William Chi-Cheng Chen

[William Chen]

Grandmaster William C. C. Chen was born in Chekiang, China. He started teaching Tai Chi Chuan at the beginning of the 1950s while training as a live-in student of the famous Great-Grandmaster Cheng Man-Ching who preferred to be called Professor Cheng. Besides being the youngest of Professor Cheng's senior student, he was also a favorite disciple. In the 1950s he was involved competitively in the various free-style, Chinese Wushu. In 1958, he won second place in the Taiwan National Olympic Competition. 

Grandmaster William C. C. Chen is a senior disciple of the late, Great Grandmaster Cheng Man-Ching, has been a teacher since 1952.   

Since 1967, he has been giving workshops on his concept of "Body Mechanics of Tai Chi Chuan".

Grandmaster William Chen has devoted his life to the study of body mechanics and the effects of Tai Chi Chuan for art of self-defense as well as on physical health, and to the application of the principles of Tai Chi Chuan. His approach is to make Tai Chi Chuan simple, easier, natural, enjoyable and productive.

Grandmaster Chen has been a teacher since 1952 in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hawaii and West Coast. In 1965, he established the William C. C. Chen Tai Chi Chuan in New York City's Chelsea area. He is invited to give special seminars on his Body Mechanics of Tai Chi Chuan on a regular basis in Asia, southeast Asia, Europe and throughout the United States.

On June 30th 1996, Grandmaster Chen was presented with the 1996 USA Wushu Kungfu Association's Lifetime Achievement Award. This honor was bestowed for his "dedication and perseverance in introducing and promoting the beauty of the Chinese Martial Arts."

For more information about Grandmaster Chen, you may visit his home page.

Grandmaster William CC Chen 

and Sifu Peter Herman, 

Chinese New Year, January, 2001


Grandmaster William CC Chen

and Sifu Peter Herman

Chinese New Year, 2008


Tiffany Chen (left) And Max Chen (right)

with Sifu Peter Herman, 2008

Master Chen and Peter Herman, 2012 
GrandMaster Chen and Sifu Peter Herman
Chinese New Year, 2012

Rolly Brown hosting Grandmaster Chen's 4 hour workshop
October 28, 2012

Instructors and Master Chen

Instructor group shot with Master Chen; Rolly, Master Chen, Peter, Mike

group shot

Class group shot - You know who you are!

Master William C.C. Chen Instructing Workshop Participants

Some of Peter's Students with Master Chen