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Chen Style

A Chinese Tai Chi Village

The Chen Village is known as the birthplace of Tai Chi Chuan. It is the center of the Chen family style of Tai Chi Chuan. Located deep whthin the Henan Province if China, Chen Village (Chenjiagou), it has a population of approximately 2500, of which it is said that 95% practice Tai Chi.

It is host to many foreign Tai Chi students each year who travel from across the world to learn this art form in its home. There are several Tai Chi schools located in Chen Village. Chen Xiao Xing and his son Chen Zi Qiang,  Chen Zhao Sen, and Chen Bing all have their own schools located in Chen Village.

Please enjoy this beautifully filmed video of the Chen Village by Alexey Gladkov.

Chinese tai-chi village from Alexey Gladkov on Vimeo.

While Chen Village cannot boast of beautiful scenery and countryside, it is a place of great interest. and has become a destination spot, a pilgrimage if you will for the Tai Chi tourist. You can visit the old house of Yang Lu Chan, the founder of the Yang style of Tai Chi Chuan who had learned Tai Chi from the Chen family, or go to the” Monument to the Chen Family Ancestors”. But mostly they come to train Chen Family Tai Chi Chuan.

If you wish to learn more about the Chen Village, please visit the The China Tai Chi Guide website!

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