Grandmaster Chen XiaoXing 2016 Denver Workshop

About Chen XiaoXing

  • Executive Principal of Chen Jia Gou Taijiquan School
  • Chairman of the Chen Jia Gou Chen Style Taiji Association
  • Deputy Chairman and chief teacher of Wen Xian Taiji Research Association
  • Honorary Principal of the Korean, Pusan Chen jia gou Taiji School
  • Honorary Chairman of the Hong Kong Chen Style Taiji Association
Chen Xiaoxing, born in 1952, is a grandson of 17th generation lineage holder Chen Fake, youngest son of Chen Zhaoxu and brother of the current lineage holder, Chen Xiaowang. Chen Xiaoxing is the principal of the Chenjiagou Taijiquan School in Henan province. He is the living embodiment of the Chen Village Taiji tradition and the leading representative of the Chen family in China. Chen Xiaoxing is known as Taiji Miao Shou (“highly skilled person”) of the Chen family 19th generation. From 1979-1985 he won seven first-prize titles in national and provincial martial arts tournaments in Taiji push hands and weapons. Although highly skilled and recognized as a great master, he is very modest and approachable, even choosing to live in the school amongst the students. Read more...

Location and dates:

Confucius Institute, Auraria Campus

1030 St. Francis Way, Denver, CO 80204

March 15th – 24th


$65 per session (Saturday and Sunday each contain two sessions).

$225 for a four session pack.

$40/person for a one-hour small group private lesson (4 people minimum).

One-on-one lessons: inquire.

How to Pay:

  • Check or Money Order. Payable to Cal Zheng Lin. Mailed to:

    9641 Dunning Cir, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

  • Cash at the Door

Silk Reeling 纏絲功 and Dantian Turning

Objectives: “Chan Si Gong”, core exercise extracted from Old Frame First Routine (Laojia Yilu). Emphasis on proper standing post, and spiraling element of Chen style Taijiquan, how intent moves energy (qi). Very helpful for spine, joint, and organ illnesses. Silk reeling is not only for health-focused students, but also for those who plan to walk the warrior path for the long haul and want to understand offensive as well as defensive motion 2 hours Thursday.

Date: Thursday, March 17th

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Clear Creek Building (Confucius Institute)

Master Ren GuangYi explaining single-hand silk-reeling. GM Chen XiaoXing’s workshop will expand into double-hand and moving silk-reeling, as well as more detailed explanation on energy flow and intent.

Push Hand Drills 推手

Objectives: Single hand, double hand, stationary and moving. Eight forces 掤履擠按,採挒肘靠 and five movements 進退顧盼定 will be explained and integrated into the exercises. Morning class will be for pattern familiarity by partnering up between students and the Grandmaster. Afternoon we will focus on refining patterns learned so you take home something useful. The point of push hands is to have a partner exercise to test and further develop your root and flow. Joint-locks and take-downs upon request (you have to ask him for it), but will not be the focus for most students.

Date: Saturday, March 19th

Class 1: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Class 2: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Chen XiaoWang demonstrating push hands with Michael Rosario-Graycar.

單刀 二十二式 Saber 22 Postures Routine

Method: Foundation drill, then learn the original Taiji Saber routine. Weapons application upon request.

Goal: Incorporate a weighted weapon in your exercise, to strengthen your muscles and tendons. Improve fluidity, move your weapon with your core spiral.

Date: Sunday, March 20th

Class 1: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Class 2: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Master Chen ZiQiang 陳自強 demonstrating the Taiji Saber routine.

Application Drills from Old Frame

Old Frame applications drills.

Date: Monday, March 21st

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Grandmasters Chen XiaoXing and Chen XiaoWang demonstrating applications of Old Frame.

Private Lesons

One-hour private lessons are available at $40/person (4 person minimum).


Friday, March 18th – all day

Tuesday, March 23rd – afternoon


9641 Dunning Cr, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126