Master Tse's Taiji Fist #69

Chen Wang Ting  陳王廷 pt 6 Chen Wang Ting 陳王廷 had initially wanted to help the Ming government fight against the Qing Army清 who wanted to overthrow the Ming Dynasty明. This was the reason he had entered the Imperial Examinations…
Statue of Chen Wang Ting

Master Tse's Taiji Fist 67

Chen Wang Ting 陳王廷 Pt4 Chen Wang Ting 陳王廷 became a fugitive, but fortunately for him, the Ming Dynasty明朝 at the time was very chaotic and all over the country people were rebelling against the government. A case like Chen…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #66

Chen Wang Ting 陳王廷 Pt3 Chen Wang Ting 陳王廷 was born at the end of the Ming Dynasty and at that time the government had become very corrupt. On one occasion, Chen Wang Ting took part in the imperial examination for martial arts. …

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #65

Chen Wang Ting 陳王廷 Pt2 Chen Wang Ting's 陳王廷 ancestor, and the first generation of the Chen family, was Chen Bu 陳卜. Chen Bu originally came from Shanxi Province 山西省 before moving to Chang Yang Village常陽常 in Henan…
Statue of Chen Wang Ting

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #64

 Chen Wang Ting 陳王廷 Pt1 Chen Wang Ting 陳王廷 (1600-1680) was also known as Zou Ting 奏庭. In Traditional Chinese Old Culture, when a boy reached the age of twenty he would go out to socialise in society. In these social circumstances,…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #63

Laojia 老架 and Xinjia 新架 In Chen Style Taijiquan 陳家太極拳 we also have Xinjia 新架 (New Frame) and Laojia 老架 (Old Frame). Chen style Taijiquan has been passed down for over 400 hundreds of years, beginning with founder…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #62

Yi Lu —路,Er Lu 二路 Chen Style Taijiquan 陳家太極拳  has only two forms, one is slow and gentle and the other is fast and powerful. they are called Yi Lu  —路 and Er Lu 二路. Yi — means one and Lu 路 means road, but…
Master Tse doing Tui Shou with his Sifu, Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #61

Level V Taijiquan pt 3 During Tui Shou 推手 we need to be relaxed and grounded, then we can feel our opponent's energy and respond in the right way.  If they push us, we take or receive it and then we divert it back to them. This…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #60

Level V Taijiquan pt 2 From one Yin and nine Yang, to 5 Yin and 5 Yang. Can we reach this level? I will not say that no one can do this, but it is very rare. To be able to use gentle energy against someone who is stronger than us and in a stylish…

Master Tse's Taiji Fist #59 -

Level V Taijiquan 四陰六陽類好手 pt1 “All Yin, and no Yang is a Soft Hand. All Yang and no Yin is a Hard Hand.  1 Yin and 9 Yang is like a stick. 2 Yin and 8 Yang is an Ordinary Hand. 3 Yin and 7 Yang is still too hard. 4 Yin and…