Thursday, May 09, 2013

Peng, Lu, Ji, An as performed by Grand Master Chen Zheng Lei

Below is short clip of Peng, Lu, Ji, An as performed by Grand Master Chen Lei. Useful for checking the accuracy of one's own practice.

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Saturday, May 04, 2013

BAI SI FANG (拜四方)

BAI SI FANG (拜四方) in Chenshi Taijiquan (Chen style taiji) consists of four steps of the laojia yilu routine which if practiced repeatedly will eventually lead the student to perceive the fluidity of the form. Regular and diligent practice quickly helps the the student gain confidence and feel the connection of body, mind, and qi. The video below show me doing one cycle of Bai Si Fang. The cycle can be repeated as many times as you like in order to help you achieve good relaxation.

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Friday, May 03, 2013

"Jin" - Intrinsic Force In Taijiquan

The manifestation of 'jin' in taijiquan comes only after months, even years of deligent work on body conditioning (lian jing hua qi). The video below shows the four basic forces of 'peng', 'li', 'ji', and 'an' used in taijiquan for martial application.

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