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 Taijiquan as a martial art 

Step-by-step self-defense

The path to fighting skills

Martial arts strives for a balancing act: we work on skills that will help and protect us in the event of confrontation, but we also want to maintain and strengthen our health.


Intensive partner training builds skill, but increases the risk of injury. In Chen-style Taijiquan we can approach partner training step by step, depending on our previous experience and ambition.

In solo training we focus heavily on ourselves. We go from posture to biomechanics to whole-body strength - in the form of techniques that give us the upper hand in a physical confrontation.


Starting with simple partner exercises at the beginning, we approach the fight using joint-locking and throwing techniques. We always decide for ourselves how far we want to go.


Cooperative training builds skills - competitive training allows playful testing. If we then want to develop real fighting skills, we use free formats - up to and including wrestling and sparring.

Healthy martial arts

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The value of fighting

For most of us, fighting far from our everyday lives, but it can offer great added value, even beyond self-defense and competition. Confronting others reveals our own limitations. It uncovers  fear, insecurity, but also frustration and aggression. Over time we gain self-confidence when leaving our comfort zone.


The joy of playful competition

We learn to assert ourselves, but also enjoy playful competition with our training partners. Playing with others is in our blood. And if we want to challenge ourselves even further, we can enter the competition. Preparing for combat sports introduces a wholly different quality to our martial arts training.


Boosting health

Modern martial arts training aims to build us up physically and mentally, not wear us down or damage us. We don't jump in with full force right away, but rather build up skills gradually. Then we create increasing security through more intensity and pressure. That way, the risk of injury is always under control.

Play and competition in Taijiquan

We only develop real skills in martial arts through trying things out. The free application of techniques and principles shows where we are and what we need to work on.

Tradition and competition are not mutually exclusive. Techniques that are too dangerous for free play remain in the realm of partner drills. Cooperative training protects against injury and builds skill.

We can then test our skills in free partner training. Playful formats are available at all levels, from beginner to advanced. Exploration is not only possible but highly recommended!

A trusting atmosphere is a prerequisite. Training and competing with each other is only possible if we committ to progressing together.

Play and competition also hold a mirror up to us, both physically and mentally. We learn how to deal with frustration and aggression, with victory and defeat.

Only then does martial art become a fully-fledged, comprehensive, holistic training.

Spiel und Wettkampf im Taijiquan


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