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 life to the study of body mechanics and the effects of Tai Chi Chuan for art of self-defense as well as on physical health, and to the application of the principles of Tai Chi Chuan. His approach is to make Tai Chi Chuan simple, easier, natural, enjoyable and productive.
He has been a teacher since 1952 in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast. In 1965, he established the William C. C. Chen Tai Chi Chuan in New York City’s Chelsea area. He is invited to give special seminars on his Body Mechanics of Tai Chi Chuan on a regular basis in Asia, southeast Asia, Europe and throughout the United States.
Video 1 “William C C Chen Interview 2004”
Video 2 “William C C Chen Interview 2012”
Author: Ronnie Robinson
Images: Ronnie Robinson