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Tai Chi Chen Style

Tai chi Chen style was the first of the Tai Chi Chuan styles

. It was created, as the Ming Dynasty was about to become the Qing Dynasty, in 17th century China.

It was the product of the genius martial arts mind of Chen Wangting of Wen while in Henan province China.

Chen Tai Chi Chuan can be called the mother to all the other Tai Chi Chuan styles as it was the first recorded style.

Chen style was handed down through the Chen family of Chenjiagou village from generation to generation .

The Chen School of Tai chi is one of the major branches of wushu ( fighting arts) in China today.

Tai Chi Chen Style Execution

Chen style is performed in a continuous and relaxed manner, all of the tai chi movements are circular and the energy (chi) spiraling and coiling like a spring.

Chen Tai Chi Chuan is made up of fast and slow, Hard and soft movements, fajin (issuing energy), leaps, stomping of the feet. It has windings, twists, and turns (chanrao zhuan zhe) and the movement of energy is distinctly
spiral, or screw-like.

Chen style method unites dantian nei zhuan “turning the dantian within”.

It requires that the mind be in command of the Chi ( the flow of vital energy ) which in turn activates the body. This is done to gain the best effects and to exercise both the internal and external parts of the body together at the same time.

The Chen school of Tai chi chuan teaches both attack and defense as well as the health side to this art form and is suitable to people of all ages and walks of life.

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