People : Student Resume

You can find a list of resumes from Master Chen Zhonghua’s disciples.

Tinh Thai and disciple Brian Chung (June 2018)

Tinh Thai and disciple Brian Chung (June 2018)

Isn’t it incredible how life gives you the things that you need when you need it?

I wanted to learn Chinese martial arts since I was a little girl. Read more

While tumbling to the ground, I have made up my mind to study from Master Chen.

Back in 2003, after watching Master Chen’s Youtube videos, I sent him an email asking if I could observe his class. Among the videos, his demonstration with Michael sticks out. Despite a much more petite statue, tossing Michael around seemed effortless for Master. Later on, I found out that Michael isn’t only a 9th-degree black belt, but he is also a cop who has caught over 200 thieves. Simply put, he is no slouch.

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circleMy name is Benjamin Benefiel and I live in Phoenix, Arizona, USA with my wife and two young daughters. On January 21, 2018, I became Master Chen Zhonghua’s 259th disciple along with taiji brother Winston Wang. I grew up near Chicago, Illinois before moving to Phoenix area for graduate school in 1999. My appreciation of martial arts began as a child with karate lessons and a love of ‘kung fu cinema’. During my 20s and early 30s, I studied various styles of martial arts intermittently (including Baguazhang, Xingyiquan, and Deng family Sengmenquan, as well as a very small amount of experience with Yang style Taiji which was taught only as a health exercise). Chen style Taijiquan always held a strong fascination for me, but I was never fortunate enough to find a teacher. Read more

My name is Vincent den Hengst. I am from the Netherlands, Utrecht, where I started practicing Hunyuan taiji under James Fletcher in 2007. From the beginning, I kept exercising daily. In 2013 I stepped over to Practical Method. In 2014 and 2015 I went to Daqinshan for two months in total and observed several workshops since 2013. I regard Practical Method taiji as taught by Grandmaster Chen as the highest possible region of martial art, so I feel lucky and happy I finalized my life’s queeste to find the one martial art.

I was born in May 1973 in the south of Romania. When I was a kid in the Communist era, I saw a Chinese martial arts movie in the theater.
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In 2001, I started studying Kung Fu. My teacher also taught Chen Style Taijiquan from Chen Quanzhong. Watching my teacher perform Taiji at one of our demonstrations, I thought it was fantastic. I read “Chen Style: The Source of Taijiquan” by Davidine Sim and David Gaffney and thought I should really switch to Taiji, but I chose to continue down the path of Kung Fu since I had already started it. Read more

Mark Hanley i

by Kelvin Ho on 2017/04/22


Name: Mark Hanley
Class: Richmond Hill
Practical Method Start Date: Oct. 15, 2016
Martial Art Experience: Karate Black Belt, and practiced Yang Taiji previously

Bruce Robinson i

by Kelvin Ho on 2017/04/22

Name: Bruce Robinson
Class: Richmond Hill
Practical Method Start Date: May 23, 2015
Martial Art Experience: Practiced Aikido and Yang Taiji previously.

Kewei Sun i

by Kelvin Ho on 2017/04/22

Name: Kewei Sun
Class: Richmond Hill
Practical Method Start Date: May 23, 2015
Martial Art Experience: Practiced Iron Shirt when he was young.

Lucas Lu i

by Kelvin Ho on 2017/04/22

Name: Lucas Lu
Class: Richmond Hill
Practical Method Start Date: June 27, 2015

Peter Li i

by Kelvin Ho on 2017/04/22

Name: Peter Li
Class: Richmond Hill
Practical Method Start Date: Mar. 25, 2017

Master Chen Zhonghua accepted Charlie Wishon as a disciple on July 17, 2016.

Master Chen Zhonghua accepted Charlie Wishon as a disciple on July 17, 2016.

On July 17, 2016, Master Chen Zhonghua accepted Charlie Wishon as his 201st disciple at the workshop held in Iowa City. Todd Elihu emceed the ceremony and many other disciples were present including Levi Sowers, John Upshaw, John Dahms, Brennan Toh, Kelvin Ho, Hugo Ramiro, Xavier Santiago, Jeff Clevenger, Bruce Schaub, Erwin Ramthun, and Chris Dusek. At the conclusion of the ceremony, Master Chen briefly spoke about the privileges, responsibilities, and ethics of being one of his disciples.

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Zhu Dongsheng i

by admin on 2012/01/06

Zhu Dongsheng started learning taiji in 2005. He started with Yang style. From 2006 to 2009 he followed monk Shi Guozhuang to learn Chen Style Small frame. From 2009 to 2010 he studied Chen Style Old Frame yilu from friend Zhao Yanan. Read more

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Zhi Ning i

by admin on 2011/06/28

大青山董事长陈中华先生给职宁授奖 Chen Zhonghua giving Zhining award

职宁,男,现年17岁。出生于太极发源地———河南温县。 Read more

Blake Norman
(780) 604-8714              #409, 12015-103 Ave.                 Edmonton, AB   T5K 0S9


Position where I am challenged to learn new skills and work with people in ways that further allow me to develop my existing skills

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by Chen Zhonghua on 2011/04/25

Resume on Discipleship of Master Chen Zhonghua

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Steven Chan


I wish to become a disciple of Master Chen Zhonghua to receive the transmission of his lineage to learn practical method taijiquan. Read more

Sean Moxley Resume

April 1, 2010

To Master Chen and Daqingshan administration, My name is Sean Moxley from Regina, Saskatchewan.  I am a student of Ronnie Yee’s and have been studying Chen Style Taijiquan for about a year.  Before that I studied Kung Fu for a number of years. 

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Jeffrey Allen Kerensky Resume

April 1, 2010

Jeff Kerensky was on Daqingshan for the full time term with Master Chen Zhonghua in 2006 and briefly in 2007.

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Nick Mann Resume

April 1, 2010

Nick Mann is a graduate of the 2008, 2009 full time term on Daqingshan, China.

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