On Oct. 28, 2010 my taiji uncle Zhang Guangzong came to my father’s house for a visit. He solemnly presented a diary that he had kept for 38 years to me.
This little diary the size of a palm contains over one hundred pages of my grandfather Hong Junsheng’s Chen Style Taijiquan research manuscripts for the years of 1956 to 1962. There are a total of over 90,000 words in the diary. It contains writings on and techniques. In the section, he explained in plain words and scientific principle the many topics of concern in the field of taij in a dozen years. In the technique section he gave details of training tips and application. This is truly a treasure to Chen Style Taijiquan of Jinan.
In order for this manuscript to go public, Mr. Zhang traveled far and wide and had extensive discussions with taiji brothers. In the end, he was able to make 20 copies in a friend’s place in Zibo. In the duplicate copies, Mr. Zhang added his own notes to the diary.
I express my heartfelt gratitude to him here.