Phoenix Feather School of Tai Chi


Master Wang Hai Jun

The founder of Phoenix Feather School of Tai Chi - Anna Dashwood started training with Master Wang Hai Jun at the international event - Tai Chi Caledonia in Scotland in 2007.

Wang Hai Jun was born in Zhengzhou, Henan province of China in January 1972. His father was interested in martial arts and, seeing that his son was also very keen, he agreed for him to train in Chen village. So from the age of nine Master Wang lived and studied with the renowned Chen family Grand Master Chen Zhenglei.

  The training was very intensive. Master Wang practiced from 5.30 until 7 am and then after school from 4 till 6 pm. The last session of the day was some time after dinner and lasted for another two hours. For the first six years the focus was only on the Old First Form (Laoja Yilu). Master Wang is of opinion that such training creates a strong base, as Qi becomes full and body is conditioned to move according with the Tai Chi principles. "Cultivate the roots, and the branches and leaves will be abundant"

At the age of 16 Master Wang went off to Wuhan Sports Institute and after graduation worked in Pingdingshan Marshal Arts Academy. During this period he also established a martial arts school in the capital of Henan province, Zhengzhou. His team was the highest scoring in a 1998 national tournament with many of his pupils trained to good results. Two of whom won national pushing hands competitions in 1997 and 1998.

    Since 1986 Master Wang has gained 29 gold medals in major competitions at various levels. He won Chinese national all round gold medals in three successive years from 1996 to 1998 in Tai Chi form, sword and pushing hands.

Master Wang moved to England and settled in Manchester in 2001. He remains dedicated to passing on the original Chenjiago (Chen village) Tai Chi skill and is very generous with this knowledge and energy. Master Wang continues to teach across the UK, Ireland, Europe and USA.


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