Master Chen’s Dajia Yi Lu Form

9 April 2019

ARCHWAY • LONDON

The second of Master Chen’s seminars is on the evening of Tuesday 9 April at the Islington Chinese Association and is Dajia 1st Routine. It is a simplified form based on a combination of several traditional Chen routines. The form is mostly practiced to cultivate and replenish qi, so as to improve physical constitution and to promote health. This routine uses mind to direct qi and qi to shape the form, resulting in form and breathing in harmony. It is easy to learn, and suitable for all ages to practice. This is also known as Chen-style Taiji Health Routine.

The son of Grandmaster Chen Xiaoxing, Master Chen Ziqiang is a 20th generation direct descendant of the Chen Family Taijiquan, the Chief Coach of the prestigious Chenjiagou Taijiquan School and a renowned tai ji champion in China and worldwide.

All students of Taijiquan are welcome

Chen Ziqiang’s London Seminars


9 April:  Chen Dajia Yi Lu – Health Routine   18:30 – 21:30 All levels

Islington Chinese Association, 21 Hatchard Road, London N19 4NG
Archway Underground (High Barnet branch of the Northern Line), Upper Holloway overground


Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time to enrol.

If you would like to attend any of the seminars, please download the Chen Ziqiang 2019 Booking and Release Form pdf link below, fill in all your details and return to Tai Ji Circle as requested. Many thanks.

Chen Ziqiang 2019 Booking and Release Form pdf document. Please retain pages 1-2 for your information, and return pages 3-4 to Tai Ji Circle.

If you have any queries please get in touch by email.
Email Us

For online payment by credit card or Paypal and information about his other workshops please go to Chen Ziqiang In London 2019
Seminars with Master Chen include warm-up exercises to prepare the body for training. Silk Reeling and Dajia Yi Lu and Chen Ball are all suitable for students with less experience.

Master Chen Ziqiang in London

Wonderful first day of workshops with Master Chen Ziqiang, lovely group of us studying, the practice and theories of Foundation training, huge thanks to Lai and Michael for some tricky and detailed translation. Below the important first steps of Chen training is the standing posture Zhan Zhaung, total concentration required on body position, placement and posture…

Master Chen, Foundation Workshop

Chen Taijiquan Seminars

8 April 2019

ARCHWAY • LONDON

The first of Master Chen’s seminars is on the evenings of Monday 8 and at the Islington Chinese Association. The first workshop is in Foundation Chen Training including Silk Reeling practice, Zhang Zhuang standing practice and posture adjustment.

The son of Grandmaster Chen Xiaoxing, Master Chen Ziqiang is a 20th generation direct descendant of the Chen Family Taijiquan, the Chief Coach of the prestigious Chenjiagou Taijiquan School and a renowned tai ji champion in China and worldwide.

All students of Taijiquan are welcome

Chen Ziqiang’s London Seminars


8 April:  Chen Foundation Silk Reeling   18:30 – 21:30 All levels

Islington Chinese Association, 21 Hatchard Road, London N19 4NG
Archway Underground (High Barnet branch of the Northern Line), Upper Holloway overground


Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time to enrol.

If you would like to attend any of the seminars, please download the Chen Ziqiang 2019 Booking and Release Form pdf link below, fill in all your details and return to Tai Ji Circle as requested. Many thanks.

Chen Ziqiang Booking 2019 pdf. Please retain pages 1-2 for your information, and return pages 3-4 to Tai Ji Circle.

If you have any queries please get in touch by email.
Email Us

For online payment by credit card or Paypal and information about his other workshops please go to Chen Ziqiang In London 2019
Seminars with Master Chen include warm-up exercises to prepare the body for training. Silk Reeling and Dajia Yi Lu and Chen Ball are all suitable for students with less experience.

 

Foundation Silk Reeling and Standing Practice
Silk Reeling exercises (Chansi Gong) the essential foundation practice to improve posture and movement in longer routines They are aimed at regulating the whole body into a relaxed, comfortable and natural state, through rhythmical relaxation of all the parts of the body.

May News

On the 4 May we have our next free session of Taiji in the Park with Shifu Liu, followed by a Chen Foundation Training workshop. Download our latest News Mail Out for more information.

9 + 16.03.19: Chen Old Frame One, Taijiquan Workshop with Shifu Liu

In this double 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 in two parts, the first on 9 March, the second on 16 March. The last two hours of the second workshop Shifu Liu will teach relevant applications from the form.


