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Chen Taijiquan—Lao Jia Yi Lu & Straight Sword (Streaming)

by Ren Guang-Yi

Master Ren Guang-Yi beautifully demonstrates two Chen style Taiji forms in New York's Central Park, with Music and Narration by his student, rock music legend Lou Reed.

Code: S0819Duration: 90 min

Average: 3 (10 votes)

Change Your Energy

Master Ren Guang-Yi has worked tirelessly to bring Chen style Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) to the West since 1991. In this video, he beautifully demonstrates two fundamental Chen-style Taiji forms: the 75-movement long form, Lao Jia Yi Lu (Old Frame 1st Road), and the 49-movement Straight Sword form.


Captured in high-definition (HD) in New York's Central Park, each form is presented in a multiple-angle format, and showing the name of each movement. Each form is also shown in FlipperVision™, a slideshow comprised of nearly 2,000 photos by famed photographer Martin von Haselberg, so you may carefully study each of Master Ren's postures in detail.


A martial artist since the 1980's and a private student of Master Ren, artist/musician Lou Reed has experienced first-hand the health benefits and power of Master Ren's teaching, and he has done a great deal to help raise awareness of Chen Taiji worldwide, bringing Master Ren on tour to perform onstage in hundreds of shows across Europe and the US.
This program features an ambient electronic soundtrack and onscreen narration by Lou Reed.


"The music gives you energy." - Lou Reed

Chen Style Taijiquan is a comprehensive form of exercise that promotes fitness, coordination and relaxation which remains true to its ancient martial arts origins. Chen Taijiquan is noted for its fluid, coiled movements, punctuated with quick bursts of energy, known as ‘Fa Jing”. Regular practice promotes wellness through a series of continuous, flowing movements, while providing powerful tools for self-defense.

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