Many people with mystical Taiji (Tai Chi) The legend of the Taoist monk Zhang Sanfeng, which allegedly occurred invented Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) fascinated by dreams, or a fight between a snake and a crane in Wudang Mountain. Although there were several effects and the historical circumstances of the popularity of the legend, Zhang Sanfeng involved enjoy most of human nature and believe in legendary tales. As director, films in this semi-mythical imaginary character and a half later, Zhang Sanfeng, based on stories written by famous writers of Chinese martial arts as Jing Yong will be the legend lives on for centuries. People always like to share this kind of legendary history for future generations, the legend of King Arthur and Robin Hood.
Most of the ignorance of Taijiquan practitioners an effective movement for health and deepening the internal martial arts, can be explained in terms of development and practice of Taijiquan. After years of research and study of historical documents by Taiji practitioners and academics, it is assumed now that most of the major forms of Chi Chuan practiced (eg, Chen, Yang, Wu, Wu, such Yuxiang, as described in Wu Wu Jianquan, Sun) came to all directly or indirectly by the Chen family Taijiquan. Source of dates in a small village in Henan, China, called Chenjiagou, literally, ie the hole family.
Chen Style 1): Chen styles - including Da Jia (Big Frame), Xiao Jia (small frame), Lao Jia (Old Frame), Xin Jia (New Frame), etc. will continue - to be practiced by the descendants of the Chen family and students. It is generally characterized by slow-fast, powerful software and moves up and down spiral with jumps, punches, and Qin-na. It includes two main empty hand forms. The first type is soft and slow, also known as Yi Lu (first form) is known, while the second form is strong and fast, even when Lu (second form) or Pao Chui (Canon Fist) is known. Da Jia Chen Changxing taught descendants and disciples, commonly known as Lao Jia . Once Lao Jia system , which taught Chen Fake and second child, Zhaokui in Beijing know that seeds of Xin Jia (Jia Since the original). Modified Lao Jia system (Xin Jia) obviously has more clearance, and a large spiral, circular motions, compared with the Lao Jia, the martial art has a proximity to the smaller and delicate cycles. Currently, Xin Jia system is still in the process of change and changed. Zhaopi Chen, nephew of Chen Fake, insisted on maintaining and preserving the original position and sequence of the Lao Jia system and pass that has not changed the system for students and their descendants. One of his students, Chen Qingzhou has taught the system of Lao Jia and Xin Jia held no influence.
However, other students in the offspring of celebrities, like Chen Chen Chen Xiaowang Zhenglei and also learned Zhaokui Chen Jia Xin.
2) Yang-Style: Characterized by a slow speed and moves a lot. This style is based Yang Lu Chan) in Da Jia Yi Lu (Big is the first box, which he learned from Chen Changxing developed. This stability Da Jia system, which Chen Changxing taught Yang and their descendants are known as generally struggle Lao Jia (old frame). We know that Yang Lu Chan and his children were taught never) Lu (second form survived open to the public but only the descendants of the Yang family and some close internal student.
3) Wu (Wu Yuxiang as Hao): This is characterized by a small, compact frame, soft and slow speed of the line and the tailbone forward secrecy. This style) from Wu Yuxiang Da Jia Yi Lu (Big is the first box, he learned from Yang Lu Chan and Xiao Jia (small frame), he learned from Chen Qingping developed (also known as Zhaobao Jia). Weizhen Wu Hao Taiji line later taught elsewhere Lutang Sun style Taiji style developed now as Sun
5) Style Sun: sent by the high price with a quick pace and unique style, firm and compact identifiable. This style was developed by Sun Lutang by Hao Weizhen learned Taiji and Xingyi Bagua former, and education.
For generations, the practice of Taijiquan, thus losing the original essence of compromise. Of the major forms is currently conducted, is the Chen family Taijiquan, the most comprehensive education, including qigong, empty-hand forms, silk reeling exercises, push-hands practice, weapons sets, and so has the least gone to change now that the war arts and took over training methods and some of the most unique training tools (eg rulers of Taiji, Taiji area, etc.).
Therefore, even if a person is not required, athletic, with Chen Taiji, patience, practice, learn, and the time commitment necessary to actually qualify for a student of Tai Chen in this old system of war internal art. The best students usually start with Yi Lu, qigong and silk reeling exercises to help develop a solid foundation and prepare them if they intend to maintain and develop the military aspects of the system. It is hoped that through the promotion of traditional Chen Tai Chi Chuan Tai Chi Chuan, the public has once again been recognized not only as a health movement, whose mental and physical health, but also a valuable system for the Chinese martial art.