Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan
DVD Series
by Master Zhu, TianCai
About the performer: Master Zhu TianCai was 11th generation heir of Chen style Taijiquan. He was born in Chen Village and began training at a very young age. Over 50 years of teaching experience. Deputy director and senior instructor of Wenxian Province Taiji Training Center. Deputy Secretary for China National Chen Style Taijiquan. One of the 4 Great Masters in Chen style Taijiquan.
Demonstrations of Chen Style Taijiquan & Weapon Routines
Item Code: CTC060
Duration: 159 mins
content: 3 DVD discs
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Chen style Taijiquan originated from Chenjiagou village of Wen county in Henan province. It was created by Chen Wangting, the 9th ancestral master of Chen clan, compiled by Chen Changxing, the 14th master of Chen clan and Chen Fa'ke, the 17th master, on the basis of ancestral fist techniques, therefore forms the mainly popular Chen style Taijiquan in this program:
1st Disc: 4 Basic Forms, Old Frame 13 Forms, New Frame 13 Forms, Old Frame 1st Routine
2nd Disc: Old Frame 2nd Routine, New Frame 1st Routine, New Frame 2nd Routine
3rd Disc: Small Frame, Sanshou, Pushhand, Single Broadsword, Single Sword, Double Broadsword, Spring & Autumn Falchion (Da Dao), Taiji Fan, Pear Blossom Spear with Pale Ape Cudgel.
Essential Points of Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan
Item Code: CTC061
Duration: 65 mins
content: 1 DVD disc
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Chen style Taijiquan was originated from Chenjiagou village. Master Zhu Tiancai adopted and added his own decades experience to organize and sort out the essential points of forms and put them in this program. He expounded the forms, features, ways of practice, learning steps, courses in plain language. Easy to understand. It gave sufficient expression of its profound theory system and unknown knacks. A careful study can help the learners to deepen their understanding of the forms. A combination of practice and perseverance can bring you the truth of Taiji.
Four Basic Patterns
Item Code: CTC062
Duration: 64 mins
content: 1 DVD disc
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4 Basic patterns of Chen style taijiquan consist of a Martial Pounds Pestle, Tie The Robe, The Deceiving Beating, Stretch A whip. They are the most representative stances in Chenjiagou village taijiquan, the gestrues are both widely extended and folded, round and square, a repeated practice of these 4 movements can bring you the true meaning of taijiquan.
Old Frame 13 Forms
Item Code: CTC063
Duration: 51 mins
content: 1 DVD disc
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13 Stances of Chen style Taijiquan Old Frame is an excellent routine evolved from the distilled main movements of Old Frame 1st Routine. They are characterized by simpleness, easiness, and grace. A practice of the 13 movements brings you a possibly earlier understanding of Chen style taijiquan. A lasting practice can build up the body and lengthen longevity.
New Frame 13 Forms
Item Code: CTC064
Duration: 52 mins
content: 1 DVD disc
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13 Stances of Chen style Taijiquan New Frame is an excellent routine evolved from the distilled main movements of New Frame 1st Routine. They are characterized by simpleness, easiness, and grace. A practice of the 13 movements brings you a possibly earlier understanding of Chen style taijiquan. A lasting practice can build up the body and lengthen longevity.
Taiji Sanshou (Free fighting)
Item Code: CTC065
Duration: 109 mins
content: 2 DVD discs
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Sanshou, based on the change of Chen style taiji footworks and steps, associate with different ways of sending off energy, showing you the slow and fast springing and shaking to understand truly the values of a combined softness and forcefulness of Chen style Taijiquan. The demands of Taichi Sanshou: adherence to fist theory, master lecturing, relaxed stances, waist-axsis, sinking qi to dantian, lowering to spring, moving around the whole body, and a coordination of slowness and fastness.
New Frame 1st Routine
Item Code: CTC066
Duration: 271 mins
content: 4 DVD discs
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83 stances of New Frame, created by the master Chen Fa'ke, the 17th ancestral master of offspring of Chen Wangting, featuring wide and stable movements. Its fist stance is mainly applied with frontal hand's techniques, ward off, deflect, squeeze and press, accompanied by pull downward, bend backward, elbow stroke, and shoulder stroke. In practice, the routine demands the body leads the hand, with the waise as axis, revolving the wrist, ankle and turning shoulder, knees. Its routine methods are various, diversified in chest and waist, with moer obvious spring.
New Frame 2nd Routine
Item Code: CTC067
Duration: 159 mins
content: 3 DVD discs
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New Frame 2nd Routine is a set routine of 71 stances, handed down from Chen Fa'Ke, 17th generation taiji master of Chen Clan, to Chen Zhaokui, 18th generation. Its features are the same with Old Frame 2nd Routine, mainly forceful and some soft. This routine shows a detailed explanation of Old Frame and the practice of added energy. In practice, it must be moving slow, soft, fast, leading first and sending off later, so that it is both forceful and soft flexibly.
Old Frame 1st Routine
Item Code: CTC068
Duration: 240 mins
content: 4 DVD discs
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Chen style Taijiquan Old Frame 1st Routine was created by Chen Changxing, 14th ancestral master of Chen clan in Chenjiagou village. Based on Chen Wangyan's taijiquan 5th Routine, Cannon Hammer Fist 1st routine, 108 Form Long Fist 1st Routine, he condensed them into popular Old Frame 1st Routine, 2nd Routine. 1st Routine is mostly soft and little vigorous. Its stances are graceful, steps are flexible and stable, and body is erect and natural. Its inner energy dominates the whole body, majoring in ward off, deflect, squeeze and press, accompanied by pull downward, bend backward, elbow stroke, and shoulder stroke. It moves like running water continously and sends off energy loosely and vividly.
