Chen Village Trailer – Empty Mind Films

From the YouTube description:

Our upcoming new release in July is CHEN VILLAGE, a story that revolves around life in Chen Village, China and Chen Family Tai Chi. There are 3,000 residents in Chen Village (Chenjiagou) and 2,500 practice Tai Chi Chuan on a daily basis. Almost ninety percent of the residents bear the Chen surname.

In this feature length film we explore the growing number of Tai Chi Chuan followers from abroad that descend upon the village and how the Chen style and the generations of the Chen family have survived China’s turbulent history to make Chen style popular all over the world. A fact mainly attributed to 19th generation grand master Chen Xiaowang.

It is a fascinating look into rural village life and Chen Village’s claim to fame as the birthplace of Tai Chi Chuan.



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3 Responses to Chen Village Trailer – Empty Mind Films

  1. Rick Matz says:

    Set aside the fact that it’s the home of the Chen family. Consider what it would be like to live somewhere where everyone practiced taijiquan!

  2. wujimon says:

    I hear ya, Rick! I have yet to attend a week long workshop to try and get the feeling 😉

  3. Rick says:

    Nice… I’ve been to Chen village a couple times in my travels… actually got a chance to train in that hall in the video on one of my visits for a week or so with a few other there on the edge of the village next to the hotel with Chen Boxiang. Brings back good memories… although if I’m honest with myself I have to say I liked being in the bigger cities… like where Li enjiu is…. or Beijing where Yao from Yiquan is… I guess I’m a creature of comfort… Thanks again for posting this, brings back great memories! Now you got me thinking about making my next trip…

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