moving about. learning Chinese, practicing Tai Ji Quan, doing Qi Gong, or simply going out running. resisting the monkey impulses.

Saturday, July 24, 2004

18 steps - rewind and repeat

Our class has been studying an 18-movement Chen style form. Good literature on Chen style Taiji is not easy to come by, and the shapes of the form are strange to those schooled in the Yang style, but lately we have been helped by a DVD of the form featuring Wang Hai Jun (narrated by Aarvo Tucker, our teacher). Wang's teacher, Chen Zhenglei, developed this short Chen form from the old First Form (laojia yilu).

The Articles section of Wang's site contains much of interest, including of course the postures of the form.



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