There are 84 postures and 831 movements in New Frame Routine 1 ( called 新架一路 Xin Jia Yi Lu), 71 postures and 471 movements in New Frame Routine 2 ( called 新架二路 Xin Jia Er Lu). Each detailed movement contains its application in fighting, including unique hitting, punching, kicking and wresting techniques. Details are the currency of authenticity. Walt Disney once said, ‘There is no magic in magic, it’s all in the details’. I interpret this to mean that details can play a vital role in delivering the root of this true fighting arts. They can be hidden gems that reveal a secret or subtle movements and its subtle application in fighting and fitness and Qi application. All details add together will demonstrate the grace and profound ancient fighting art!
The feature of New Frame Routine 2 ( called 新架二路 Xin Jia Er Lu) is the the leaping, jumping and swift spinning! The intensity of this routine is almost same at the two 3-minutes boxing sparring bout! That’s the reason I gave the name “Sparring Tai Chi”. It is perfect for cross training Fitness or sweating fitness in any Gym!
Tai chi, short for T’ai chi ch’üan or Tàijí quán (Chinese: 太极拳，太極拳; pinyin: Tàijí quán), is a traditional Chinese martial art which combines mind and awareness of our body, the deep diaphragmatic breathing and Qi, the inherent vital energy, through graceful movements to achieve mindfulness and relaxation. Tai chi is practiced for both its defense training, its health benefits and meditation.
Although tai chi is slow and gentle and doesn’t leave you breathless, it addresses the key components of fitness — muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and, to a lesser degree, aerobic conditioning.