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Farewell, Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang [1928-2012]

Posted in Miscellaneous, News, Taijiquan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 7, 2012 by Combative Corner

The legendary tai chi teacher and founder of the Hunyuan Taijiquan system, Feng Zhiqiang, died peacefully on Saturday, May 5th, 2012 in Beijing.

Chen Shi Xin Yi Hunyuan Taijiquan

He is the originator of Chen Shi Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan, a distinct training system that is mainly the combination of what he learned from Grandmasters Chen Fake and Hu Yaozhen.

In Hunyuan taijiquan, every movement contains Yin/Yang, movement & stillness.  Hunyuan taijiquan put virtue & morality at the foreground.  As GM Feng often said,

The essence of Hun Yuan is ‘Xiu Xin’ (correcting the heart) and ‘Wu De’ (martial virtue).  When there is no virtue a high level of gongfu can not be accomplished

Feng Zhiqiang is a grandmaster of the 18th generation of Chen Style Taijiquan and is considered the top student of 17th generation masters, Chen Fa-ke (Taijiquan) and Xinyi Grandmaster Hu Yuezhen.

Over the years, Hunyuan taijiquan would become one of the vehicles for students all over the world to reach what GM Feng called, “The Big Tao”… reaching beyond just taiji boxing… nurturing qi and expanding spirit.

Read GM Feng’s Poem, “Taiji is Like…”

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You will truly be missed! But your teachings will live on!

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What Is Taijiquan Like? | Feng Zhiqiang

Posted in Miscellaneous, Peace & Wellbeing, Taijiquan with tags , , , , , , , on February 14, 2012 by Combative Corner

Practicing Taiji is like enjoying a peaceful rest.

Practicing Taiji is like experiencing the sensation of Qi flowing smoothly & without obstruction through all the meridians.

Practicing Taiji is like the balancing of Yin and Yang.

Practicing Taiji feels like swimming in air.

Practicing Taiji is like a moving form of “Standing” skill.

Practicing Taiji is like using the body to draw beautiful Taiji diagrams.

Practicing Taiji is like drawing in the new (fresh Qi) & expelling the old (stale Qi).

Practicing Taiji is like the total relaxation of the body and mind.

Practicing Taiji is like repairing & healing the mind, body and spirit.

Practicing Taiji is like nourishing the body with the vast, upright Qi of the Universe.

Practicing Taiji is achieving the ultimate unification of Heaven, Earth & Man.

– Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang

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Feng Zhiqiang (1925- ) is a grandmaster of the 18th generation of Chen Style Taijiquan and is considered the top student of 17th generation masters, Chen Fa-ke (Taijiquan) and Xinyi Grandmaster Hu Yuezhen.  To learn more about GM Feng, read this interesting interview (2000) from his disciple, Yang Yang, PhD’s website (here) or click the picture on the left for a detailed biography.

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