Chen-style Tai Chi Lao Jia Yi Lu (Old Frame First Routine) – Part 1

Chen-style Tai Chi Lao Jia Yi Lu (Old Frame First Routine) – Part 1

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Chen-style Tai Chi Lao Jia (Old Frame) is the earliest known form of Chen-style Tai Chi. Yi Lu (First Routine) means it is the first form learned in the system. Other major Tai Chi styles such as Yang, Wu, etc are believed to evolve from this form.

Lao Jia Yi Lu (Old Frame First Routine) consist of slow continuous movements focusing on silk reeling (纏絲). There is also Fa Jing (發勁) in this form which is the explosive release of internal energy. This form is important to all practitioners interested in learning traditional Tai Chi because they can appreciate the original form and applications of the moves they practice. Many Chen-style Tai Chi practitioners learn Lao Jia Yi Lu before moving on the others Chen forms such as Lao Jia Er Lu (Old Frame Second Routine), Xin Jia (New Frame), Xiao Jia (Small Frame).

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