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Xinjia Yi Lu

This page deals with the first form of “Xinjia” or new-frame Chen Style.

History

Xinjia was created by Chen Fa-Ke in Beijing prior to 1956 as a way of making Laojia more appealing and lively, to suit younger and more modern students. Although he had many students and disciples such as the notable Hong Jun-Sheng, the primary way in which Xinjia is passed down today is via his third son, Chen Zhao-Kui.

List of Moves

 1. Open form
 2. King-Kong Pounds the mortar
 3. Lazy about tying coat
 4. 60% sealing and 40% closing
 5. Single Whip
 6. King Kong Pounds the mortar
 7. White Crane Spreads it's Wings
 8. Walk obliquely and twist step
 9. First closing
10. Wade forward and twist step
11. Walk obliquely and twist step
12. Second closing
13. Wade forward and twist step
14. Hidden hand punch
15. King-Kong pounds the mortar
16. Hidden body punch
17. Rotate body and back strike
18. Green dragon emerges out of water
19. Push with both hands
20. Change palm three times
21. Fist under elbow
22. Slide back and whirl arms
23. Step back and press the elbow
24. Middle Section
25. White Crane spreads it's wings
26. Walk obliquely and twist step
27. Lighting fast throw through the back
28. Hidden hand punch
29. 60% sealing and 40% closing
30. Single whip
31. Wave hands like moving cloud
32. High pat on horse
33. Rob with right foot
34. Rob with left foot
35. Side kick with left heel
36. Wade forward and twist step
37. The punch of hitting the ground
38. Turn over body, jump and kick twice
39. Beast head pose
40. Hurricane Kick
41. Side kick with right heel
42. Hidden hand punch
43. Small grasp and hit
44. Embrace head and push the mountain
45. Change palm three times
46. 60% Sealing and 40% Closing
47. Single Whip
48. Front Technique
49. Back Technique
50. Mustang ruffling it's mane
51. 60% Sealing and 40% Closing
52. Single Whip
53. Stamping both feet
54. Fair lady works the shuttle
55. Lazy about tying coat
56. 60% sealing and 40% closing
57. Single Whip
58. Wave hands like moving cloud
59. Sweep kick and stretch down
60. Golden pheasant stand on one leg (Both sides)
61. Slide back and whirl arms (Both sides)
62. Step back and press the elbow
63. Middle section
64. White crane spreads it's wings
65. Walk obliquely and twist steps
66. Lighting fast throw through the back
67. Hidden hand punch
68. 60% Sealing and 40% closing
69. Single whip
70. Wave hands like moving cloud
71. High pat on horse
72. Cross hands and sweep kick
73. The punch of hittinf the crotch
74. White ape presents the fruit
75. 60% Sealing and 40% Closing
76. Single Whip
77. The dragon on the ground.
78. Step up to form seven stars
79. Step back to mount the tiger
80. Turn around and sweep kick
81. The cannon of confronting opponent
82. King-Kong pounds the mortar
83. Closing form

Sub-forms

Interestingly enough, the long form can be viewed as a collection of forms, each one expressing certain characteristics.

First Sub-Form

In this manner, the first form is about double arm silk reeling, an expression of the core skill.

 1. Open form
 2. King-Kong Pounds the mortar

Second Sub-Form

Containing Lazy about tying coat and single whip, two core and central expressions within Tai Chi.

 3. Lazy about tying coat
 4. 60% sealing and 40% closing
 5. Single Whip
 6. King Kong Pounds the mortar

Third Sub-Form

This form focuses on stepping techniques and contains one always-release strike. It is only a little bit longer than the previous two.

 7. White Crane Spreads it's Wings
 8. Walk obliquely and twist step
 9. First closing
10. Wade forward and twist step
11. Walk obliquely and twist step
12. Second closing
13. Wade forward and twist step
14. Hidden hand punch
15. King-Kong pounds the mortar

Fourth Sub-Form

Although I've chosen to delineate the sub-forms along these lines, it should be noted that after Green Dragon (move 18) is usually thought of as the break for first section.

