My Shifu Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang passed away in Beijing on May 5, 2012

by Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy on 2012/05/05

Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang peacefully passed away on May 5, 2012 in Beijing. I lost my Shifu and the martial arts world lost a grandmaster! The funeral will be held on May 11, 2012.

To all my students, please remember this day and have a moment of silence with us in Beijing!

Feng Zhiqiang is the ultimate example of Taiji. He is a paradox and a harmonized contradiction. He is the most common retired old man and yet the most feared legendary master. He is our only link (as of 2001) to the time of fists and swords, of legends and heroes, and of dedication and bitter struggle to survive.

Today, he enjoys the reputation as a famous contemporary Chinese martial artist. He is an eighteenth generation grand master of Chen Style Taijiquan and the creator of the
Chen Shi Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan System.

About Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

Chen Style Taijiquan 19th generation disciple. International Standard Bearer of the Practical Method system of Hong Junsheng. Second generation master of Hunyuan Taiji. Been teaching internationally since 1985. Educated in the West with a Master's Degree in Education. Highly accomplished through the lineage of two great masters. Disciplined, precise and powerful. He teaches a complete system of taiji based on the principle of yin yang separation; indirect power as a core concept; movement and tranquility as the source of action. In both theory and practice, his taijiquan deals with the problems of double-heavy. He is a real treasure of the heritage of taijiquan.

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Marc Siekman May 8, 2012 at 1:31 am

Dear Master Chen,

Sad to hear of his departure. I wish I could have met him.
I can’t imagine what you are feeling, but I want to express my condolences to you.
He will remain very alive in our memories and admiration.
I published in his honor an in memoriam on my website.


Aihan Kuhn May 8, 2012 at 6:08 am

Very sad to hear this. He is an excellent master who I truely love. I had real good experience with him and learn from him. I treated him in my hotel room when I saw he had some medical issues; I gave him some recomendations. He treated me like a daughter, a good friend, I feel he treated all his student like family. At time I asked him if he want to stay with me for a year so that I can help his medical issue. But he really did not want to travel anymore.
I I learn so much from him, both martial art and life. I miss him and will miss him forever.
Dr. Aihan Kuhn
Chinese Medicine for Health, Holliston, MA


Pavel Codl May 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm

That is a very sad. My sincere condolences.


David Rivera May 8, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Dear Master Chen:
Our group in Puerto Rico was sadden-
ed to learn from our teacher Raul of
the passing of Grandmaster Feng. We
We dedicated a time of silence in so-
lidarity with his students around the
world, to express our respect for his
memory, our deepest sympathy for
his family and our appreciation for
the wonderful skills that he shared
with us. We feel honored that his
first student Chenzhonghua will
continue to share his teaching with
us. Master Feng will be greatly missed
But his memory will remain in our hearts


Chen Zhonghua May 9, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Thank you all for such an out pour of support. I am on my way to Beijing to bid last farewell to my master and to a great taiji master. I will pray to him and convey your messages to his family on your behalf.


Yang August 24, 2012 at 1:13 am

My heart sank when one of my Taichi brothers mentioned to me that Master Feng had passed way. I will be forever indebted to him for introducing me the “way” 20 years ago. My heart goes to his wife and the rest of the family. Thank you Master Chen for providing a place for me to openly express my belated condolence.


Janice kumagai July 2, 2019 at 12:04 am

Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang saved my life. I was dieing. He took qi out of the Earth and through his body put qi into my body. I am alive and gradually improving my health. This happened almost 20 years ago. I am forever in debt to his family. I hope some day this miraculous act is recognized. Thank you grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang


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