ABOUT ORTHODOX TAIJIQUAN (TAI CHI CHUAN)
In 1929, this ‘new’ style of taijiquan was ‘created’ by the taijiquan organizing Committee of the National Martial Arts Academy in Nanking. In formulating what they called ‘Orthodox (cheng-
The great masters of each of these styles who gathered together to establish this form were attempting to return the art of taijiquan to its original ‘combat art’ form.
This form the new Wu (five-
The main special characteristic of orthodox-
(Indeed, even today, students in Wang's lineage first study taijiquan, and only after they have mastered it are they allowed to progress first to hsing-
Widely accepted, the 99-
Furthermore, since orthodox-
What started out as a defensive posture is at the same time an attack that brakes the flow of qi in the opponent's body.
To see some video clips of this form, click on the pictures on the right side
ORIGIN OF THE 99-
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