Demands: the body leading the hands, the waist as axis, twisting and turning round, clearly visible and invisible, the thread-twisting energy as core, arc-from walking, spiraling inner energy.
Old Frame 2nd Routine
Item Code: CTC069
Duration: 116 mins
content: 2 DVD discs
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Chen style Taijiquan Old Frame 2nd Routine, also called Cannon Hammer, mainly hard and solid fist routines. Softness within hardness. Movements are using hands to lead forces, hands also lead body to follow footworks. Solid, steady forces with full of energy. 4 major hand methods are Cai, Lie, Zhou, and Kao, associating with 4 minor hand methods, Peng, Le, Ji, An. This program totally present the features of 2nd routine, fast, solid, and fierce.
Taiji Pushhand
Item Code: CTC070
Duration: 93 mins
content: 2 DVD discs
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Pushing Hands is a two-person practice for techniques, under the principle of sticking, upward, and downward combination and not separation not collision. It is integrity of grabbing catching, wrestling, kicking, beating, and so on. The ways of Ward off, Deflect, Squeeze, Press, Pull Downward, Bend Backward, Elbow Stroke, and Shoulder Stroke methods can practice the whole body touch and inner sensibility to make an effect of pre-consciousness. It is a method of practicing super techniques aimed at vigor coming from stance and overwhelmnig opponent.
Small Frame
Item Code: CTC071
Duration: 148 mins
content: 3 DVD discs
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Small Frame, also called as New Frame in the book by Chen Ziming, is a routine which was passe down by the master Chen Youben, a representative of Chenjiagou several hundreds of years ago. Small Frame is a practice of Yi (mind), Qi movement and spirit preservation. "Small isn't small, large frame isn't large." It can be practiced small and large both, a practice of small frame is the immanent of fist practice, not only its outside frame, the small frame must move in proper sequence, rather than accomplish in an action.
Spring & Autumn Falchion (Da Dao)
Item Code: CTC072
Duration: 103 mins
content: 2 DVD discs
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Chen Style Tai Chi Dao Dao also called "Green Dragon Lying Moon Falchion", is a kind of long weapon in Chen style taiji routines. ITs routine layout is reasonably arranged, harmoniously upward and downward, giving a clear exhibition of the techniques Chop, Hack, Upper Cut, Hang, Cut, Slice, Intercept, Block, Pick, Prick, Push, Drag, Prop, and shake.
Demand: A solid foundation of fist routines in order to practice of Da Dao, which requires strong waist, leg, arm forces.
Taiji Sword
Item Code: CTC073
Duration: 111 mins
content: 2 DVD discs
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Chen style taiji sword is a short weapon. It was created by Chen Wangting in Chenjiaqou village of Wen county in Henan province, at the end of Ming dynasty and beginning of qing dynasty. There are 49 stances, with reasonable layout of routines, concisely linked, clearly moving with the stances such as ward off, hang, upper cut, chop, prick, point, slice, hold, support, sweep, interceot, plunge, push and dissolve, accompanied by the body and step skills of taijiquan. It shows the true features moving sword by body, continuous linking, twisting, revolving, alternating energy storing and sending, as well as slowness and fastness.
Demand: Requires fundations of fist routines. lead qi by will, push body by qi Transfer force to the end of sword and fransferred to whole body and make ti natural and revolving.
Taiji Broadsword
Item Code: CTC074
Duration: 53 mins
content: 1 DVD disc
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Chen style Taiji Single Broadsword is a short weapon in taiji routines. It is elegant and small with every stance vivid. 13 ways of broadsword, such as roll, shut, plunge, block, chop, hack, hold up, intercept, twist, shiver, defend, slice, prick show a true exhibitiion of Chen style taijiquan, alternatively forceful and soft, slow and fast, leaping and springing, linked and continuous.
Demand: attention to the change of hand and broadsword, as well as cooperation among hands, eyes, body and steps.
Taiji Double Broadsword
Item Code: CTC075
Duration: 108 mins
content: 2 DVD discs
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Chen Style Taiji Double Broadsword is a routine on a pair of broadswords. It contains 35 forms, featuring Chop, Hack, Upper cut, Hang, Plunge, Intercept, Block, Press, Push, Slice, Crosscut, Defend, and Shake etc. It incorporates the body skills of Chen style taijiquan, gracefulness and flexiblility, and stable footwork to make it harmoniously forceful and soft, alternatively fast and slow.
Demand: Harmony of body methods associating with broadsword and footwork.
Taiji Spear
Item Code: CTC076
Duration: 113 mins
content: 2 DVD discs
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Chen style Taiji Spear also named as Pear Blossom Spear with Pale APe Cudgel, is a long weapon routine. It incorporates the features of spear and cudgel. In combat practice, it brings the effect of spear plunging and a wide-range cudgel beating. Its forms are concisely arranged and particularly style, featuring Plunge, Block, Wrap, Collapse, Sweep, Point, Prick, Chop, Wring, Twist, and various Shake, with uniques techniques. It is uncountable and changeable in practice and application.
Demand: a persistent and hardworking practice, a scurpulous study and combination of taijiquan hands, eyes, body, skills, and steps.
Taiji Fan
Item Code: CTC077
Duration: 105 mins
content: 2 DVD discs
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Chen Style Taiji Fan is based on the Chen Style Taijiquan, led by Chen Style Taiji Broadsword and sword techniques, and accompanied by the Chen Style taiji fan routines adopted by the fan function. The whole routine consists of four sectinos, harmoniously forceful and soft, alternatively fast and slow, particularly simple and elegant. Its practice effect is the same as Chen Style empty hand forms and weapons though they are different in approach. The fan is portable for practice everywhere, a best choice for the elderly.
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