Zhao Bao Tai Chi Chuan – Zhang Bei Chen

Zhang Bei Chen gives a demonstration of Zhao Bao Tai Chi Chuan in this video. This elderly gentleman displays the naturalness of movement that years of dedicated training yields.

Zhao Bao is one of the lesser known styles of Tai Chi Chuan.

The Zhaobao Taijiquan style shares many similarities with Chen-style taijiquan, and this commonality is considered by the school to be the manifestation of influences introduced by a member of the famed Chen family- Chen Qingping. He learned Zhaobao Taijiquan, which he taught to many disciples including He Zhaoyuan and Wu Yuxiang. The result of this influence means that the Zhaobao Taijiquan style is often considered by observers to be simply a recent offshoot of the Chen style. But actually the style has a much longer history and retains many unique qualities based on traditional Taijiquan theory and practice, clearly differentiating it as a complete and separate system of practice.

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