CHEN XIAO WANG
Chen Xiao Wang is considered as one of the highest exponents of the tai-chi chuan Chen style, and the lineage that corresponds to the 19 generation. In China he is one of the four people known as “Guardians of Buda” , fromm the village of Chen Jia Gou.
Chen Xiao Wang was born in the village of Chen Jia Gou, in the county of Wen, province of He Nan, in 1946. At the age of six he began studying wu-shu and when he was eight he started regular training with his father, Chen Zhao Xu, and later also with the latter´s brothers, Chen Zhao Pei and Chen Zhao Kui, learning taijiquan Chen style Master Chen Xiao Wang has spread and developped the teaching of tai-chi-chuan worldwide. He created two simplified forms of the Chen style, one with 38 movements and another with 19 movements. From 1980 to 1982, he took part in the wu-shu/ taiji quan national contests celebrated in China, and he obtained a gold medal in the three events.
In 1985 he was champion in the friendly international competition of wu-shu celebrated in Xi An, where he represented the chinese team. Chen Xiao Wang represented his country many times in countries such as Japan, United States, Singapur,etc.,making numerous friends.
In many occasions Japanese martial artists or strong men from Europe or America went to face him but could never beat him.
He has his own teaching method and is very concise, which can be summed up in three points:
He has written numerous articles, and the following books:
ANECDOTES AND IMPRESSIONS
I didn´t have much chance to know him when he was in Barcelona, yet I would point out his affability and sense of humour.
I have asked Zhang, who has a great respect for Chen Xiao Wang, and
he mentioned two aspects:
His humble condition: When Chen Xiao Wang started to be famous, he used to wear a simple light brown tai-chi-chuan uniform, and after becoming a famous and acclaimed person, he kept wearing this kind of very normal clothing, not luxurious at all.
26 November 2005: I have the opportunity to interview him during his third visit to Barcelona. You can see this interview, whose title is: “Serving tai-chi as if it were tea, and doing calligraphy as if it were tai-chi” in the section “articles”.
This is the adress of the web page: www.chenxiaowang.com
Checking the way of taking root (nov.04) Releasing oneself.(Nov.04)
During his second visit to Barcelona. In a class.(Nov.05)