To Train or to Nurture?

Lian : 炼

There are many meanings to the concept of training in the context of Chinese martial art and related issues. Two meanings are of concern in our training:

1. To nurture.

2. To smelt; temper with fire.

Nurture is a concept mainly reserved for qigong practices. We will not go into details here.

To smelt is the concept that is central to Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method.