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Tai Chi Silk reeling energy

The term "缠法" (Chán Fǎ) was proposed by Chen Xin, also known as Chen Xinyi, in his book "Illustrated Explanation of Chen-Style Taijiquan." He stated, "Taijiquan also involves 'Chán Fǎ' (Entwining Techniques)." He further emphasized, "Without understanding this, one cannot comprehend the essence of the martial art." Chen Xin affirmed the significant position of "Chán Fǎ" in the Chen-style Taijiquan routines and elaborated on its various forms: "there are 'Jin Chán' (Advancing Entwining), 'Tui Chán' (Retreating Entwining), 'Zuo Chán' (Left Entwining), 'You Chán' (Right Entwining), 'Shang Chán' (Upward Entwining), 'Xia Chán' (Downward Entwining), 'Li Chán' (Inward Entwining), 'Wai Chán' (Outward Entwining), 'Shùn Chán' (Clockwise Entwining), 'Nì Chán' (Counterclockwise Entwining), 'Dà Chán' (Large Entwining), and 'Xiǎo Chán' (Small Entwining)."

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Basic principles and training methods of traditional Tai Chi

Traditional Tai Chi Chuan and modern Tai Chi exercises are completely different. Their principles and training methods maintain the unique characteristics of early Tai Chi Chuan. This includes their requirements in practice and application. The training and application of traditional Tai Chi Chuan are primarily based on the principles outlined in the "Tai Chi Chuan Theory." It revolves closely around the traditional principles and techniques, integrating the practice and application of Tai Chi Chuan.

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