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This is the front gate of Chen Village. It separates the inner village where Taiji training takes place from the outer village where the agricultural villagers live.

The red pillars open to the inner training compound of Chen Village. To the left is a martial art store. Seven doors down to the right was a seed shop where I purchased several different kinds of seeds for my garden in Marshfield.

This is the inner training hall inside the inner training area of Chen Village. Here we observed Chen Sixiang working with his students. The picture below shows him working with some of the younger students in weapons training. We also witnessed some spectacular Push Hands training there as well. He was able to send his attackers to the ground with the most ease that I have ever seen. He is the personification of the tiger.

The tiger is a symbol of martial prowess in ancient China and also a symbol of the Yin Qi, the Metal Phase, and the Lung organ in acupuncture. These ideas as well as the word "tiger" itself are used in several acupunture pointnames including Large Intestine 4, "Tiger Mouth," Triple Heater 6, "Flying Tiger" (an alchemical image), and Governing Vessel 1, "Cavern of Dragons and Tigers" (referring to the resting place of all Yin and Yang Qi. For a detailed explanation of the meaning of these pointnames and others

Here in the above two pictures we see Chen Xiaoxing, the current head of the Chen clan, sitting on a chair watching over his students in the street where there were at least a hundred teenagers gathered for the afternoon practice.

Here are some of the youngest students working rather assiduously together on their suppleness.

This is the Chen Village Ancestral Hall where the 400 year lineage of their Taijiquan lineage is commemorated.

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