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 Master Zhang Xue Xin Last StL Workshop   

 Sat Oct.1 & Sun. Oct. 2   
Master Zhang Xue Xin (1928 -  )
Chen Style Taiji 19th Generation Master
Master Zhang Xue Xin is currently considered one of the top Chen style Taiji experts in the United States. He has studied external (or "waijia") martial arts since he was nine years old. In 1963,he began studying both the "Lao Jia" and "Xin Jia" forms of Chen-style Taijiquan from various masters, including Li Ruiyuan, Rui Mongni, and Chen Zhaokuai (son of Chen Fake). In 1970, he settled in Beijing and studied with Feng Zhiqiang, and became Feng's top senior indoor student. In 1990, Master Zhang relocated to the United States.
Chen Zhaokui emphasized "qinna" (joint-locking and grappling techniques) and "silk-reeling" techniques. Feng Zhiqiang's training focused on internal power, push-hands, and sparring. Learning from these masters, Master Zhang emphasizes the importance of the silk-reeling spiral training exercises as well as placing a great deal of attention to the detail and application of the forms to facilitate the development of internal strength. In addition, he also teaches Qiqong to allow the student to recognize, cultivate and nurture pre-natal Qi and post-natal Qi.
Master Zhang taught Taijiquan in China for over ten years and was certified by the Chen Style Taiji Association. After he moved to the United States,he continued to teach Chen Style Taijiquan. He currently teaches a large group of students in San Francisco, California, and run workshops all over the world.

 Master Zhang Xue Xin interview with Violet Li