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23 May: Part 1, Chen Taiji Old Frame One (Laojia Yi Lu) – on Zoom with Shifu Liu

May 23, 2020 @ 10:00 - 13:00

Shifu Liu will revise Laojia Yi Lu, (Old Frame), the classic form of Chen Taijiquan. We will study the first sections in Part 1 of this Zoom workshop.

Laojia Yi Lu has 74 movements (so we are unable to finish the complete form) and is the basis of many other Chen style tai ji routines that have this as their underlying structure and once you remember it, you can see the references in the sequence of moves in the other Chen forms.

It is characterised as ‘Yin’ with many soft, smooth twining movements indispersed with fajing, energy releases such as a punch or kick. Laojia Yi Lu was created by Chen Changxing in the 19th C, from the original sets of tai ji originator, Chen Wanting, a general of the Ming dynasty in China. It is the oldest tai ji routine from which many modern tai ji styles originate, such as Yang and Wu styles.

There will be a refreshment break and Q&A.

Suitable for all levels with some experience

Date: 23 May 2020 Time: 10:00 – 13.00


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