Category Archives: Chen Xiao Wang

An Interview with Chen Bing

‘After ten years of training Laojia all day, everyday, it only took me 2 and ½ hours to learn Xinjia’ says Chen Bing smiling at us. ‘It’s easy!’ he adds, ‘once you know the basics’. Everyone groans, because inevitably this … Continue reading

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An Interview with Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang

Last year I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to interview Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang during his annual week of training in Reading hosted by Karel and Eva. (1) I’m not one who goes in for hero worship in any … Continue reading

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Making mistakes

Everybody makes mistakes or so the saying goes. There is often a lot of common sense in these old adages and this one certainly rings true, for wisdom comes from experience and experience comes from making mistakes. In fact, it … Continue reading

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Tai Chi, Fascia & Biotensegrity

I have always had a deep passion for nature which is one of the reasons why I love Tai Chi so much. In particular I am consistently fascinated at how all of Earth’s inhabitants, from the tiniest of bacteria to … Continue reading

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Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang – Part 1

‘Learning Taijiquan means to educate oneself. It is like slowly advancing from primary school to university. As time passes, more and more knowledge is gained. Without the foundations of primary school and secondary school, one will not be able to … Continue reading

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Learning and Teaching Taiji

“To learn Taijiquan means to educate oneself”  Chen Xiao Wang For me Taijiquan is something that cannot be taught in the traditional sense but instead something that must be learned by the student. So as an active Taiji instructor I feel … Continue reading

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Training with Master Chen – 2014

The first time I met Chen Xiao Wang was back in 2002. I had already been practising Yang style Taiji for about 4 years when one of my fellow students invited me to go with him up to Reading for … Continue reading

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