New beginner students in Chen style Tai Chi learn foundation exercises and the first five movements of the Laojia Yi Lu form (known as the Chen 5 Elements), facing the ‘Four Directions’, also known as the ‘Four Corners’.  Covering the following movements:

1 Preparing form
2 Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pound’s Mortar
3. Lazy about Tying Coat
4. 6 Sealings and 4 Closings
5. Single Whip

These 5 movements can be joined together with a transition movement that changes the orientation you face after each set of five movements to create an everlasting form.

  1. Opening Posture
  2. Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar
  3. Lazy Tying Coat
  4. Six Sealing Four Closing
  5. Single Whip
  6. Transition turn to the left 90 degrees and step up
  7. Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar
  8. Lazy Tying Coat
  9. Six Sealing Four Closing
  10. Single Whip
  11. Transition turn and step up to the left (facing rear)
  12. Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar
  13. Lazy Tying Coat
  14. Six Sealing Four Closing
  15. Single Whip
  16. Transition turn to the left 90 degrees and step up
  17. Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar
  18. Lazy Tying Coat
  19. Six Sealing Four Closing
  20. Single Whip
  21. Transition turn to the left 90 degrees and step up
  22. Close form – or go round again

 




 

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