Steven Chan Resume

by Steven Chan on 2010/04/06

Steven Chan


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


Prior to winter 2007 – Attended some of Master Chen Zhonghua’s workshops and learned Yilu from James Chan.

Winter 2007 – Began to seriously train practical method taijiquan under the guidance of Master Chen Zhonghua while attending workshops in Ottawa.

Erlu from James Chan.

2009 – Full time course on Daqingshan.

  • Hunyuan straight sword from Master Sun Zhonghua.
  • Chen Style Practical Method Straight sword from Chen Zhonghua.
  • Chen Style Practical Method Broad Sword from Chen Zhonghua and Todd Elihu.

Competed in the 2009 Canadian Open Taiji Championships.

  • Chen Style Practical Method straight sword – Silver
  • Chen Style Practical Method broad sword – Silver
  • Free Style Push Hands – Silver
  • Chen Style Practical Method Taolu – Bronze

2010 Assisted Master Chen Zhonghua in a Toronto workshop.

Assisted Master Chen Zhonghua in a Montreal workshop.

About Steven Chan

Steven Chan is a student of Chen Zhonghua, the son of Chen Zhonghua's disciple James Chan and the nephew of Chen Zhonghua's disciple Si Chan. He currently lives in Vancouver, Canada. Taiji became an interest at the age of 17, as he would often hear his father and uncle discussing it. Yet, it was not until winter 2007 when he finally started to seriously train taijiquan. In summer 2009, Steven Chan went to Daqingshan for three months of full time training. In the clouds of Daqingshan he trained with masters Chen Zhonghua, Sun Zhonghua, Ni Yuanhai, and Cai Shengye. There he received many corrections to his forms and began to learn push hands. One morning he heard about a yilu challenge, which challenged someone to do 100 forms of yilu in one day. Hearing how the current record was 114 and how in the past Chen Fake used to do 100 forms in a day, he decided to try to beat the record. So the following week he started doing yilu at 5:30am. 3 changes of clothes later, at 11:30 at night, he finally finished beating the record. He had completed 126 full intent full length forms of yilu in one day, creating a new record. After returning from China, he entered a competition in Toronto. Competing in push hands, yilu, and sword forms, he won 3 silver and a bronze medal. In 2010 he returned to China for another 3 months of full time training. During this time there he participated and attended other competitions, eventually bringing home 4 medals and receiving gold for his broadsword and becoming the heavyweight taiji push hands champion of the Zibo international taiji competition.

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