Chen Tai Chi Chuan
Chen Tai Chi Chuan (Chen Taiji Quan) was created in the 17th century by General Chen Wangting, 9th generation Chen Family member at Chen Village in Honan Province. Chen Village is situated close to the famous Shaolin monastery, credited by some as the origin of Chinese Martial Arts. Chen Wangting synthesized Tai Chi Chuan (sometimes called Peng Boxing) from 1) Ming Military methods, 2) Chen Family Pao Cui (Cannon Fist Boxing), 3) Traditional Chinese Medicine 4) Taoist Philosophy and 5) Taoist Alchemy He is credited with inventing the push hands (Toui Shou) training drills. Chen Wang Ting was also called Guan Yu II because he was famous for his Guan Dao (Kwan Do) usage.
The art of Chen Tai Chi comes to us today through International Grandmaster Chen Quanzhong of Xian, China. International Grandmaster is the highest level recognized in China. He is the most senior of the 19th generation Chen Tai Chi Grandmasters. Grandmaster Chen's version of Liao Da Jia Chen Tai Chi Chuan is considered to be the oldest method in existence. Grandmaster Chen's son, Chen Xili, and his grandson Chen Bin now teach alongside him.
TCCII Executive Director Shawn Cartwright is a 20th Generation Lineage Disciple of Grandmaster Chen Quanzhong.
Chen Tai Chi Curriculum
The Chen Tai Chi Curriculum contains Post Standing, Body Opening Exercises, Qigong, Silk Reeling, 13 Postures, Yi Lu Form (36 Movement) Yi Lu Form (72 Movement), Er Lu (Cannon Fist or Pao Chui), Sword, Sabre, Quan Dao, Spear/Staff, Long Pole, Push hands, Fa Jing, Applications, Qin Na, Shuai Jiao, and San Shou.