Grandmaster Chen Quanzhong
Chen Taijiquan (Tai Chi)
Master Chen Quanzhong was born in 1925 in Chenjiagou Village in Henan Province. He is the 19th successive generation of the Chen family. He started at the age of five learning the large frame (lao da jia) style from his father Chen Shi Gong. Later while attending school he studied with Chen Guo-Ying (17th generation). Master Chen also received instruction from the famous masters Chen Sheng-San (17th generation) and Chen Liang-Zhi (16th generation).
In the 1940´s, in order to escape the war, Chen Quanzhong moved to Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, and continued the practice of Chen style with Chen Jing-Ping (18th generation) and Chen Jin-Ao (18th generation). Finally he learned from Chen Shou-Li (17th generation, himself a student of Chen Fake, 17th generation). Chen Quanzhong is President of the Xi'an Chen Style Taijiquan Association.
Uncle Chen (as his students in China call him) is a wonderful picture of what Tai Chi represents concerning its major principles. Although at old age he is an exceptional healthy individual with strength, flexibility and speed that a 25 year old would be most proud to possess.