≡Martial “Gongfu Jia” Taijiquan is an internal art with close quarters combative methods, clearly distinct from the modern “gentle exercise” version. The approach is rooted in nuanced biomechanics. Beijing Gongfu Jia Taijiquan is much older in history than most commercialized Taijiquan of today.≡ The concepts are based on the element philosophies of the Yin and Yang, and refined in the past four hundred years by Ancient practitioners in China and abroad. Popularized in the Forbidden City of Beijing, Martial Taijiquan (Supreme Ultimate Fist) was adapted for the Imperial Court during the mid – 1800’s, and utilized by Elite Imperial Guards of the Forbidden City for mind/body development and real world self-defense- later modified for qigong and health for the masses. Contrary to the mainstream view of Taijiquan’s passive and pure yielding nature, the original art is more balanced in its practical approach. Historians now credit the overemphasis of soft, pushhands culture to the way the art was taught within the Royal Court to the Imperial Families/ as it would not be favorable for Taiji masters to injure a member of the Royal lines during martial art instruction. Gongfu Jia Chen Tai Chi Chuan is characterized as a sophisticated martial art, utilizing nuanced martial strategy and body mechanics, integrated with a high-level approach of energy intent. Muscular rotations are developed with the focus on the micro and macro levels of kinetics and structure. In martial applications, Chen Taijiquan enhances natural physics using the leverage of joints and bone structure, coordinated with an adaptive power to neutralize or initiate movements. Chen Tai Chi develops a change in response to outside forces, an art of redirection and sticking to an incoming attack rather than attempting to meet it with opposing force. Beijing style of Chen Taijiquan consists of more complex and obvious internal spiraling, long/short range power release, transitions, and dynamic body skill. The Beijing internal methods are now viewed by many to predate the modern “Old Frame” style of training in Chen Village Taijiquan. It is common for practitioners in Beijing (the Capital of China) to practice only Xin Jia, (or what many now consider the New Frame). Gongfu Jia Taiji emphasizes training from the Chen Zhaokui line and Advanced taijiquan development, which presents an accurate representation of Chen Style Taijiquan before it nearly disappeared in Chen Village in the mid-1900s. Beijing Chen Tai Chi Chuan contains differing muscle control, intent mechanics/structures from mainstream Chen Village styles. Join practitioners of the 20th generation and experience the martial science of Ancient Chen Tai Chi Chuan, extracted from the most direct lineages of China.
Kuan Wu Wang is a 20th Generation practitioner of Beijing Chen Tai Chi Chuan, he has spent numerous years dedicating his life to preserving this rare, and ancient art of internal science and biomechanics. Kuan Wu has studied intensively in Beijing and Internationally under the guidance of Grand 19th Generation lineage carriers for Beijing Chen Tai Chi Chuan and Chen Village Styles, including Chen Yu.
About Classes & Rates: We Specialize in Private Training
≡Private Courses (Individual Training in Martial Principals/ Routines/ Advanced Biomechanics) – You will have a training partner for Martial Applications (Self-Defense Strategy, Empty Hand/Weapons Approach, are taught only with a partner.)≡
Basic Monthly Programs: First Introductory Private Lesson $45 (1 Hour in Length)
- One session/ basic monthly private courses (1 Hour in Length): $55
- Three hours of training monthly: $150
- Split Rate Program/Bring a training partner/One session: $75 divided by two practitioners
- Intermediate and Advanced Programs: One Session (2 Hours in Length/ limited availability) ≡Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.≡
” Historically Internal Martial Arts are taught on a one on one basis. This allows customization and isolation to practitioner’s learning curves. “