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AATC Lao Jia Form

Lao Jia Lao Jia - Old Frame

The Lao Jia is the first form of Chen style Tai Chi. It is the foundation training style that prepares students for the second form, Pao Chui.
Lao Jia develops, strength, whole body unity, the basic flavor of Chen Style, and chan si jin (silk reeling energy). At this level of training, movement is primarily slow and soft, with an emphasis on relaxation; although some fa jin (power issuing) is also included.

Lao Jia Movements version1 (pdf)
Lao Jia Movements version2 (pdf)

Moves 1-18
Moves 19-39
Moves 39-58
Moves 59-72