Chen Style Taijiquan
Old Frame (Lao Jia), First Form (Yi Lu),
Laojia Yilu
陈氏 太极拳 老架
Chen T'ai Chi Ch'uan 74 Movement Hand Form  


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"No school of Chinese martial arts is as well known and popular as Taijiquan.  It is suitable for both the young and the old, not only because Taijiquan possesses special features of stretching, flexing the joints, softly twining, exercising both the inside and the outside, dispelling diseases and prolonging life, but it is also the martial art that best reflects Chinese traditional philosophy.  More and more people from other countries, especially those interested in Chinese culture, are beginning to practice Taijiquan.  Taijiquan is becoming popular all over the world.  Because of this, Taijiquan has no national boundary and is beyond the category of culture, and belongs to people everywhere."
-  Fan Chun-Lei and A. Frank Shiery, Traditional Chen Style Taijiquan

 

 

 

 

Old Frame (Lao Jia), First Routine (Yi Lu)
Chen T'ai Chi Ch'uan Laojia Yilu
Bibliography, Links, Resources
 

 

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Ancient-Respected Chen-Style Taiji Quan, Routine 1 of Old Frame.  Demonstration and instruction by Master Chen Qing Zhou.  3 instructional DVDs.  Each DVD is 60 minutes long.  ISBN: 7887212545.   Published by People's Sports Video Publishing House, Chinese WuShu Series.  Subtitle Language Options:  Chinese, English, Spanish, and French.  "Born in 1933, Chen Qing Zhou became the student of Chen Zhao-Pei. After practicing and teaching for over 20 years in Liberation Cemetery, he added the New Frame of Chen Zhao Kui (Chen Fa ke's son) to his repertoire. However, on further consideration he rejected the New Frame from his teachings. Chen Qing Zhou has been head coach of the Chen Family Taijiquan Research and Training Centers as well as vice-secretary general of the Wen Xian International Annual Conference on Taijiquan. Chen Qing Zhou is a true martial artist and has made many sacrifices to preserve true Tai Chi information: hence the name Zun Gu . He has been named one of the top dozen Tai Chi players in China."  VSCL. 


Bibliography, Links and Resources for a Study of the Chen Taijiquan Loajia Yilu 


Bibliographic Citations for Chen Taijiquan for the Cloud Hands Webpages


Center for Taiji Studies.  Master Yang Yang.  Champaign, Illinois. 


ChanSiGong Blog: Chen Taijiquan   


Chenjiagou Taijiquan GB 


Cheng Jin Cai, Chen Style Taiji  


Chen: Living Taijiquan in the Classical Style.  By Master Jan Silberstorff.  Jessica Kingsley Publications, 1st Edition, June, 2009.  320 pages.  ISBN: 1848190212.  "Chen style Taijiquan is the oldest of the five main Taijiquan styles. In this book, Master Jan Silberstorff, a leading Chen practitioner, shares his expertise and insights. He explains the background to Taijiquan, and its key principles, and gives the reader a true insight into the Chen system. Master Silberstorff sets this within the historical context of Taijiquan in China, its country of origin, and explains the martial, health and spiritual aspects of traditional Chen Taijiquan. He discusses the different Chen forms and the importance of each, as well as the place of competition and the effect on participants. The book also contains the complete sequences for both the empty hand and weapon forms. This accessible and comprehensive guide to Chen style Taijiquan is ideal for beginners and will also be useful to advanced practitioners wanting to deepen their practice."  VSCL. 


Chen Old Frame First Form (Lao Jia Yi Lu) - Wikipedia.   List of movements in the form. 


Chen Old Frame, Second Form, Lao Jia Er Lu, Cannon Fist Form


Chen Shi Taijiquan Gong Fu Jia Lao Jia Yi Lu Quan (75): List of Movement Names.  Chen Family Taijiquan Gong Fu Frame Old Frame First Form As taught to Jin Taiyang (Kris Brenner) in Chenjiagou, Wenxian, Henan Province China. 


Chen's Tai Chi Old Frame One and Two.  By Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei.  Translated by Jack Yan.  White Bench Publications, Toronto, Canada, 2011.  396 pages.  ISBN: 978-0-9866756-2-1.  This book is entirely in English.  Well illustrated with black and white photographs of Chen Zhenglei.  Part of "A Collection of Chen's Taichi Series, Volume 2."  Review, 2011.  VSCL. 


Chen Style First Routine.  "By Chen Zhonghua.  He teaches the Lao Jia form from Hong Jun Sheng.  Chen performs the form in slow motion from the front once.  There is then a view of him practicing from the back.  58 minutes."  Wayfarer Publications.  


Chen Style Old Form.   VRTaiChi website.   Tai Chi Living Book online 71 lessons on the Old Form which include photographs, written instructions, and video clips.  Many good notes and comments on the key concepts of Taiji.  The website was developed by Chen style Master Paul Wen-Pei Chou, San Francisco, a student of Grandmaster Pan Wing Chow. Videotapes and CD products.    


Chen Style Old Form, Routine 1.  By Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei.  Intructional DVDs: 5 DVDs (NTSC), 298 minutes, 2009.  Instruction in the Chinese language with English and Chinese subtitles.  Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei "teaches the Old Form (Laojia), originated by Chen Changxing, which is one of the most popular of the Chen style empty hand forms.  There is a brief introductory section in Chinese only, but teaching is in Chinese with English and Chinese subtitles.  He teaches principles as well as basic skills for hands, feet, and movements.  The 74 movements are taught with detail, step-by-step with multiple repetitions and different camera angles.  There are multiple demonstrations in addition to the teaching." -  Wayfarer Catalog, #7650.  ASIN: B004IJ3N9O.  Amazon.  VSCL. 

 

                            

 


Chen Style Tai Chi.  Master Cheng Jincai. 


Chen Style Tai Chi.  "By Cheng Jincai.  The Chen style old frame first routine is presented, beginning with action sequences of Cheng followed by two short classes on training guidelines.  There is demonstration of the form and step-by-step presentation with full speed and power of some 80 applications—throwing, hitting, kicking and joint-locking. DVD, 60 minutes."  Wayfarer Publications.  

 
Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan - Old Frame, First Routine: Bibliography, Links, Resources, Notes, List or Movements


Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan: Bibliography and Links  By Mike Garofalo. 


Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan - Old Frame, First Routine.  A VHS videotape directed by Michael Chen.  Made in 2001.  ASIN: 1929390017.


Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan Instructional Videos from Amazon


Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan - Wikipedia 


Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan Study Group in Red Bluff, California


Chen Style Tai Chi: Old Frame, First Routine.   Aarak Cordes and Michael Cheng.  VHS Videotape.  60 minutes.  2001.


Chen Style Tai Chi Old Frame Routine One.  Demonstration and instruction by Master Jesse Tsao.  2 instructional DVDs or VHS videotapes, 60 minutes each DVD.  All instruction is in the English language.  Includes a good Menu system on the DVD that works.  The instruction is a bit rushed and lacks the good detailed instruction found on other DVDs by Master Tsao that I own.  Master Tsao speaks as he moves, and the audio is clear.  The background is an outdoor scene, with shrubbery as a background, in color, and good clear footage. Front and back views of each movement are provided, with summary performances of sections with a ocean shoreline background view.   "The original Chen style Tai Chi is the oldest style practiced today and is widely acknowledged to be the ancestor of all other styles. It is characterized by whole-body twining, coiling movements, and occasionally explosive releases of power. It is an ancient form which fully encompasses the Tai Chi principles – from stillness via soft relaxed movements to fast & dynamic applications, which can be performed vigorously or gently according to the condition of one’s body.  This DVD video teaches the Old Frame Routine One posture by posture in both front view and back view with review and explanations by Master Tsao.  There are also self-healing and self-defense applications explained throughout the teaching."  Produced by Tai Chi Healthways, San Diego, California.   Master Tsao told me that "Yes, my DVD on the Old Frame First Routine was based on Chen Zhenglei's teaching. He has come to me [in San Diego] for the last five years."  Complete demonstration on Tape 2, rear view, 11:03 minutes, by Jesse Tsao.  VSCL.   


Chen Style Taijiquan.  Compiled by Zhaohua Publishing House.  Hong Kong, Hai Feng Publishing Co. and Zhaohua Publishing House, 1984.  227 pages.  ISBN: 9622380166.  Overview, profiles of teachers, review of 38 movement form, and a very informative review of attack and defense using Chen style movements. 


The Chen Style Taijiquan for Life Enhancement.  Written by Chen Zhenglei and translated by Xu Hailing.  Zhongzhou Classic Publishing House, Zhengzhou, China, 2002.  Text in English and Chinese.  ISBN: 7534821819.  149 pages.  "Describes the principles of Chen style for life enhancement, basic training, Taiji Skills for Preserving Energy and The 18 Forms of the Chen Style. Many photos of Chen Zhenglei doing Exercises and forms. Chen Zhenglei is one of the top Chen stylists in China. Paperback.149 pp. 5 1/2' by 8'. $19.00."  -  Wayfarer Publications  
"It covers the content of the health exercise silk reeling video, and is a useful reference, giving more detail, especially on theory."  - Wushu Center.  VSCL   


Chen Style Taijiquan Laojia - Old Frame.   Demonstration and instruction by Master Chen Xiaowang.  2 instructional VHS videocassettes.  "Laojia (old frame ) is the older of the two main long forms of the Chen Style of Taijiquan. This the form which Yang Luchan learned from Chen Changxing and which he later adapted to make the Yang style of Taijiquan. Here the 75 movements of Laojia are demonstrated in great detail. The form is divided into its four sections; each movement of each section shown separately from front, back, left and right, then each section is shown as a unity. Together with Master Chen's video demonstration Chan Si Gong, this video is designed to be a learning tool to help deepen and refine your practice by examining and copying the movements." 


Chen Style Taijiquan Lao Jia Yi Lu.  By Instruction by Master Ren Guangyi.  Instructional DVD, 60 minutes, 2007. 


Chen Style Taijiquan Old Form Routine I.  Instruction of Master Wang Xian.  Instructional DVD, 2 DVDS.  "Chen-style Taijiquan Old Form Routine I 2 DVD Information Starring: Wang,Xi'an Language: Chinese Translation: Chinese and English Region: All Region Format: NTSC Medium: 2 DVD Distributor: beauty Production Area: China Mainland Item Descriptions Chen-Style Taiji Old Frame is created by Chen Changxing, the 14th-generation Shih Tsu of Chen clan in Chenjiagou. Based on Taiji Boxing Routine V, Cannon Boxing Routine I, 108 routines of Chang Quan Routine I composed by Chen Wangting, it is compiled into popular Old Frame Routine 1 and Routine 2 Taiji Boxing by Bo Guiyue. The Old Frame Routine I, fist emphasizes softness, integrated with some hardness, it moves graceful, with light and steady steps, erect and natural body. An inside strength pervades the whole body. The dominating strength is twisting and the major moving part is waist. One movement brings about the movement of whole body, which are linked successively, without any letup. It moves freely and continously. When it sends off force, its relaxing, activeness, flipping and shaking share the same strength."


