ChenJiaGuo Chen Style Taijiquan Series
(Chinese/English)
Instructed by: Chen, XiaoWang/ Chen, XiaoXing/ Chen, Yu
Performer by: Chen, Ziqiang
19 Forms Routine (1)
38 Forms Routine (1)
Item Code: CTJ115
Item Code: CTJ116
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19 Forms Taiji Routine was created by master Chen XiaoWang, who combined and simplifed the old frame set, new frame set, & small frame into one set.
To make more & more people understand taiji, and to carry out taiji culture, master Chen created & composed this routine. It is short, full of essence of Chen style taiji routine is easy to learn & suitable for all new beginners.
Based on the basic essentials and the movement pattern of the new frame set, master Chen XiaoWang created this simplified 38 forms. This form in-corporates large, innovative circling movements, which can give new learners a gentle introduction to basic movements of new frame routine.
56 Forms Competition Routine (1) Push Hand Routines (1)
Item Code: CTJ117
Item Code: CTJ118
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Chen style Taiji PushHand is also called "enduring hand" whereby hardness and external strength is overcome by gentleness and yielding. It is a unique two person method of practicing. Your rival connects with you through circling, winding and adherence to a set technique, combining moves of connecting, leaning, bending, and holding which develops the co-ordination of the internal and the external strengths of the body. For improving taiji skill and learning to adapt to constant changing movements, practicing pushing hands is curcial. If you don't have adequate taijiquan, your rival will feel your weakness during the pushing hand movements. There are five kinds of pushing hands forms in Chen style Taiji. Single hand pushing, double hand pushing, natual hand pushing, stroking hand pushing, and florist hand pushing (picking flowers without rule).
56 Forms Taiji routine consists of 56 movements, which is a national competition form. It is mainly based on the new frame routine. The movements are delicate, but strong and every move is connected and works in harmony, At the same time, every movement shows the characteristics of Chen style Taijiquan. In addition, it is a standard form for all competitors with regard to regulation & scoring. It plays a crucial function as a foundation for competition-based taiji.
Old Frame 2nd Routine (1)
Old Frame 1st Routine (2)
Item Code: CTJ120
Item Code: CTJ119
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Old Frame routines were created by master Chen Changxing, 14th generation inheritor. He created the old frame 1st routine and old frame 2nd routine. The 2nd routine is mainly characterized by the mutual exchange of both gentleness and firmness. The movements are complicated, fast, and closely connected. Several of the movements also incorporate a spring-like strength with jumping and hiding moves in different directions. These movements emphasize speed, firmness and agility with dynamic spiraling from the hip, heel, and knee enabling one movement to flow into another.
Old Frame routines were created by master Chen Changxing, 14th generation inheritor. He created the old frame 1st routine and old frame 2nd routine. The 1st routine is characterized its gentle movement with inner strength. The movement is smooth, fluent, stable, calm, and one movement flows in to the next. The movements are like flowing water. The force is released with whirling strength in harmony with the breath. Breathing is natural and easy harmonizing the movement of the torso and the waist.
New Frame 1st Routine (2)
New Frame 2nd Routine (2)
Item Code: CTJ121
Item Code: CTJ122
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New Frame routines were created by master Chen FaKe, 17th generation inheritor. The new frame routines profoundly demonstrates the spiral strength, which is the essence of Chen style taijiquan. It increased the connection between the steps and pushing with force, and enhances the firmness of taijiquan. This frame has many poses and rapid changes. The moves of the torso and waist are very apparent as is the spiral strength. So it is very complicated and not easy to learn. New Frame routines were created by master Chen FaKe, 17th generation inheritor. The new frame 2nd routine requires fast and tense movements. It emphasizes firmness rather than gentleness and incorporates jumping with stable and gentle movements. The force is internal and released in harmony with the breath. One movement leads into the next in a continuous flowing and connected motion. This form adapts stepping, elbowing, leaning, splitting as the main actions, and entails pressing, holding, and touching. Gentleness is maintained in harmony with firmness. Footwork focuses on speed and relaxed, agile movements as well as jumping. Throughout the form, opening and closing actions complement each other. It is suggested that new frame 2nd routine is a natural progression from new frame 1st routine.
24 Forms Spear Routine (1)
LiHua Spear & White Ape Pole (1)
Item Code: CTJ123 Item Code: CTJ124
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Chen style 24 spear routine is the perfect combination of taijiquan and the movements of spear such as blocking, holding, and stabbing and so on. This set is short but full of essence. It is suitable for beginners and it can help you to master the basic skills of taiji spear.
This form is also called "Pear Blossom Spear and White Ape Pole". The spear is called the king of the long weapons. It is considered one of the highest levels of Taiji Training. In Taiji spear training, student is trained to extend their sense of feeling and to direct their qi to the head of the spear. This enables the student to feel (listen), follow the stick and adhere to the opponent's weapon. Sticking taiji spear is also part of the training.
