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◎Guide Line of Taijiquan

There was an ancient times when people must defend and take care
of themselves, Chinese have developed some physical exercises
for health over thousands of years in observing animals with
a long life span and imitated their motion.

They made a complete compilation of "Five Animals exercise", which
were influenced by the motion of creatures such as "crane, monkey,
bear,deer,snake".

Though "Five Animals exercise" has some different kinds based on the
combination of animals adopted,common is the accordance of "breath
and motion".

Martial arts is also influenced by "Five Animals exercise",
for instance, Taijiquan, one of Chinese martial arts imitated its motion.
 
Taijiquan has five main schools and is also considered to promote long
and health living life as well as a martial arts.
It all depends on the region and the tribe that Taijiquan produced unique
and various schools.
They are called Zhen style, Yang style, Wo style, Wu style,
Son style in order of history, which are named after each founder's
family name.



◎Taijiquan in our class

Taijiquan practised in our class is a summerized Zhen style Taijiquan,
which consists of 36 methods.

Mrs.Gun Guixiang who is a teacher of Beijing Athletic Institute,
wrapped up 36 patterns of method for easy practice after she got
rid of similar motions and vehement actions, but it is derived from
traditional Zhen style of Taijiquan with 83 methods.



■Opportunity


It was in summer of 1985 when I saw Ms.Gan Guixiang perform "Taijiquan"
and I felt that was just what I had wanted.
Though Ms.Gan Guixiang had taught me for a half year of 1987, I could
not fully understand where the motion was stemming from.
I continued to make serious efforts for lessons.

Someday I felt more comfortable than in any other previous days of
lesson, then she told that I seemed to comprehend it, which gave me a
great deal of relief.

We can provide you summerized Zhen style Taijiquan, which consists
of 36 patterns of method in class room.



◎Characteristics of Zhen Style Taijiquan

1.In eary 17th centuries, Zhen Wangting Of Zhen family had completed
 Zhen style Taijiquan.

2.Feature
 This style has a long history and is much influenced by some
 factors of martial arts.That all depends on circumstances, you adopt
 a quick breath or long slow breath method.

     The Movements of Chen Style Taijiquan The 36 Forms



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