Hunyuantaiji Staff

For the staff, the main point is circles the shape is spiral and the nature is silk reeling. The four jins of stickiness, adherence, linkage and following and the five stepping methods are also incorporated into the staff form. Therefore, the staff form is full of changes. In practice, the Dang (Crotch area) must be rounded and the stance stable. The waist must turn and the arms reel, twist, wrap, turn like a screw (zuan) and turn-over (Fan). The body turns with the staff. These are the major...

Push Hands Patterns

Dan Shou Ping Quan Single Hand Horizontal Circle 2. Dan Shou Li Quan Single Hand Spiraling and Rolling Circle 3. Xiao Bi Li Quan Single Hand Forearm Vertical Circle 4. Da Bi Li Quan Single Hand Arm Vertical Circle 5. Zhua Na Cai Lu Shou Grasp, Catch, Cai and Lu Circle 6. Wai Zhou Ji Lu Shou Outer Elbow Ji and Lu 7. Nei Zhou Ji Lu Shou Inner Elbow Ji and Lu 8. Zuo You Ji Jian Left and Right Shoulder Ji 12. Zhuan Quan Kao Kai While Turning 1. Si Zheng Shou Peng Jin Four Cardinal Peng 2. Si...

Returning the Gift to the Chen Family

Chenjiagou in Wenxian County, Henan Province is the birthplace of Chen Style Taijiquan. There are famous masters in every generation. A famous master of the 17th generation. Master Chen Fake became a representative owing to his outstanding kung fu ability. In 1928, Master Chen Fake left Chenjiagou, resided in Beijing and taught Chen Style Taijiquan. Beijing then became the centre of Chen Style Taijiquan. By the end of the Cultural Revolution 1966-1976 , there was a nationwide movement of...

The Legacy Continues

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Master Feng is a prolific martial artist, both in martial art and in literary abilities. Not only does he have high-level expertise in martial art, he is also a very learned person. He likes to take advantage of the essence of various styles to his own use. His mind is always open. He is not conservative and he is always willing to share his experiences and the earlier teachings of his masters with others in the form of written and oral teachings. Over the decades, he has published the...

Three Two Hands Rub The Ball

This exercise is used to gather the QI to balance Yin and Yang and to move the QI to the outer extremities finger tips . Two hands face each other 3-1 Starting from the WUJI position, Make the palms face each other, should be roughly shoulder width links the two LAOGONG11. put both hands in front of the chest. The distance between the two hands Focus eyes on an imaginary line that Positive Rubbing of the Ball 3-2 3-3 Turn the palms 18 times. Use the right hand as a guide. Use the line between...

Introduction

Feng Zhiqiang is the ultimate example of Taiji. He is a paradox and a harmonized contradiction. He is the most common retired old man and yet the most feared legendary master. He is our only link as of 2001 to the time of fists and swords, of legends and heroes, and of dedication and bitter struggle to survive. Today, he enjoys the reputation as a famous contemporary Chinese martial artist. He is an eighteenth generation grand master of Chen Style Taijiquan and the creator of the Chen Shi Xinyi...

Amazing Powers and Superb Skills

In the 1960s Master Feng was working in the Beijing Electrical Motor Company. In the workshop, motors weighing 1,000 jin which is about 1,100 pounds were being transported from one end of the workshop to another via an overhead hoist. One day while a motor was being transported, the steel cable that held the motor to the hoist came loose and suddenly the motor fell off the hoist. In a split second, Master Feng, who was working nearby, miraculously appeared right underneath the hoist. His two...

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Xinyi Points the

At the time there were two famous people in Beijing. They were both excellent representatives of the neijia internal martial arts. One of them was Grand Master Hu Yaozhen who came from Shanxi Province and was famous for his practice and combination of Taoism, martial arts and traditional Chinese medicine. He was known as Single Finger Conquering the World26. The other famous person came from Chenjiagou of Henan Province. He was Grand Master Chen Fake pronounced Chen Fa-Ke , 17th generation...

Pillar in the Family

In 1957, Master Chen Fake passed away and a serious problem presented itself to the members of the 18th generation of the Chen Style Taijiquan who would pick up the heavy burden of promoting the art of Chen Fake and the advancement of Taiji At that time Feng Zhiqiang was working in Beijing for an electric motor company. It was the time of the Great Leap Forward a political movement . He was very busy at work. Not only did he not teach publicly, he also did not make appearances in front of other...

Middle Dantian Open and Close

Two Hands Face Each Other in Front of the Stomach 4-3 Continue from the last move and loosen the two hands down to the front of the naval. Pause. Eyes focus on the line between LAOGONG. Continue from last movement. The two LAOGONG open as though pulling away from each other. Imagine the two hands are tied up together with an elastic string. Two hands press back to each other as though squeezing a balloon. Repeat the above open and close motion 18 times. 3. Lower DANTIAN Open and Close Repeat...

