'Chen Style' Tai Chi in St Albans, Hertfordshire
We learn and practice the Chen family style of Tai Chi, which is the oldest and parent form of the five traditional family styles of Tai Chi.
Tai Chi (or more accurately Taijiquan) is an ancient Chinese martial art that is often practised for its health and fitness benefits. Tai Chi emphasizes the use of internal energy and slow yet powerful movements.
There are various styles: we focus on Chen style, as taught by Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang https://chenxiaowang.com/.
There are several different “forms” i.e. set sequences of movements. We currently practise the Laojia (old form), Xinjia (new form), a Sword form and a Spear form.
Below Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang demonstrates the Laojia (old form)...