William C. C. Chen

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William C C Chen Q&A

William C C Chen Q&A 1992

William C C Chen Q&A 1992 Part 1|4 Happy 90th birthday, Grandmaster Chen! To celebrate the life and teaching of Grandmaster William C C Chen, we are honored to publish a question and answer session given at one of his teacher trainings in Germany in the 1990s. Celebrating the 30th […]

Cheng Man Ching Forum

Cheng Man Ching Forum

2nd European Cheng Man Ching Forum 31st July – 6th August 2004 in Hannover (Germany) The year 2000 saw the centenary of the birth of the late Professor Cheng Man Ching who was one of the most renowned exponents of taijiquan in the western world. Cheng originally studied with Yang […]

Review Tai Chi DVD by Nils Klug

Tai Chi DVD by Nils Klug is sold out Tai Chi DVD by Nils Klug is sold out. You can find the whole dvd (German language) on his YouTube channel. YouTube does an automatic translation if you activate subtitles and chose your prefered language in the settings. Review Tai Chi […]

Neigong martial arts

The relationship to Cheng Man Ching in New York

Were you still in touch with Professor Cheng Man Ching? Did you still meet him and how was your relationship? So when I was in New York I went to see him from time to time. Actually, at that time I was supposed to help him teaching, but then I […]

Laura Stone Interview part 3

Laura Stone Interview (part 3) from December 2018 by Connie Witte. This interview was published in the TQT (Dutch Taijiquan magazine) and translated by Laura Stone. Grandmaster Chen has been coming to the Netherlands since 1978? Yes, and in ’87 I came with him to Europe, to Cornelia Gruber in […]

Neigong martial arts

Cheng Man Ching’s students on mastery

Cheng Man Ching’s direct students – the “second generation” if one sees Cheng Man Ching’s influence as determining a new approach – seem to follow this new tradition while continuing to adapt further to modernity. The Master as student and teacher Taken as an example out of the group of […]

William C.C. Chen

William C. C. Chen

My Autobiography 
William C. C. Chen My name is William C C Chen’ I am a disciple of Professor Cheng Man-ching (鄭曼青) who was known as a great grand master of Yang’s Style T’ai Chi Ch’uan. His five talents were: painting, calligraphy, poetry, Chinese medicine, and T’ai Chi Ch’uan. He […]

Interview William C C Chen

GM William C. C. Chen Moving from Taiwan to the US

How or why did you move from Taiwan to the United States? That is a long story. For example after I finished the Highschool, then I wanted to proceed to College and back then I was always looking for a chance to do that. Actually, after 1959, I was – […]

Tai Chi Exercise for Senior

Tai Chi Exercise for Senior by William C C Chen

The ancient Chinese martial art of Tai Chi Chuan is the perfect callisthenic for today’s seniors. The relaxed and unhurried movements help alleviate nervous and muscular tension. Tai Chi Chuan lubricates joints and promotes automatic body alignment for better control of balance, helping to prevent the instability that can lead […]

Neigong martial arts

Slow motion of Tai Chi Chuan by William C. C. Chen

Tai Chi Chuan, literally meaning “Grand Ultimate Fist,” is one of the most sophisticated Chinese fighting arts. It is a masterpiece of neurophysiology as the brain connects with the fighting devices of the fingers and the toes for punches and kicks. The desire force of Yi毅(力) in the brain amplifies […]

Interview with direct Cheng Man Ching Students

Conversations with the Grandmasters During the course of the Cheng Man Ching Forum 2002 I wanted to arrange interviews with the special guests who were the lineaged Grandmasters that had been very close students of Professor Cheng Man Ching. The Gentlemen concerned were: William C C Chen, Benjamin Lo, Hsu […]

Neigong martial arts

Rooting and relaxation in Tai Chi Chuan

Root on The Three Nails Rooting is everything. It is both base and foundation. It is one of the most important things in life. A good building must have a strong and firm base. A successful company needs a superior foundation. A healthy plant requires a healthy root. To achieve […]

Interview William C C Chen

William C C Chen Interview

William CC Chen started teaching tai chi chuan in the early 1950s having been a close disciple of Professor Cheng Man-Ching. Besides being the Professor’s youngest student he held the unique distinction of living with the Grandmaster and became his favourite disciple. Grandmaster William C. C. Chen has devoted his […]

Neigong martial arts

Tai Chi Interview – William C C Chen

In the year 2000 Tai Chi Grandmaster William C.C. Chen was teaching at Tai Chi Caledonia in Scotland, when event organiser and Editor of Tai Chi Chuan magazine (UK), Ronnie Robinson took the opportunity to conduct this interview. At that time Grandmaster Chen has studied Tai Chi Chuan for over […]