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We announce with deep sadness the passing of Grandmaster Chen Qingzhou on the morning of September 21, 2015, and extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.

Chen Family Old Frame Taijiquan

Chen Family Old Frame Taijiquan is the ancestor of all Taiji styles. Like every legitimate Taiji style, it is a martial art, not new-age meditation. The basic exercises provide health benefits to people of any physical condition, though advanced levels of training are mentally and physically demanding.

The system encompasses a wide variety of training methods that are performed solo or with a partner, and contain both slow and fast movements. These include:

The empty-hand forms contain the core principles of Chen Family Taijiquan: silk reeling ( , chan si jin), redirection ( , yin jin luo kong), neutralization ( , zou hua), waist movement, etc. In addition to these skills, weapons are used for training explosive force ( , fa li), sensitivity, and agility.