Chen Style Taijiquan, Old Frame First Form, Lao Jia Yi Lu.  By Michael P. Garofalo.  140Kb+.  2007-2011.  Detailed bibliography of books, media, and articles.  Extensive selection of Internet links.  List of movement names in English, Chinese characters, Chinese Pinyin, French, German, and Spanish; and citations for sources of the movement names.  Detailed list of DVDs and videos available online.  Extensive notes on the author's learning the Old Frame, First Routine, Lao Jia Yi Lu; and on learning Chen Style Taijiquan.  Record of performance time of this form by many masters.  Breakdown by sections of the form, with separate lists for each section.  General information, history, facts, information, pointers, and quotations. 


Chen Style Taijiquan, Old Frame, Second Form, Laojia Erlu, Cannon Fist


Chen Style Tai Chi ji Quan Old Frame I.  Explained and demonstrated by Master Chen Zhenglei.  DVD Video, 2 DVDs, color, 188 minutes, 2005.  Includes verbal instruction in English and Chinese.  Options for subtitles in simple Chinese, traditional Chinese, and English. 
With my DVD player I cannot bring up or find a main menu on each of the DVDs, therefore it is not easy to move to the section needed; and this is a major drawback to this DVD.  The select English language option and turn off subtitles is not the default option, and sometimes is not easily changed and set. The traditional 74 movement form is divided into only 6 parts.  The DVD includes detailed coaching by Master Chen Zenglei on every movement in the form, and lectures on basic movements, requirements of the form, basic techniques, a demonstration of the entire form, and a demonstration of 18 essential forms.  Translated by Xu Hailiang.  The English narration is very good.  Excellent photography.  Distributed by Guangxhou Beauty Culture Communication Co..  ISRC: CN-M23-96-302-00/V.G8.  Distributor: China BooksVCD productions.  An excellent resource for learning the Laojia Yilu.  Use this DVD in conjunction with Chen Zenglei's book "Chen Style Taijiquan, Sword and Broadsword."  VCD Format: "The Chen style taiji quan falls into two categories - the old and new frames. The old frame was created by Chen Wangting himself. It had five routines which were also known as the 13-move boxing. Chen Wangting also developed a long-style boxing routine of 108 moves and a cannon boxing routine. It was then handed down to Chen Changxing and Chen Youben, boxers in the Chenjia Valley who were all proficient at the old frame. The present-day Chen style boxing boasts of the old routine, the cannon routine and the new routine. The Chen style taiji boxing is the oldest form, all the other styles of taiji quan having derived from it either directly or indirectly."  VCD Format.  Full demonstration, 13:46 minutes, on Tape 2, Part V., Essential 18 Movement Chen Style Boxing, Routine 1.  VSCL. 


Chen Style Taijiquan: Sword and Broadsword.   By Chen ZhengleiTranslated by Zhang XinHu, Chen Bin, Xu Hailiang, and Gregory Bissell.  Tai Chi Centre, 2003.  367 pages.  ISBN: 7534823218.   This book is in English.  Detailed descriptions, with photographs, of the first form, sword form and broadsword form.  An excellent companion to Chen Zhenglei's instructional DVDs, with English narration.  Review by Herbert O. Rich: "This is the first translated volume of Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei's three-volume set entitled "A Compendium of Taiji Boxing and Weapons".  Chen Zhenglei is famed as a 19th generation Grandmaster of traditional Chen Style Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan). He is known to Taijiquan enthusiasts the world over for his skill and ability in teaching.  This book is a detailed instruction manual for the basic set (or form) of the Laojia ("old frame") Chen style, as well as the single broadsword and straight sword forms.  Profusely illustrated, it describes basic theory, physical requirements, postural movements, Qi circulation, and self defense applications for each of the postures of the form."   [Chen Zenglei 2003]   VSCL. 


Chen Style Taijiquan Theory, Volume 2.  A lecture by Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei (CZL).  DVD, 101 minutes.  English subtitles.  "More history including Chen Fa Ke’s boxing. From there he gives the lineage right up to himself and Chen Xiao Wong. He relates stories of travelling the world teaching Tai Chi including Texas and other places to spread the word about Tai Chi Chuan . Then he begins to explain the systematic structure of Tai Chi Chuan . He goes into the specific features such as Tai Chi ’s emphasis on outward softness and inward strength, moving Qi in a spiral, combining the martial with Qigong, coupling hardness with softness and more."  Available from Plum Publications for $28.00.  VSCL. 


Chen Style Taijiquan Theory, Volume 3.  A lecture by Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei (CZL).  DVD, 103 minutes.  English subtitles.  "A little more technical discussion with descriptions of Tai Chi ’s health benefits and self defense practice. Demonstrating Push Hands movements and sections from the solo form CZL shows technical points like the division of the body into three sections, the proper formation of the Tai Chi palm and stances and why. He shows Chen style stepping practice and exercises. He also gives tips on the best way to learn."  Available from Plum Publications for $28.00.  VSCL. 


Chen Style Taijiquan: The Source of Taiji Boxing.  By Davidine Siaw-Voon Sim and David Gaffney.  Berkeley, CA, North Atlantic Books, 2002.  Index, charts, 224 pages.  ISBN: 1556433778.   Provides an excellent introduction to Chen style Taijiquan history and legends, outlines the major forms, discusses the philosophy and foundations of the art, and gives very good information on training methods, push hands, and weapons.  Very well written, highly informative, and a unique contribution to the field.  Essential reading for all learning the Chen style of Tai Chi Chuan.  The Hand Forms (Taolu) are described on pp. 110-141.  [Sim & Gaffney 2002]  VSCL. 


Chen Style Taijiquan Videotapes. Distributed by Wayfarer Publications.  Useful annotations about videotapes for sale.  Videotapes featuring: Chen Zhonghua, Chen Zhenglei, Cheng Jin Cai, Jiang Jian-ye, Paul Lam, Wang Lijun, Chen Peishan, Peter Wu, Ren Guang Yi, George Xu.


Chen Style Taijiquan with Sifu Mark Chen  


Chen Taijiquan: Lao Jia Yi Lu and Straight Sword.  Demonstration and instruction by Master Ren GuangYi.  Music and narration by Lou Reed.  "Captured in high-definition (HD) in New York's Central Park, each form is presented from multiple angles.  Each form is also shown in FlipperVision, a slideshow comprised of nearly 2,000 photos by famed photographer Martin von Hasselberg, so you may carefully study each of Master Ren's postures in detail."  A YMAA production.  90 minutes, color.  ISBN: :1594390819.  Instructional DVD.  2006.  Ren GuangYi's Website.  VSCL. 


China's Living Treasures, Volume 10, Chen Tai Chi Chuan, Part 1.  Demonstration and instruction by George Xu of First Form.  82 minutes, VHS.  Distributed by Wayfarer.


China's Living Treasures, Volume 11, Chen Tai Chi Chuan, Part 2.  Demonstration and instruction by George Xu of  First Form.  87 minutes, VHS.  Distributed by Wayfarer.


China's Living Treasures, Volume 16, Chen Tai Chi Chuan, Part4.  Demonstration of applications of First Form by George Xu.  71 minutes, VHS.  Distributed by Wayfarer.


China's Living Treasures, Volume 17, Chen Tai Chi Chuan, Part 5.  Demonstration of applications of the First Form by George Xu.  65 minutes, VHS.  Distributed by Wayfarer


Chinese Internal Arts Center.  St. Louis, Missouri. 


Chinese Martial Arts Pages.  By Jarek Szymanski.   China from the Inside. 


Cloud Hands Blog by Mike Garofalo  


The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan: A Comprehensive Guide to the Principles and Practice.  By Wong Kiew Kit.  Shaftesbury, Dorset, Element, 1996.  Index, bibliography, 316 pages.  ISBN: 1852307927.  (Wong 1996)  VSCL. 


Conversation with Chen Zeng-Lei.  Questions by Herb Rich. 


Eight Section Brocade Qigong by Mike Garofalo


Five Levels of Skill in Chen Taijiquan.  By Chen Xiao Wang, translated by Tan Lee-Peng. 


The Five Levels of Taijiquan  By Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang.  Commentary by Master Jan Silverstorff.  Translated by Christina Schulz.  Singing Dragon, 2012.  112 pages.  ISBN: 184819093X.  $26.37.  VSCL. 


Garofalo, Michael P., M.S.  Instructor at Valley Spirit Taijiquan.  Mike has been publishing on the Internet with Green Way Research  since 1992.  Mike began his practice of Taijiquan and Qigong in 1986.  He has taught Taijiquan and Qigong since 2000; and Yoga since 2004.  He teaches at the Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center and at the Tehama Family Fitness Center, both in Red Bluff, California.  He teaches Yang Style Taijiquan and various styles of Qigong and Yoga.  His many web publications (e.g., The Spirit of Gardening, Cloud Hands, Months, etc.) are widely cited and rank high in search engines, and he serves up over 3,000,000 webpages (excluding graphics) each year.  He is currently studying Chen Style of Taijiquan.  He is an avid and knowledgeable gardener, and lives in a rural area in Northern California.  He is a semi-retired library administrator, grant writer, webmaster, and technology manager.  You can contact Mike by email or by his cell phone at 530-200-3546. 


Glossary for Chen Taijiquan  


The Hidden Song Taizu Chang Quan Roots of Chen Taiji.  By Salvatore Canzonieri.  Shaolin Kung Fu Magazine, January/February, 2007, Article #30. 


How to Learn the Chen Taijiquan Using Instructional DVDs and Books


Illustrations of Old Frame, First Form.  Reproductions of line drawings from the book "Tao of Tai-Chi Chuan" by Master Jou Tsung Hwa.  15 pages.  


Internal Kung Fu Research Association


"The Illustrated Canon of Chen Family Taijiquan."  By Chen Xin.  English Version, translated by Alex Goldstein.  Maroubra, Australia, INBI Matrix Pty Ltd, 2007.  ISBN:  5986870085.  Shanghai Bookstore, 1986, in Chinese.  First published in Chinese in 1932.  Sometimes referred to as the "Bible of Chen Taijiquan."   "The Illustrated Canon of Chen Taijiquan" is widely regarded as the first ever and most authoritative written record of Chen family Taijiquan techniques and philosophies.  Written over 12 years from 1908 to 1919 in four volumes, this comprehensive compendium reveals valuable information on the applications of Taiji postures, practice guidelines for beginners and even secrets from generations of Chen family practitioners."  "Provided a detailed breakdown of the Old Frame first series from and the purpose of its various movements, dividing the form into thirteen distinct sections." (Sim & Gaffney 2002).  Sample of text from all 4 volumes.  Written by Chen Xin (Chen Pin San), Wen County, Henan Province.  "At this time mention must also be made of the first in-depth book ever written on Chen style. It was written by a 16th generation family member Chen Xin 陳鑫 (Ch’en Hsin, 1849-1929) called "Taijiquan Illustrated" 太極拳圖說 and proved very popular but was not actually published until 1932, well after Chen Xin's death." - Wikipedia


Lao Jia Yi Lu: List of Movement Names.   Seattle School of Chen Style Taijiquan. 


Laojia Yilu Routine Name  


Learning Taijiquan and Qigong 


Learning Taijiquan with Instructional DVDs and Books


Links, Bibliography, and Resources for a Study of the Chen Taijiquan Loajia Yilu


List of Movements of Old Frame, First Form, Movements 1-74.  2 Pages. 


