Taijiquan Festival will present the World Chen Xiaowang Taijiquan Association Bulgaria.
Despite the many legends about its origin, according to the preserved written sources, the art known today as Taijiquan originated in the second half of the 17th century. Village Chen Dzyagou. Its creator is general Chen Wanting – great general of the Ming Dynasty, both great warrior and strategist. After the fall of the dynasty from power, the general returned to old age in his native village where he indulges in philosophical and synthesize them with combat experience in a single system. In his notes he called her Taijiquan, which is the oldest mention of the term. It combines the healing techniques of Qigong and martial arts of Wushu, which puts on the foundation of ancient Taoist practices such as Taoist and Twin. For five generations the art is passed only from father to son, even daughters of the family are excluded from the circle of initiates. Chen Changxing – 14th generation master of the family was the first to begin to accept foreign students. His direct descendant is Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang, 19th generation of the Chen family, the school head Chen and keeper of the tradition of style, one of the last traditional masters of China.
Moderator: Andrew Mandov is zanimvava with Taijiquan since 2004. From 2010 to adjust global instructor Chen Xiaowang Taijiquan Association – Bulgaria, currently chief instructor of the association. His teacher was Svetoslav Somov, head of the association and internal disciple of Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang.