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Chen Family Ancestral Law


The Chen family has it's own rules for those who have taken up the practice of Chen style Taijiquan. They comprise the three main areas that are deemed crucial to one's development, not only of martial skill but spiritual growth.

The Twelve Characters

  1. Decorus
  2. Respectful
  3. Just
  4. Upright
  5. Kind
  6. Noble
  7. Magnanimous
  8. Courageous
  9. Honest
  10. Trustworthy
  11. Sincere
  12. Virtuous

The Twenty Disciplines

  1. Do not bully others
  2. Do not oppress the weak.
  3. Do not be a coward; help those in peril.
  4. Do not engage in unlawful acts.
  5. Do not use skill for immoral acts.
  6. Do not be arrogant.
  7. Do not sell/exhibit skill indiscriminately.
  8. Do not join illicit gangs.
  9. Do not waste time in idleness.
  10. Do not be conceited and boastful.
  11. Do not compete with the arrogant.
  12. Do not argue with the ignorant.
  13. Do not be influenced by worldly posessions.
  14. Do not seek undeserved wealth.
  15. Do not indulge in alchohol and lust.
  16. Do not be in public or personal debt.
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taiji/chen_family_ancestral_law.txt · Last modified: 2017/06/09 03:04 by serena