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Grandmaster Chen Qingzhou

Grandmaster Chen Qingzhou was dubbed “the Hidden Scholar” in Chen Village along with the “Four Heavenly Kings” (Chen Xiaowang, Chen Zhenglei, Zhu Tiancai, Wang Xi’an). On my sifu Wong Wai Yi’s website, you can find GM Chen Qingzhou’s profile and an interesting anecdote about GM Chen’s encounter with Wing Chun Master Kenneth Chung. Below I …

Terminology and Translations

Studying Taiji inevitably exposes one to Chinese language. Different versions of transliterations of Taiji terms can be confusing to non-Chinese speakers. For example, I have more than once met Taiji practitioners who thought the “Chi” in “Tai Chi” and “Chi Kung” are the same word. Many are also not familiar with newer spellings such as …