Mark Chen: Old Frame Chen Taiji — Ken Gullette Podcast

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Mark Chen: Old Frame Chen Taiji — Ken Gullette Podcast

Postby marvin8 on Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:23 am

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About Sifu Mark Chen

Mark Chen is a 20th-generation lineage holder in Chen Family Taijiquan, and a formal, rumen disciple of 19th-generation grandmaster Chen Qingzhou () of Xulü Village, Henan Province, China. Mark has been teaching Taijiquan for well over twenty years. He holds an instructor's credential (quan shi rank) from the certification board of the Wen Xian International Taijiquan Conference (), the official accreditation body for Chen Family Taijiquan instructors in China. He is also a certified senior instructor in the Chen Qingzhou Martial Arts Association ( , accredited under China's Ministry of Education) and the public relations director for the National Neigong Research Society (NNRS).

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Grandmaster Chen Qingzhou (left) with Mark Chen

Mark began Shaolin training in 1973 under the renowned master Guo Lianyin (, 1895–1984) , who was considered by many to have been one of the greatest martial artists of the twentieth century. In 1979 he progressed to Yang Style Taijiquan under Master Bill Gee, and in 1996 began studies in Chen style Taijiquan with Master Zhang Xuexin () of San Francisco (preferring the more vigorous, martial orientation of the Chen system). The following year, he met Grandmaster Chen Qingzhou (, 1934-2015), a disciple of the great 18th-generation grandmaster Chen Zhaopi ( , 1893-1972). Mark became a student of Grandmaster Chen at that time, and was granted disciple status in 1999.

Mark is the author of Old Frame Chen Family Taijiquan, published by North Atlantic Books.


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Ken Gullette talks with Mark Chen, author of \"Old Frame Chen Family Taijiquan\" and a formal, rumen disciple of the late Grandmaster Chen Qingzhou. Mark Chen is a certified senior instructor in the Chen Qingzhou Martial Arts Association. He has also trained under Master Guo Lianyin, Master Bill Gee, Master Chen Youze, and Master Zhang XueXin. In this 90-minute interview, Mark talks with Ken about his martial arts journey, including the pain and benefit of studying under the strict gaze of \"traditional\" Chinese teachers:

http://internalfightingarts.audello.com/internal-fighting-arts-29-mark-chen/
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Re: Mark Chen: Old Frame Chen Taiji — Ken Gullette Podcast

Postby willie on Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:33 pm

It appears that the dantian needs more winding in order to create the cams that are necessary for spiraling torsion.
I've seen him before, I don't know anything about him, but he definitely has a lot of good information.
This video, while good, perhaps even great, can also be misleading to people who aren't familiar with tai chi.
Personally, I would say that he is someone that I would like to meet.
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Re: Mark Chen: Old Frame Chen Taiji — Ken Gullette Podcast

Postby marvin8 on Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:20 pm

Mark Chen leading groups.

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Published on Oct 11, 2015

In memory and honor of Grandmaster Chen Qingzhou (1933-2015), who contributed and devoted his lifelong journey to spreading the Chen Family Taijiquan Lao Jia version that was handed down by his teacher Chen Zhaopi, unchanged! To preserve and revere this traditional form of Zungu Taijiquan, and to celebrate Grandmaster Chen Qingzhou's fruitful life full of giving, here is the Chen Qingzhou Martial Arts Association, USA performing the Lao Jia Yilu at various locations in the San Francisco Bay Area:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMyFBYfRWTU
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Re: Mark Chen: Old Frame Chen Taiji — Ken Gullette Podcast

Postby nicklinjm on Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:09 pm

Nice interview, thanks for sharing. Was particularly interested to hear his comments on New Frame vs Old Frame, also his stories of the training under Chen Qingzhou are great!
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