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Chen Taiji Quan is a treasure of Chinese civilisation

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Why Learn Taiji quan?

Taiji Quan is a traditional Chinese Martial Art that combines self-defence with physical and mental fitness. The medical benefits include stress relief, relaxation, balance, and juventology. The slow movements impart powerful physical skills and stimulate the flow of energy within the body. The ultimate goal is to improve the mind-body connection and increase vitality and juventology

The health benefits of Taiji Quan practice are created through Taoism visions of the flowing and formless harmony of nature. It arises from its effect on the brain’s functions, blood, and Qi flow. Traditionally the Taoist lifestyle had a dual significance, personal and cosmological.

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Taiji Quan is based on Taoism philosophy

"Tai has the end" & "Ji has the limit"

In the universe are two kinds of energies, Yin and Yang. When those energies are in harmony, the life force flourishes, Taoism embraces this concept in naturalistic philosophyTaiji represents the universe’s origin, the process of birth, and the evolvement of all things in the universe, the state of chaos before the division of Yin and Yang. The father of Taoism was Lao Zi, the author of Dao De Jing. The natural laws in our days are the laws of physics, evolution, sociology, etc. However, the life principles are the same. Taoism has a holistic somatic approach to life, unlike Western philosophies that assume the mind and body are separate entities.

Taiji Quan translates as the “Supreme Ultimate Force,” meaning an interchange between hard to soft, full to empty, and open to close. The five elements theory of Wuxing (Fire, Water, Earth, Metal, Wood) relates to the five basic stances in Taiji Quan: advance (Metal), retreat (Wood), look towards left (Water), look towards the right (Fire), and central balance (Earth).

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the inheritance of shadow boxing

Chen style is the oldest form of Taiji Quan, and all the other styles are derived from it. It classifies into two categories: Old Frame and New Frame. The old frame was created by Chen Wangting, combining the Yin-Yang theory and meridians in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It was handed down to Chenjiagou village. The Chen style Taiji in our days includes the old, Cannon, and new routines. The highlights of the style include the internal movement of Yi (mind) and Qi and the external spiral silk-reeling movement. 

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developing & transferring internal power

If one wants to learn Taiji Quan, one must become calm mentally by adjusting oneself emotionally to settle the breathing within the body. The Taoist appreciation of health development was in pursuit of restoring and rejuvenating bodily strength, mind, and will.

Learning Chen Taiji Quan routines requires holding the head upright, sinking the Qi in the Dantian, turning the waist and spine, moving the upper and lower limbs with ease, and turning the wrists and ankles in a manner conducted by the mind. Some movements are fast when issuing power and changing forms; some are slow during the transitions from movements. Some movements are complex, while others are soft.

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Inside the Online Course, you’ll find high-quality videos from Shifu Shi Yanjun instruction on the traditional form of the Chen Taiji Quan 8 Steps Routine. Apart from the routine, the course includes five wisdom videos from Shifu Shi Yanjun and a workbook including ten assignments to help you learn and perform the form to a high level.

You will receive a formal Certification* (*Certification section) when completing the course. 

Our instructors include Shifu Shi Yanjun, Shifu Shi Yanpeng, and disciples Shi Yanbo (Dr Rhea Du) and Shi Hengyi (Lukasz Duszak)

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Chen taiji quan 8 steps routine explanation

Sequence 1: The Starting Position; ASSIGNMENT 1

Sequence 2: Left & Right holding the moon, followed by the cloud hands; ASSIGNMENT 2

Sequence 3: Hold the Head and Push the Mountain; ASSIGNMENT 3

Sequence 4: Retreat and push the hand followed by Part the Wild Horse’s Mane Right; ASSIGNMENT 4; ASSIGNMENT 5

Sequence 5:Lift the elbow and look at the fist; ASSIGNMENT 6

Sequence 6: White crane spreading its wings; ASSIGNMENT 7

Sequence 7: Flash the back; ASSIGNMENT 8

Sequence 8: Closing Form; ASSIGNMENT 9; ASSIGNMENT 10

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BONUS: Five wisdom videos

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*On completing successfully the course, you can receive formal certification. All the certifications are digital versions that you can print at home. 

Certificate of completion

This certification does not assess the level achieved. It only states that you studied this form and completed it. You are not certified to teach this form.

This certification is suitable for beginners.

Certificate of Completion from the International Shaolin Wushu Federation. This certification is recognised worldwide as an expert body in Martial Arts.

This certification is included in the course fee.

Certificate of achievement

This certification formally assesses your level and is issued only if your grade is above 8 points.

This certification is suitable for experienced martial artists. Upon completing the course, you will be able to teach this form.

You can achieve a formal Certificate of Achievement from the Shaolin Temple Yunnan & International Shaolin Wushu Federation when you complete the course.

To receive this certification, you must submit a video sample of the routine at a high standard.

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The workbook covers all the Chen Taiji Quan 8 Steps routine steps, including photos and text explaining the movements, improving body parts exercises, and breathing in 68 pages. The information is presented in bite-size pieces for better understanding. In addition, the workbook includes ten assignments on how to practice the routine at home for perfect execution. Written by Shifu Shi Yanjun and Dr Rhea Du, this workbook is for anyone interested in discovering and understanding the science behind the Chen Taiji Quan 8 Steps Routine.

How will the workbook help you?

You can work independently.
Workbooks provide a solid education.
They can fill in educational gaps.
They are some people’s preferred methods of learning.
They are an excellent resource for teaching others.
It can be taken everywhere to accompany the practice session.

*The workbook costs 15 USD. Now you have it free.

Frequently asked questions

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This class is ideal for everyone.  From complete beginner to advanced practitioner, for the person who if performs well the routine can achieve certification to be able to teach it; for the person that has failed to get up from a comfortable couch over and over because it is old, fat, uncoordinated and embarrassed to exercise.  For the person who cannot find the motivation to work alone or the person who gets bored quickly because exercise is not fun and the entrepreneur that’s burning the candle at both ends. The corporate executive who lives from the hotel room into a hotel room. The friend that can never commit to going out because it is tired at the end of the day. The guy that always buys something with the thought will do the trick, canceling, and post pointing. The mom or dad finds excuses for not finding the time in a busy schedule as a full-time parent. So, let’s FIND THE TIME! Human adults need to live a free life where they have control over the only thing which belongs to them: their own body.

Well, this class is unsuitable or the person who is looking to learn advanced Kung Fu in 2 weeks and get certified as a teacher. The friend who has their mind about what is best as exercise, the one that is looking for fighting. For this type of class, you can join our other courses. You should not buy this course if you subscribed to our Shaolin Path Membership or Shaolin Apprenticeship Online. 

Yep. We think the best contract is no contract. You can cancel your course at any time. However, cancellation does not mean a refund. 

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