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Yang Style Taijiquan

The originator of the Yang Style Taijiquan (also commonly known as Ti Chi Chuan) was Yang Lu Chan (1799-1872) who studied with the Chen family in Chenjiaguo Village for eighteen years.
After this, he was invited to teach at the Imperial Court in Beijing. In order to teach the members of the court, Yang modified the form, removing the explosive movements found in the Chen style. Yang Chen Fu (1883-1936), Yang Lu Chan's grandson, carried on the teaching of the Yang style with some of his own refinements. Tai Chi tranining at Rosewell Shiatsu practices this style as exemplifeid by Yang Zhen Ji, second son of Yang Chen Fu.

With its capacity to be practiced by all ages and abilities, Yang style Taijiquan has become the most popular style in the US and is becoming increasingly popular in the UK.
The Yang style, as all the Taijiquan styles, is an exercise for the unity of the mind, body and spirit. It has three components: philosophical, martial and health. To capture the essence of Taijiquan, one learns to bring together internal energy, continuous movement, centreing, rooting, and relaxed alertness.

Each movement combines the circular give and take of Yin and Yang energies, which are inherent in the form. Each posture has martial applications. Students also practice Push-Hands exercises to help refine and understand the movements and energies involved in Taijiquan. These exercises are performed as a two person drill in the same slow, continuous movement used in practicing the form. Push Hands exercises demostrate the martial applications of the movements, develop sensitivity towards another's energy, and enhance the feeling of internal energy flows.
Senior students may also study Yang style Taiji Sword and Saber forms.


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