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, peaceful, & scholarly exploration into the world of feudal Chen Tai Chi Chuan- before commercialization from the Peking Opera (late 19th century) & literary imaginative interpretation of factual (internal) Chinese Kungfu. We are a martial studies organization dedicated to preserving original Taijiquan, which has been neglected by misinterpretation of the historical treatise. 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- containing both Ming Dynasty armored and Qing Dynasty non-armored historical artifact. 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, or individuals just interested in historical insight into ancient kingdoms. Medieval Taijiquan takes a nuanced biomechanical approach to the historical methods- backed by factual research and military science. We specialize in private training.