A friend of Master Chen invited the students to do demonstration during wushu competition in his school. We went there in the morning, had a very nice seafood lunch, and other treats in the afternoon.
Video by Paul Janssens below.
Day Trip to Wei Fang on August 28, 2010
by Steven Chan on 2010/08/29
About Steven ChanSteven 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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