Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise focusing on internal energy for building strong Qi (vital energy) in the body. It is popular today throughout the world for its tremendous health benefits. Chen Style Tai Chi is the oldest form, originating in Chen Village 400 years ago. Grandmaster Feng Zhi Qiang, a famous Chen style Tai Chi master in mainland China, and seventeenth generation in Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan lineage is Dr. Aihan Kuhn’s mentor. He studied this form from Chen Fa Ke, a well known Grandmaster in Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan lineage.
The major characteristic of Chen Style Tai Chi is that the movements are in a circular motion during the entire Tai Chi workout, called Silk Reeling. This gives you not only a good physical workout, but also a feeling of optimal energy flow in the body. This form is greatest for self defense. It is a somewhat advanced workout but very enjoyable once you start this learning journey. It improves your energy level, endurance, balance, focus, joint flexibility, immune function, all organ functions and coordination. Best of all, it makes you feel good.