For my Chen Tai Chi students, here are a variety of Chen style 18 form videos from youtube to help you practice at home between classes. Instructor Nicola studies and teaches the forms of Grand Master Chen Zhenglei and her teachers have all studied with or are lineage holders of this style of Chen Tai Chi. We are not affiliated with these videos, these are for student reference only. Click here to read the Chen style 18 form movement names.
Grand Master Chen Zhenglei
Grand Master Chen Zhenglei - Rear Orientation
Grand Master Chen Zhenglei - Mirrored
Master Wang Hai Jun
Master Chen Huixian
Master Wang Hai Jun - Chen Heel Kick Drills
Master Wang Hai Jun - Instruction on Diagonal Posture
Peng Lu Ji An Chen Tai Chi – Silk Reeling Practice This foundation drill of Chen style Tai Chi covers the four primary martial movements of Peng (ward-off), Lu (rollback), Ji (squeeze press), An (push down). Read more on the Eight Basic Movements of Chen Style Tai Chi and the Development of Chen Tai Chi. …
Taoist Teaching and Mid Life Assistance www.personaltao.com Taoism as a practice helps people live balanced and graceful lives. In China there is a saying: “You retire as a Taoist.” This is a reflection of the fact that Taoism as a teaching is deeply geared to help people come into their life. In the first third…
Tai Chi for Spine Health An Unhealthy Spine The spine is key to health. One of my teachers once said that Tai Chi and Qigong all focus on spinal health. We use the phrase ‘structural integrity’ when talking about the Tai Chi and Qigong posture. This means the posture is aligned correctly, to hold your…
Challenges in Tai Chi Training As student, you can expect many challenges to come up during your training in a group class and your practice at home. Try to hold a positive approach, seeing challenge as opportunity. Tai Chi and Qigong are life-long practices, there will be times you are enthusiastic and highly motivated to…
When Resources aren’t Enough A delve into the Tai Chi learning process, looking at the ebb and flow of training a life-long art. When learning Tai Chi, there are several highs and lows along the way. Sometimes students will say “The resources aren’t enough”. As an instructor and student, I would like to share my…
Importance of Silk Reeling Silk reeling is at the centre of Chen style Tai Chi training, helping the student to develop strength, internal energy, co-ordination, body awareness, unity in movement, relaxation and grounding. Also known as Chan Si Gong; Chan (pulling), Si (silk) and Gong (skill achieved through applied effort). Silk reeling is a set of…
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