Tai Chi is one of the most popular forms of Chinese martial art. It consists of soft, relaxed slow movements and is known to reduce stress, increase balance, lower blood pressure and improve general health. Tai Chi is not only a physical exercise, but a philosophy of life.
“Tai Chi or Taiji”, literally means “the grand ultimate”, and represents the cosmos, whereas Tai Chi Quan (Chuan), “the grand ultimate fist”, is a martial art. The concept of Tai Chi is found in many Chinese disciplines, such as philosophy, metaphysics, Feng Shui and military strategy. Tai Chi is symbolized by the swirling “Yin-Yang”, which represents the complimentary opposites.
Chen’s Tai Chi, or Chen’s Family Style, is the parent form of all Tai Chi Chuan styles, created in Chen village by the Chen family almost 400 years ago. It is a style that combines both hard and soft elements, and is said to be the most effective style of Tai Chi in terms of self-defense.
Chen’s Tai Chi is the martial art created by the Chen family, handed down from generation to generation. Chen style also comes from the Chen family, however may possess many variations from the original. This is due to different interpretations taught by different masters throughout the years. The style that Grand Master Chen Zhenglei and his affiliates teach around the world is Chen’s Tai Chi. Grand Master Chen Zhenglei is the 19th generation Chen family member and 11th generation in the Chen’s Tai Chi Chuan lineage.
There are programs for all ages, physical conditions and levels of experience. Some classes are specifically targeted to seniors over 80 and wheelchair users, as exercises can be done while seated. It is recommended to consult your doctor before signing up for Tai Chi classes. More and more doctors are encouraging their patients to try Tai Chi for all types of physical and emotional conditions. Come and try out a free trial lesson.
Main Programs of Tai Chi we teach:
Chen’s Tai Chi for Health and Wellness:
- Chen’s Tai Chi Warm-Up, Silk-Reeling and Qigong
- Chen’s Tai Chi Essential 18 Forms
- Chen’s Tai Chi Old Frame 1
- Chen’s Tai Chi Old Frame 2
- Chen’s Tai Chi New Frame 1
- Chen’s Tai Chi New Frame 2
- Chen’s Tai Chi Straight Sword (Jian)
- Chen’s Tai Chi Broad Sword (Dao)
- Guan Gong Da Dao etc.
- Push Hands basics, 5 essential methods and application
- 8, 16 Standard Forms
- 24 Standard Forms
- 42 Standard Competition Forms
- 40 Traditional Forms
- 48 Traditional Forms
- 88 Traditional Forms
- 8, 16 Standard Straight Sword (Jian)
- 32 Standard Straight Sword (Jian)
- 42 Standard Competition Straight Sword (Jian)