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 interdispersed 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 will teach the routine with posture and movement correction, covering different aspects and techniques of the form. There will be refreshment breaks and the opportunity to ask questions.


Suitable for all levels


Dates: 9 + 16 March 2019


Times: 13:30 – 17.30


Seminar Fees:
Single workshop £65 (non-member), £50 for TJC Members
Double Workshop £125 (non-member), £95.00 TJC Members


Advanced booking on Eventbrite only available until 9 March.


email us with any queries: [email protected]


http://www.taijicircle.com


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

Great Free Tai Ji In the Park with Shifu Liu

Last week’s free session in Camden Square was great fun, and the sun came out for the hour of our training with Shifu Liu, we covered some of the important Foundation training, standing and silk reeling practice followed by the very first of the martial applications for defence and attack as you raise your arms up to shoulder height…

2.02.2019: Chen Taijiquan Single sabre and Tai Ji Ball workshops

Double workshop of Chen Single Sabre and Tai Ji Ball  forms with Shifu Liu Quanjun.


The short Tai Ji Ball form can be practised for gaining smooth fluid movements and for enhancing well-being, it is simple to learn for beginners to tai ji and practiced as a health exercise. At a more advanced level the ball can be larger and weighted to help with strengthening the whole body.


The traditional single broadsword is usually the first Chen Taijiquan weapon form taught, it is very lively, and dynamic routine, using the waist and dantian as axis and has 23 movements which can be learnt quite quickly. It needs a degree of relaxation to perform at speed and keep the movements flowing and smooth.


Suitable for all levels


Workshop Costs:

Drop-in Fee: £55 Members £70 Non-members (cash or cheque)

Paid in advance: £50 Members £65 Non-members


email to book: [email protected] or Register and pay by credit card through Eventbrite


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

26.01.19: Chen Taijiquan 19 Form workshop with Shifu Liu

Chen 19 Part Form with Shifu Liu Quanjun


Saturday

26 January 2019


Time: 13:30 – 17:30


Created by Chen Xiao Wang in response to demand from students for a short routine suitable for beginners. The form is composed of 19 movements, divided into four sections. The simplicity of the form’s choreography makes it easy to learn for new students, yet offers the experienced practitioner room to express and develop the basic principles, energies and techniques of the style.


This is the first workshop for the 19 Part Form to be given by Tai Ji Circle this year, for those who have done it before it is an opportunity to revise, or learn from scratch, and increase understanding of the movements and requirements of this beginners form, practice some fajin (energy releases) and martial techniques contained within each movement.


We will supply a sheet with the movement names in Chinese Pinyin and English translation.


Open to all levels


All workshops have time for refreshment breaks


Seminar Fee

Drop-in Fee: £55 Members          £70 Non-members (cash or cheque only)

Paid in advance: £50 Members   £65 Non-members


Booking essential, queries please email: [email protected]


Venue

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

12.01.19 – Chen Foundation Taijiquan London workshop with Shifu Liu

Tai Ji Circle’s first Beginners Chen tai chi Foundation workshop of 2019


6th Duan Shifu Liu, will work with standing, and silk reeling exercises which are the basic essentials and foundation for Chen Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) training. Specifically improving the standing and stepping silk reeling exercises and some martial applications, or teaching a short form if there is time.


Standing practice, (called Zhan Zhaung), begins the process of internal discovery, relaxes, realigns and strengthens the body to improve your posture. Silk reeling exercise training improves coordination and leads you to sense the energetic changes that take place in the body through the accurate alignment, placement and movement of the body, as well as reflecting the martial, medical and philosophical aspects of the training such as weight changing and the exchange of yin yang in movement (eg. light/heavy or open/close). If there is time we will also teach a short Chen Form or practice some martial techniques during the workshop.


This will be a practical workshop, Shifu Liu will correct your body posture and movements, and we hope that you will gain a better understanding of the requirements and the underlying principles of tai ji training.


It is best to wear lose comfortable clothes, flat shoes, and not to eat a very heavy meal just before training.


As it is a four hour workshop, there will be refreshment breaks and the opportunity to ask questions.


Suitable for all levels and new students to Chen Taijiquan.


Workshop Fees:

Drop-in Fee: £55 Members, £70 Non-Members   (Cash or cheques only on-the-door)


Paid in advance: TJC Members: £50   Non-members: £65


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