A Can of Pepsi -by Todd Elihu

Posted February 25, 2007 by elihu
Categories: Chen Style Taiji, Chen Zhonghua, Learning Method, Taiji Story Link

One afternoon during our full time Taijiquan studies, in the Hunyuantaiji Academy studio in Edmonton, Master Chen Zhonghua spoke of the mysterious, spiritual borderlands between yin and yang called ling. This gray area created by the overlap of the two extremes is exemplified within the art of a true Master. Read the rest of this post »

A New Standard -by Chen Zhonghua

Posted February 21, 2007 by Editor
Categories: Feng Zhiqiang, Life Experiences, Taiji Story Link

§ Introduction
Feng Zhiqiang is the ultimate example of Taiji. He is a paradox and a harmonized contradiction. He is the most common retired old man and yet the most feared legendary master. He is our only link (as of 2001) to the time of fists and swords, of legends and heroes, and of dedication and bitter struggle to survive. Read the rest of this post »

A Life of Taiji -by Chen Zhonghua

Posted February 21, 2007 by Editor
Categories: Chen Style Taiji, Hong Junsheng, Life Experiences, Taiji Story Link

My master was Hong Junsheng. He was the most prominent disciple of the 17th generation standard bearer of the Chen family, grandmaster Chen Fake. Hong’s ancestors came from the city of Ningbo in Zhejiang province, yet he was born in 1907 in Yuxian County in Henan province. Yuxian is a small town close to the Chen Village . In 1996 he passed away in Jinan of Shandong province. According to the Chinese way of calculating age he was 90 years old. Read the rest of this post »

Jinan -by Chen Zhonghua

Posted February 16, 2007 by Editor
Categories: Chen Zhonghua, Daoism, Life Experiences

In August 1979, a long waited letter came from the national university recruiting office. In it was a cover letter and a letter of acceptance from Shandong University. The Foreign Language and Literature Department of Shandong University had accepted me into the English language and linguistics department. For three days, I cried, hid in my room and refused to eat. Read the rest of this post »

Protected: Big Frame and Small Frame -by Chen Zhonghua

Posted February 2, 2007 by Editor
Categories: Chen Fake, Feng Zhiqiang, Life Experiences, Taiji Story Link

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