Chen Style Old Form Two 41 Postures combines the agile body movement, the punching skills, the elbow strike and even wrestling skills! It is good aerobic sweating Workout. It will take you 30-60 hours to master it! You can take the individual posture to practice many times as aerobic sweating Workout. It will help to build your muscle strength and flexibility!
Tai Chi or Shadow Boxing, another school of Kungfu in Chinese martial art culture, was born in Henan Province, 70km north to David Yao's native place.
Tai chi, short for T'ai chi ch'üan or Tàijí quán (Chinese: 太极拳，太極拳; pinyin: Tàijí quán), is a traditional Chinese martial art which combines mind and awareness of our body, the deep diaphragmatic breathing and Qi, the inherent vital energy, through graceful movements to achieve mindfulness and relaxation. Tai chi is practiced for both its defense training, its health benefits and meditation.
Qigong, qi gong, chi kung, or chi gung (simplified Chinese: 气功 qìgōng literally: "Life Energy Cultivation") is a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used in belief it promotes health, spirituality, and martial arts training. Qigong practice typically involves moving meditation, coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and calm meditative state of mind. Qigong can be viewed as a medicinal movement practice, combining breath work, relaxation, movement and self-massage all in one.
In Chen Style Traditional 74 Form LJ1 (陈氏太极拳老架一路 Chén shì tàijí quán lǎo jià yīlù Chen Style Tai Chi Traditional Form One; Chen Style Tai Chi Old Form Set One) is the foundation of all Chen Style Tai Chi which keeps the kicking, jumping and leaping movements which will apply in fighting. Base on Chen Style Traditional 74 Form LJ1, I will show more advance skills - Chen Tai Chi Fighting Style which combines mind, awareness and traditional Martial Art Kong Fu Skills You May Never Seen! The features of Original Chen Style Old Form Two are the agile body movement, the punching skills, the elbow strike and even wrestling skills!
What makes Chen Style Tai Chi unique? It is 发力 fā lì, (releasing power; releasing power in explosive way), It integrates whole body power and keep body in a relax states when release the power in very short and explosive way. The hitting point can be fist, elbow or knee. This Fali is different with boxing or kickboxing. You can take some movements to practice in fast speed and this can be very good sweating workout for you.
This will take you around 3 month to finish it. However, you can just take a single posture to practice.
Tai Chi Strengthens Mind and Body
Tai Chi’s focus on posture and body placement may add benefits beyond what cardiovascular or resistance-training can provide.
Tai Chi, a moving Yoga, does more than burn calories and tone muscles. It will enable you to gain flexibility and strength, reducing stress and allowing for greater relaxation. It's a total mind-body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation or relaxation.
The health benefits of tai chi
This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life.
Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion, moving Yoga," which originated in China as a martial art. The Chen Style Tai chi is the oldest and parent form of the five traditional family styles of Tai chi. Chen-style is characterized by Silk reeling, alternating fast/slow motion and bursts of power. The Chen Style is Originated in Hen Nan Chen Jia Gou, 70 KM at north of David Yao's birth place.
There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren't in top shape or the best of health. In this low-impact, slow-motion exercise, you go without pausing through a series of motions. As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally, focusing your attention — as in some kinds of meditation — on your bodily sensations. Tai chi differs from other types of exercise in several respects. The movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, the joints are not fully extended or bent, and connective tissues are not stretched. Tai chi can be easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit to people confined to wheelchairs or recovering from surgery.
陈氏太极拳 老架二路 The Full Routine Name:
1 太极起势 1. Beginning Posture
2 金刚捣碓 I "2. Pound Palm with Fist (YAO); Vajra Pounds Mortar; Buddha's Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar;
3 懒扎衣 3. Grand Warding off Posture (YAO); Grasp and Tuck Clothes; Lazily Tying One’s Coat
4 六封四闭 4. Pushing hands on Empty Stance (YAO); Six Sealing, Four Closing
5 单鞭 5. Single Whip
6 跃步护心拳 6. Leaping step and Elbow Blocking Hit (YAO); Leaping step and Fist of Protecting the heart
7 进步斜行 7. Leaping Forward and Lunge forward on Bow stance (YAO); Stepping Forward walking Obliquely; Diagonal Posture;
8 回头金刚捣碓 II 8. Turn Back and Pound Palm with Fist (YAO)
9 撇身拳 9. Overbody Throw Posture (YAO); The fist of covering the body
10 指裆 10. Low Hand Punch; Pointing Crotch Punch (YAO); Pointing Crotch
11 斩手 11. Hand Chopping Anti Locking (YAO)
12 翻花舞袖 12. Leaping and turn back Punch (YAO)
13 掩手肱拳 I 13. Cover Fist and Punch
14 转身腰拦肘 14. Turn Body with Forward Elbow Strike
15 大肱拳小肱拳 15. Wave hands
16 玉女穿梭 16. Forward step
17 倒骑龙 17. Ride the dragon in the reverse direction
18 掩手肱拳 II 18. Cover Fist and Punch
19 裹鞭裹鞭 19. Sideway Burst Punch (YAO); Wrap Whip
20 兽头势 20. Monster Posture
21 披架子 21. Splitting Punch (YAO); Splitting Pose
22 掩手肱拳 III 22. Cover Fist and Punch
23 伏虎 23. Subdue the Tiger
24 抹眉肱 24. Sweeping and Pushing using Palm (YAO); The Hitting of Rubbing Eyebrow Makes Red
25 左右黄龙三搅水 25. Sideways Single Wave Hand (YAO); The Yellow Dragon stirs water three times
26 左冲右冲 26. Left Side Kick and Right Side Kick (YAO); Kick with left Heel and kick with right heel
27 掩手肱拳 IV 27. Cover Fist and Punch
28 扫堂腿 28. Sweep legs with Body turn
29 掩手肱拳 V 29. Cover Fist and Punch
30 全炮捶 30. Side Backward Throwing Double Punch (YAO); Dash
31 掩手肱拳 VI 31. Cover Fist and Punch
32 捣叉捣叉 32. Low Smashing Punch (YAO); DaoCha
33 左二肱右二肱 33. Fist Punch Combination (YAO); Attack leftward twice rightward twice with forearm
34 回头当门炮 34. Leap turning with left side Backward Throwing Double Punch (YAO); The canno of turning head
35 变势大捉炮 35 Leap turning with right side Backward Throwing Double Punch (YAO); Change Posture Big caught cannon
36 腰拦肘 36. Forward Elbow Strike (YAO); Strike with Elbow
37 顺拦肘 37. Piercing Elbow Strike (YAO); Smooth Elbows
38 窝底炮 38. Leap and Low Burst Punch (YAO); Punching Palm in Crouch Step
39 回头井栏直入 39. Turn Body and Strike with Double Elbows (YAO); Turning Head and go straight with left palm into well
40 金刚捣碓 III 40. Pound Palm with Fist
41 收势 41. Closing Posture