≡Historical Taijiquan is unlike anything in the kungfu cinemas, nor similar to the mainstream “internal” interpretation popular in modern culture. The “internal martial arts” with the branding of BAGUA, XINGYI, TAIJI, branched directly from folk tradition in the Peking Opera at the fall of Qing Dynasty (1900). The original teachings of Chen Wangting have Ming Dynasty military roots in feudal times, integrated with a holistic philosophy towards fighting. Martial "Gongfu Jia" Taijiquan is clearly distinct from the modern "gentle exercise" version. The approach is rooted in nuanced biomechanics & factual research. Beijing Gongfu Jia Taijiquan is much older in history than most commercialized Taijiquan of today.≡ The concepts in origin, are based on Ming General Qi Jiguang treatise- contrary to the element philosophies of the Yin and Yang of modern Tai Chi instruction. The “internal” methods exist in the feudal era, however, the psychology and approach are similar to Sun Tzu’s Art of War- achieving victory through flexibility/ strategy, winning the battle with minimal force (often utilizing modern weapons essential to the terrain). The art of fighting with the least amount of combat necessary, for victory and peace. Popularized in the Forbidden City of Beijing, feudal Taijiquan was adapted for the Imperial Court during the mid - 1800's, and utilized by military and martial escorts of Imperial China for real-world self-defense- later (Supreme Ultimate Fist) modified into qigong, sporting practice, and health cultivation for the masses. Differing from the mainstream view of Taijiquan's passive and pure yielding nature, the original methods are more balanced in its practical approach. Historians now credit the overemphasis of soft, push hands 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. Push Hands in origin were designed to supplement weapons use/ context, as opponents in ancient times were mostly armed. 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 martial intent. Muscular rotations are developed with the focus on the micro and macro levels of kinetics and structure. In combat applications, Chen Taijiquan enhances natural physics using the leverage of joints and bone structure, coordinated with proper psychology, to neutralize or initiate movements (emphasis on modern historical weapons- Not those Peking Opera sword/sabers with tassel which did not exist in Ming era). 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, which presents an accurate representation of Chen Style Taijiquan before it nearly disappeared in Chen Village in the mid-1900s.
Kuan Wu Wang is a 20th Generation practitioner of Beijing Chen Tai Chi Chuan, he has spent numerous years dedicating his life to preserving and restoring medieval Chinese martial arts. 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.
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