Taiji Chan Gun Online Video Trailer

by admin on 2010/11/02

Author: Chen Zhonghua        Length: video one-28 minutes; video two-3 minutes        Year: 2010        Language: English
Location: Edmonton        Focus: The use of a staff and weight to train peng energy.

Taiji Chan Gun Online Video
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Jean-Philippe November 3, 2010 at 9:37 am

This is a great training tool.


Allan Belsheim November 4, 2010 at 7:16 am

This video demonstrates a very important tool and a way to develop your Taiji Peng ability. It shows a comprehensive approach to the use and purpose of this device called the Chan Gun. This exercise should be a part of everyone’s Foundation training. The device can be easily built and used to develop the special Peng and penetrating energies necessary for Taiji.


Paul Janssens November 12, 2010 at 6:01 am

At Daqingshan 2010, we had a purpose built piece of bamboo (what looked like Bambusa Old Hamii), great tool. I have this in my toolbox of exercises. Very interesting options.


greadore November 12, 2010 at 8:49 am

I built one and have been using it for the last couple of days. it is a very good tool. The exercise is much harder than you would think. I had to start out with 2.5 pounds, which now is pretty easy. I’m working up toward 5 pounds. I realize that I was trying to “muscle” the action in the beginning. I find that now if I use the body connection and relax it is much easier. To be able to do 10, 15 or 20 pounds as Master Chen referenced would require very strong internal strength (peng energy) and will take a while, but I think taking small incremental and consistent steps it is possible. Master Chen’s finger, hand, wrist and forearm strength must be quite impressive.


Dave Dahms November 13, 2010 at 1:20 am

I built one years ago and used it consitently, got to get back to practicing with this tool. I`m sure many of us have felt Master Chen`s machine like grip and finger strength with poking, these abilities should develop with the Chan Gun.


ek012809 January 1, 2011 at 2:52 pm

I’d like to pick up some material to make this training tool. How long should the staff be? What is your suggestion in regards to practice time to make this useful in push hands?


Chen Zhonghua January 1, 2011 at 3:06 pm

4 or 5 feet should be fine. You can practice it for 5 minutes a day.


buddhafist July 25, 2012 at 9:35 am

Really cool device…it serves my fondness for “strange” training tools…


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