List of Movements of Old Frame, First Form, Detailed List in Multiple Languages 


List of Movements of Old Frame, First Form - Wikipedia


Lively Chen Style Taijiquan in New Zealand   Malisa and Bern Williams. 


Los Angeles Chen Style Taijiquan Association  Master Qichen Guo. 


Names of Laojia Yi lu Postures as performed by Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei   By Gary McClellan. 


National Academy of Kung Fu Wushu and Qi Gong  Short essays on topics of interest to Chen Taiji players. 


New Definitions of the 8 Basic Techniques.  By Zhenbo Sun.  T'ai Chi: The International Magazine of Tai Chi Chuan: Vol. 31, No. 5, October, 2007, pp. 45 - 48.  Discussion of the 8 energies (Peng, Lu, Ji, An, Cai, Lie, Zhou, Kao, Ji) as found in King Kong Pounds Mortar #2 movement of Chen Taijiquan Old Frame First Routine. 


Old Frame Chen Family Taijiquan.  By Mark Chen.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 2004.  Appendices, notes, bibliography, 246 pages.  ISBN: 155643488X.  The form presented in this book is in the lineage of Chen Qing Zhou, nineteenth-generation successor and disciple of Zehn Zhao Pei.  [Mark Chen 2004]   Chen Qing Zhou has produced a complete set of intructional DVDs for all of the hand and weapons forms in the Chen Style of Taijiquan.  The detailed description by Mark Chen of the Chen Taijiquan Old Frame, First Form, with accompanying photographs is found on pages 91-180.  VSCL. 


Old Frame, First Form, List of Movements, Movements 1-74   2 Pages.


Old Frame, First Routine, Chen Taijiquan.  Instructional DVD by Zhu Tian Cai.  4 DVD set, 240 Minutes.  "This form was created by Chen Chang Xing, the 14th generation inheritor of the Chen Village clan. Chen took former routines Five, Canon Fist #1 and 108 Long Fist #1, all from Chen Wang Yan, amalgamating them into what is now considered Old Frame Routines #1 & #2. This first routine is mostly soft with some hard. It has graceful stances, flexible steps, and a very natural feeling of flowing, even energy. This is not only the pivot form of the Chen style but has been the greatest influence of all forms on the various branches of Taiji."  In Mandrin with English subtitles. 


Old Frame, Second Form, Laojia Erlu, Cannon Fist


Online Videos - Chen Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan 


The Origins of Tai Chi: The Chen Camp   Literati Tradition, Xiansheng Bing F. YeYoung


Movements 1 - 74, Section 1, First Form, Old Frame, Chen Taijiquan 


Quotations, Sayings, and Wisdom from Chen Style Taijiquan Masters


Red Bluff, California, Chen Taijiquan Study Group


Ren GuangYi Chen Taijiquan Official Website  

 

 

Chen Taijiquan, Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Red Bluff, California
 

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Silk Reeling Exercises 


Standard Simplified Taijiquan 24 Form.  Yang Style, 24 movements, created in 1956.  Bibliography, links, resources; list of the 24 movement names in English, Chinese, French, German and Spanish, with citations for movement names; detailed descriptions of each movement with line illustrations; quotes, notes, performance times, online videos, sections for learning, and tips for learning.  Peking (Bejing) orthodox short 24 form T'ai Chi Ch'uan.  Research by Michael P. Garofalo.  145Kb HTML file.  Published by Green Way Research, Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Red Bluff, California:  Webpage URL:  http://www.egreenway.com/taichichuan/short.htm.


Sung (Relaxed, Open, Centered, Calm) in Taijiquan  


Il Taccuino Del Taiji Quan Stile Chen 


Tai Chi for Health, Short Taijiquan Form, 18 Movements, by Chen Zhenglei: Bibliography, Instructions, List, Commentary, Links Resources.  By Mike Garofalo.


Tai Chi--The Perfect Exercise: Finding Health, Happiness, Balance, and Strength  By Arthur Rosenfeld.  Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2013.  ISBN: 978-0738216607.  VSCL. 


Taiji.quest.ion Blog


Taijiquan: Cultivating Inner Strength  By C. P. Ong.  Bagua Press, 2013.  366 pages.  ISBN: 978-0615874074.  VSCL.  "This book diverges from traditional exposition on Taijiquan as it engages rather than shuns the role of muscles in elucidating the cryptic practice dictum of “using yi (mind) and not li (muscle force).” It centers on the core principle of Taiji balance—the balance of yin and yang, but presents the metaphysics of balance the way the body comprehends it, developmentally, through practice in the musculo-skeletal framework. In the process, the fog of mystique lifts, and the many abstruse concepts of Taijiquan become clear. Taijiquan training is physical at the initial phase, but the slow-motion exercise nurtures a meditative discipline of the mind. As it progresses, the soft methodology grows into one of building qi-energy, and then the practice becomes more internalized. The process fortifies the body with qi and cultivates a holistic balance of the organ systems. The book explains how the training methodology, in pursuing Taiji balance, leads to the development of a highly refined strength called neijin (inner strength). By incorporating the training of “silk-reeling energy” in Taiji balance, the practitioner develops the coiling power (chanrao jin) that underlies the magic of Taijiquan kungfu."  Dr. Ong has a Ph.D. in mathematics from U.C. Berkeley.  C.P. Ong is a 20th generation Chen Family Taijiquan disciple of both Chen Xiaowang and Chen Zhenglei. He has traveled with them, as well as with Zhu Tiancai, for a few years in their U.S. workshop tours. 


Taijiquan Hand & Sword.  By Ren Guangyi, Stephan Berwick, Martin von Haselberg, and Lou Reed.  TC Media International, 2007.  230 pages.  ISBN: 978-1424308958.  VSCL.  "The first book in English that presents both internal and external requirements of Chen Taijiquan Classic Old Frame First Road (Lao Jia Yi Lu) and Straight Sword routines. Over 1,300 photos by artist Martin von Haselberg offer unprecedented visual detail, revealing transitions, weight shifts and other aspects of the forms. In presenting these time tested forms together in one guide, authors Ren Guang-yi and Stephan Berwick reveal the similarities and differences between these influential martial routines. More so, the authors hope readers will appreciate the classical partnership these enduring Taiji forms share."

 

 

                                                

 

 

Taijiquan: The Art of Nurturing, The Science of Power  By Yang Yang with Scott A. Grubish.  Champaign, Illinois, Zhenwu Publications, Center for Taiji Studies, 2005.  Bibliography, index, notes, glossary, 219 pages.  ISBN: 0974099007.  Emphasis upon the theory and methods of Taijiquan, exercise science, and health benefits.  VSCL. 


Taoism and the Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan


The Tao of Taijiquan: Way to Rejuvenation  By Jou, Tsung Hwa.   Edited by Shoshana Shapiro.  Warwick, New York, Tai Chi Foundation, 1980.  263 pages.  First Edition.  VSCL.  ISBN: 0804813574.  An excellent comprehensive textbook.  A Third Edition is now available.  Master Jou was very knowledgeable about Chen Taijiquan, and recommended that you learn Chen Taijiquan first.  A significant portion of this book is about the Chen Taijiquan.  The First and Second Form movements are listed and illustrated on pp. 11-41.  Silk Reeling is covered on pp. 148-158.  This was a landmark book - the first comprehensive textbook on Taijiquan in the English language.  Master Jou was a very influential teacher and workshop organizer on the East Coast of the USA.  [Jou Tsung Hwa 1980]  


Traditional Chen Style Tai Chi, Lao Jiya Yi Lou.  Instruction by Shifu Jiang Jian-ye.  All instruction and commentary is given in the English language.  DVD or VHS, 2 parts, 120 minutes each.  Capitol District Taijiquan and Kung Fu Association.  "The Chen style's first routine, or old style, is taught.  The first routine emphasizes silk reeling, fast and slow and hard and soft movements.  The teaching is step-by-step following a demonstration.  Each movement is repeated multiple times and shown with multiple views.  There are reviews of segments.  At the end, the form is shown front and rear."    "Part 1: The first half of Chen style's first routine is taught as practiced by Chen Zhenglei. The Chen style is the original T'ai Chi Ch'uan and the first routine emphasizes silk reeling, fast and slow and hard and soft movements. The teaching is step-by-step following a demonstration, and each movement is repeated 2-4 times and shown from front, back and side. There are demonstrations front and back of each segment of 5 to 7 movements. At the end the form is shown front and rear. 120 minutes."  Wayfarer Publications.  "Part 2: By Jiang Jian-ye. Teaches the second half of the Chen first routine, or Yi Lou. Uses the same teaching methods as the Part 1 tape, step-by-step teaching, multiple repeats and front, back and side views. There are also demonstrations of segments. There is a demonstration at the end. 120 minutes."  Wayfarer Publications.  VSCL, Part 1. 


Traditional Chen Style Taijiquan: The Small Frame Method.  By Fan Chun-Lei and A. Frank Shiery.  Bloomington, Indiana, Author House, 2007.  151 pages.  Black and white illustrations.  ISBN: 9781425985851.  VSTLC. 


Traditional Chen Taiji with Master Chin King-Loon (Loren) 


Tri Star Taiji with Master Li Rong 


Tsao, Jesse.  Tai-Chi Healthways, San Diego, California.  Master Tsao has produced many excellent instructional DVDs in the English language. 


Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Red Bluff, California 


VSCL =  Valley Spirit Center Library, Red Bluff, California 


Wayfarer Publications Catalog: Chen Style Taijiquan Videotapes. Distributed by Wayfarer Publications.  Useful annotations about videotapes for sale.  Videotapes featuring: Chen Zhonghua, Chen Zhenglei, Cheng Jin Cai, Jiang Jian-ye, Paul Lam, Wang Lijun, Chen Peishan, Peter Wu, Ren Guang Yi, George Xu.


Wong, Tony    Chen Style Taiji, San Francisco Bay Area.  Master Wong Wai Yi (Tony), B.A., M.S..  Master Wong's lineage is from Master Zhang Xuexin and Master Chen Qingzhou.   Master Wong is a cofounder of the National Neigong Research Society, and the American Chen Taiji Society


World of Taijiquan.  Master Zhu Tian Cai. 


Xu, George.   Master of Chen Style, qigong, and weapons forms.   San Francisco, CA.  He leads workshops, retreats, and produces high quality videotapes.   Susan Matthews/George Xu 


Zhu Tian Cai's Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan Instructional DVDs

 

 

Online Videos


 

Old Frame First Form, Lao Jia Yi Lu, Part 1.  Performed by Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei, 8:25 Minutes, UTube. 


Old Frame First Form, Lao Jia Yi Lu, Part 2.  Performed by Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei, 5:40 Minutes, UTube. 


Chen Shi Laojia Taijiquan Yilu - Bowen Guo  10:33 min, UTube.   Bowen Guo, from Davis, California, is a student of Chen Qingzhou. 


Chen Style Zungu Taijiquan Yilu.  Perfomed by Zhi Wuying.  10:29, UTube, 2007.


Chen Xiaowang Old Frame First Route  陈小旺老架一路  Demonstration by Chen Xiaowang.  8:07 Minutes, UTube. 


Taiji - Chen Style.  Performance by Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang.  9:36, UTube, 2006. 


Taiji - Chen Style.  Perfomance by Master Zhu Tiancai.  9:44, UTube, 2006. 


