Internal arts

Chen Pan-Ling Taijiquan







Chen Pan-Ling's taijiquan is a synthesis of the 5 major styles of taiji prevalent in pre-War China.  Chen Pan-Ling formulated his synthetic style at the request of the Nationalist government (Koumintang) so as to preserve the essential elements of the major styles of taijiquan (grand ultimate fist boxing) in the face of the Japanese advance.

As a highly respected engineer and a man who already had an impressive martial arts pedigree, Chen Pan-Ling was given access to the knowledge of many different masters whose teaching had previously only been available to a select few.  Rather than preserve each form separately, Chen Pan-Ling combined them into a synthetic form that preserved the essential common elements.  This form is sometimes called the "Nanjing 99" (since the form has 99 movements and was formulated at the Nanjing Institute in 1941) however it is more commonly referred to by the name of its creator.

Today Chen Pan-Ling's art is preserved by his son Chen Yun-Ching.  Shifu Dan is a bai shi (inner circle student) of Master Chen.

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Chen Pan-Ling




Beginner Drill 1

Beginner Drill 2

Chen Yun Ching teaching in the US

The first section of Chen Pan-Ling's taijiquan

The first section of Chen Pan-Ling's taijiquan from another angle

The second section of Chen Pan-Ling's taijiquan


Chen Yun-Ching teaching taijiquan in Taiwan