Chen Fake/ Liu Yun Qiao – 1920s Kungfu Exchange

Liu Yun Qiao and Chen Fake exchanged martial concepts in Beijing during the late 1920s.  Both masters at the time- Chen Fake (Beijing Chen Taijiquan) and Liu Yun Qiao (Bajiquan) agreed there was a great similarity sinop merkez kadın escort between the systems. Both fighting arts utilize segmentation of elbows, short-range power, the similar tempo of footwork etc. In the Ming Dynasty, Bajiquan and Chen Taijiquan were one system- gradually separated through modernization, with the fall of Qing Dynasty. The fusion and historical artifact are preserved in Beijing Gongfu Jia of Chen Yu (Chen Zhaokui’s son).

Tai Chi Theoretical Training – Pushing Hands Is A Modern Sport

ACT- Push Hands Modern

According to a recent interview with Senior Beijing Wrestling and Sanda Team coaches, pushing hands is a modern sport and creation.It has minimal to do with the mersin akdeniz eskort bayanları yin and yang theory in a historical sense.  In the late 1970s, confrontational push hand sports were developed, and by 1980s- standardized.   Pushing is the most popular technique in the modern Chen sport. Using one or both hands to push the other side out of the venue. In regards to factual Chen Taijiquan training in feudal times-  this style of push hands is a new concept.

1928 Reform Chen Tai Chi Inspiration – The Medieval Snail

ACT- Chen Battlefield Snail

Many modern scholars of Chinese Martial Studies have been puzzled by the feudal origins of Chen Tai Chi Chuan’s-  extremely slow style of movement with “sticking and adhering” qualities as world renown.Chen Taijiquan is mersin escort bayan indeed an ancient system which thrived in the era of knights and shining armor. The modern “slow qigong”  Tai Chi training style seems counterintuitive to the essential speed, agility, and power required by the medieval military.  The general consensus concludes 1928 Fitness Reform Chen Taiji was inspired by Medieval European Art, depicting “knights fighting Snails in the battlefield”!  According to tradition, medieval knights fought snails, symbolically- because snails represented the Lombards, who had become widely despised lenders throughout Europe in the middle ages.  [Note: Please do not take this post seriously, and remember… HISTORY IS FUN!]

Tai Chi Chuan History Misconceptions – Ancient Boxing Treatise

ACT- Ming TreatiseAncient Chen Taijiquan Boxing Treatise reveals that an alternate empty-hand boxing system is supplemented with the Lao Jia 74 Chen Village routine (sword and shield form).The Ming Dynasty boxing of Qi Jiguang has evolved a meram bayan arkadaş technique very close to that of modern Sanda- even more similar to Bajiquan.  The irony is that most of the Tai Chi masters nowadays have never heard of this boxing, and continue to teach Chen Lao Jia Yi Lu as an empty-hand system.  The historical misconceptions are considerable in modern kungfu culture.

Real Chen Taijiquan – Ancient Harmony

ACT- Harmony

Many Chen Tai Chi practitioners today have minimal interest and knowledge of factual methods of the original system.  The 1928 fitness reform in China akdeniz escort kızlar shifted the context of Chen Taijiquan considerably, yet failed to make any distinction the modern interpretation is not historical truth.  Chen Tai Chi practitioners today who do not appreciate the feudal military context of the art, are still enjoying the empty-hand methods of medieval melee combat, used by Ming-era Chinese Knights- whether or not they realize or accept it.