Taiji Chen Style Old Form 1 and 2, 9:44 min, UTube

 

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List of Movements
Chen Taijiquan Laojia Yilu
First Form, Old Frame, Chen Taijiquan
Movements 1-74
 

List of Movements, Movements 1-74, Old Frame, First Form, 2 Pages


1.  Beginning Posture of Taijiquan  (Taiji Qi Shi)

Beginning Posture of Taijiquan (Taiji Qi Shi)    [Chen Zhenglei 2003]  
Beginning of Taijiquan (Taiji Chu Shi)    [Mark Chen 2004]  
Beginning of Tai-Chi    [Jou Tsung Hwa 1980]  
Preparing Form (Taiji Qi Shi)  [Sim & Gaffney 2002]
Preparing Form  [
Zhaohua 1984]
Preparing Stance  (Yu Bei Shi)
Beginning Posture of Taijiquan  [Mike Garofalo 2008]  My Notes on Movement 1
Maintien Commençant de Taijiquan  [French]
Anfangenlage von Taijiquan  [German] 
Postura que comienza de Taijiquan  [Spanish] 
预备式  :  Yu Bei Shi  [Chinese Characters & Pinyin]

 

2.  Pounding the Mortar  (Jin Gang Dao Dui)  

Pounding the Mortar (Jin Gang Dao Dui)   [Chen Zhenglei]
Diamond King Pounds Mortar  (Jin Gang Dao Dui)  [Mark Chen]
King-Kong Nailed Fist  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Buddha's Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar (Jin Gang Dao Dui)  [Sim & Gaffney] 
Buddha's Warrior Attendant Pounds with Pestle  (Jin-gang Dao Dui)  [Chen Xin 1932, 2007]
Buddha's Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar 
[
Zhaohua]
Pounding the Mortar 
[Mike Garofalo]   My Notes on Movement 2
Martèlement du Mortier 
Zerstoßen des Mörsers 
Golpear el Mortero
金刚捣碓  :  Jin Gang Dao Dui

 

3.  Lazily Tying One's Coat  (Lan Zha Yi

Lazily Tying One's Coat (Lan Zha Yi)    [Chen Zhenglei] 
Lazily Tucking Clothes (Lan Zha Yi)  [Mark Chen] 
Grasp Sparrow's Tail  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Lazily Tying Coat (Lan Zha Yi)  [Sim & Gaffney] 
Holding One Lap Pull of the Robe  (Lan Zha Yi)  [Chen Xin] 
Lazy About Tying Coat 
[
Zhaohua]
Lazily Tying One's Coat 
[Mike Garofalo]   My Notes on Movement 3
Attacher Paresseux Son Manteau 
Irgendjemandes Mantel Faul Binden 
Perezoso Atar Su Capa  
懒扎衣  :  Lan Zha Yi

 

4.  Six Sealing and Four Closing  (Liu Feng Si Bi

Sealing Six Avenues of Attack and Closing Four Sides (Liu Feng Si Bi)    [Chen Zhenglei] 
Six Sealing, Four Closing (Liu Feng Si Bi)  [Mark Chen] 
40% Open and 60% Closed  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Six Sealing and Four Closing (Liu Feng Si Bi)  [Sim & Gaffney] 
Six Sealing and Four Closing 
[
Zhaohua] 
Six Sealing and Four Closing 
[Mike Garofalo]   My Notes on Movement 4
Six Scellant et Fermeture Quatre 
Sechs Versiegelnd und Vier Schließend   
Seises que Sellan y Cuatro que se Cierran  
六封四闭  : 
Liu Feng Si Bi

 

5.  Single Whip  (Dan Bian

Single Whip (Dan Bian)    [Chen Zhenglei]
Single Whip (Dan Bian)  [Mark Chen] 
Single Whip  [Jou Tsung Hwa]
Single Whip (Dan Bian)  [Sim & Gaffney] 
Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Chen Xin]
Single Whip 
[
Zhaohua]
Single Whip 
[Mike Garofalo]   My Notes on Movement 5
Choisissez Le Fouet 
Single Peitsche  
Escoja El Azote 
单鞭  : 
Dan Bian 

 

6.  Pounding the Mortar  (Jin Gang Dao Dui)  

Pounding the Mortar  (Jin Gang Dao Dui)    [Chen Zhenglei]  
Diamond King Pounds Mortar  (Jin Gang Dao Dui)  [Mark Chen] 
King-Kong Nailed Fist  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Buddha's Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar (Jin Gang Dao Dui)  [Sim & Gaffney] 
Buddha's Warrior Attendant Pounds with Pestle  (Jin-gang Dao Dui)  [Chen Xin]
Buddha's Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar 
[
Zhaohua] 
Pounding the Mortar 
[Mike Garofalo]   My Notes on Movement 6
Martèlement du Mortier 
Zerstoßen des Mörsers 
Golpear el Mortero
金刚捣碓  :  Jin Gang Dao Dui

 

7.  White Crane Spreads Its Wings  (Bai E Liang Chi)  

White Goose Spreading Its Wings  (Bai E Liang Chi)  [Chen Zhenglei]
White Goose Spreads Wings  (Bai E Liang Chi)  [Mark Chen] 
White Crane Spreads Wings  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
White Crane Spreads Its Wings (Bai He Liang Che)  [Sim & Gaffney] 
White Goose Reveals Its Wings  (Bai E Liang Chi)  [Chen Xin]
The White Crane Spreads Its Wings 
[
Zhaohua] 
White Crane Spreads Its Wings 
[Mike Garofalo]   My Notes on Movement 7
La Grue Blanche Répand Ses Ailes 
Weißer Kran Verbreitet Seine Flügel 
La Grúa Blanca Separa Sus Alas 
白鵝亮翅  :  Bai E Liang Chi 

 

8.  Slanted Walking  (Xie Xing)

Diagonal Posture  (Xie Xing)  [Chen Zhenglei] 
Oblique Posture  (Xie Xing)  [Mark Chen]
Kick Forward and Twist Step  [Jou Tsung Hwa]
Walking Obliquely (Xie Xing)  [Sim & Gaffney] 
Walking Obliquely and Twist Step on Both Sides 
[
Zhaohua] 
Slanted Walking  [Mike Garofalo]    
Marche Inclinée 
Schräg Gelegenes Gehen 
El Caminar Inclinado 
斜行  :  Xie Xing

 

9.  Brush Knee  (Lou Xi

Holding Up the Knee  (Lou Xi)  [Chen Zenglei] 
Embrace Knee  (Lou Xi)  [Mark Chen] 
Brushing Knees (Lou Xi)  [Sim & Gaffney] 
Brush Knee  [Mike Garofalo]  
My Notes on Movement 9
Genou De Brosse 
Bürste Knie 
Rodilla Del Cepillo
搂膝  :  Lou Xi

 

10.  Stepping to Both Sides  (Ao Bu)

Stepping to Both Sides (Ao Bu)  [Chen Zhenglei]
Twist Steps  (Ao Bu)   [Mark Chen]  
Side Walk and Twist Step [Jou Tsung Hwa]  
Stepping Three Steps (Shan San Bu)  [Sim & Gaffney
Brush Knee and Twist Step  (Lou Xi Ao-bu)  [Chen Xin]
Wade Forward and Twist Step on Both Sides 
[
Zhaohua
Stepping to Both Sides  [Mike Garofalo]  
Progression Aux Deux Côtés 
Treten Zu Beiden Seiten 
El Caminar a Ambos Lados 
拗步  :  Ao Bu

 

11.  Slanted Walking  (Xie Xing

Diagonal Posture  (Xie Xing)  [Chen Zhenglei] 
Oblique Posture  (Xie Xing)  [Mark Chen]
Kick Forward and Twist Step  [Jou Tsung Hwa]
Walking Obliquely (Xie Xing)  [Sim & Gaffney] 
Walking Obliquely and Twist Step  (Xie-xing Ao-bu)  [Chen Xin]
Walking Obliquely and Twist Step on Both Sides 
[
Zhaohua] 
Slanted Walking  [Mike Garofalo]    
Marche Inclinée 
Schräg Gelegenes Gehen 
El Caminar Inclinado 
斜行  :  Xie Xing

 

12.  Brush Knee  (Lou Xi)

Holding Up the Knee  (Lou Xi)  [Chen Zhenglei] 
Embrace Knee  (Lou Xi)  [Mark Chen] 
Brushing Knees (Lou Xi)  [Sim & Gaffney] 
搂膝拗步  :  (Lou Xi Niu Bu)  :  Brush Knee and Twist Step
Brush Knee  [Mike Garofalo]  
Genou De Brosse 
Bürste Knie 
Rodilla Del Cepillo
搂膝  :  Lou Xi

 

13.  Stepping to Both Sides  (Ao Bu)

Stepping to Both Sides  (Ao Bu)  [Chen Zhenglei]
Twist Steps  (Ao Bu)   [Mark Chen]  
Side Walk and Twist Step [Jou Tsung Hwa]  
Stepping Three Steps (Shan San Bu)  [Sim & Gaffney] 
Lower Stance in Front of Chamber and Twist Step  (Qian Tang Ao-bu)  [Chen Xin]
Wade Forward and Twist Step on Both Sides 
[
Zhaohua] 
Stepping to Both Sides  [Mike Garofalo]  
Progression Aux Deux Côtés 
Treten Zu Beiden Seiten 
El Caminar a Ambos Lados 
拗步  :  Ao Bu

 

14.  Covered Fist Punch  (Yan Shou Hong Quan

Cover Fist and Punch  (Yan Shou Gong Quan)  [Chen Zhenglei] 
Covered Hand Punch  (Yan Shou Hong Quan)  [Mark Chen] 
Hidden Hand Punch  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Hidden Thrust Punch and Whirling Upper Arms (Yan Shou Hong Quan)  [Sim & Gaffney] 
Screening Hand Strike with Hidden Forearm  (Yan Shou Gong Chui)  [Chen Xin]
The Fist of Covering Hand and Arm 
[
Zhaohua] 
Covered Fist Punch  [Mike Garofalo] 
Poinçon Couvert De Poing 
Bedeckter Faust-Durchschlag 
Sacador Cubierto Del Puño
掩手肱拳  :  Yan Shou Hong Quan

 

15.  Pounding the Mortar  (Jin Gang Dao Dui

Pounding the Mortar  (Jin Gang Dao Dui)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Diamond King Pounds Mortar  (Jin Gang Dao Dui)  [Mark Chen] 
King-Kong Nailed Fist  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Buddha's Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar (Jin Gang Dao Dui)  [Sim & Gaffney] 
Buddha's Warrior Attendant Pounds with Pestle  (Jin-gang Dao Dui)  [Chen Xin] 
Buddha's Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar 
[
Zhaohua] 
Pounding the Mortar 
[Mike Garofalo]
Martèlement du Mortier 
Zerstoßen des Mörsers 
Golpear el Mortero
金刚捣碓  :  Jin Gang Dao Dui

 

16.  Hit and Drape Fist Over Body  (Pie Shen Quan)

Hit and Drape Fist Over Body  (Pie Shen Quan)  [Chen Zhenglei] 
Angled Body Fist  (Pie Shen Quan)  [Mark Chen] 
Chop Opponent with Fist  [Jou Tsung Hwa]  
Flinging Body (Pie Sen Quan)  [Sim & Gaffney] 
Turn Body and Punch  (Pi Shen Chui)  [Chen Xin]
The Punch of Draping Over Body 
[
Zhaohua] 
Hit and Drape Fist Over Body  [Mike Garofalo] 
Frappez et Drapez le Poing Au-dessus du Corps 
Schlagen Sie und Drapieren Sie Faust über Körper
 
