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CHEN STYLE TAI CHI
 
 
History of Chen Style Tai Chi

Taichiquan( 太極拳) commonly also known as shadow boxing in the Western, is one famous branch of internal chinese martial arts.

Tang Hao (1897 - 1959), a chinese martial art master, and others who have done research on the evolution of taichiquan in the 1930s determined that taichiquan was originated by Chen Wangting.

Beginning with Chen Bu, the first generation who was originally from Shanxi province. Nearing the end of the Ming dynasty, over 500 years ago, Chen Bu migrated to Henan province and moved his family to the present-day Chenjiagou Village located in Wenxian, China. At that time, Chenjiagou was also known as the ChenYang Village as it consist of people with the surnames Chen and Yang. The village was later rename Chenjiagou as the Chen populations increase. ChenBu was an accomplished martial art exponent and the village people learns and practice kungfu under his guidance.

It was the 9th generation of the Chen family, Chen Wanting, an outstanding scholar and martial exponent who became famous in Chan style taichiquan. He was once known in Shangdong province as a master of martial art defeating more then a thousand bandits.

Chen Wanting was then the originator of the bare-handed and armed combat boxing of the Chen school. Chen Wangting withdrew from public life and retired to live in Chenjiagou after the downfall of the Ming dynasty. Life style consists in creating actions of boxing when feeling depressed, doing field work when the season comes, and spending the leisure time teaching disciples and children so they can be worthy members of the society. Because Chen Wanting has fought in many battles and has traveled and read widely, he was able to combine many and from his past experience, and build upon what waspassed down by Chen Bu to create a unique system of martial arts.

Many form of boxing was synthesized into one system, utilizing the theory of Yin and Yang, combining medical theories, breathing techniques. Chanxi (silk reeling) techniques was invented together with the technique of pushing-hand.

Until the 14th generation, Chen ChangXing (1771-1853) condenses all the fist forms into two sets namely LaoJia (old family), to distinguish from the Xinjia (new family) that was later created by Chen Fake(1887-1957) Chen ChangXing was also credited with having clarified, codified, separated Chen taichiquan into Yilu (big frame) and Er Lu (Cannon fist)

The Old-style shadow boxing of the Chen family was brought to Beijing from Chenjiagou Village in 1928 by Chen Fake (1887 - 1957) and taken up by both old people having practiced various forms of taichiquan for many years and young men with physical strength. It is also generally acknowledged that later new routines of the traditional taichiquan are the result of repeated revisions by the predecessors after hard practice and serious study.

The new style of the Chen family, the Zhaobao Style, the Yang Style, the Wu Style, the Wu style (martial), and the Sun Style are all resulted from the revision of the First set of the Chen family's

Old Style taichiquan. Different though in style, they are the same in structure and routines. In the new form, vigorous actions such as leaping and stamping in the First Set of the Old Style taichiquan were discarded in the new form.

However the Second set of the Chen Style, which still involve vigorous and swift actions such as stamping, leaping and dodging, is markedly different in style form the other forms of taichiquan.

 

 
 
 
 

 

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