Category Archives: chen style taijiquan

ROOTING, RELAXING AND PENG IN TAIJIQUAN  

  I recently had an encounter with a teacher here in Shanghai which made me change the way I think about the IMA concepts of relaxation (song), sinking (chen) and peng jing (expanding force) – how to define them and … Continue reading

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6th stop: A visit to Chenjiagou

Much of the material here has already been covered in Daniel Poon’s excellent website, http://www.chenvillage.com , and hence I will try not to duplicate too much. I took the coach from Zhengzhou (capital of Henan province) to Wenxian, which took … Continue reading

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The Hidden Tao: Li Jingwu’s life in Taijiquan

I have been reading a book called ‘Hidden Tao [大道显隐]’ by one Mei Mosheng, which is a compilation of articles commemorating the life of the eminent taiji master Li Jingwu, who learnt Chen and Wu style taiji from some of … Continue reading

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Walking the Fine Line Between Tradition and Modernity: Chen-style Master Zhang Xiaowu

I have been looking for an article on Chen style taijiquan to include on my blog for a while now. The extract translated below is an excerpt from an article (see original here ) that appeared in the Guangzhou Daily a … Continue reading

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