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Small Frame Chen Tai Chi Series of DVDs

This small frame series of chen style tai chi chuan (taijiquan) is known as a some of the oldest known forms of tai chi. Demonstrated ans explained by artist Chen Yongfu, a member and a coach of Xi'an Wushu Association, and a vice-curator of Xi'an Cuihua Wushu House.

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Chen-style Taiji Small Frame Routine I

Chen-style Taijiquan Routine's emphasizes softness with hardness hiding in. The waist is the fountainhead to move, combine the twining force and use the mind to lead the Qi, use the Qi to control the body form. While practicing, you should make your movements continuously and smoothly, and breathe naturally; keep your elbows lowered and shoulders relaxed, chest hold in and waist sunk. Your hands, feet and body should cooperate well so that they can generate the force as a whole.
Artist: Chen Yongfu
Media:dvd
Soundtrack: Chinese
Subtitles: English / Chinese
Duration: 3 DVDs mins
Price: £27

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Chen-style Taiji Routine II-Cannon Fist

Chen-style Taijiquan Small Frame Routine II also called Cannon Boxing has the characteristic of giving priority to the hardness and gentleness contained in hardness. The learning of Small Frame Routine II needs to on the basis of mastery of Chen-style Taijiquan small routine II, break through the stage of ridding stiffness and seeking softness to reach the situation of the whole body following, one move of the whole body causing all moves, the combination of the inside and the outside, the full strength, the harmony of breath and movements. Only at this time is there no warp in learning routine II. Otherwise, there is no elasticity so that during exercise, we fall into the situation where the whole body is stiff with the upper heavy and the lower unstable, gas fills the chest, the heart beats too fast, the breath wheezes, lips turns green and face turns white. This is bad for the body strengthening and Kungfu exercising.
Artist: Chen Yongfu
Media:dvd
Soundtrack: Chinese
Subtitles: English / Chinese
Duration: 2 DVDs 117 mins
Price: £18

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Chen-style Taiji spring and Autumn Falchion

Chen-style Spring and Autumn Falchion is also called the Black Dragon Lower Moon Falchion, which is one of the long weapons of Chen-style Taiji weapons routine. Its distribution is rational and its skills are clear, and it can gain advantage from both sides. When practicing, you must have the good basic of Taijiquan, and it is more important to have the power of waist, legs and arms. The falchion is a long and heavy weapon, so you want to use it freely, and you must have the full energy and force of waist and arms. Its skills include cutting, hacking, pushing, chopping, turning, rolling, twining and pressing, so it is one kind of powerful antipersonnel weapon and it is praised as "the Commander of Weapons".
Artist: Chen Yongfu
Media:dvd
Soundtrack: Chinese
Subtitles: English / Chinese
Duration: 2 DVDs 122 mins
Price: £18

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Chen-style Taiji Double Broadsword

The Chen-style Taiji Double Broadswords is one of the Chen-style Taiji Double Weapons routines. There are 35 forms in this routine, which is reasonably and connectively arranged. Its main techniques include cutting, hacking, arcing, parrying, thrusting, crossing, crosscutting, pressing, pushing, slicing, sweeping, supporting and figure-8 form. With generous body work, and agile and stable footwork, the double broadswords are played, fully embodying Chen-style Taijiquan's features of hardness and softness in harmony, fastness and slowness in interval, relaxing, activeness, flipping and shaking in force application. Practicing the routine of double broadsword, the broadsword must be combined well with steps, as the saying goes that "when playing single broadsword, watch your hand; when playing double broadswords, watch your footwork", which emphasizes the importance of your footwork in practicing double broadswords. So you wand to exercise the footwork well, you should use the Taijiquan as the basic. When you grasp the sturdy basic skills of Taijiquan, you can really reflect the styles and characteristics in practicing, with broadsword like flowing water and footwork like flying, twining or wrapping head is quick and forcefully.
Artist: Chen Yongfu
Media:dvd
Soundtrack: Chinese
Subtitles: English / Chinese
Duration: 111 mins
Price: £10

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Chen-style Taiji Single Sword

Taiji Single Sword is one of the short weapons of Chen-style Taijiquan. It has 49 forms, which are reasonable in arrangement and compact in cohesion. The sword methods are clear, with stab, chop, uppercut, parry, point, slice, support, block, sweep, intercept, thrust, push, combining extensive and elegant body form, agile and stable foot method, and with inflexibility and yielding, concealed and appeared, follow-up with sticking and attaching, in addition, the various changes, truly represents the features of Chen-style Taiji Sword that operates the sword with the whole body, continuously and roundly, combing hardness and softness, equaling stress the quickness and slowness, changing the crook and the stretch. To practice the Chen-style Taiji Sword, you should use the Taijiquan as the base, pay attention to that you must use the mind to guide the Qi, and the force is focused at the tip of sword, so that the weapon and body move naturally as a whole.
Artist: Chen Yongfu
Media:dvd
Soundtrack: Chinese
Subtitles: English / Chinese
Duration: 2 DVDs 111 mins
Price: £18

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Demonstration of Chen-style Taiji Quan and its Weapon Routines

Chen-style Taijiquan is expressed gracefully and generously, its movements are agile and stable, not only develop a school of its own with touching, sticking, linking and following, but also until now, it kept leaping, jumping, springing, dodging, spreading, soaring, moving etc in connotation for inside, shown out for outside, and has the spire and twining force in practicing. Although Taijiquan was divided into big frame and small frame, its theory is exclusive. The program collects the every routines of Chen-style Taijiquan Small Frame, those are demonstrated naturally and clearly so that the learners can easily follow.
Artist: Chen Yongfu
Media:dvd
Soundtrack: Chinese
Subtitles: English / Chinese
Duration: 117 mins
Price: £10

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Chen-style Taiji Chang Quan 108 Forms

The Chen-style Taijiquan which based of the Chen-style Changquan 108 Forms is created by Chen Wangting after absorbing strong points of various styles of wushu schools. Until Chen's family 12th generation, the Chen-style disciple Guo Yongfu who mastered the long-style boxing routine of 108 forms, (someone said that his primary name is Chen Bufu, but his name following his mother was changed for Yongfu later) because his errantry so that manslaughter people, escaped Hongdong county in Shanxi province, then long-style boxing (that is Tongbeiquan of Shanxi province, or "Wu Ji Chanquan" in Taiyuan city) was handed down there. After that, the Chen-style Changquan 108 Forms was lost in Chen's family. In 1975, Taiji master Chen Liqing paid a visit to Xu Fangqing in Sanxi province, and learned the Chen-style Changquan 108 Forms from him.
Artist: Chen Yongfu
Media:dvd
Soundtrack: Chinese
Subtitles: English / Chinese
Duration: 7 DVDs mins
Price: £49

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