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T'ai Chi took birth at Chenjiagou, an agricultural village with a population of about 2500 people, located on the Yellow River in the peaceful countryside of Northern China. 95 percent of the people from this village practice T'ai Chi, including men, women, and children of all ages

   
 

The Chen style is to T'ai Chi what Shakespeare is to contemporary theater. Chen style T'ai Chi is the original T'ai Chi from which all the other T'ai Chi styles were developed (Yang, Wu, Sun, etc).

   
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Chen Wangting (1600-1680), a ninth-generation descendant of the Chen family, put together his vast knowledge of martial arts, traditional Chinese medical theory and classical Tao Te Ching philosophy to create T'ai Chi. This internal martial art has been passed down in the Chen family from generation to generation for over 300 years.

Today, the descendants of the Chen family continue to strive for excellence, to develop and improve their family's martial art, to share their cultural heritage, and to promote friendship between all people, for a healthy society and a peaceful world.

Sensei Desai has trained extensively under the instruction of Grandmaster Zhu Tian Cai who is the 19th generation descendant of the Chen family. Grandmaster Zhu is a classical master of this art. He has studied T'ai Chi his entire life and was trained by the highest skilled masters of the last generation. He is considered as one of the four "Buddha's Warriors" of the Chen village.

   
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    Grandmaster Zhu Tian Cai and Sensei Desai in Chenjiagou village