Peking Opera Origins – Modern Chen Taijiquan Interpretation

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The modern interpretation of Chen Tai Chi Chuan history is rooted in the Peking Opera and folk tradition of the late Qing Dynasty-  standardized by the Chinese Government in 1928.  Tai Chi, Xingyi, and Baguazhang developed centuries apart, yet are instructed under one category labeled “Internal Martial Arts”.  Only the China government has authority to set the standards on internal/ external styles at that scale, as fighting lineages usually never agree on anything.