In the direct line of Grand Master Chen Xiaowang (19th generation of the founding family of Taijiquan), Master Jan Silberstorff (20th generation) and all WCTAG teachers, WCTAG, as the German representative of the world association WCTA (World Chen Xiaowang Taijiquan Association), teaches Taijiquan of the Chen family from Chenjiagou (PR China ), the legendary place of origin of Taijiquan. WCTAG is the direct and only authorized representative of Grand Master Chen Xiaowang and his system in Germany. Taijiquan comes alive again as a complete system, consisting of the traditional hand and weapon forms, Tuishou (pushing hands), Sanshou (free use of combat), weapon combat, the Qi-Gong of the Chen family, the silk reeling, the standing posture, the sitting meditation as well as from the short forms developed by Grand Master Chen Xiaowang. Originally Taijiquan was only practiced within the Chen family until also public instruction was given about 150 years ago. As a result, Taijiquan changed and various new schools (Yang, Wu etc.) emerged from the Chen style.
The concern of the today's family heir of the original Taijiquan as well as his first Western master student and the nationwide over 300 teachers is a serious spread of Taijiquan worldwide, whereby the former family character of learning and passing on should be preserved.
Seminars, one-week courses, educational trips to China and exchange meetings take place continuously through WCTAG. It is a collection point for information and events of all kinds
The WCTAG sees itself as a family network in which each teacher contributes himself for the benefit of all. The material conveyed is always the same, the teaching mentality is provided by the respective instructor. Each teacher works on his own responsibility and financially independently. In this way, on the one hand, it is possible to continue learning seamlessly when changing location. On the other hand, anyone interested can look for the teacher who suits him or her. At the same time, the many different characters and the freedom of the teachers maintain their personal authenticity and taste. By this the WCTAG has a Grandmaster, but among them many different faces with the same program (diversity in unity). To this end, WCTAG constantly tries to make extensive and updated teaching and exercise material available to those interested.
WCTAG is a founding member of the German umbrella association for Qigong and Taijiquan (DDQT), whose “General Training Guidelines” (AALL) were developed according to the WCTAG training concept.
Furthermore it is the German department of IAMTJQA, the Taiji Association of Chenjiagou, the place where Taijiquan was founded in the PR China.
It is also a member of the German "Network for Taijiquan and Qigong" and a member of the European TCFE (Tai Chi Chuan Federation Europe).
WCTAG is the largest independent Taijiquan association in Europe.
The WCTA is the largest Taijiquan association in the world.
The WCTA is represented in over 35 countries around the world.
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