Master Ma Hong (1927 – 2013) passed away on December 22, 2013. He was a tenth generation descendant of Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan. He started learning Tai Chi in 1962. However, Ma Hong did not start learning in depth until starting his training in 1972 with Chen Zhao Kui.
Below is a video of Ma Hong performing the Xin Jia Yi Lu form of the Chen style of Tai Chi Chuan.
Ma Hong was very active in his Tai Chi community, having held positions in the Shijiazhuang Chen Style Taijiquan Research Association, Deputy Secretary of the Henan Wenxian International Organizing Committee, and being named one of China’s thirteen contemporary masters of Tai Chi at the International Conference Jury of Tai Chi Chuan in 1994.
Having taught in China and other countries as well, Master Ma Hong has taught many students and has helped spread the art of Chen Family Tai Chi Chuan across the world. His presence will truly be missed. Rest In Peace Master Ma Hong.