Derryl’s Approach to Teaching It is my goal to follow the traditional teaching method for Chen family style Taijiquan. I am grateful to Grand Master Chenxiaowang for bringing to his students a clear and easy to follow methodology. His system reinforces core principles and trains the practitioner to understand his body alignment and energy flow.
The suggested sequence of study begins with Chan Si Gong or silk reeling exercises. These are followed by form work, then applications and weaponry. This lays the foundation for the learning progression outlined in the Five Levels of Skill in Chen Style Taijiquan. It is important to me that each student carries a personal practice home, that there is a clear system of study and that individual goals are honored.