Legends of T'ai Chi Ch'uan – Chen Fake

Posted by on Monday, February 4, 2013 Under: Photography


Chen Fake practicing Xin Jai


Chen Fake (1887–1957) was a master of t’ai chi ch’uan who was instrumental in the spread of his style, Chen-style taijiquan, when he took it from his home in the Henan Province in 1928 and started teaching it in Beijing. As the style is largely based on internal energies, Chen Fake feared its subtle properties may be lost to future generations so he created an external form known as Xin Jia (New Frame) to add a visual framework to the internal movements.

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