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29.02.20 + 7.03.20: Chen Old Frame One, Loajia Yi Lu, Taiji Workshops with Shifu Liu

February 29, 2020 @ 13:30 - 17:30

In this two-part London workshop, Shifu Liu will take an in-depth look at Laojia Yi Lu, the classic Old Frame, the seminal form for Chen style Taijiquan. We will study it on 29 February, and 7 March.

For those who aren’t familiar with the routine, it has 74 movements 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.

Shifu Liu has said that these workshops will be accessible to all who are familiar with Chen Foundation practice and encourages them to come along, as movements from the 19 Form and much of the 38 Form are covered within this root practice. He will teach the routine with posture and movement correction, covering different aspects and techniques of the whole form over the workshops. There will be refreshment breaks and the opportunity to ask questions.

Suitable for all levels

Dates: 29 February + 7 March   

Times: 13:30 – 17.30

Seminar Fees in advance:
Single workshop £65 (non-member), £50 for TJC Members
Double Workshop £120 (non-member), £95.00 TJC Members

St Paul’s Church Hall, Top end of Camden Square, London, NW1 9XG

Advanced booking on Eventbrite only available until 29 February as Eventbrite cannot do multiple events.

email us with any queries: [email protected]



Saint Pauls Church Hall
Camden Square
London, NW1 9XG United Kingdom
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