Taijiquan (T'ai chi ch'uan)
The Academy offers specialised classes in the Chen Pan Ling style of t'ai chi ch'uan (taijiquan).
It is a style that is suited towards all ages and abilities and requires no special agility or coordination. At the same time, it is a hauntingly beautiful form to behold and even more enticing to practice as a form of moving meditation.
The Academy of Traditional Fighting Arts is the only school in Perth to offer tuition in this unique and highly sought after system of taijiquan.
What is Chen Pan Ling taiji?
Chen Pan-Ling's taijiquan is a synthesis of the 5 major styles of taiji prevalent in pre-War China. Chen Pan-Ling formulated his synthetic style at the request of the Nationalist government (Koumintang) so as to preserve the essential elements of the major styles of taijiquan (grand ultimate fist boxing) in the face of the Japanese advance.
Today Chen Pan-Ling's art is preserved by his son Chen Yun-Ching. Shifu Dan is a bai shi (inner circle student) of Master Chen.
For more about Chen Pan-Ling taijiquan see http://rtccc.com/chenpanling_story.
The Chen Pan Ling taijiquan system also includes a variety of weapons, notably the straight sword (jian). Presently the Academy teaches one taiji jian form, the Chung Yang form (known as the "Mother of all jian forms".
Chen Pan Ling taijiquan beginner drill
Chen Pan Ling taijiquan first section
Chen Pan Ling taijiquan second section
Chen Pan Ling taijiquan third section