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, to open, offensive attack, push, strike.
Lu (roll back): Pull back and redirect, back direction, collecting energy, inward, divert, absorbing, lead into emptiness, to yield, defensive, incoming force.
Ji (squeeze press): Squeezing out of space, forwards direction, receiving energy, displace momentum, to advance, strike.
An (push down): Downward direction, striking energy, sinking, to release, two handed strike.
The following youtube video clips show this movement with various Masters and instructors of Chen Tai Chi.