E02. Chen Style Taichi –  The Old Form 1

elementary: 5 months; intermediate: 2 months

The Old Form 1 was created by Chen Changxing, the 14th Leader, who summarized the heritage techniques into this simplified classic.

As if the running cloud and flowing water, the continuing movements focus in softness filled with strength in a calm and steady pace.

The keys of the movement are: spiralling force is used in all strikes; the steps are guided by qi; breathe naturally; relax the chest inwards and sink the waist; accumulate the force for striking; fast and slow motions alternate; all parts of the body coordinate together.

Long-term practice can improve the health and nimbleness.


Video Demonstration (click the picture)