Grand Master Wang Xi-an was born in 1944, in Chen Jia Gou
Village of Wen County, He Nan Province, China. He is one of the
best disciples of the 18th generation Chen Style
Taiji successors, the great Masters Chen Zhao-pi and Chen Zhao-kui.
He is also one of the most notable representatives of the 19th
generation successors at the present day.
Grand Master Wang
Xi-an holds such important posts as China National High Grade
Martial Arts Coach, the Head Coach of Wen County Taijiquan
Training Centre, the Vice Secretary-General of Wen County
International Taijiquan Research and Competition Institute, the
Head Coach and the Head Advisor to Taijiquan Associations in
Japan, France, Malaysia, South Korea, Spain, Greece and in most
of the provinces in China. He is also the Vice Dean of the
Athletics Department of He Nan University, the Honorary Lecturer
of He Nan Teachers University and one of the members of the
Executive Council of He Nan Province Tourist Association.
So far he has won
all-China National Push Hands and Forms Championships on many
occasions. Since 1983 onward, he has taught and cultivated many
outstanding students, who have obtained hundreds of gold and
silver medals in China and in the international Push Hands and
Forms Competitions. His second son, Master Wang Zhan-jun, has
stood undefeated in the Push Hands Competitions ever since 1993.
Grand Master Wang
Xi-an has made several visits to Japan, France, Holland,
Switzerland and other countries to pass on his skills and
knowledge. He was once invited as an honorary guest by the
brother of the Emperor of Japan to visit the Imperial Palace.
The Mayor of Osaka, Japan, presented him with a Gold Key to the
City and he was entitled an honorary citizen. He was also
invited as a guest by Chirac, the President of France. He has
published three books, seven or more videos and many articles
regarding Chen Style Taijiquan.