Master Yang Songquan was born in Chenjiagou Village, Wen-xian County, He-nan Province, China. This is also the birthplace of the famous Chinese gongfu，Chen Style Taijiquan. He is the 19th generation successor of Chen Style Taijiquan.From his early childhood, he has been gradually nurtured by the Chinese wushu, thus began his practice at the age of four under the patient coaching of his teacher, Mr. Chen Jifu(b. Apr. 8, 1893, d. Dec. 30, 1972) ,who was the well-known eighteenth generation descendant of the Chen Style Taijiquan.Greatly favoured by his teacher,he made a quick progress and got the secret of inner qigong in the taijiquan at seven. By twelve, he had mastered the complete lines of all these practices, including the first sequence of taijiquan which mainly works to receive the qi(air) from heaven and earth, the second sequence of taijiquan which helps the practitioner keep one’s health and defend oneself, the five kinds of push-hand that would both strengthen one’s health and improve one’s power and technique, the arts of playing broad sword, spear, sword and cudgel, etc. At sixteen, he set up his career as a Chinese wushu coach standing for his teacher in the provinces of He-nan, Shan-xi, Shan-dong, Si-chuan, Yun-nan. Master Yang Songquan have taught all the arthentic Chen style of coruses such as the taiji boxing, broad sword, spear, sword, cudgel, etc., In 1989, master Yang Songquan was invited to Beijing to teach Italian. American and Japanese who were the fanciers of taijiquan. From 1994, he has been invited as one of the three most famous experts on taijiquan by the 1st. 2nd and 3rd World Conference on Taiji Training. And rencent years he was invited to teach taijiquan in many countries for many times, such as America, Germany, Sweden etc. Now he is the vice-chairman of Chinese Folk and Traditional Wushu Masters Association, the chief coach of Beijing Chenjiagou Taijiquan Training Center and exclusively-invited coach of many foreign Gongfu societies
On the basis of practicing the inner qigong of taijiquan, master Yang Songquan systematically studied the Chinese medical methods handed down from the older generations of Chen’s family. Combining qigong massage, digital acupoint pressure, acupuncture and moxibustion with traditional Chinese medicines, he has released many patients from their illness. Thus he was approved and esteemed by the official medical research institute of China.
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