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Chen Taiji Network Online Academy

Chen-Style Taijiquan Network Academy

We represent a modern, precise and powerful Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) in direct Chinese tradition! Our family style is detailed and not easy to learn, which is why it is often called Taiji Gongfu. The training is substantial and requires diligence and perseverance.

Our Chen-Style Network is a community for all interested to learn an authentic Taijiquan practice. We teach a logical martial system of efficient movements which trains joints, muscles and fascia as well as mental aspects such as mindfulness, intention and presence. The effects on body and mind are considerable for everyone with an assiduous practice. The vigorous movements flow fast or slow in constant interplay. The system is composed of basics, hand and weapon forms and partner training.

Our Taijiquan can be practiced by both dedicated amateurs and committed professionals. We emphasize the practicality and applicability of our kungfu style, the martial as well as the health benefits, transparency in our teaching, a self-responsible learning and an equal student-teacher relationship. Personal development will result from cultivating concentration, stamina and sensitivity. Mutual respect, honesty and fun are as much part of our training as are profound, detailed and authentic contents!

What do people say who study with us?

You can find some quotes from people studying with us here on our website, the quotes are in English, German or Chinese language. Or click here for a Google-translated version of the quotes

"Training under Nabil has been an eye opening experience with all that I was missing with the attention to detail and 'intent'. I can say is, Nabil is a wonderful teacher who clearly loves what he does. His attention to detail is amazing. My practice has changed for the better while studying under Nabil. I look forward to continuing my training with him and helping my gongfu develop."

Ryan, Chen Taijiquan teacher, USA

"I've been following the online teaching from Nabil and other teachers and, it's really great, lots of form details, lots of basics. I'm really grateful to these guys for putting up this online program. I also have to say that, it is great to see that a traditional style is taught in a way that you can clearly see the improvement. Keep the good practice and thanks again for your efforts."

Michel, Bagua and Xingyiquan practionioner, Switzerland

Gongfu Learning

Gongfu means skill or mastery in Chinese. The spelling "kungfu" is more common in the West and it means basically the same thing. Gongfu can only be acquired with devotion over a long period of time. Nobody can give it to you, we can only show you the tools and methods of Taijiquan how to attain it. But you have to work it out yourself! Gongfu should be internalized over many years of practice, after we overcome obstacles, drawbacks and impediments, and don't shy away from them. 

School Requirements

We see ourselves as a semi open school which focuses not only on an authentic and very detailed Taijiquan practice but also on a good learning environment which favors resource-based learning and empowering its students rather than making them small. So if you are a friendly and open person who isn't just looking for an easy, use-and-throw kind of practice, but is prepared to try and learn something for life, in an international environment and within a diverse group of students as well as trainers, who also cherishes deep contents and a very exact body work, then please get in touch.

Online Learning

As we have more and more international students and due to Corona we started our new Online Acacemy. Honestly speaking we were all a bit skeptical about online learning in Taijiquan although our Chinese family branch started this already about 10 years ago. But after teaching many students especially during the Corona lockdown we changed our minds as we saw the actual improvement in all those sincerely training online.

That's why we wanted to supplement our teaching with this kind of online training - especially for those interested learning with us and who cannot come to our regular training and workshops. Our aim is to build a digital Taijiquan school which is based on the concept of curated online learning. It is not supposed to be some anonymous internet school but we would like it to embody and display the traditional gongfu family values we cherish. Let's hope we can succeed doing that - with your help! There are certain obvious disadvantages compared to real life learning but actually also some advantages. We listed some of them in this article. So best you make up your own mind if you want to try it out! If you want to find out how you can book a class, please read this post.

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Next Events

Sanshou - Applications
Date 12 December 2020 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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As our normal Sanshou workshop cannot take place we will do this weekend workshop instead without the partner work obviously, but with exercises you can do to get prepared for free application...

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Second Road Part 2 of Chen-Style Taijiquan Cannon Fist
19 December 2020 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Times: 1pm - 2.30pm and 3pm - 4.30pm (CET)

We will continue with the second road of Chen Family Taijiquan gongfujia in the tradition of Chen Fake, Chen Zhaokui and Chen Yu as taught by Nabil Ranné....

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Taiji Theory
20 December 2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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We will talk about a Taijiquan concept and how to put it into practice - including a questions and answers session.  

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