Golpee y Cubra el Puño Sobre Cuerpo 
撇身捶  :  Pi Shen Chui  :  Fists Draping Over Body

 

17.  Green Dragon Emerges from the Water  (Qing Long Chu Shui

Blue Dragon Flying Out of the Water  (Qing Long Chu Shui)  [Chen Zhenglei] 
Green Dragon Emerges from Water  (Qing Long Chu Shui)  [Mark Chen] 
Blue Dragon Flies Up from Water  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Green Dragon Out of the Water (Qing Lung Chu Shui)  [Sim & Gaffney] 
Turn and Lean by Shoulder and Back  (Bei She Kao)  [Chen Xin]
The Blue Dragon Goes Out of Water 
[
Zhaohua] 
Green Dragon Emerges from the Water  [Mike Garofalo] 
Le Dragon Vert Émerge de L'eau
El Dragón Verde Emerge del Agua
Der Grüne Drache Taucht vom Wasser Auf
青龙出水 :  Green Dragon Comes Out of the Water 
青龍出水
: Green Dragon Emerges from the Water
绿色龙从水出来    

青龙出水  :  Qing Long Chu Shui

 

18.  Pushing With Both Hands  (Shuang Tui Shou

Pushing With Both Hands  (Shuang Tui Shou)  [Chen Zhenglei] 
Two-Handed Push  (Shuang Tui Shou)  [Mark Chen] 
Push with Both Hands  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Double Pushing Hands (Shuang Tui Shou)  [Sim & Gaffney] 
Push with Both Hands 
[
Zhaohua] 
双推掌  :  Shuang Dui Zhang  :  Double Push Palm

 

19.  Fist Under Elbow  (Zhou Di Kan Quan

Fist Under Elbow  (Zhou Di Kan Quan)  [Chen Zhenglei] 
Fist Under Elbow  (Zhou Xia Kan Quan)  [Mark Chen] 
Fist Under Elbow  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Fist Beneath Elbow (Zhou Di Kan Quan)  [Sim & Gaffney] 
Fist Under Elbow  (Zhou Di Kan Quan)  [Chen Xin]
The Punch at Elbow's Bottom 
[
Zhaohua] 
肘底看拳  :  Zou Di Kan Quan  :  Fist Under Elbow

 

20.  Stepping Back and Whirling the Arms  (Dao Juan Hong

Stepping Back and Whirling the Arms  (Dao Juan Gong)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Step Back and Swing Arms  (Dao Nian Hong)  [Mark Chen]  
Upper Arm Rolls  [Jou Tsung Hwa]    
Step Back and Whirl Arms (Dao Juan Hong
[Sim & Gaffney]
Step Back and Whirl Arms as a Coiling Silk Thread  (Dao Juan Hong)  [Chen Xin]
Step Back and Whirl the Arms on Both Sides  [
Zhaohua
倒卷肱  :  Dao Juan Hong  :  Step Back with Whirling Arms

 

21.  White Crane Spreads Its Wings  (Bai E Liang Chi

White Goose Spreading Its Wings  (Bai E Liang Chi)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
White Goose Spreads Wings  (Bai E Liang Chi)  [Mark Chen]
White Crane Spreads Wings  [Jou Tsung Hwa]
White Crane Spreads Wings  (Bai He Liang Che)  [Sim & Gaffney]
White Goose Reveals Its Wings  (Bai E Liang Chi)  [Chen Xin]
The White Crane Spreads Its Wings 
[
Zhaohua] 
白鵝亮翅  :  Bai E Liang Chi 

 

22.  Diagonal Posture  (Xie Xing

Diagonal Posture  (Xie Xing)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Oblique Posture  (Xie Xing)  [Mark Chen]
Side Walk and Twist Step  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Walking Obliquely  (Xie Xing)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Brush Knee and Twist Step  (Lou-xi Ao-bu)  [Chen Xin]
Walk Obliquely and Twist Step on Both Sides 
[
Zhaohua] 
斜行  :
 Xie Xing

 

23.  Turning Back with Arms Twining  (Shan Tong Bei

Turning Back with Arms Twining  (Shan Tong Bei)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Flash the Back  (Shan Tong Bei)  [Mark Chen]
Fan Through the Back  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Flash with Back  (Shan Tong Bei)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Fan Through the Back or Flash Arms Like a Fan  (Shan Tong Bei)  [Chen Xin] 
Flash the Back 
[
Zhaohua] 
閃通背  : 
Shan Tong Bei

 

24.  Covered Fist Punch  (Yan Shou Gong Quan

Cover Fist and Punch  (Yan Shou Gong Quan)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Covered Hand Punch  (Yan Shou Hong Quan)  [Mark Chen]
Hidden Hand Punch  [Jou Tsung Hwa]
Hidden Thrust Punch with Whirling Upper Arms  (Yan Shou Hong Quan)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Screen Hand and Punch  (Yan Shou Chui)  [Chen Xin] 
The Fist of Covering Hand and Arm 
[
Zhaohua] 
掩手肱拳  :  Yan Shou Hong Quan 

 

25.  Six Sealing and Four Closing  (Liu Feng Si Bi

Sealing Six Avenues of Attack and Closing Four Sides  (Liu Feng Si Bi)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Six Sealing, Four Closing  (Liu Feng Si Bi)  [Mark Chen]
60% Open and 40% Closed  [Jou Tsung Hwa]
Six Sealing and Four Closing  (Liu Feng Si Bi)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Six Sealing and Four Closing 
[
Zhaohua] 
六封四闭  : 
Liu Feng Si Bi

 

26.  Single Whip  (Dan Bian

Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Mark Chen]
Single Whip  [Jou Tsung Hwa]
Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Chen Xin] 
Single Whip 
[
Zhaohua] 
单鞭  : 
Dan Bian

 

27.  Cloud Hands  (Yun Shou

Rolling Hands Through the Clouds  (Yun Shou)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Hand Technique  (Yun Shou)  [Mark Chen]
Waving Hands Like Clouds  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Cloud Hands  (Yun Shou)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Wave Hands Like Clouds  (Shang Yun Shou)  [Chen Xin]
Wave Hands 
[
Zhaohua] 
雲手 v运手  :  Yun Shou

 

28.  High Pat on Horse  (Gao Tan Ma

Patting the Horse's Back  (Gao Tan Ma)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
High Pat on Horse  (Gao Tan Ma)  [Mark Chen]
High Pat on Horse  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
High Pat on Horse  (Gao Tan Ma)  [Sim & Gaffney]
High Pat on the Horse  (Gao Tan Ma)  [Chen Xin]
High Pat on Horse 
[
Zhaohua]
Tall Scout Horse, Mounted Scout  [John Warriner]
高探马  :  Gao Tan Ma

 

29.  Slapping the Right Foot  (You Ca Jiao

Slapping the Right Foot  (You Ca Jiao)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Slap Right Foot  (You Ca Jiao)  [Mark Chen]
Rub Right Foot  [Jou Tsung Hwa]
Brushing the Right Foot  (You Pai Jiao)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Rub with Right Foot  (You Ca Jiao)  [Chen Xin]
Rub with Right Foot 
[
Zhaohua] 
右擦脚  :  You Ca Jiao

 

30.  Slapping the Left Foot  (Zuo Ca Jiao

Slapping the Left Foot  (Zuo Ca Jiao)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Slap Left Foot  (Zuo Ca Jiao)  [Mark Chen]
Rub Left Foot  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Brushing the Left Foot  (Zuo Pai Jiao)   [Sim & Gaffney] 
Rub with Left Foot  (Zou Ca Jiao)  [Chen Xin]
Rub with Left Foot 
[
Zhaohua] 
左擦腳  :  Zou Ca Jiao

 

31.  Kicking with the Left Heel  (Zuo Deng Yi Gen

Kicking with the Left Heel  (Zuo Deng Yi Gen)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Left Heel Kick  (Zuo Deng Yi Gen)  [Mark Chen]
Turn Body and Kick  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Kick with the Left Heel  (Zuo Deng Gen)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Kick with Left Heel 
[
Zhaohua] 
左蹬跟  :  Zuo Deng Gen
 

 

32.  Walking Forward by Stepping to Both Sides  (Qian Tang Ao Bu

Walking Forward by Stepping to Both Sides  (Qian Tang Ao Bu)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Advance Carefully with Twist Steps  (Qian Tang Ao Bu)  [Mark Chen]
Kick Forward and Twist Step  [Jou Tsung Hwa]
Forward Twist Step  (Qian Zang Ao Bu)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Wade Forward and Twist Step on Both Sides 
[
Zhaohua] 
拗步  :  Ao Bu

 

33.  Punching Toward the Ground  (Ji Di Chui

Punching Toward the Ground  (Ji Di Chui)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Grasp and Hit  (Shen Xian Yi Bao Zhua)  [Mark Chen]
Hit Ground with Fist  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Punch the Ground  (Zhi Di Chui)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Strike Down like Planting into the Ground  (Xia Yan Shou)  [Chen Xin]
The Punch of Hitting the Ground 
[
Zhaohua] 
擊地捶  :  Ji Di Chui

 

34.  Turning and Kicking Twice in the Air  (Ti Er Qi

Turning and Kicking Twice in the Air  (Ti Er Qi)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Double Kick  (Ti Er Qi)  [Mark Chen]
Jump and Kick Twice  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Double Raise Kick  (Ti Er Qi)  [Sim & Gaffney] 
Double Raise Kick  (Er Qi Jiao)  [Chen Xin] 
Turn Over Body and Double Raise Foot 
[
Zhaohua] 
二起脚  :  Er Qi Jiao :  Double Kick

 

35.  Protecting the Heart with the Fist  (Hu Xin Quan

Protecting the Heart with the Fist  (Hu Xin Quan)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Protect the Heart Punch  (Hu Xin Quan)  [Mark Chen]
Animal Head Posture  [Jou Tsung Hwa]
Protecting the Heart  (Hu Xing Quan)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Look at the Violent Beast  (Shou Tou Shi)  [Chen Xin]
Beast's Head Pose 
[
Zhaohua] 
护心拳  :  Hu Xin Quan

 

36.  Tornado Kick  (Xuan Feng Jiao

Whirlwind Kick  (Xuan Feng Jiao)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Tornado Kick  (Xuan Feng Jiao)  [Mark Chen]
Hurricane Kick  [Jou Tsung Hwa]
Tornado Foot  (Xuan Feng Jiao)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Kick with Toe  (Ti Yi Jiao)  [Chen Xin] 
Tornado Foot 
[
Zhaohua] 
旋风脚  :  Xuan Feng Jiao

 

37.  Kick with the Right Heel  (You Deng Yi Gen

Kicking with the Right Heel  (You Deng Yi Gen)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Right Heel Kick  (You Deng Yi Gen)  [Mark Chen]
Turn Body and Kick  [Jou Tsung Hwa]
Kick with the Right Heel  (You Deng Gen)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Kick with Heel  (Deng Yi Gen)  [Chen Xin] 
Kick with Right Heel 
[
Zhaohua] 
右蹬一根  :  You Deng Yi Gen

