Chen Style Taijiquan: The Source of Taiji Boxing

SIM Davidine Siaw-Voon & GAFFNEY David [Other titles by this author]

ISBN: 9781556433771

North Atlantic Books 2002 1st Edition

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As taijiquan has become increasingly popular, many people have enquired into its origins and development. Answers can be found in the Chen style, the original method from Chen Village, Henan Province in the People's Repubic of China. Chen style is the oldest form of taijiquan from which all the major styles originated. Created at the end of the Ming dynasty, it is based upon a profound body of ancient knowledge that has influenced the Chinese way of thinking through the ages. It draws upon the principles of the Yijing (Book of Changes), the theory of Yin-Yang, and Taoist philosphy. Chen style taijiquan combines the study of traditional Chinese wushu, movement science, and the Chinese medical theory of jingluo (energy channels), daoyin (leading and guiding energy), and tu-na (breathing methods), resulting in a comprehensive system of self-defence and a valuable health exercise. This book guides the reader through the historical development of the system, its philosophical roots, and through the intricacies of the various training methods of this unique form of Chinese boxing. Descriptions of Silk-Reeling Exercise, Laojia Yi Lu, Laojia Paocui, Fajing, Qinna, Push Hands, and taijiquan weapons are all featured. Legendary exploits of the Chen family are included to inspire today's practitioners. The authors have made numerous trips to the PRC and the Far East to train with leading figures of Chen style taijiquan, including Chen Xiaowang, Chen Zhenglei, and Zhu Tiancai.

230 x 150mm.


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Chen Style Taijiquan      Taijiquan/Tai Chi     

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