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Basic Routines of Chen Tai Chi Quan (English)
陈式太极拳基本套路
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The Basic Routines of Chen Taichiquan

The 2 foundation ROUTINES of Chen taichiquan is presented here;

First Sets of routines : Laojia Yi Lu

Second Sets of routines : Laojia Erlu

The unique characteristic of Chen taichiquan is the spiral-like spinning and twisting movements called Chan Si Jing (silk reeling)

The first routine of the Chen taichiquan LaoJia Yilu is the oldest form past down from earlier generation which all other forms of taichiquan have been derived. It comprises of smooth flowing movements which is more softness and less firmness or 'Far Jing' where students can be train to know and feel the 'qi'. It is also the foundation for further learning of the art.Upon mastering and laying down a good foundation of the LaoJia Yilu, then can the practitioner move on to learn the second routine LaoJia ErLU

LaoJia Erlu also known as Pao Cui (cannon fist) which is the second routine comprises of many fast and vigorous movements with jumps and fajing. ErLu should be learn under the proper guidance from your Sifu or Master in order to fully master the form.

Chen Taichiquan First Routine : Laojia Yilu

The Yilu routine presented here is documented and taught by Grand Master Zhu Tianci in his book " Original Chen taichiquan" Zheng Zhong Tai Ji Quan

Practitioner is to learn to forego all external forces which is characteristics of sll external martial art, and work towards softness. Yilu is predominant by softness and is the characteristic of this routine. Practitioner also learn about the unique silk reeling skill

1. Preparing Form (Tai Ji Qi Shi)
2. Buddha's Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar (Jin Gang Dao Dui)
3. Lazily Tying Coat (Lan Zha Yi)
4. Six Sealing and Four Closing (Liu Feng Si Bi)
5. Single Whip (Dan Bian)
6. Buddha's Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar (Jin Gung Dao Zhui)
7. White Crane Spreads Wings (Bai He Liang Chi)
8. Walking Obliquely (Xie Xing)
9. Brushing Knees (Lou Xi)
10. Stepping Three Steps (Shang San Bu)
11. Walking Obliquely (Xie Xing)
12. Brushing Knees (Lou Qi)
13. Stepping Three Steps (Shang San Bu)
14. Hidden Thrust Punch and Whirling Upper Arms (Yan Shou Hong Quan)
15. Buddha's Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar (Jin Gang Dao Zhui)
16. Flinging Body (Pie Sen Quan)
17. Green Dragon Comes Out of Water (Qing Long Chu Shui)
18. Double Pushing Hands (Shuang Tua Shou)
19. Fist Under Elbow (Zhou Di Kan Quan)
20. Whirling Upper Arms (Dao Juan Hong)
21. White Crane Spreads Wings (Bai He Liang Chi)
22. Walking Obliquely (Xie Xing)
23. Flashing the Arm (Shan Tong Bei)
24. Hidden Thrust Punch and Whirling Upper Arms (Yan Shou Hong Quan)
25. Six Sealing and Four Closing (Liu Feng Shi Bi)
26. Single Whip (Dan Pien)
27.Cloud Hands (Yun Shou)
28. High Pat on Horse (Gao Tan Ma)
29. Brushing the Right Foot (You Pai Jiao)
30. Brushing the Left Foot (Zuo Pai Jiao)
31. Kicking With the Right Heel (Zuo Deng Gen)
32. Forward Twist Step (Qian Tang Ao Bu)
33. Punch the Ground (Zhi Di Chi)
34. Kicking with Two Heels (Ti Er Qi)
35. Protecting the Heart (Hu Xing Quan)
36. Whirlwind Foot (Xuan Feng Jiao)
37. Kicking with the Right Heel and Following (You Deng Gen)

Chen taichiquan Second Routine (Cannon Fist)

The Erlu routine (Cannon Fist) presented here is documented and taught by Grand Master Zhu Tianci in his book Original Chen taichiquan" Zheng Zhong Tai Ji Quan

Practitioner is expected to have strong foundation in Yilu routine (First Routine) before learning Erlu Routine. Erlu is predominant by FarJing (explosive power) and is also characterized by its unique fast lunging, leaping and stamping movement.

1. Preparing Form (Tai Ji Qi Shi)
2. Buddha's Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar (Jin Gang Dao Dui)
3. Lazily Tying Coat (Lan Zha Yi)
4. Six Sealing and Four Closing (Liu Feng Si Bi)
5. Single Whip (Dan Bian)
6. Protecting the Heart (Hu Xing Quan)
7. Step Forward and Walk Obliquely (Jin Bu Xie Xing)
8. Turn Back Buddha's Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar (Hui Tou Jin Gung Dao Zhui)
9. Flinging Body (Pie Sen Quan)
10. Punching the Groin (Zhi Dang Chui
11. Cutting Hands (Zhan Shou)
12. Turn Flowers Out and Brandish Sleeves (Fan Hua Wu Xiu)
13. Hidden Thrust Punch and Whirling Upper Arms (Yan Shou Hong Quan)
14. Move and Hinder with Elbow (Yao Lan Zhou)
15. Front Cloud Hands (QianYun Shou)
16. Back Cloud Hands (Hou Yun Shou)
17. Jade Lady Works Shuttles (Yu Nu Chuan Shou)
18. Ride Animal in the Reverse Direction (Dao Qi Long)
19. Hidden Thrust Punch and Whirling Upper Arms (Yan Shou Hong Quan)
20. Left Wrap Crackers (Zuo Guo Bian Pow)
21. Right Wrap Crackers (You Guo Bian Pow)
22. Beast's Head Pose (Shou Tou Shi)
23 Left Splitting Pose ( Zuo Pia Jia Zhi)
24. Right Splitting Pose (You Pia Jia Zhi)
25. Hidden Thrust Punch and Whirling Upper Arms (Yan Shou Hong Quan)
26. Taming the tiger (Fu Hu)

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