At Shen Yi we teach Chen style Taiji quan from the following lineage:
CHEN ZHENGLEI ----> FU NENGBIN ---> JOHAN DUQUET
Our Chen Taiji quan classes at Shen Yi Valencia are taught by Johan Duquet according to the teaching methodology used by Fu NengBin at his school in GuangXi, China.
Chen Zhenglei (May 1949, Chenjiagou Village, Wenxian County, Henan Province, China) is a 19th generation successor of the Chen Family, 11th generation direct line inheritor of Chen style Taiji quan.
Below you can find biographies of Chen ZhengLei and Fu NengBin
At age eight he started studying Chen style "Laojia" from Chen Zhaopi until his passing away in 1972. Chen Zhenglei then studied Chen Style "Xinjia" with Chen Zhaokui, the son of Grandmaster Chen Fake.
Between 1974 and 1987 he won over ten gold medals in Henan Province and China National Martial Arts Competitions, has been officially recognized as one of the Top Ten Foremost Martial Artists by the Chinese State Government and has been awarded the honor of National Martial Arts Senior Instructor holding an 8th Duan Wei of Chinese Wushu (Martial Arts) Grading System.
Senior Instructor at the Henan Provincial Martial Arts Academy since 1983.
Head Instructor and Principal of Chen Village Taijiquan School, Head Instructor of Wen County Taijiquan Promotion and Development Centre and Vice Director of Henan Province Martial Arts Administration.
He is also a Committee Member of China Physical Culture & Science Institute.
As a result of his unique training method his students who competed at the China National Martial Arts Competitions in 1988 and 1989 won 15 gold and 12 silver medals.Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei has taught Taiji in nearly 30 countries and has published many books and a series of Videos, VCD and DVDs on Taiji by the Chinese State Sports and Education Publishing House. It includes Taiji Qigong, Silk Reeling Energy, Warm up Exercises, Forms, Weapons, Push Hands and Applications. Many of those publications have also been translated into other languages such as English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish.
As a coach and athlete Master Fu Nengbin has devoted himself to studying and teaching Tai Chi Chuan theory. Master Fu is one of the four preferred disciples of Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei, one of the top ten most famous Wushu Masters of our time. He is a 12th generation successor of Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan.
Born in 1969, he grew up in Feng Cheng Gang City, Guangxi. Master Fu started studying martial arts at the age of 13 and in 1989 he attended the Pingdinshan Taiji Wushu Academy of Hunan where he excelled in the study of Wushu, going on to graduate from the Wuhan Institute of Physical Education in 1993. In addition to Tai Chi Chuan he was trained in Nan Quan, free fighting, broad sword, spear, sword and staff.
From 1994 to 1998 Master Fu held the post of general coach for the Guangxi Nanfang Wushu General Gym and was also the head coach for the Guangxi Province Kong Fu team. He has coached Wushu teams in Guangxi and Guandong and since 1999 has held the posts of General Coach of Guangxi Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan Training Centre and Senior Coach for the Chenjiagou Village Tai Chi Chuan Gym in Henan. In both places he occasionally gives special seminars to international Tai Chi masters as well as being an adviser for more than ten Wushu organizations and teams in China and abroad. He is also a committee member of the Guangxi Wushu Association.
Master Fu has won the National Wushu Push Hands Championship 5 times in a row and also won the International Wushu Push hands championship 4 times in a row. He took 1st place in push hands in his first ever national competition in Henan and placed second in his first national Wushu competition. He has won 17 gold medals and 9 silver medals in Tai Chi Chuan, sword, broad sword and push hands. Amongst many other competitions he has participated in the Wenxian County International Tai Chi Chuan Annual Meeting of China, International Tai Chi Chuan competition in Guilin and Zhuhai and the first session of the World Traditional Wushu Festival.
He started teaching Tai Chi Chuan in 1990 and Wushu in 1994. Under his instruction his students have won over 70 medals in national and international Tai Chi Chuan competitions. He has trained both Chinese and international military as well as police forces. Several thousand foreign students have studied Tai Chi Chuan with Master Fu. Since 1999 he has assisted his master, Chen Zhenglei in teaching Chen Style Taiji and Push Hands at international seminars. He often accompanies Master Chen Zhenglei to many places in China and abroad for teaching and performing Tai Chi Chuan. Since 1999 he has held classes at Guanxi University and has been recognised by the state of China as a State Social Wushu instructor with authority to undertake teacher training.
Master Fu's curriculum vitae was noted in the History of Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan. He has been featured on numerous television programs and publications including The Guangxi Daily, Guangzhou Daily and Nanguo Press.
In the Fall of 2006 he opened his new school, Yangshuo Tai Chi and Kung Fu School near Guilin, China. He currently lives and teaches there with his small son and staff.