Chen Style 18 Forms
Created by Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei, the 18 Short Form is a complete
health system designed specifically for beginners, and includes a range
of disciplines including solo exercise, meditation and the Form.
Chen Zhenglei, the nineteenth generation disciple and the eleventh
generation family disciple of Chen style Tai Chi Chuan and one of
China's contemporary ten top wushu masters, born in Chenjiagou Village
in Wenxian County, Henan Province, where Taichi Chuan is said to have
been created. He is now the president of Wenxian County Chen style Tai
Chi Chuan Research Institute, a wushu coach at Henan Wushu Center, and
schoolmaster of Chenjiagou Tai Chi Chuan School. Master Chen was deputy
to the Seventh National People's Congress. He began to learn Tai Chi
Chuan from his uncle in 1958 and gradually mastered all the set
routines, practice methods, and theories of Chen style Tai Chi Chuan.
From 1974 to 1987 he won more than ten gold medals for Tai Chi Chuan,
Tai Chi Straight Sword, and Tai Chi Push Hands at provincial Wushu
competitions. Master Chen won two championships at national Tai Chi
Chuan competitions. He enjoys a great reputation in the wushu community
with more than ten-thousand students around the world. In 1994 he was
awarded and recognized as an International Tai Chi Chuan Master. He has
written many books on Wushu such as On Ten Exercises.
Tai Chi 18 Forms