Chen taiji has its own step-by-step comprehensive training method, of which form training provides the foundation. The practice forms are the base upon which all other taiji skills are built. The author illustrates how the forms are training tools with which one can hone the ability to move and react in a calm, natural, and potent way.
SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 13 No. 2 (2004): 12 pages.