Shao Staff Routine (1)
13 Pole Routine (1)
Item Code: CTJ126
Item Code: CTJ125
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"Shao" is derived from an agricultural tool. It was used to harvest beans and other harvested food, but was gradually incorporated into the taiji weapons syllabus. "Shao" can be divided into two kinds: one is Shao pole, the other is xiao stick. As there is male and female for everything in this world the division between large and small pole is designed to reflect the masculine and feminine elements of nature. It contains the moves of chopping, pressing, circling, hanging and also shao dancing.
13 Pole Routine is also called "Da Gan", which is the unique weapon of Chen style Taichi. It is about three meters to four meters long and weighs about 10-20 kg (22-44 lbs). These movements were to develop and focus power and to also increase spiral strength and shaking force. It is a very good supplementary exercise within the overall syllabus of Chen style taichi practice methods which helps to relate and understand the genuine function of taichi.
Qimei Staff Routine (1)
49 Forms Sword Routine (1)
Item Code: CTJ128
Item Code: CTJ127
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Qimei Staff is a mid-range weapon, not long or short. The length of the staff is about the height from the ground to the eyebrows, so it was called Qi (to the level of) Mei (eyebrows) Staff. Major skills included Cut, Sweep, Hold, Block..etc... associating with unique footworks from taijiquan. It requires highly skilled taijiquan techniques in order to play this routine well.
The 49 forms single sword is one of the short weapons routine in Chen style taijiquan. Combined with the body movement, the step movement, jumping, and the circling strength of taijiquan, the force comes to the wrist and the wrist controls the movement of the sword, which can show the movements of splitting, hanging, uncovering, poking, pointing, holding, carrying, sweeping and feigning. The single sword is stable, fast, relaxed, and natural. To show the essence and wonder of this form, you need to relax the mind and the breathing, use the breathing to control your body so that energy flows from the body and ultimately into the sword creating a oneness with the sword.
Double Mace Routine (1)
36 Forms Sword Routine (1)
Item Code: CTJ130
Item Code: CTJ129
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Single sword Chen style taijiquan is one of the short weapon of taiji. It is slow, gentle, delicate, containing both firmness and gentleness requiring flexibility when you play it. It is gentle and natural, and also reflects both male and female characteristics. Finally, the sword is like a flowing dragon creating unity between body and sword.
Double Mace movements are mainly beating, pressing, pounding, blocking, and poking. And it's created on the basis of taijiquan. This form helps to improve the co-ordination of your whole body. It can advance your awareness of attacking. Due to its high requirement on body co-ordination, it is suggested that you learn it after you mastered fairly good taijiquan skills.
Double Broadsword Routine (1)
Single Broadsword Routine (1)
Item Code: CTJ132
Item Code: CTJ131
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Single Broadsword routine is one of the short weapons routine in Chen style taijiquan. It is short but full of essence, though short you can use it in many ways. The movements are vivid and are mainly splitting, chopping, lifting, and stabbing. The steps contain a spiraling, sweeping quality interspersed with jumping and turning. The single broadsword routine is delicate and strong, the metaphorical ideal being that one is "playing the sword like a tiger" powerful yet delicate. Since there are thirteen ways to play the broadsword. It is also called: "13 Forms Broadsword". The movements are arranged such that every movement is distinctive. The movements are mainly chopping, pitting, hanging, stabbing, and knife dancing combining the movements of fists, eyes, and side-steps to swerve and evade attack in addition to the distinct firmness of motion that defines taiji. The 2 basic requirements of playing double broadsword are: wherever the knives come from, either from the center to the outside or from the outside to the center, they have to twine through your center to deliver strength. Due to the elaborate requirements of the fist movement, it is not easy to play double broadsword well. One should aim to achieve a level in which the knives flow like water, steps are light and quick without being messy, fluid and well paced without being labored.
Shao Stick Routine (1)
Taiji Ball Routine (1)
Item Code: CTJ134
Item Code: CTJ133
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"Shao" is derived from an agricultual tool. It was used to harvest beans and other harvested food but was gradually incorporated into the taiji weapons syllabus. "Shao" can be divided into two kinds: one is shao pole, the other is shao stick. As there is male and female for everything in this world the division between large and small pole is designed to reflect the masculine and feminine elements of nature. It contains the movements of chopping, pressing, circling, hanging, and also shao dancing.
Taiji Ball is a recent addition to the taiji forms syllabus. It can strengthen the spine and torso, condition the muscles, stimulate the immune system and enhance taiji pushing hands ability. From this training, one can learn to increase physical power by using the mind to lead qi (energy) to support muscular strength.
Spring & Autumn Falchion (DaDao) Routine (1)
Item Code: CTJ135
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Chen style Spring & Autumn Falchion is also called "chun qiu yan yue dao". It belings to the long weapons group of taiji, and it is also a heavy weapon. It is powerfully energetic and the strength is stable when performed. It has the honor of "hero of the weapons" since it combines chopping, cutting, pulling up, brushing, pushing and holding. The steps are stable and flexible. At the same time, the moves are connected and harmonious reflecting the mythological ideal of a "valiant tiger that comes down the street" proud, strong and purposeful. In addition it can be adapted for short weapon use.
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