Laojia Yilu 老架一路

Lao Jia Yi Lu (Old Frame First Road) is the parent form for the other major Taijiquan styles (such as the Yang and Wu styles).  This form contains fast and slow movements and features the silk reeling quality the Chen style Taiji is noted as containing.  The movements of Lao Jia Yi Lu are large and extended and contain more softness and less firmness.  Lao Jia Yi Lu is an important conditioning and training method in Chen style Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) and is therefore usually studied before learning other forms.

Grandmaster Chen Xiao Xing performing “6 sealings, 4 closings” from Lao Jia Yi Lu

First Section

  1. Yu Bei Shi – Preparing the Form
  2. Jin Gung Dao Dui – Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar
  3. Lan Zha Yi – Lazy About Tying the Coat
  4. Liu Feng Si Bi – Six Sealings and Four Closings
  5. Dan Bian – Single Whip
  6. Jin Gung Dao Dui – Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar
  7. Bai He Liang Chi – The White Crane Spreads its Wings
  8. Xie Xing – Walking Obliquely
  9. Lou Xi – Brush Knee
  10. Shang San Bu – Stepping Forward Three Steps
  11. Xie Xing – Walking Obliquely
  12. Lou Xi – Brush Knee
  13. Shang San Bu – Stepping Forward Three Steps
  14. Yan Shou Gong Quan – The Fist of Covering Hand and Arm
  15. Jin Gung Dao Dui – Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar
  16. Pie Shen Quan – The Punch of Draping over Body
  17. Qin Lung Chu Shui – Blue Dragon Comes out of Water
  18. Shuang Tui Shou – Push with Both Hands

Second Section

  1. Zhou Di Kan Quan – Fist Under Elbow
  2. Dao Juan Gong – Step Back and Whirl Arms on Both Sides
  3. Bai He Liang Chi – The White Crane Spreads its Wings
  4. Xie Xing – Walking Obliquely
  5. Shan Tong Bei – Flash the Back
  6. Yan Shou Gong Quan – The Fist of Covering Hand and Arm
  7. Liu Feng Shi Bi – Six Sealings and Four Closings
  8. Dan Bian – Single Whip
  9. Yun Shou – Wave Hands like Clouds
  10. Gao Tan Ma – High Pat on Horse
  11. You Tsa Jiao – Rub with Right Foot
  12. Zuo Tsa Jiao – Rub with Left Foot
  13. Zuo Deng Yi Gen – Kick with Left Heel
  14. Shang San Bu – Advance Three Steps Forward
  15. Zhi Di Quan – Punch the Ground
  16. Ti Er Qi – Turn Body Round and Double Kick
  17. Hu Xing Quan – Protect the Heart Fist
  18. Xuan Feng Jiao – Tornado Kick
  19. You Deng Yi Gen – Kick with Right Heel
  20. Yan Shou Gong Quan – The Fist of Covering Hand and Arm

Third Section

  1. Xiao Qin Da – Small Catching and Hitting
  2. Bao Tou Tui Shan – Cover Head and Push Mountain
  3. Liu Feng Si Bi – Six Sealings and Four Closings
  4. Dan Bien – Single Whip
  5. Qian Zhao – Forward Trick
  6. Hou Zhao – Backward Trick
  7. Ye Ma Fen Zhong – Part Wild Horse’s Mane
  8. Liu Feng Si Bi – Six Sealings and Four Closings
  9. Dan Bien – Single Whip
  10. Yu Nu Chuan Shouo – Jade Girl Works at Shuttles
  11. Lan Zha Yi – Lazy About Tying Coat
  12. Liu Feng Si Bi – Six Sealings and Four Closings
  13. Dan Bien – Single Whip
  14. Yun Shou – Wave Hands like Clouds
  15. Shuang Bai Lian – Waving Double Lotus
  16. Die Jiao Da Cha – Shake Foot and Stretch Down
  17. Jin Ji Du Li – Golden Cock Stands on Left and Right Foot

Fourth Section

  1. Dao Juan Gong – Step Back and Whirl Arms on Both Sides
  2. Bai He Liang Chi – The White Crane Spreads its Wings
  3. Xie Xing – Walking Obliquely
  4. Shan Tong Bei – Flash the Back
  5. Yan Shou Hong Quan – The Fist of Covering Hand and Arm
  6. Liu Feng Si Bi – Six Sealings and Four Closings
  7. Dan Bien – Single Whip
  8. Yun Shou – Wave Hands like Clouds
  9. Gao Tan Ma – High Pat on Horse
  10. Shi Zhi Jiao – Waving Lotus
  11. Zhi Dang Chui – Punch the Crotch
  12. Yuan Hou Xian Guo – White Ape Offers Fruit
  13. Dan Bien – Single Whip
  14. Que Di Long – Sparrow Dashes Earth Dragon
  15. Shang Bu Qi Xing – Step up to Seven Stars
  16. Xia Bu Kua Hu – Step Back and Mount the Tiger
  17. Zhuan Shen Shuang Bai Lian – Turn Body and Double Wave Lotus
  18. Dang Tou Pao – The Cannon Right Overhead
  19. Jing Gang Dao Zhui – Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar
  20. Tai Ji Shou Si – Closing Tai Ji Form

Chen Xiaoxing performing Laojia Yilu