WHAT IS TAI CHI
Internal Chinese marital art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits.
Though originally conceived as a martial art, it is also typically practiced for a variety of other personal reasons:
competitive wrestling in the format of pushing hands (tui shou), demonstration competition/performance,
and achieving greater longevity. As a result, a multiple of training forms exist,
bothtraditional and modern, which correspond to those aims with differing emphasis.
Tai Chi Quan is usually known for being practiced with relatively slow movements.
Chen family Tai Chi Quan is the mother form of Tai Chi Quan
from which other various styles such as Yang, Wu, and Sun ultimately derive.
The Tai Chi Quan creator, Chen Wang Ting, was the 9th generation representative of the Chen family about 400 years ago ( in the late Ming dynasty).
He created Tai Chi Quan based upon the Yin and Yang theory form the Yijing
(the book of changes), breathing of Qi (Chi) inducing practice, 29 posture of the military tactic book by General Qi Ji Guang, and the theory of meridians in Chinese traditional medicine.
CHEN XIAO XING
Chen Xiao Xing is known as Tai Chi Miao Shou
(“highly skilled person in Tai Chi Quan”) of the Chen family 19th generation.
From 1979-1985 he won seven first prize titles in national and provincial martial art
tournaments in Tai Chi push hands and weapons.
Although highly skilled and recognized as a great master,
he is very modest and approachable, even choosing to live in the school among the students.
CHEN XIAO WANG
Grand Master Chen Xiao Xing’s elder brother. Recognized as one of four Buddha's Warrior Attendants(Si Jin Gang), "the four outstanding exponents of the 19th generation in Chenjiagou, Chen Xiao Wang was chairperson of the Henan Province Chen Push Hands Tai Chi Quan Association; deputy head of the Wushu Academy of Henan Province;
and technical advisor and official assessor for the standardized competition routines
for the Chen, Yang, Wu, and Sun styles of Tai Chi Quan. https://chenxiaowang.com
Watch the beauty of pattern push hand performed by Grand master Chen Xiao Xing
and Chen Xiao Wang brothers, rare footage! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ9JTKFTz60