There are 84 postures and around 2000 movements in New Frame Routine ( called 新架 Xin Jia). Each detailed movement contains its application in fighting, very similar to Karate style.
Go through such deeper topics are challenging but exciting for me! Tracing back to the original and know the reason and logic behind it! I may start a new courses to compare Chen Tai Chi style Lao Jia (Old Frame Routine), Chen Style Tai Chi New Frame Routine and Yang Style Tai Chi.
Let we continue our amazing journey to explore and decode the Essence of Tai Chi together!
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Chen Style Tai Chi New Frame Routine ( called 新架 Xin Jia), can traced back to Chen Fake or Ch'en Fa-k'e (陳發科; 1887–1957), a Chinese martial artist who taught Chen-style t'ai chi ch'uan. He was born and raised in Chen Family Village (Chenjiagou, 陳家溝) in Henan province. In 1928, Chen Fake moved to Beijing to teach his family's inheritance; Chen-style t'ai chi ch'uan. Chen Fake did not leave any written articles. In "Chen Style Taijiquan" , edited by Shen Jiazhen and Gu Liuxin, and was published by People's Sports Publishing House in December 1963, we can see illustrations based on Chen Fake'd posture photo.
Chen Zhaokui (陈照奎, 1928 – 1981) was the third son of Chen Fake. He trained many of the current Chen style t'ai chi ch'uan practitioners throughout China. His son, Chen Yu (陈俞, 1962 – ) is teaching Chen style around the world. His student Ma Hong (1927-December 22, 2013) who wrote “Chen Style Taijiquan Illustrations".
I keep Shen Jiazhen and Gu Liuxin's book "Chen Style Taijiquan" and Ma Hong's “Chen Style Taijiquan Illustrations" book for many years. "Chen Style Taijiquan" is great in theory and keep Chen Fake postures (in Er Lu) and Chen Zhaokui posture (in Yi Lu). Ma Hong's “Chen Style Taijiquan Illustrations" give the detailed documentation of New Frame Routine. I am determined to present this New Frame Routine ( called 新架 Xin Jia) in detail and explain in English.
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