13 postures

by Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy on 2014/03/05

Peng = to enlarge, to expand

Lu = to lengthen towards self.

Ji = to lengthen towards opponent, to make heavy (sink) and squeeze out space

An = to push to cause separation and disengagement

Cai = to break in the opponent’s end. (three ends: opponent, middle, self);  to uproot through pulling with acceleration, creating a variation of speed in the opponent’s body (based on Lu)

Lie = to break in the middle (based on Lu)

Zhou = to twist so that two directions are simultaneously engaged

Kao = hitting with a large area of the body

gu=Gaze left

pan=Gaze right



ding=Center, central equilibrium



About Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

Chen Style Taijiquan 19th generation disciple. International Standard Bearer of the Practical Method system of Hong Junsheng. Second generation master of Hunyuan Taiji. Been teaching internationally since 1985. Educated in the West with a Master's Degree in Education. Highly accomplished through the lineage of two great masters. Disciplined, precise and powerful. He teaches a complete system of taiji based on the principle of yin yang separation; indirect power as a core concept; movement and tranquility as the source of action. In both theory and practice, his taijiquan deals with the problems of double-heavy. He is a real treasure of the heritage of taijiquan.

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