 

38.  Covered Fist Punch  (Yan Shou Gong Quan

Cover Fist and Punch  (Yan Shou Gong Quan)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Covered Hand Punch  (Yan Shou Hong Quan)  [Mark Chen]
Hidden Hand Punch  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Hidden Thrust Punch and Whirling Upper Arms  (Yan Shou Hong Quan)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Screen Hand and Punch  (Yan Shou Chui)  [Chen Xin]
The Fist of Covering Hand and Arm 
[
Zhaohua] 
掩手肱拳  :  Yan Shou Hong Quan

 

39.  Small Grab and Hit  (Xiao Qin Da

Small Grab and Hit  (Xiao Qin Da)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Small Catch and Hit  (Xiao Qin Da)  [Mark Chen]
Small Grasp and Hit  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Small Catch and Hit  (Xiao Qin Da)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Small Catch and Push  (Xiao Qin Na)  [Chen Xin] 
Small Catching and Hitting 
[
Zhaohua] 
小擒打:  Xiao Qin Da

 

40.  Embrace the Head and Push the Mountain  (Bao Tou Tui Shan

Protecting the Head and Pushing the Mountain  (Bao Tou Tui Shan)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Embrace Head, Push Mountain  (Bao Tou Tui Shan)  [Mark Chen]
Embrace Head and Push Mountain  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Embrace Head and Push Mountain  (Bao Toh Tui Shan)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Grasp Head and Push Mountain  (Bao Tou Tui Shan)  [Chen Xin]
Cover Head and Push Mountain 
[
Zhaohua] 
抱头推山  :  Bao Tou Tui Shan

 

41.  Six Sealing and Four Closing  (Liu Feng Si Bi

Sealing Six Avenues of Attack and Closing Four Sides  (Liu Feng Si Bi)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Six Sealing, Four Closing  (Liu Feng Si Bi)  [Mark Chen]
60% Open and 40% Closed  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Six Sealing and Four Closing  (Liu Feng Si Bi)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Six Sealing and Four Closing 
[
Zhaohua] 
六封四闭  : 
Liu Feng Si Bi 

 

42.  Single Whip  (Dan Bian

Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Mark Chen]
Single Whip  [Jou Tsung Hwa]
Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Chen Xin]
Single Whip 
[
Zhaohua] 
单鞭  : 
Dan Bian

 

43.  Forward Technique  (Qian Zhao

Forward Technique  (Qian Zhao)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Forward Technique  (Qian Zhao)  [Mark Chen]
Front Posture  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Forward Trick  (Qian Zhao)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Roll Forward  (Qian Zhao)  [Chen Xin] 
Forward Trick 
[
Zhaohua] 
前招  :  Qian Zhao

 

44.  Backward Technique  (Hou Zhao

Backward Technique  (Hou Zhao)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Backward Technique  (Hou Zhao)  [Mark Chen]
Back Posture  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Backward Trick  (Hou Zhao)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Roll Backward  (Hou Zhao)  [Chen Xin]
Backward Trick 
[
Zhaohua] 
后招  :  Hou Zhao

 

45.  Parting the Wild Horse's Mane  (Ye Ma Fen Zong

Parting the Wild Horse's Mane  (Ye Ma Fen Zong)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Part the Mustang's Mane  (Ye Ma Fen Zong)  [Mark Chen]
Mustang Ruffling Its Mane  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Parting the Wild Horse's Mane  (Ye Ma Feng Zhong)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Wild Horse Shakes Its Mane  (Ye Ma Feng Zhong)  [Chen Xin]
Part the Wild Horse's Mane on Both Sides 
[
Zhaohua] 
野馬分鬃  :  Ye Ma Fen Zong

 

46.  Six Sealing and Four Closing  (Liu Feng Si Bi

Sealing Six Avenues of Attack and Closing Four Sides  (Liu Feng Si Bi)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Six Sealing, Four Closing  (Liu Feng Si Bi)  [Mark Chen]
60% Open and 40% Closed  [Jou Tsung Hwa]
Six Sealing and Four Closing  (Liu Feng Si Bi)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Six Sealing and Four Closing 
[
Zhaohua] 
六封四闭  : 
Liu Feng Si Bi

 

47.  Single Whip  (Dan Bian

Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Mark Chen]
Single Whip  [Jou Tsung Hwa]
Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Chen Xin] 
Single Whip 
[
Zhaohua] 
单鞭  : 
Dan Bian

 

48.  Jade Maiden Working Her Loom  (Yu Nu Chuan Suo

Jade Maiden Working Her Loom  (Yu Nu Chuan Suo)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Jade Maiden Works Shuttles  (Yu Nu Chuan Suo)  [Mark Chen]
Fair Lady Works at Shuttles  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Jade Girl Works Shuttles  (Yu Nu Quan Shou)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Fair Lady Works the Shuttles  (Yu Nu Chuan Suo)  [Chen Xin] 
The Jade Girl Works at Shuttles 
[
Zhaohua] 
玉女穿梭  :  Yu Nu Quan Shou

 

49.  Lazily Tying One's Coat  (Lan Zha Yi

Lazily Tying One's Coat (Lan Zha Yi)    [Chen Zhenglei] 
Lazily Tucking Clothes  (Lan Zha Yi)  [Mark Chen]
Grasp Sparrow's Tail  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 

Lazily Tying Coat  (Lan Zha Yi)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Holding One Lap Pull on the Robe  (Lan Zha Yi)  [Chen Xin] 
Lazy About Tying Coat 
[
Zhaohua] 
懒扎衣  :  Lan Zha Yi 

 

50.  Six Sealing and Four Closing  (Liu Feng Si Bi

Sealing Six Avenues of Attack and Closing Four Sides  (Liu Feng Si Bi)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Six Sealing, Four Closing  (Liu Feng Si Bi)  [Mark Chen]
60% Open and 40% Closed  [Jou Tsung Hwa]
Six Sealing and Four Closing  (Liu Feng Si Bi)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Six Sealing and Four Closing 
[
Zhaohua] 
六封四闭  : 
Liu Feng Si Bi 

 

51.  Single Whip  (Dan Bian

Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Mark Chen]
Single Whip  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Chen Xin]
Single Whip 
[
Zhaohua] 
单鞭  : 
Dan Bian

 

52.  Cloud Hands  (Yun Shou

Rolling Hands Through the Clouds  (Yun Shou)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Hand Technique  (Yun Shou)  [Mark Chen]
Waving Hands Like Clouds  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Cloud Hands  (Yun Shou)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Wave Hands Like Clouds  (Zhong Yun Shou)  [Chen Xin] 
Wave Hands 
[
Zhaohua] 
雲手 v运手  :  Yun Shou

 

53.  Swing the Foot and Drop Down  (Bai Jiao Die Cha

Swing the Foot and Drop Down  (Bai Jiao Die Cha)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Swing Foot  (Bai Jiao)  [Mark Chen]
Swing Leg and Cross Kick  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Shake Foot and Stretch Down  (Bai Jiao Die Cha)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Shake Foot  (Bai Jiao)  [Chen Xin] 
Shake Foot and Stretch Down 
[
Zhaohua] 
擺腳跌叉  :  Bai Jiao Die Cha

 

54.  Golden Rooster Standing on One Leg  (Jin Ji Du Li

Golden Rooster Standing on One Leg  (Jin Ji Du Li)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Drop and Split  (Die Cha)  [Mark Chen] #54
Golden Rooster Stand on One Leg  (Jin Zhi Du Li)  [Mark Chen] #55
Golden Pheasant Stands on One Leg  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg  (Jin Ji Du Li)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg  (Jin Ji Du Li)  [Chen Xin]
Stand on One Leg on Both Sides 
[
Zhaohua] 
金鸡独立  :  Jin Ji Du Li

 

55.  Stepping Back and Whirling the Arms  (Dao Juan Gong

Stepping Back and Whirling the Arms  (Dao Juan Gong)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Step Back and Swing Arms  (Dao Nian Hong)  [Mark Chen]
Upper Arm Rolls  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Step Back and Whirl Arms  (Dao Juan Hong)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Step Back and Whirl Arms on Both Sides 
[
Zhaohua] 
倒卷肱  :  Dao Juan Hong

 

56.  White Crane Spreads It's Wings  (Bai E Liang Chi

White Goose Spreading Its Wings  (Bai E Liang Chi)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
White Goose Spreads Wings  (Bai E Liang Chi)  [Mark Chen]
White Crane Spreads Wings  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
White Crane Spreads Its Wings  (Bai He Liang Chi)  [Sim & Gaffney]
White Goose Reveals Its Wings  (Bai I Liang Chi)  [Chen Xin] 
White Crane Spreads Its Wings 
[
Zhaohua] 
白鵝亮翅  :  Bai E Liang Chi 

 

57.  Diagonal Posture  (Xie Xing

Diagonal Posture  (Xie Xing)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Oblique Posture  (Xie Xing)  [Mark Chen]
Side Walk and Twist Step  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Walking Obliquely  (Xie Xing)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Brush Knees and Twist Step  (Lou-xi Ao-bu)  [Chen Xin]
Walk Obliquely and Twist Step on Both Sides 
[
Zhaohua] 
斜行  :
 Xie Xing

 

58.  Turning Back with Arms Twining  (Shan Tong Bei

Turning Back with Arms Twining  (Shan Tong Bei)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Flash the Back  (Shan Tong Bei)  [Mark Chen]
Fan Through the Back  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Flash with Back  (Shan Tong Bei)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Fan Through the Back or Flash Arms Like a Fan  (Shan Tong Bei)  [Chen Xin]
Flash the Back 
[
Zhaohua] 
閃通背  : 
Shan Tong Bei

 

59.  Covered Fist Punch  (Yan Shou Gong Quan

Cover Fist and Punch  (Yan Shou Gong Quan)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Covered Hand Punch  (Yan Shou Hong Quan)  [Mark Chen]
Hidden Hand Punch  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Hidden Trust Punch and Whirling Upper Arms  (Yan Shou Hong Quan)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Screen Hand and Punch  (Yan Shou Chui)  [Chen Xin] 
The Fist of Covering Hand and Arm 
[
Zhaohua] 
掩手肱拳  :  Yan Shou Chui
 

 

60.  Six Sealing and Four Closing  (Liu Feng Si Bi

Sealing Six Avenues of Attack and Closing Four Sides  (Liu Feng Si Bi)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Six Sealing, Four Closing  (Liu Feng Si Bi)  [Mark Chen]
60% Open and 40% Closed  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Six Sealing and Four Closing  (Liu Feng Si Bi)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Six Sealing and Four Closing 
[
Zhaohua] 
六封四闭  : 
Liu Feng Si Bi 

 

61.  Single Whip  (Dan Bian

Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Mark Chen]
Single Whip  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Chen Xin]
Single Whip 
[
Zhaohua] 
单鞭  : 
Dan Bian

 

62.  Cloud Hands  (Yun Shou

Rolling Hands Through the Clouds  (Yun Shou)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Hand Technique  (Yun Shou)  [Mark Chen]
Waving Hands Like Clouds  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Cloud Hands  (Yun Shou)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Wave Hands Like Clouds  (Xia Yun Shou)  [Chen Xin] 
Wave Hands 
[
Zhaohua] 
雲手 v运手  :  Yun Shou

