Let me introduce my self. I’m Richard and I’m from Holland. I came across videos of master chen on the internet because I was looking for some taiji terms and explanations. I’m practicing aikido at the moment and I was looking for some information which could help me futher in my practice regarding center and grounding. The movement of master Chen looks very powerful. I see a lot what I don’t see in other taiji clips. I’ve watched all video’s which I could find of master Chen to look for the quality I’m interested in. But the best way in my opinion to learn is to do. But I have no idea where to start. At first my idea was trying to integrate the principles of what master Chen shows into my training of aikido. So I started doing only the positive andin three steps which master Chen shows in a video. Although I’m probably way of as in doing it right I could feel the benefits in doing these exercises. I’ve become very enthusiastic about doing this and would like to start learning Chen taijiquan. Next to the positive and I’m also practicing fetch water en . These exercises looked to me the essentials to begin with.
So regarding to my subject above I have no idea where to start as a beginner. There is no Chen taiji school near by if there is one in Holland anyway. I did see master Chen visits the Netherlands and when he is planning to come again I will be there for sure. But for now what is best didactic to start this on my own? Any pointers are welcome since I would love to learn this style of taijiquan.