Martial Mind

≡Enhance human performance with ancient neuromechanics, evolving energy development with integrated imagery.≡ The dantian is the energy center powerhouse in Internal Martial Art practitioners, located about three fingers width below the navel. Martial taiji practitioners coordinate breath with distinct rotations of the muscle groups surrounding the lower abdominal and kidney areas. This unique mind-body connection, heightens cognition and coordination with energy flow, as well as strengthening shields of muscles which protect the internal organs of the abdominal core region. The dantian muscles rotate methodically horizontally, vertically, and diagonally connecting every segment of the human body with the mind/generating precision energy circulation along the meridian pathways.



Frame Work

≡Explore ancient kinetics and focused power with routines of Beijing Style Chen Tai Chi Chuan.≡ Revives the nuanced approach to historical and modern close quarters combative concepts. This system of Internal Science is a centuries-old evolution of martial and meditative movement as well as internal work, and self-defense. Traditional routines of hard and soft fighting technique to develop internal energy, intent/fascia connectivity, and optimized martial function. The Tai Chi frames specialize in different training methods which develop circular and spiraling force combined with elements of dynamic Qigong and Martial Function. Frames may train slow, rhythmic movements for optimal energy control and circulation, or emphasize shocking power and explosive release of energy, coordinating movement and torque of the entire body. The Chen Tai Chi frame work develops the body as if it is steel wrapped in cotton, capable of adaptive flexibility and stopping power.




Combative Concepts

≡Apply philosophy of movement and function, using leverage and Internal Power to redirect outside forces.≡ Taijiquan is a sophisticated system of martial physics, utilizing nuanced martial strategy and body mechanics. Muscular rotations are developed with focus on the micro and macro levels. Very subtle movements and flex methods are used to zoom in on the natural biomechanics of martial structures. Taiji emphasizes technical concepts of rooting, moving and following, sticking with an opponent/ spiraling every joint in the human body with gear-like control. Much of the small circle rotations of historical Taijiquan are lost in modern times with the always slow, smooth qigong look. The understanding of segmented power control, small joint rotation within large limb/core rotation is essential to historical practitioners who used ancient weapons in close quarter combative situations. The obvious spiraling and muscular control, allows for the proper wielding of swords, spears, and maneuvering required for their times. The ancient classics describe taijiquan as an art capable of deflecting thousand pounds of force with four ounces of strength, through understanding of complex internal mechanics. The gradual layering of muscle/tendon/energy, evolves the taiji body into a precision vehicle for martial applications of neutralizing and generating force. Taijiquan heightens listening power (sensitivity training) in self-defense aspects- with detailed principals of micro movements, angle shifts, hidden force which may appear soft and relaxed, yet contains dense energy flow power and muscular contractions. Develop fluency of applications in the Ancient Chen (Old/New Frames) Taijiquan.