Chen Taijiquan




What is Chen style Tai Chi (Taijiquan)? Chen Tai Chi is an internal style of kungfu. It is a classic martial art based upon physical conditioning, principles of good health/medical aspect, and mindful meditation; all within a framework of ethical living. It is a life path of discovery with a strong base of community. This short clip gives a glimpse of insight:






My personal Chen Taijiquan journey began in Houston, Texas. After a time of study with Grandmaster Jincai Cheng and a trip to the World Tournament Exchange in Jiaozuo China outside of Chenjiagou, I began study with a new teacher, Master Blue Siytangco. Through Siytangco I was privileged to attend seminar with Master Chen Huixian, a Chen family lineage bearer. I also traveled to Seattle to attend lecture held by Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang at Master Kimberly Ivy's school. After moving overseas, practice has been solo, although temporary. Kindred spirits of Chen Taijiquan usually tend to join forces.

In the meantime, here are a list of several teachers and schools of which I have personal knowledge, and can attest to their excellent quality for those seeking to study traditional Chen style. They are all accredited by members of the Chen family. Several of them regularly host teaching seminars taught by Chen family, and a few of these hosting teachers also train annually in Chenjiagou, China.

They are superb Teachers and fellow human beings with great working capacity, and compassionate hearts. The best of the best.

In Seattle, USA:
Master Kimberly Ivy
Her school: Embrace the Moon Taijiquan and Qigong

In Overland Park, Kansas, USA:
Master Chen Huixian
Her school: Chen Huixian's Chenjiagou Taiji Academy

* 20th-generation Descendant of the Chen family
* 12th-generation Direct-Line Successor of Chen-family Taijiquan
* Certified as a Fifth Duan by the Chinese Wushu Association
* Certified Senior Level Coach of the Chen Village Taiji Training Center of China
* In-Room Disciple of Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei

In Phoenix, Arizona, USA:
Betty Dong
Her school: Chen Xiaowang World Taijiquan Association, Arizona

In Houston, Texas, USA:
Master Blue Siytangco
His school: Blue Siytangco Taiji Kungfu Academy


In the United Kingdom:Master David Gaffney
His school: Chenjiagou Taijiquan GB

In Bergen, Norway:
Organized by Øystein Alsaker
His group: Sort Drage Chen-stil taijiquan-klubb


Taijiquan blog by David Gaffney

Talking Taijiquan with David Gaffney


Best book sources for Chen Taijiquan theory and concepts

The Essence of Taijiquan
Chen Style Taijiquan. The source of Taiji Boxing




 

 

 

 

 



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