Thank you very much for your explanations. This certainly clarifies alot, I appreciate your assistful efforts.
<<The Old (Frame) Chen style (Yi lu form) was predominantly "soft" (more than 75%) and less »hard« (less than 25%) [the use of Fa Jin].>>OYTCC
So, if I have interpreted your explanation correctly...the use of Fajin is an external(hard) practice???
Or is Fajin a hard aspect within the soft art?
<<Chan Si Gong are less externally apparent than in other styles.>>OYTCC
I'm sorry, I am not at all familiar with this expression...
"Chan Si Gong?" less externally apparent?
As in the video?
What is Chan Si Gong?
<<The percentages are only an approximations!>> OYTTC
Yes, thank you, this is what I had assumed.
<<Chen and Yang Style Taijiquan were (more) similar between the 1800-1900 that between the 1900-2000. Something about the Chen Taijiquan evolution (and its percentages) is writen on:
Lao Jia Chenstyle Taijiquan - <http://www.chenstyle.com/methods/schools/lao_jia/index.html>
Xin Jia Chenstyle Taijiquan - <http://www.chenstyle.com/methods/schools/xin_jia/index.html> >>OYTCC
Thanks very much for those links, I really appreciate resources into taijiquan history right now.
<<Also Chen evolved (and changed) from the martial art teached by Chen Changxing, so is not right to say that (what is today) Yang Style evolved from (what is today) Chen Style!>>
I am glad you clarified that point, I was unaware of that grown deviation within the styles and their whenabouts.
[This message has been edited by psalchemist (edited 05-21-2004).]