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Master Aiping Cheng demonstrating the first half of the Chen 56 Form at Taste of China, 1999.Video Rating: 4 / 5
Tags: Aiping, Chen, Cheng, master, STYLE..., Taiji
May 11, 2011 at 8:10 pm (UTC 0)
Amazing performance. I studied with her when I lived in CT. She CAN fight. She’s only like 5′ 2″, and I watched her use only 25% of her effort to knock a 190 lb guy into a wall — he was standing around 5 feet away from it. He couldn’t “feel” where the power could be coming from in one of the moves.
May 11, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC 0)
wow what a performance. I only wish i could do something like that and it’d take years to master..
May 11, 2011 at 8:54 pm (UTC 0)
@bookguy12000 im very sure she can
May 11, 2011 at 9:15 pm (UTC 0)
This is definitely very beautiful performance. However, if you want to look at the raw martial art taiji….search for Ma Hong’s video. He is old school Taiji.
May 11, 2011 at 9:55 pm (UTC 0)
@Waxfiretape LOLZ whatttttt!?
May 11, 2011 at 9:58 pm (UTC 0)
May 11, 2011 at 10:14 pm (UTC 0)
can she fight?
May 11, 2011 at 11:09 pm (UTC 0)
May 11, 2011 at 11:45 pm (UTC 0)
Row your boat gently ——/ stream,,,,
May 12, 2011 at 12:32 am (UTC 0)
She’s Just Fantastic ! And that’s all there’s to it’
May 12, 2011 at 1:25 am (UTC 0)
@JCHendee The entire traditional form is 83 movements.
May 12, 2011 at 1:46 am (UTC 0)
I keep watching it over and over again. She has a couple of instructional dvd’s on her website, but not this. I’d love to be her student. Unfortunately, I don’t live near her.
May 12, 2011 at 2:11 am (UTC 0)
May 12, 2011 at 3:09 am (UTC 0)
Finally I find yu ( two weeks late though)
May 12, 2011 at 3:24 am (UTC 0)
That is easily on of the most GORGEOUS TaiChi routines I have ever seen in my life. The strength, the fluidity, the accuracy is incredible. I get chills from watching this.
May 12, 2011 at 4:16 am (UTC 0)
Her interpretation of the Yang Large Frame part 1 is also on YouTube and is very strong.
May 12, 2011 at 4:38 am (UTC 0)
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May 12, 2011 at 5:22 am (UTC 0)
beautifull cocentration and force,strong legs.
May 12, 2011 at 5:32 am (UTC 0)
Yeah, it’s the Chen 56.
That said, in the way of many other high level practitioners, Master Aiping Chen seems to have found many places within the form to add spirals. My Uncle demonstrated this to me once: he knocked me a good deal of the way across a car park by spiralling his knee. It wasn’t even done with fa jing! Had that been the case, I probably wouldn’t have walked out of that car park. Still I was young and in the early days of training – so I just thought it was immensely cool.
May 12, 2011 at 5:38 am (UTC 0)
May 12, 2011 at 6:09 am (UTC 0)
i believe that’s the way the compulsory routines (36 and 56 forms) are performed, which is different from traditional chenjiagou chen taiji where the thumb is not tucked in close to the palm.
May 12, 2011 at 6:17 am (UTC 0)
Would love to push hands with her to see what that feels like. Movements are ‘beautiful’, and appear to have been embellished for show and seem to lack power…She seems somewhat hyper-mobile in her joints (‘double-jointed’) However, that might be very deceptive and I might be completely wrong and pleasantly surprised… Thanks for the post.
May 12, 2011 at 7:16 am (UTC 0)
she seems to have a very strong fundation….but why does she keep her thumbs so close to her palm…..that hinders the flow of chi in my humble opinion……..
May 12, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC 0)
what does that mean? i’ve heard of falun gong and the whole story. you talking about that?
May 12, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC 0)
This is a fantastic demonstration
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