Beijing Style – Medieval Tai Chi Chuan
Revive historical context in feudal Chinese fighting arts- ancient kungfu in its pure form is mostly extinct in the modern world. The majority of mainstream Tai Chi Chuan instruction today- stems from the PEKING OPERA tradition in Beijing, contrary to the original historical systems in the ancient era. Our organization’s approach is Research/ Biomechanical exploration into the world of historical Taijiquan, before commercialization from the Peking Opera (late 19th century) & literary imaginative interpretation of (internal) Chinese Kungfu. All levels of practitioners interested in refined biomechanics, martial concepts, and raw history are welcome- the foundation is Beijing Chen Taijiquan. Beijing Chen is characterized as "Gongfu Jia" or martial frame Taijiquan, retaining most of the medieval elements from ancient lineages. The principals of Gongfu Jia Taijiquan compliment any martial system and are not limited to taijiquan- Taiji is often instructed to practitioners already skilled in other martial systems. Gongfu Jia Taijiquan takes a nuanced biomechanical approach to the ancient methods, sports fighting is not the focus- as one on one empty hand combat is only supplemental in ancient times of conflict when traditional weapons/ armor were integrated. Complete historical understanding of the art requires the practicality and context of the art to not be lost. We specialize in private training.