The Single Sword is one of the short weapons of Tai Chi Kung Fu. It consists of 49 forms, which are reasonable in arrangement and compact in cohesion. Techniques mainly include stab, chop, upper cut, parry, point, slice, upper block, sweep, cross cut, thrust and push. Chen Style Tai Chi Swordplay can be characterized as continuous and round movement of the sword with the whole body, quick change of attack and withdrawal, hard of soft application of force.
Lecturer: Chen ZhengLei
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Master Chen ZhangLei is the 19th Generation disciple and 11th generation family disciple of Chen Style Tai Chi and one of China's contemporary Top Ten WuShu masters. He was born in ChenJiaGou Village in Wenxian County, Henan Province, where TaiChi is said to have been created. He is now the president of Wenxian county Chen Style Tai Chi Reasearn Institute, a WuShu coach at Henan Wushu Center, and schoolmaster of ChenJiagou Tai Chi Quan Schoo. Master Chen was a deputy to the 17th National People's Congress. He began to learn TaiChi Quan from his uncle in 1958 and gradually mastered all the set routines, practice methods, and theories of Chen Style Tai Chi Quan.
From 1974 to 1987, he won mor than then Excellent Prizes (gold medals) for Tai Chi Quan, Tai Chi Straight Sword and Tai Chi Push Hands at provincial WuShu competitions. Master Chen won two championships at national TaiChi Quan competitions. He enjoys a great reputation in the WuShu community with more than ten thousand students around the world, in 1994 he awarded and recognized as an International TaiChi Quan Master. He has written many books on WuShu such as On Ten Exercises, A Complete Collection of Chen-Style TaiChi Quan and its Weapons, Chen Style TaiChi QiGong for Health, and Chen Style Tai Chi.
Master Chen is listed in the Dictionary of contemporary Famous Chinese Educators and the Dictionary of Contemporary Famous Chinese Martial Artist.