Chen Taiji

Beijing Chen Taiji:  Martial "Gongfu Jia" Taijiquan is an ancient Internal Fighting Art with nuanced internal mechanics, clearly separate from the modern "gentle exercise version". Beijing families emphasize the New Frame methods of training, which is regarded as the original Old Frame/Advanced methods of the historical Taijiquan. Martial Taijiquan was adapted for the Imperial Court in Beijing, during the mid - 1800's. Elite Imperial Guards of the Forbidden City in Beijing, practiced Taiji for mind/intent training and defense strategy- the original art later modified for qigong and health for the masses. Contrary to the mainstream view of Taijiquan’s passive and pure yielding nature, the original art is more balanced in its practical approach. Historians now credit the overemphasis of soft, push-hands culture to the way the art was taught within the Royal Court to the Imperial Families/ as it would not be favorable for Taiji masters to injure a member of the Royal lines during martial art instruction. Gongfu Jia Taijiquan takes a deep biomechanical journey through historical martial framed Taijiquan. Differing from the modern viewpoint, Taijiquan was never designed solely for one on one fighting, historical weapons and armor were always involved. Utilizing hand to hand combatives to return to one's primary battlefield weapon, such as the polearm, is an important close quarters concept since prehistoric times. Refined in movement, Taiji is characterized as a system using the leverage of joints and bone structure coordinated with a flexible yielding power, to neutralize or initiate strikes/wield weapons in self-defense -with ancient routines designed to build a martial frame body of internalized structures. The movements contain elements of constant flexing or relaxed force in a continuous flowing nature, layering distinct muscular/tendon rotations. Chen Taiji generates an explosive shocking force in between smooth flowing postures and has the ability to issue power with every segment in the human body. Taijiquan trains sensitivity and sensory awareness through martial physics, with detailed principals of micro movements and hidden force. Beijing Style Chen Tai Chi from the Chen Zhaokui Line (Old/NewFrames) is emphasized.

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Merge with physics evolving the source for Internal Force in human biomechanics. The Dantian is the energy center powerhouse in "Internal" Martial Art practitioners, located about three fingers width below the navel. Ancient "Gongfu Jia" Taiji practitioners coordinate breath with muscular rotations of the muscle groups surrounding the lower abdominal and kidney areas. This unique mind-intent connection training method heightens cognition and coordination with energy flow, as well as strengthening shields of muscles which protect the internal organs of the abdominal region. The Dantian muscles rotate methodically horizontally, vertically, and diagonally connecting every segment of the human body with the core.




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Explore martial concepts and historical framework of feudal Taijiquan. The system of Internal Science is a centuries-old evolution of Ming Dynasty military treatise, branching from the methodology of General Qi Jiguang in mid 16th century. The Chen Tai Chi routines specialize in historical "body skill" which develop distinct muscular control, utilizing spiraling force combined with medieval China fighting strategy and weapons. Frames may train slower pace for precision (or heavy armor usage) with muscular layering- emphasizing shocking power and explosive release of energy, coordinating movement and torque of the entire body. The Chen Tai Chi Chuan framework develops the body as if it is steel wrapped in cotton, capable of adaptive flexibility and stopping power in the modern or medieval era.




chenfakevin3ancient-e1459834120936rMartial Physics

Apply psychology of martial movement and function, using leverage and feudal structures to neutralize outside forces. Taijiquan is a sophisticated system of martial physics, utilizing nuanced martial strategy and body mechanics. Muscular rotations are developed with a focus on the micro and macro levels. Very subtle movements and flex methods are used to zoom in on the natural biomechanics of martial structures- to supplement civilians and soldiers. Taiji emphasizes technical concepts of rooting, moving and following, sticking with an opponent/ spiraling every joint in the human body with gear-like control. The ancient classics describe Taijiquan as an art capable of deflecting thousand pounds of force with four ounces of strength, through the understanding of complex internal mechanics and practical modern weaponry. Develop fluent functionality of applications in the Ancient Chen (Old/New Frames) Taiji Systems.