Baduanjin Qigong - 8 piece Brocade
Double Hands Hold up the Heavens - Shuang Shou Tuo Tian
Bend the Bow Like Shooting a Hawk
Separate Heaven and Earth
Turn Head to Look to Rear
Sway Head and Swing Tail
Two Hands Hold the Feet to Strengthen the Kidneys and Waist
Clench the Fists and Glare Angrily
Bouncing on the Toes
The competition routine of Chen style Tai Ji Quan combines elements from the traditional Chen Old Frame and Chen New Frame routines.
It is famous for its distinctive rhythm and the magnificent postures. When practicing, it is important to emphasize Fa Jin (energy release), the spiral twisting force, relaxation, agility and Silk reeling (flow of movement) which are the special features of Chen style.
Tai Ji Quan broadsword (Dao) teaches how to expand and contract during small fast circles using internal strength and use the gravity to create quick powerful energy surge that is being brought down onto a single blade.
All movements of well co-ordinated body, hands, eyes and footwork utilize the waist as a pivot and shake to release the force.
13 Tai Bao