16. Hidden body punch
17. Rotate body and back strike
18. Green dragon emerges out of water
19. Push with both hands
20. Change palm three times
21. Fist under elbow
22. Slide back and whirl arms
23. Step back and press the elbow
24. Middle Section
25. White Crane spreads it's wings
26. Walk obliquely and twist step
27. Lighting fast throw through the back
28. Hidden hand punch
29. 60% sealing and 40% closing
30. Single whip
31. Wave hands like moving cloud
32. High pat on horse
33. Rob with right foot
34. Rob with left foot
35. Side kick with left heel
36. Wade forward and twist step
37. The punch of hitting the ground
38. Turn over body, jump and kick twice
39. Beast head pose
40. Hurricane Kick
41. Side kick with right heel
42. Hidden hand punch

This is a section break in the main form, which is also a convenient place to end this section. Usually if you wanted to start with small grasp and hit you can just rotate arms to the left (palm out left, right palm at shoulder) then continue up, drop down/chop down, come up into small grasping and hitting. Then again, starting from animal head posture is also popular because you can practice that difficult series of moves again.

Fifth Sub-Form

43. Small grasp and hit
44. Embrace head and push the mountain
45. Change palm three times
46. 60% Sealing and 40% Closing
47. Single Whip
48. Front Technique
49. Back Technique
50. Mustang ruffling it's mane
51. 60% Sealing and 40% Closing
52. Single Whip
53. Stamping both feet
54. Fair lady works the shuttle
55. Lazy about tying coat
56. 60% sealing and 40% closing
57. Single Whip
58. Wave hands like moving cloud
59. Sweep kick and stretch down
60. Golden pheasant stand on one leg (Both sides)

Another natural section break. The sub-forms may be viewed as perfunctory now, but for the purposes of learning this sub-form idea might be interesting.

Sixth Sub-Form

61. Slide back and whirl arms (Both sides)
62. Step back and press the elbow
63. Middle section
64. White crane spreads it's wings
65. Walk obliquely and twist steps
66. Lighting fast throw through the back
67. Hidden hand punch
68. 60% Sealing and 40% closing
69. Single whip
70. Wave hands like moving cloud
71. High pat on horse
72. Cross hands and sweep kick
73. The punch of hitting the crotch
74. White ape presents the fruit
75. 60% Sealing and 40% Closing
76. Single Whip
77. The dragon on the ground.
78. Step up to form seven stars
79. Step back to mount the tiger
80. Turn around and sweep kick
81. The cannon of confronting opponent
82. King-Kong pounds the mortar
83. Closing form

By Unique Characteristics

Sometimes while doing the form a small check-list is to be desired. There is some minor internal structure which may help. One such break-down begins with noticing the form contains three sections of wave hands like clouds; the first is 5 times, the second is four times, and the third is five times.

The 5-4-5 system

This system is very useful once the fourth and fifth sub-forms have been learned. The first section is delineated on press, the first press becoming fan through the back, and the second directly prior to rub with right heel.

So after the first set of 5x wave hands like clouds, there are a series of kicks (rub with right foot, rub with left foot, and kick with left heel), two superunique moves (the punch of draping over body and beast head pose) and a crescendo of three moves performed on one foot: Kick with right heel, turn over (intermediary posture before) hidden hand punch. Then small catching and hitting, embrace head and push, etc., this entire series is not too difficult to remember, especially since it's the first section taught.

The key is that before you go into the second wave hands, there is fair lady works at shuttles. This means the single whip after horse mainlines ruffles (silly horse) goes into fair lady, while the single whip after fair lady goes into the four-time wave hands. After the second wave hands is sweep kick and step down into golden pheasant.

To get into the third, 5x wave hands, begin with repulse monkeys as usual, until the time it would take to kick (rub with right foot, etc). There is a sub-break here when you execute the press technique. The first time you execute it on this way, you approach the second fan through the back. The second time, you perform cross hands and sweep kick (into lower punch).

This 5-4-5 system, each with two sub-breaks, creates an alternate six section form which can help you learn.

taiji/xinjia_yi_lu.txt · Last modified: 2017/04/24 08:49 by serena