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Peng Lu Ji An

Chen Silk Reeling Peng Lu Ji An

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.  The following article on the trigrams looks at the 8 martial applications relating to the 8 trigrams and the I Ching.

Peng / Ward Off

  • Expanding, up direction, moving energy, outward, upward, rebounding, spring like elastic force.
  • To open, offensive attack, push, strike.
  • Different to the peng jin principle.

Lu / Roll Back

  • Follow back and redirect, inward direction, collecting energy, absorb an incoming force.
  • Divert, deflection, lead into emptiness, to yield, defensive.

Ji / Squeeze Press

  • Squeezing out of space, forwards direction, compressing motion, receiving energy, displace momentum.
  • To neutralise incoming force, to advance, strike.

An  / Push Down

  • Downward direction, striking energy, sinking, outward.
  • To release, two handed strike.
Peng Lu Ji An Taiji Applications

The following youtube video clips demonstrates Chen style Tai Chi Peng Lu Ji An by Grand Master Chen Xiaowang:


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