 

63.  High Pat on Horse  (Gao Tan Ma

Patting the Horse's Back  (Gao Tan Ma)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
High Pat on Horse  (Gao Tan Ma)  [Mark Chen]
High Pat on Horse  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
High Pat on Horse  (Gao Tan Ma)  [Sim & Gaffney]
High Pat on Horse  (Gao Tan Ma)  [Chen Xin]
High Pat on Horse 
[
Zhaohua] 
Tall Scout Horse, Mounted Scout [John Warriner]
高探马  :  Gao Tan Ma

 

64.  Reverse Sweep with Right Leg Crossing  (Shi Zi Jiao

Reverse Sweep with Right Leg Crossing  (Shi Zi Jiao)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Cross Foot  (Shi Zi Jiao)  [Mark Chen]
Cross Hands and Sweep Lotus with One Leg  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Crossed Foot Kick  (Shi Zhi Jiao)  [Sim & Gaffney] 
Slap on Foot with Crossed Hand  (Shi-zi Jiao)  [Chen Xin] 
Cross Waving Lotus 
[
Zhaohua] 
十字脚  :  Shi Zi Ziao

 

65.  Punch Toward the Crotch  (Zhi Dang Chui

Punch Toward the Crotch  (Zhi Dang Chui)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Groin Punch  (Zhi Dang Chui)  [Mark Chen]
Punch Opponent's Groin  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Punch to Crotch  (Zhi Dang Chui)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Punch to Crotch  (Zhi Dang Chui)  [Chen Xin] 
The Punch of Hitting Crotch 
[
Zhaohua] 
指裆捶  :  Zhi Dang Chui

 

66.  White Ape Presents Fruit  (Yuan Hou Tan Guo

Ape Picking Fruit  (Yuan Hou Tan Guo)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Monkey Picks Fruit  (Yuan Hou Tan Guo)  [Mark Chen]
White Ape Offers Fruits  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
White Ape Presents Fruit  (Bai Yuan Xian Guo)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Green Dragon Out of Water  (Qing Long Chu Shui)  [Chen Xin]
The White Ape Presents Fruit 
[
Zhaohua] 
白猿献果  :  Bai Yan Xian Guo

 

67.  Single Whip  (Dan Bian

Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Mark Chen]
Single Whip  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Single Whip  (Dan Bian)  [Chen Xin] 
Single Whip 
[
Zhaohua] 
单鞭  : 
Dan Bian

 

68.  Dragon Rolling Downward  (Que Di Long

Dragon Rolling Downward  (Que Di Long)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Dragon Hacks the Ground  (Qie Di Long)  [Mark Chen]
Sparrow Ground Dragon  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Ground Covered with Brocade  (Pu Di Jin)  [Chen Xin] 
The Dragon on the Ground 
[
Zhaohua] 
雀地龙  :   Pu Di Long  :  Dragon Sweeps Ground

 

69.  Stepping Forward into Seven Stars Stance  (Shang Bu Qi Xing

Stepping Forward into Seven Stars Stance  (Shang Bu Qi Xing)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Step Up, Make Seven Stars  (Shang Bu Qi Xing)  [Mark Chen]
Step Up to Form Seven Stars of the Dipper   [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Stepping Forward with Seven Stars  (Shang Bu Qi Xing)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Step Up to Form Seven Stars of the Dipper  (Shang-bu Qi Xing)  [Chen Xin] 
Step Forward with Seven Stars 
[
Zhaohua] 
上步七星  :  Shang Bu Qi Xing

 

70.  Stepping Backward into Riding Stance  (Xia Bu Kua Gong

Stepping Backward into Riding Stance  (Xia Bu Kua Gong)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Step Back, Open Arms  (Xia Bu Kua Hong)  [Mark Chen]
Step Back to Ride Tiger  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Step Back to Ride the Tiger  (Xia Bu Kua Hu)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Crouch Step to Stride Over the Tiger  (Xia-bu Kua Hu)  [Chen Xin] 
Step Back and Mount the Tiger 
[
Zhaohua] 
下步跨虎  :  Xia Bu Kua Hu

 

71.  Turning Around and Sweeping with Both Legs  (Zhuan Shen Shuang Bai Lian

Turning Around and Sweeping with Both Legs  (Zhuan Shen Shuang Bai Lian)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Swing Foot  (Bai Jiao)  [Mark Chen]
Turn Around and Sweep Lotus  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Turn Back and Wave Double Lotus  (Zhuan Shen Shuang Bai Lian)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Shake Foot  (Bai Jiao)  [Chen Xin] 
Turn Body and Double Wave Lotus 
[
Zhaohua] 
双摆莲  :  Shuang Bai Jiao  :  Slap Foot

 

72.  Cannon Right Overhead  (Dang Tou Pao

Cannon Right Overhead  (Dang Tou Pao)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Head-on Cannon  (Dang Men Pao)  [Mark Chen]
Face Opponent Cannon  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Head-on Blow  (Dang Tou Pao)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Head-on Blow  (Dang Tou Pao)  [Chen Xin] 
The Cannon Right Overhead 
[
Zhaohua] 
当头炮  : Dang Tou Pao

 

73.  Pounding the Mortar  (Jin Gang Dao Dui

Pounding the Mortar  (Jin Gang Dao Dui)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Diamond King Pounds Mortar  (Jin Gang Dao Dui)  [Mark Chen]
King-Kong Nailed Fist  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Buddha's Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar  (Jin Gang Dao Dui)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Buddha's Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar 
[
Zhaohua] 
Pounding the Mortar 
[Mike Garofalo]
Martèlement du Mortier 
Zerstoßen des Mörsers 
Golpear el Mortero
金刚捣碓  :  Jin Gang Dao Dui

 

74.  Closing Posture of Taijiquan  (Shou Shi

Closing Posture of Taijiquan  (Shou Shi)  [Chen Zhenglei]  
Closing Movement  (Shou Shi)  [Mark Chen]
Conclusion of Tai-Chi  [Jou Tsung Hwa] 
Closing Form  (Taiji Shou Si)  [Sim & Gaffney]
Closing Form 
[
Zhaohua] 
收式  :  Shou Shi


List of Movements, Movements 1-74, Old Frame, First Form, 2 Pages

 

 

Sources for Movement Names
Chen Style Taijiquan
Old Frame, First Form,
Laojia Yilu
 

Chen Zenglei 2003   Chen Style Taijiquan: Sword and Broadsword.   By Chen ZengleiTranslated by Zhang XinHu, Chen Bin, Xu Hailiang, and Gregory Bissell.  Tai Chi Centre, 2003. 

Mark Chen 2004     Old Frame Chen Family Taijiquan.  By Mark Chen.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 2004.  

Jou Tsung Hwa 1980     The Tao of Tai-Chi Chuan:  Way to Rejuvenation.   By Jou, Tsung Hwa.   Tai Chi Foundation, 1980.  Master Jou lists 83 movements of the Old Form, First Frame.  He provides the name for each movement in both in English and Chinese characters. 

Sim & Gaffney 2002      Chen Style Taijiquan: The Source of Taiji Boxing.  By Davidine Siaw-Voon Sim and David Gaffney.  Berkeley, CA, North Atlantic Books, 2002. 

Chen Xin 1932, 2007.  "The Illustrated Canon of Chen Family Taijiquan."  By Chen Xin.  English Version, translated by Alex Goldstein.  Maroubra, Australia, INBI Matrix Pty Ltd, 2007.  ISBN:  5986870085.  The Old Frame, First Form, is divided into 13 sections for discussion on pp. 225-230, 66 movements.  Originally published in 1932.  Noticeably absent is "Six Sealing, Four Closing."  Other named movements include:  Posture of Previous Implication, Well Balanced Single Whip, Look at the Violent Beast, Raise Lamp Toward the Heaven, Precious Pearl Rolled Back into Curtain, Ground Covered with Brocade. 

Zhaohua 1984  Chen Style Taijiquan.  Compiled by Zhaohua Publishing House.  Hong Kong, Hai Feng Publishing Co. and Zhaohua Publishing House, 1984.  227 pages.  ISBN: 9622380166.  83 movements in Series I. 

Wong 1996     The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan: A Comprehensive Guide to the Principles and Practice.  By Wong Kiew Kit.  Shaftesbury, Dorset, Element, 1996.

Garofalo 2008   Chen Taijiquan Old Frame, First Form.  By Michael P. Garofalo.  Green Way Research, Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Red Bluff, California, 2008. 

Bibliographic Citations for Chen Taijiquan for the Cloud Hands Webpages

 

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Sections of Chen Taijiquan, Old Frame, First Form

 

The Chen Old Frame First Routine is often divided into sections for teaching and learning.  Chen Zenglei (2003) provided a list of 13 sections which, he said, was is based on the the 13 sections proposed by Chen Xin (2007, 1932):

Section   Movement Numbers
I   1 - 2
II   3 - 6
III   7 - 8
IV   9 - 11
V   12 - 15
VI   16 - 22
VII   23 - 26
VIII   27 - 42
IX   43 - 51
X   52 - 61
XI   62 - 67
XII   68 - 70
XIII   71 - 74

 

                               

 

List of Movements, Movements 1-74, Old Frame, First Form, 2 Pages

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Performance Times for a Complete Performance
Of the Chen Taijiquan Lao Jia Yi Lu (Old Frame, First Form)
      

Time Performer Source
              
13:46 Chen Zenglei DVD 2005, DVD #2, Part V., Essential 18 Movement Chen Style Boxing
9:18 Ren GuangYi DVD 2006
  Chen Qing Zhou DVD
10:58  Jesse Tsao DVD 2004
  Jiang Jian-ye DVD 
9:36 Chen Xiaowang

Taiji - Chen Style, 2006, UTube Video.

9:44 Zhu Tiancai

Taiji - Chen Style, 2006, UTube.   

     
     
     
     


 

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Descriptions of Movements
Chen Taijiquan Lao Jia Yi Lu (Old Frame, First Form)


Students of the Chen Taijiquan Old Frame First Form, Lao Jia Yi Lu, have two excellent print publications which provide detailed descriptions of each of the 74 movements of this form:


Chen Style Taijiquan: Sword and Broadsword.   By Chen ZhengleiTranslated by Zhang XinHu, Chen Bin, Xu Hailiang, and Gregory Bissell.  Tai Chi Centre, 2003.  367 pages.  ISBN: 7534823218.   This book is in English.  Detailed descriptions, with photographs, of the first form, sword form and broadsword form.  An excellent companion to Chen Zhenglei's instructional DVDs, with English narration.  Review by Herbert O. Rich: "This is the first translated volume of Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei's three-volume set entitled "A Compendium of Taiji Boxing and Weapons".  Chen Zhenglei is famed as a 19th generation Grandmaster of traditional Chen Style Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan). He is known to Taijiquan enthusiasts the world over for his skill and ability in teaching.  This book is a detailed instruction manual for the basic set (or form) of the Laojia ("old frame") Chen style, as well as the single broadsword and straight sword forms.  Profusely illustrated, it describes basic theory, physical requirements, postural movements, Qi circulation, and self defense applications for each of the postures of the form."   [Chen Zenglei 2003]   Another very good instructional DVD, by Jesse Tsao, Chen Style Tai Chi Old Frame Routine One, with English narration and detailed instructions, is based on the teaching of Chen Zhenglei.  The detailed description of each movement in Chen Taijiquan Old Frame, First Form, by Chen Zenglei, with accompanying photographs of Chen Zhenglei, is found on pages 65-252. 


