Wu/Hao Style Tai Chi Chuan will be represented at the 2014 International Tai Chi Chuan Symposium by Grandmaster Zhong Zhenshan. Grandmaster Zhong Zhenshan was born in the town of Guangfu, Yongnian County, Hebei Province in 1949. He became a formal disciple to Yao Jizu at the age of 13.
He has many notable accomplishments in Tai Chi Chuan practice and theory. A prolific author, Grandmaster Zhong Zhenshan has published more than 20 essays about Tai Chi Chuan, such as “On Listening Jin and Understanding Jin”, “The Softness and Hardness of Taijiquan”, “On Adhering, Connecting, Sticking and Following”, “The Mechanical Tenets of Listening Jin and Understanding Jin”, “A Brief Talk on Life Cultivation and Fighting of Wu-Style Taijiquan”, among others.
In 1996, he was one of the compilers for “The Contest Form of Wu-Style Taijiquan”. In 1998, he helped Yao Jizu compile “The Complete Book of WuStyle Taijiquan”. In 2006, his “Wu-Style Taijiquan” became part of “The Treasures of Chinese Martial Arts”. In 2009, he published “The Course of Wu-Style Taijiquan Duanwei”.
Grandmaster Zhong Zhenshan has won gold medals in Tai Chi Chuan contests many times. He has successively held the post of general instructor for the one thousand-person Tai Chi Chuan performances at the Yongnian International Tai Chi Chuan Conference. He was named a great Tai Chi Chuan Master in 1998 and has performed many demonstrations for various Tai Chi Chuan conferences. He continues to teach in China and abroad.
Grandmaster Zhong Zhenshan is one of the 5th generation representatives of Wu/Hao Style Tai Chi Chuan and is the 5th generation lineage holder of the style. It is an honor to have Grandmaster Zhong Zhenshan at the 2014 International Tai Chi Chuan Symposium.