Chen Tai Chi Pole Practices

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Son of Chen Xiao Xing, nephew of Chen Xiao Wang, this teacher—Chen ZiQiang—demonstrates many exercises the LONG pole.

There are many methods with the Chen partner exercises for the pole. Some benefits are that it forces the entire body to utilize Reeling Silk. It changes distance perceptions. It unifies and coordinates the hands. It firms up the stances. The small form shown, easy to learn, contains some lesser skills like overhead blocking, but the key movements such as turning the staff, changing leverage, and sensing through the weapons are all there.

This roughly twenty move form is also demonstrated in slow motion. Not difficult to learn but if you are going to play with a partner you will need some space. Bonus: All information on this VCD is duplicated in English. The lessons themselves are silent and self explanatory.

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