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Chen Family Taijiquan (陳氏太極拳) is regarded as the progenitor of various Taijiquan styles, including Yang, Wu, and Sun. The art was developed about 400 years ago in the late Ming dynasty by Chen Wangting, a 9th generation representative of the Chen family.
Chen Wangting invented the style from a combination of the Yin and Yang theory found in the Yijing (易經: yìjīng), breathing techniques of Qi Inducing Practice (導引吐納: dǎoyǐntǔnà), the 29 postures of the military tactics book (紀效新書: jìxiàoxīnshū) by Qi Jiguang (戚繼光: Qī Jìgūang), and the theory of meridians in Chinese medicine.
Chen Family Taijiquan emphasizes sturdiness, softness, fastness, and slowness. Practitioners are expected to embody all of these qualities to fully capture the principles of Taijiquan. Without incorporating each of these elements, the essence of the style cannot be fully realized.
In essence, the absence of sturdiness and fastness would render the practice incomplete and untrue to the principles of Taijiquan.
The Chen Bing Taiji Academy is considered to be the most authentic lineage of Taijiquan in the world because its founder, Master Chen Bing, is a direct descendant of the creator of Taijiquan, Chen Wangting (陳王廷).
Master Chen Bing is the only son of Chen Yonghe, who was the eldest brother of Grandmasters Chen Xiaowang and Chen Xiaoxing. Currently, Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang is a representative of Chen Family Taijiquan, and their lineage is the only pure bloodline of Chen Wangting's direct descendants.
Historical records and research have shown that Chen Family Taijiquan is the original form of Taijiquan. The Chen family has been practicing their family's martial arts for over 400 years, since the 1600s. It's quite rare to find a family that has created its own martial art and maintained it for such a long time
Reeling Silk Power, also known as Silk-Reeling Force (纏絲勁: chánsījìn), is a technique used in Taijiquan that involves rotating the Dantian, which is a point about 1.5 inches below the navel. This movement helps Qi (氣, energy) flow throughout the entire body.
The practice of Reeling Silk exercises can have many benefits. It can help to open up the Eight Extraordinary Vessels, which are energy pathways in the body. This can help to balance the Yin and Yang energies in the body and develop the core of the Dantian, leading to better physical and mental health.
To achieve these benefits, the practitioner must use spiral movements from the Dantian, deep relaxation (Fangsong), and other specific training methods to allow energy to penetrate through all of the bones, joints, and nerves.
One of the key benefits of Reeling Silk exercises is that it can help to alleviate physical and mental ailments by removing blockages in the meridians. Anyone can practice Reeling Silk exercises, regardless of their age or body condition.
By understanding the profound principles of Taijiquan and applying them to the practice, practitioners can experience positive effects on various aspects of their health.
Merely performing slow and gentle movements does not represent the essence of Tai Chi, as true Tai Chi involves the study and application of internal principles that transform external forms into an internal art.
To achieve the true art of Tai Chi, it is necessary to study and practice the 25 key disciplines of Chen Family Taijiquan, which are both intricate and profound.
The classical style of Chen Family Taijiquan emphasizes the harmonization and interchange of energies between hardness, softness, fastness, and slowness. If a practitioner solely focuses on slow and soft movements, they cannot fully capture the essence of Tai Chi.
On May 22, 2017, the Jiaozuo City in China, where the renowned Chen Village is located, designated the Chen Bing Taiji Academy USA as the 'Birthplace of Tai Chi Promotion Center'.
This prestigious recognition signifies our academy's significant contribution to the promotion and preservation of the ancient martial art of Tai Chi.
As the sole professional Taijiquan academy appointed by Tai Chi's birthplace in the United States, we take pride in continuing the legacy of the Chen family's Taijiquan and sharing its benefits with practitioners around the world.
Ekatala (एकताल) is a Sanskrit term that denotes the state of harmony, unison, and accurate adjustment.
Ekatala Yoga, founded by Master Bosco Baek, integrates the principles of Hatha Yoga, Yoga Therapy, and Raja Yoga to offer a comprehensive and personalized approach to yoga practice.
The essence of Ekatala Yoga lies in fostering balance and alignment within the body, mind, and spirit, enabling practitioners to achieve optimal health and well-being
"Tai Chi for Falls Prevention" (USPTO Serial Number 90699210) is a specialized program created to address the needs of individuals and seniors who experience balance issues. Developed under the guidance of Master Bosco Baek, this program incorporates a series of fundamental movements and sequential forms rooted in the renowned Chen-family style of Tai Chi, as practiced in Chen Village.
The primary objective of "Tai Chi for Falls Prevention" is to improve stability and gait, two crucial factors in reducing the risk of falls. By enrolling in this program, participants will embark on a journey of physical and mental transformation. Through the practice of specific Tai Chi movements, they will enhance their coordination, develop better body awareness, and improve overall balance.
"Tai Chi for Insomnia" (USPTO Serial Number 88843262) is a specialized program meticulously crafted to address the unique challenges faced by individuals struggling with sleep-related issues. Developed under the guidance of Master Bosco Baek, this program incorporates a series of fundamental movements and sequential forms deeply rooted in the esteemed Chen-family style of Tai Chi, as practiced in the birthplace of Tai Chi, Chen Village.
The primary goal of "Tai Chi for Insomnia" is to enhance the overall well-being of participants by promoting better sleep patterns and improving sleep quality. Through the gentle and flowing movements of Tai Chi, this program aims to calm the mind, reduce stress and anxiety, and create a state of relaxation conducive to a restful night's sleep.
"Tai Chi for Spinal Ailments" (USPTO Serial Number 88843263) is a specialized program carefully crafted to provide relief from pain and enhance the overall well-being of individuals dealing with spinal diseases and disorders, including herniated discs, scoliosis, lordosis, and kyphosis. Created by Master Bosco Baek, this program draws upon the foundational movements and sequential forms rooted in the esteemed Chen-family style of Tai Chi, as practiced in the birthplace of Tai Chi, Chen Village.
The primary objective of "Tai Chi for Spinal Ailments" is to address the specific challenges faced by individuals with spinal conditions, aiming to alleviate discomfort, improve flexibility, and promote better spinal health. Through a series of gentle yet purposeful movements, this program seeks to restore balance, strengthen the core, and enhance overall body alignment.
"Tai Chi for Cancer" (USPTO Serial Number 90373044) is a specialized program created to support individuals who have been affected by cancer, including patients and survivors. This program, developed by Master Bosco Baek, is designed to address the unique challenges faced by those on their cancer journey, with a focus on reducing pain, alleviating side effects from cancer treatments, and increasing energy levels.
Drawing upon the profound wisdom of the Chen-family style of Tai Chi, as practiced in the birthplace of Tai Chi, Chen Village, the program incorporates fundamental movements and sequential forms tailored to the specific needs of cancer patients and survivors. These gentle yet purposeful movements promote balance, harmony, and overall well-being.
Free Tai Chi Classes for the Community
Starting September 6th, Chen Village Tai Chi is offering free Tai Chi classes aimed at improving community well-being.
Free classes are currently held in Los Feliz and San Gabriel. We're also considering adding Koreatown to the list, pending location availability.
* San Gabriel: "Sheng Ballet" at 811 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776
Join Us and Support Our Mission
You're warmly invited to join our free Tai Chi classes. While the classes are free, any donations are greatly appreciated and will help us continue offering free classes.