Chen’s Taichi Rank System

There are 9 levels for the Chen’s Taichi Rank System. The system is especially designed according to the Chen’s family style Taichi, or original style Taichi.  The system includes the basics postures and moves, silk reeling (spiral rotation) exercises, different traditional hand and weapon routine as well as the different kinds of techniques of push-hands and applications.

 

Rank 1:

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  • Yangsheng Gong: Joint warm up, Spiral Rotation (single+double hands)
  • Chen’s Taichi Essential 18 forms
  • Push Hands: Single Hand (Horizontal, Vertical Circle, Figure 8)
  • Chen-Style Taichi 1 Duan:  Routines, Application, Fighting Set (Option)

 


Rank 2:
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  • Chen’s Taichi Sword Essential 18 Forms
  • Chen’s Taichi Old Frame 1 (1st Half)
  • Push Hands: Double Hand (Synchronous Inside or Outside; Synchronous To Left or To Right;  Synchronous Inside or Outside One by One)
  • Chen-Style Taichi 2 Duan:  Routines, Application, Fighting Set (Option)

 


Rank 3:
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  • Chen’s Taichi Old Frame 1(2nd Half)
  • Chen’s Taichi Single Straight Sword (Dan Jian)
  • Push Hands: Still Stance and Application(focus on Peng Jin techniques)
  • Chen-Style Taichi 3 Duan:  Routines, Application, Fighting Set (Option)

 


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Main  Contents:
  • Chen’s Taichi Old Frame 2
  • Chen’s Taichi Single Broadsword
  • Push Hands: Still Stance and Application (Elbow and Hit techniques)
  • Chen-Style Taichi 4 Duan: Routines, Application, Fighting Set (Option)

 


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Main  Contents:
  • Chen’s Taichi New Frame 1
  • Push Hands: Forward & Backward Steps and Forward & Backward Steps in Low Pose (Knee and leg techniques)
  • Chen-Style Taichi 5 Duan: Routines, Application, Fighting Set (Option)

 


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Main  Contents:
  • Chen’s Taichi New Frame 2
  • Push Hands: Free Steps, Practical Push Hand Techniques and Application (Qin Na (grasp) and throwing technique)
  • Chen-Style Taichi 6 Duan:Routines, Application, Fighting Set (Option)

 


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Main  Contents:
  • Chen’s Taichi Double Straight Sword (Shuang Jian)
  • Chen’s Taichi Double Broadsword
  • Push Hands: Still Stance, free Push Hand Techniques and Application

 


Rank 8:8_logo brown
Main  Contents:
  • Chen’s Taichi Halberd (Chun Qiu Da Dao)
  • Push Hands: Free Steps, free Push Hand Techniques and  Application

 

 


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Main  Contents:
  • Chen’s Taichi Spear
  • Chen’s Taichi 13 Long Pole
  • Push Hands: San Da (Free Fighting) and Application

 

 

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