In this London workshop, Shifu Liu will take an in-depth look at Loajia Yi Lu, the classic Old Frame, the seminal form for Chen style Taijiquan.
For those who aren’t familiar with the form, it has 74 movements and is the basis of many other Chen style tai ji routines that have this as their underlying structure and once you remember it, you can see the references in the sequence of moves in the other Chen forms. It is characterised as ‘Yin’ with many soft, smooth twining movements interdispersed with fajing, energy releases such as a punch or kick. Laojia Yi Lu was created by Chen Changxing in the 19th C, from the original sets of tai ji originator, Chen Wanting, a general of the Ming dynasty in China. It is the oldest tai ji routine from which many modern tai ji styles originate, such as Yang and Wu styles.
The seminar will teach the routine with posture and movement correction, covering different aspects and techniques of the form. There will be refreshment breaks and the opportunity to ask questions.
Suitable for all levels
Date: 12 November
Time: 13.30 – 18.30
Seminar Fees: £65 (non-member), £50 for TJC Members
Seminar Fees for one-day workshop only (21 June): £65
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St Paul’s Church Hall, Top end of Camden Square, London, NW1 9XG