of Taijiquan in practice today. This 76 posture form contains the foundation of classic movements that unitize the silk reeling techniques, characteristic of Chen Taijiquan. When integrated with the form, other manifestations of silk reeling may result in fajing, the explosive expression of power, as well as numerous martial strategies and applications. Over time, the practitioner discovers a deep understanding of the root principles of movement and is inducted into a rich history recognized world wide.
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