The link to be "square"
Why do the 關節 Guānjié form and not etc., etc?
I practice and teach a Compact Square, also called "Joint" or 關節 Guānjié Form in addition to Compact Round Form. Specifically, this is directed to interested readers who may or may not practice the Square Form of Classical Tai Chi. Generally, one must assume that not many people are familiar with the Square ("Fang") Form. To my knowledge, it came to fruition during the 20th century. It arose as inception and development by the Wu Family Tai Chi and its representatives. In its various incarnations and variations, it has been introduced and taught by the disciples and family of Wu Chien Chuan. What is not agreed upon even among the family and representatives is which version is correct. To explain this I can only offer that there is a very obvious difference between large frame square form and compact frame square form...a size difference.
All of the commentaries that have been offered about Classical Tai Chi-square form leads me to think that even the very obvious difference of size is not apparent to practitioners of large frame. To be fair, there also appears to be a majority of practitioners in large frame practice who have never heard of the Compact frame. In addition, the most current commentary from the mass media and the uninitiated (including Tai Chi practitioners and even some who practice another version of large frame square form) is that the Compact square form looks "robotic", hence the following article: