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Chen Style Taichi is the original Taichi form.  Chen Bu, considered to be the founder of Chen Family Village, moved from Shanxi Province to Wen County, Henan Province  in 1374.  The family has practised Taichi there ever since.

 

To this day the warriors practise Chen Style Taichi daily throughout their training into their old age.  As well as the regular forms, they have a more overtly defensive variation. Chen family member Chen Zhenglei has commented that between the new and old frame traditions there are 105 basic fa jing (fast energy) methods and 72 basic chi na (grappling) methods present in the forms. The Shaolin have made further adaptations for health benefit, including those that enable taking part in seated posture.

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