Chen Xiaowang

Chen Xiaowang

Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang was born in Chenjiagou in 1945, and started to practice his family art at 8 years old with his uncles Chen Zhaopei and Chen Zhaokui.
Stories abound regarding his skill since young age. Chen Xiaowang won the All-China Gold Medal for Taijiquan (tai chi chuan) in 1980, 1982 and 1983, and in 1985 won the Gold Medal for Taijiquan (tai chi chuan) in the first International Martial Arts Competition held in China. The Grandmaster was the first person to be awarded the title of Senior Coach for taijiquan (tai chi chuan) by the Chinese Government, and the only person ever elected for the Chinese People’s Congress as a taijiquan (tai chi chuan) representative. In 1988 the Grandmaster received a special award from the Chinese government for his contribution to the development of Taijiquan (tai chi chuan).
When he was 45 he decided to move to Australia to have a better base from where he would travel the world to fulfill his goal of spreading Chen Taijiquan (tai chi chuan) over the world. The Grandmaster is moved by the belief that Taijiquan (tai chi chuan) can be very useful to people’s health in the present time, and by the traditional desire to bring honor to his ancestors (guāngzong yàozǔ), much like Chen Fake was when he went to Beijing.
Chen Xiaowang is the founder of the Chen Xiaowang World Taijiquan Association, and presently travels all the year long, every year through 14 countries for teaching seminars.