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New Frame First Routine (Xin Jia Yi Lu – 新架一路)

Xin Jia Yi Lu, which translates as “new frame, first path”, is unique to Chen family Taijiquan. This form was created by Grandmasters Chen Xiao Wang and Chen Xiao Xing’s grandfather, Chen Fa Ke, and further developed by their uncle Chen Zhao Kui. Although it has a few more movements, it is based upon Lao Jia Yi Lu but with more overt spiraling. It is a beautiful form and greatly adds to one’s understanding of Lao Jia Yi Lu.

(Note: This was adapted from chicagotaiji.com and will be updated in the future to include Chinese characters)

First Section

Yu Bei Shi – Preparing the Form
Jin Gang Dao Dui – Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar
Lan Zha Yi – Lazy About Tying the Coat
Liu Feng Si Bi – Six Sealing and Four Closings
Dan Bian – Single Whip
Jin Gang Dao Dui – Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar
Bai He Liang Chi – The White Crane Spreads Its Wings
Xie Xing Ao Bu – Walking Obliquely Twist Step on Both Sides
Chu Shou – Brush Knee
Qian Tang Ao Bu – Wade Forward Twist Step on Both Sides
Xie Xing Ao Bu – Walking Obliquely Twist Step on Both Sides
Zai Shou – Brush Knee
Qian Tang Ao Bu – Wade Forward Twist Step on Both Sides
Yan Shou Hong Quan – The Fist of Covering Hand and Arm
Jin Gang Dao Dui – Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar
Pi Shen Chui – The Punch of Draping Over Body
Bei Zhe Kao – Lean with Back
Qing Long Chu Shi – Green Dragon Comes Out of Water
Shuang Tui Shou – Push with Both Hands

Second Section

San Huan Zhang – Change Palms Three Times
Zhou Di Chuan – Fist Under Elbow
Dao Juan Hong – Step Back and Whirl Arms on Both Sides
Tui Bu Ya Zhou – Step Back and Press Elbow
Zhong Pan – Middle Tray
Bai He Liang Chi – The White Crane Spreads Its Wings
Xie Xing Ao Bu – Walking Obliquely Twist Step on Both Sides
Shan Tong Bei – Flash the Back
Yan Shou Hong Quan – The Fist of Covering Hand and Arm
Liu Feng Si Bi – Six Sealings and Four Closings
Dan Bian – Single Whip
Yun Shou – Wave Hands Like Clouds
Gao Tan Ma – High Pat On Horse
You Tsa Jiao – Rub with Right Foot
Zuo Tsa Jiao – Rub with Left Foot
Zuo Deng Yi Gen – Kick with Left Heel
Qian Tang Ao Bu – Wade Forward Twist Step on Both Sides
Ji Di Chui – Punch of Hitting the Ground
Fan Shen Er Qi Jiao – Turn Body Round and Double Kick
Shou To Shi – Beast’s Head Pose
Xuan Feng Jiao – Tornado Kick
You Deng Yi Gen – Kick with Right Heel
Yan Shou Hong Quan – The Fist of Covering Hand and Arm

Third Section

Xiao Qin Da – Small Catching and Hitting
Bao Tou Tui Shan – Cover Head and Push Mountain
San Huan Zhang – Change Palms Three Times
Liu Feng Si Bi – Six Sealings and Four Closings
Dan Bian – Single Whip
Qian Zhao – Forward Trick
Hou Zhao – Backward Trick
Ye Ma Fen Zhong – Part Wild Horse’s Mane
Liu Feng Si Bi – Six Sealings and Four Closings
Dan Bian – Single Whip
Shuang Jin Jiao – Double Pound Mortar
Yu Nu Chuan Shouo – Jade Girl Works at Shuttles
Lan Zha Yi – Lazy About Tying Coat
Liu Feng Si Bi – Six Sealings and Four Closings
Dan Bian – Single Whip
Yun Shou – Wave Hands Like Clouds
Shuang Bai Lian – Waving Double Lotus
Jin Ji Du Li – Golden Cock Stands on Left and Right Foot

Fourth Section

Dao Juan Hong – Step Back and Whirl Arms on Both Sides
Tui Bu Ya Zhou – Step Back and Press Elbow
Zhong Pan – Middle Tray
Bai He Liang Chi – The White Crane Spreads Its Wings
Xie Xing Ao Bu – Walking Obliquely Twist Step on Both Sides
Shan Tong Bei – Flash the Back
Yan Shou Hong Quan – The Fist of Covering Hand and Arm
Liu Feng Si Bi – Six Sealings and Four Closings
Dan Bian – Single Whip
Yun Shou – Wave Hands Like Clouds
Gao Tan Ma – High Pat On Horse
Shi Zhi Bai Lian – Waving Lotus
Zhi Dang Chui – Punch the Crotch
Bai Yuan Xian Guo – White Ape Offers Fruit
Liu Feng Si Bi – Six Sealings and Four Closings
Dan Bien – Single Whip
Que Di Long – Sparrow Dashes Earth Dragon
Shang Bu Qi Xing – Step up to Seven Stars
Xia Bu Kua Hong – Step Back and Mount the Tiger
Zhuan Shen Shuang Bai Lian – Turn Body and Double Wave Lotus
Dang Tou Pao – The Cannon Right Overhead
Jing Gang Dao Zhui – Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar
Tai Ji Shou Si – Closing Taiji Form