Translators Notes

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Qigong is more than just a set of breathing exercises. It is the codification of the Chinese language, philosophy, tradition and belief system. The language used in the writings of qigong, therefore, is complex and opaque, to say the least. The meaning of the words used in qigong is also quite far removed from the meaning of the same words in a general sense. Feng Zhiqiang's language for his Hunyuantaiji system is, in the context of Taijiquan and Chinese culture, coherent and poetic. It is very...

Hunyuan Taiji Broad Sword

It is different from other broadsword forms due to its internal nature. It has the characteristics of light and heavy, hard and soft, twinning and fast, strong and crisp, slow and fast, fast and sticky. It is, therefore, also called Taiji Reeling Broad Sword. Hunyuan Taiji Broadsword form is simple, agile and full of changes. The broadsword moves with the body and the body carries the sword to reel. If the sword form is compared to Needle in Cotton, then the broadsword is Hot Iron Coming Out of...

Single Leg Ascending And Descending

Lower Limbs Qigong

This exercise is used to open up the channels in the lower limbs. According to the basic theory of Yin Rises and Yang Sinks, this exercise is called Yin and Yang Upside Down reversed Yin Yang positions . Starting from the WUJI stance. Hands move up to touch the stomach. Starting from the WUJI stance. Hands move up to touch the stomach. Turn to the Right and Travel Down 7-2 7-3 Both hands turn right to HUANTIAO1 point. Go down along the SANYANGls meridian of the right leg down to the right foot....

Quanfa

Quanfa is the core of the Hunyuan Taijiquan system. Hunyuan Taijiquan is an internal martial art. It plays the double role of martial arts and Taoist gong. Hunyuan Taijiquan stresses the training of both internal and external with an emphasis on the internal. Internally, it trains the three treasures of Essence, Qi and Spirit. Externally, it trains the three methods of Body, Hand and Footwork. Internally it trains the Dantian Hunyuan Qi. Externally it trains the limbs, the body, the tendons and...

Gongfa

Gongfa is the foundation of Hunyuan Taijiquan. The training of Gong is to nurture and to promote internal Qi, internal Jin and internal Gong. The ancients used to say, He who practices Quan without Gong will be doomed to be void of substance till his last breath. Hunyuan Taiji has static gongs sitting gong and Zhanzhuang gong and mobile gongs foundation internal gong, silk reeling internal gong, health internal gong, and Taiji Ruler internal gong . In particular, the Taiji Ruler internal gong...

Settling Down in Taiji

In two years, under the guidance of Hu Yaozhen, Feng Zhiqiang's Xinyi Neigong was already at a very high level. Not only that his heavens Small and large heavenly circles and dans the three dantians were open, he had reached the level of converting the qi into spirit. He also opened the Heavenly Gate and closed the Earthly Door. One pellet of Hunyuan Qi moved around his body at will. The five bows in his body were giving him springing force. When he lifted a heavy weight it would appear light...

Lower The Qi And Cleanse Internally

Triple Burner Exercise Qigong

This exercise is designed to use HUNYUAN QI in the nature to cleanse the three JIAO and the five internal organs. The impure QI will be replaced with clear and fresh QI. The natural HUNYUAN QI will combine with the internal HUNYUAN QI. WUJI Standing Posture 1-1 The two feet open to shoulder width. Stand upright straight. The whole body must be relaxed. Look forward. Positive HUNYUAN Circles 1-2 1-3 Photos are not provided for these moves. Standing in the same position. Draw three positive...

Best of the Best

In July of 1982 a national famous taiji masters exhibition was held in the metropolitan city of Shanghai. At this time, in the Shanghai martial arts field it was like the weather of July. There was a heat wave for the art of taiji. Master Feng Zhiqiang was the hottest spot of this heat wave. There were two reasons. Number one, people wanted to see this famous master who defeated the foreign martial artist and see the representative of Chen Style Taijiquan. The second reason was that during this...

Mind Intent

Body and Mind Light and Tranquil Use the Three Xing Returning to One method to think about s Body is similar to WUJI standing posture. Put right palm on the DANTIAN and left palm on top of it. The opposite hand posture for women. DANTIAN, gaze at DANTIAN and listen to DANTIAN. Gradually you will reach the state of body and mind light and tranquil and the WUJI state of the world and I in non-existence. In this state stand for a while. Three Xing 1 Eye is the Sight Xing 2 Ear is the Sensitivity...

Hunyuan Taiji Sword

There are mainly thirteen techniques in the sword form so it has also been called the Thirteen Swords Shisan Jian . The techniques are chop pi , crisp explosion beng , pull up liao , poke ci , pick tiao , point dian , move yun , brush mo , hang gua , twist jiao , push tui , pull yin and push up tuo . The four jins of stickiness, adherence, linkage and following and the five stepping methods are incorporated into the sword form, making it flow in Qi, smooth and circular, spirited and together in...