"In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it. This is because there is nothing that can take its place." In: Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, Book Two, LXXVIII, p.186; as translated by D.C. Lau.
"Nothing under heaven is softer or more yielding than water; but when it attacks things hard and resistant there is not one of them that can prevail. For they can find no way of altering it." In: Laozi, Chapter 78, p.159; as translated by Arthur Waley.
"Under Heaven there is nothing softer and weaker than water, yet for attacking the hard and stiff, nothing can surpass it; this is because there is nothing that can easily replace it." In: The Gate of All Marvelous Things. A Guide to Reading the Tao Te Qing, Chapter 78, p.145; as translated by Gregory C. Richter.
Anyway, remember that the frames you will meet on these web sites have nothing to do with the taijiquan frames, styles, and routines you wish to become more acquainted with, and every single stance exercise may take you further than surfing to the remotest places on the web.
Do not expect any spectacular graphics on this site. I wish to keep the site accessible to people with slower processors, less RAM, worse phone lines, and bad online services, too. There are links to other sites with nice graphics, though.
It is my intent to only refer to material and sites that provide topical value-added. There are already a couple of good sites that provide you with many taijiquan links. See, for example, Sheele's site. Thus, you will not find each and every taijiquan page that haunts the world wide web on this location. Please also note that (the few) links to commercial sites from my pages are not remunerated, e.g. via click trade. I am only including such links where I find the site provides some interesting content.
Last not least, infringement of copyrights is not supported by this webpage. Direct copying and pasting of original Chen style sources to the detriment of the respective authors, which I have actually run across recently (2003) will not occur. If you are under the impression that any source provided or any quotation on this page violates existing rights, and/ or is not covered by fair use, kindly bring that to my attention so I may correct it.
Jin gang dao dui: Buddha's Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar - one of over 10 self-defense applications from the movement as described by Ma Hong. Taken from Self defense applications of "Pounding the Mortar", p.106, in: Jan Silberstorff (ed. for Europe), The best of "The Chen-Style Taijiquan Journal", 1993-1995, pp.102-108.; originally in The Chen-Style Taijiquan Journal Vol. 1 (6), Dec. 1993. As pointed out to me by Roel Jansen, a Dutch author on tajiquan, the real original is Ma Hong's Chen Shi Taijiquan Jijifa, ISBN 7-5009-1325-7/G.1229, fig.7 on p.7 in the 2001 edition.
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My first taijiquan instructor Ralf zum Felde in Hamburg, a student of Jan Silberstorff, was not only very knowledgeable and patient when I was asking questions, but his stimulating classes encouraged me look around the internet and elsewhere to seek more on Chen style taijiquan. My second instructor Zhang Shuqiang in Beijing, a student of Tian Xiuchen and Li Peixiang, was very kind to have offered to teach me despite my limited skills, and this probably would have never occurred had not Shi Chongsong kindly invited me, in perfect English, to come over to meet him while I was looking for a nice spot to practice in a local park. I am also grateful to Wang Yanxia, one of the many earlybirds in Temple of Heaven Park, whose continuous interest in and questions about Chen style taijiquan during 2008 gave me ample opportunity to review my still rather limited knowledge and refine my own practice.