Lian : 炼
There are many meanings to the concept of training in the context of Chinese martial art and related issues. Two meanings are of concern in our training:
1. To nurture.
2. To smelt; temper with fire.
Nurture is a concept mainly reserved for qigong practices. We will not go into details here.
To smelt is the concept that is central to Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method.