DW166-04 Chen Style Taijiquan Chen Style Tai Chi Old Frame I by Zhu Tiancai MP4

Chen-Style Old Frame Routine One is created by Chen Changxing, the 14th ancestral master of chen clan in Chenjiagou. Based on the Taijiquan Routine V, Cannon Fist Routine I, 108 Stance Long Fist Routine I adopted by Chen Wangyan, he condensed them into popular Old Frame Routine I, Routine II. Routine I Fist is mostly soft and little vigorous, its stances graceful, steps flexible and stable, body erect and natural. Its inner energy dominates the whole body, majoring in Ward off, Deflect, Squeeze and Press, accompanied by Pull downward, Bend backward, Elbow Stroke, and Shoulder Stroke. It moves like running water continuously, and sends off energy loosely and vividly. Demands: the body leading the hands, the waist as axis, twisting and turning round, clearly visible and invisible, the thread-twisting energy as core, arc-form walking, spiraling inner energy. 

  • Lecturer: Zhu TianCai 
  • Format: MP4
  • Language Speaking: Chinese
  • Subtitle: Chinese/English
  • Length of time: 242'08"


Grandmaster Zhu Tiancai


Grandmaster Zhu Tiancai's birthplace is in China, Henan, Chenjiagou. He is the 19th generation disciple of the Chen Family Taijiquan. He started learning from Grandmaster Chen Zhaopi and Grandmaster Chen Zhaokui from a very young age. Having great passion and love for the martial art and under strict guidance from the two Grandmasters, Grandmaster Zhu Tiancai has perfectly mastered Chen Taijiquan. His display of Chen Taijiquan is described as "smooth flowing" and "softness," giving people watching the routine a beautiful and relaxed feeling. 

With over fifty years of teaching experience, Grandmaster Zhu has compiled a set of teaching methodologies useful for both beginners and professionals. The art can be practiced as a form of basic exercise for health improvement and in the advanced stages can also be used as a defensive martial art. 

Grandmaster Zhu has been traveling around the world teaching and imparting the art of Chen Taijiquan. His teaching is well known and received by international Wushu and Taiji organizations. His students are numerous and Grandmaster Zhu was honored as one of the four "Arhats" of Chen Taijiquan. He is also an international Chen Taijiquan Instructor. 

Over the years, Grandmaster Zhu has written and published many books and video cds with detailed explanations and illustrations of Chen Taijiquan, including Swords, Push-hands, and many other aspects of the art.