Chen Xu vs Jiang Linghui at Wudang Competition in 2015

by Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy on 2020/10/26

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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Pawel Mueller February 11, 2023 at 4:29 am

This is a very interesting fight. Considering that Jiang Linghui (black shirt) had 117kg at that time and Chen Xu (blue shirt) only 60kg.
Jiang Linghui was also three times Champion at the Da Qing Shan Taijiquan competition. He‘s very skillful and yet had a very hard time against Chen Xu.
What I see is, that Jiang Linghui is double heavy, while Chen Xu is not. So Chen Xu lacks the ability to throw his opponent, but he can absorb the incoming power to the ground easily which makes him withstand a much heavier opponent without getting exhausted too fast.
I think it was GM Hong who said, that the basic Peng is the ability to withstand incoming power easily so you can concentrate more on your technique to overcome him.
I think this is a good example of this ability.


Gora Nebulana February 11, 2023 at 10:42 am

Against someone who is much bigger, stronger, skillfull and also have a lots of experience is a very difficult task if not impossible. Shixiong Chen Xu especially in the year 2015 can survived that havoc have done realy good job. He proofed how good the quality of our Shifu and linneage teaching. Shixiong Chen Xu must have improved much now compared to 2015. I’m very proud to be part of the system!


Gerry Gebhart February 11, 2023 at 5:41 pm

I agree with Pawel and Gora. I saw Jiang on DQS in 2013 and 2015. He defeated many larger opponents.
That Chen Xu could give him such a difficult time is truly amazing. Definitely a testament to his training!


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