Old Frame Chen Family Taijiquan.  By Mark Chen.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 2004.  Appendices, notes, bibliography, 246 pages.  ISBN: 155643488X.  The form presented in this book is in the lineage of Chen Qing Zhou, nineteenth-generation successor and disciple of Zehn Zhao Pei.  [Mark Chen 2004]   Chen Qing Zhou has produced a complete set of instructional DVDs for all of the hand and weapons forms in the Chen Style of Taijiquan.  The detailed description of each movement in the Chen Taijiquan Old Frame, First Form, by Mark Chen, with accompanying photographs of Mark Chen, is found on pages 91-180. 

 

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Cheng Zhenglei is a Chen Taijiquan Grandmaster.  He was born in May 1949 at Chen's Village, Henan Province, China.  He is a 19th generation descendant of the Chen Family.  He is an 11th generation Taichi inheritor of Chen style Taijiquan.  He was the head coach at the Chen's Village National Taichi Center and vice-president of the Henan Wushu Stadium.  He is officially accredited with the title of "China's Top Ten Contemporary Martial Arts Masters." 


Chen Changxing (1771-1953), also called "Yunting" was a 14th generation descendant of the Chen Family in Chen's Village, Henan Province.  He created the Chen Taijiquan Old Frame (Large Frame) Routine One (Old Frame, First Form) using the many forms created by Chen Wangting (1600-1680). 

 

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Learning to Practice the Laojia Yilu Form
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Learning the Chen Style of Tai Chi Chuan: A Journal by Mike Garofalo


I live in a rural area in Northern California, and there are no Chen Taijiquan teachers in my area within 240 miles round trip by auto travel ($60.00, 4.8 hours).  Therefore, being a practical person on a retirement income, I must learn the basics about performing this form on my own from instructional DVDs and books.  I must use "virtual" teachers. 

I am only fluent in the English language.  I do not know how to speak or read Chinese.  It is difficult for me to learn Taijiquan forms without instruction in the English language.  I find it difficult to learn from instructional DVDs where the verbal instruction is given in Chinese with only English subtitles because it is hard for me to read the English subtitles and look at the performance at the same time. 

Some of DVDs and VCDs on Chen Taijiquan that I have purchased and previewed do not have a good menu system, have no main menu system, or are organized in a confusing manner.  They might have an English language voiceover, or instruction in the Chinese language with English subtitles, but are just not useful for me without a good menu system when I use my Coby Vzon portable DVD player. 

Some DVDs and VCDs are simply demonstrations of Taijiquan forms, as you might find for free on UTube.  These are sometimes useful in reviewing, but not very useful for learning a new Taijiquan routine. 

I recommend that you choose one Taijiquan master's approach to teaching the Old Frame First Form as found in his instructional DVDs and books.  Study that master's teaching closely, and rather exclusively, until you can do the entire form on your own.  I have chosen Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei as the standard for my first "virtual" teacher for Laojia Yi Lu because I first learned the Chen 18 Form created by Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei by using Shifu Jiang Jian-ye's and Patrick Martin's instructional DVDs, and Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei has published many instructional DVDs, lectures on DVDs, and five books in English about Chen Taijiquan.  I have never met Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei or attended one of his workshops in the Northwestern USA, or his students like Liming Yue, C.P. Ong, Patrick Martin, or Jessie Tsao, but I hope to be able to afford to do so someday.  Nevertheless, you might prefer Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang as your teacher or his authorized students such as Ren Guangyi, Jan Silberstorff, or Jose Figueroa; Grandmaster Chen Qing Zhou or his authorized students such as Mark Chen; Cheng Jincai, Wang Xian, Chen Quanzhhong, or others.  Since I am a beginning Chen Taijiquan student I am not qualified to recommend which of these noted Taijiquan teachers is "the best."  I am sure that all these master teachers want to teach Chen Taijiquan correctly, and will encourage diligent practice and deep study.  I do know that, for my purposes of learning on my own, the greatest number of books and instructional DVDs in English on the Old Frame, First Form, silk reeling, and short 18 form are available from Grand Master Chen Zhenglei or his students and associates.    

 

Here are the two instructional DVDs I will be using in 2014 to learn the Chen Taijiquan Old Frame, First Form, Laojia YiluI find them the most useful because 1) they provide DVD instruction and commentary entirely in the English language with no subtitles, 2) they have a decent menu system that is easy for me to use on my portable DVD player, especially for replaying specific lessons, 3) they provide different viewing angles and summary performances of sections, and 4) they emphasize Chen Zhenglei's teaching of the Laojia Yilu and Chen Taijiquan, which I have chosen to be my standard.  


1.   Traditional Chen Village, Chen Style Tai Chi, Lao Jia Yi Lou.  Excellent instructional DVD by Shifu Jiang Jian-ye.  All instruction and commentary is given in the English language.  The verbal track is a voice over, so it is very clear with no background noise.  Some gentle and quiet Chinese music plays in the background sound track.  Shifu Jiang slowly and carefully teaches and demonstrates each Form.  The movements of each Form are shown from a front, side and back view.  The setting is in an outdoor location with a wide view of soccer fields in the background.  DVD or VHS, 2 parts.  Part I is 114 minutes long, 1998.  Capitol District Tai Chi and Kung Fu Association (CDTKA), Albany, New York, 1998.   "The Chen style's first routine, or old style, is taught.  The first routine emphasizes silk reeling, fast and slow and hard and soft movements.  The teaching is step-by-step following with a demonstration.  Each movement is repeated multiple times and shown with multiple views.  There are reviews of segments.  At the end, the form is shown front and rear."    "Part 1: The first half of Chen style's first routine is taught as practiced by Chen Zhenglei. The Chen style is the original T'ai Chi Ch'uan and the first routine emphasizes silk reeling, fast and slow and hard and soft movements. The teaching is step-by-step following a demonstration, and each movement is repeated 2-4 times and shown from front, back and side. There are demonstrations front and back of each segment of 5 to 7 movements. At the end the form is shown front and rear. 120 minutes."  Wayfarer Publications.  "Part I: Chen style Tai Chi Chuan originated in Chen village, Henan province.  Unlike other styles, Chen's emphasis is on "silk reeling" movements.  These improve joint rotation throughout the body, quickly increase energy, and help prevent arthritis.  This tape shows one of the best of Chen Style Tai Chi." (DVD cover)  "Part 2: By Jiang Jian-ye. Teaches the second half of the Chen first routine, or Yi Lou. Uses the same teaching methods as the Part 1 tape, step-by-step teaching, multiple repeats and front, back and side views. There are also demonstrations of segments. There is a demonstration at the end. 120 minutes."  Wayfarer Publications.  VSCL, Part 1 and Part II.  I purchased both DVDs from Wayfarer Publications (1-800-888-9119) in Los Angeles, because Shifu Jiang Jian-ye's website was not working at the time.  This is my favorite instructional DVD to use to learn the Chen Taijiquan Old Frame First Form.

Part I  (DVD Disk 1)  114 Minutes
Introduction
Forms =  Postures, Movements, Forms
Forms 1-7 + Review
Forms 8-15 + Review
Forms 16-22 + Review
Forms 23-28 + Review
Forms 29-38 + Review
Part I Review
Other Features

Part II  (DVD Disk 2)  124 Minutes

 


2.  Chen Style Tai Chi Old Frame Routine One.  Demonstration and instruction by Master Jesse Tsao.  2 instructional DVDs or VHS videotapes, 60 minutes each DVD.  All instruction and commentary is given in the English language.  Includes a good Menu system on the DVD that works.  The instruction is a bit faster and not as detailed as in other DVDs by Master Tsao that I own.  He explains what is to be done and demonstrated the postures with a front view, then repeats the explanation and movement, and then shows a fluid motion back view without comments.  Master Tsao speaks as he moves, and the audio is clear.  The background is an outdoor scene, with shrubbery as a background, in color, and with good clear footage. Front and back views of each movement are provided, with summary performances of sections with a ocean shoreline background view.   "The original Chen style Tai Chi is the oldest style practiced today and is widely acknowledged to be the ancestor of all other styles. It is characterized by whole-body twining, coiling movements, and occasionally explosive releases of power. It is an ancient form which fully encompasses the Tai Chi principles – from stillness via soft relaxed movements to fast & dynamic applications, which can be performed vigorously or gently according to the condition of one’s body.  This DVD video teaches the Old Frame Routine One posture by posture in both front view and back view with review and explanations by Master Tsao.  There are also self-healing and self-defense applications explained throughout the teaching."  Produced by Tai Chi Healthways, San Diego, California.   Master Tsao told me that "Yes, my DVD on the Old Frame First Routine was based on Chen Zhenglei's teaching.  He has come to me [in San Diego] for the last five years."  Complete demonstration on Tape 2, rear view, 11:03 minutes, by Jesse Tsao.  VSCL.   

Part I  (DVD Disk 1) 
Lesson 1, Forms (Movements, Postures) 1-3
Lesson 2, Forms 4-5
Lesson 3, Forms 6-8

 



I use the following three books to support my study and learning of the Chen Taijiquan Old Frame, First Form:


1.  Chen's Tai Chi Old Frame One and Two.  By Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei.  Translated by Jack Yan.  White Bench Publications, Toronto, Canada, 2011.  396 pages.  ISBN: 978-0-9866756-2-1.  This book is entirely in English.  It is well illustrated with black and white photographs of Chen Zhenglei.  Part of "A Collection of Chen's Taichi Series, Volume 2."  Review, 2011.  VSCL.  There are UTube videos of Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei performing the Old Frame, First Form.  He also has instructional DVDs, but I find them less useful for learning the basics of this form than the DVDs of Master Jiang or Master Tsao cited above. 


2.  Chen Style Taijiquan: Sword and Broadsword.   By Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei. 
Translated by Zhang XinHu, Chen Bin, Xu Hailiang, and Gregory Bissell.  Tai Chi Centre, 2003.  367 pages.  ISBN: 7534823218.   This book is entirely in in English.  Detailed descriptions, with photographs, of the first form.  VSCL.  This book is hard to obtain sometimes, and rather expensive, so look around online for the best price. 

3.  Old Frame Chen Family Taijiquan.  By Mark Chen.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 2004.  Appendices, notes, bibliography, 246 pages.  ISBN: 155643488X.  The form presented in this book is in the lineage of Chen Qing Zhou, nineteenth-generation successor and disciple of Zehn Zhao Pei.  Chen Qing Zhou has produced a complete set of instructional DVDs for all of the hand and weapons forms in the Chen Style of Taijiquan.  The detailed description by Mark Chen of the Chen Taijiquan Old Frame, First Form, with accompanying photographs is found on pages 91-180.  VSCL.  I find Mark's writing very insightful, informative, clear, and unique. 

There are many other fine Taijiquan teachers that have written good books on the Chen Style of Taijiquan that I also use: Jan Silberstorff, Chen Xiaowang, C.P Ong, Arthur Rosenfeld, or Yang Yang.  These are listed above in my bibliography.  Those marked ' VSCL ' are books that I own and use. 

 

         

 

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