DW018 Chen Style Tai Chi Spear Grandmaster Zhenglei Chen 陈式太极拳抢 陈正雷
DW018 Chen Style Tai Chi Spear Grandmaster Zhenglei Chen 陈式太极拳抢/ 棍 陈正雷
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Grandmaster Zhenglei Chen was born in Chenjiagou (Chen Village, 陳家溝), Wen County, Henan Province, China. In 1957, Grandmaster Chen started the studying Taijiquan with his uncle Chen Zhaopi, focusing not just in hands form and weapons but also Taiji theories very intently. In 1972, after Chen Zhaopi death, Chen Zhenglei continued the studies from his uncles, Chen Zhaokui, another famous Taijiquan teacher who was the son of Chen Fake.
Chen Zhenglei specializes in the theories and skills of Taijiquan and push-hands, directly by his grandfather’s brother Chen Fake.
He is recognized as one of four "Buddha's Warrior Attendants (Si Jingang)," the four outstanding exponents of the 19th generation in Chenjiagou. Those four Chen stylists including Chen Xiaowang (陳小旺; Chen Fake's direct grandson), Chen Zhenglei (陈正雷; 1949–), Wang Xian (王西安) and Zhu Tiancai (朱天才) traveled relentlessly giving global workshops and creating an international group of Chen-style practitioners.
He is listed in the China Contemporary Education Celebrities Dictionary, China Present Martial Arts Masters, and Contemporary reform elites.
In December 1995, Chen Zhenglei was recognized as one of Top Ten Martial Arts Masters of Present Day living in China.
Since 1998, the Chinese Wushu Association together with the National Sport Commission and the Chinese Wushu Research Institute has established a graduation system based on nine Duan levels (Dan (rank)), Chen Zhenglei achieved the 9th Duan Grandmaster level in 2012, and he is one of the few holders of the highest rank of the Duan system.