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Chen Man-Ching

Moved to NY City in 1964 and was the first Tai Chi Master to encourage Westerners to study what had previously been the closely held secrets of certain Chinese martial arts circles.

Chen Man-Ching was Master of Five Excellences:

Caligraphy, painting, poetry, tai chi, and medicine

He said about tai chi study:

"It is not is true."

"Invest in loss."

From a student: "He was as fully engaged, as fully committed to his teaching, as he was to everything else he did—totally in the moment, totally involved, and passionately happy to be so. Nothing was uninteresting to him, and nothing was outside his sphere of engagement."

Recommended reading: Cheng Tzu's Thirteen Treatises on T'ai Chi Ch'uan, by Chen Man-Ching

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