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GrandMaster Chen ZhengLei:

Grand Master Chen Zhenglei is a 19th generation descendant of the Chen family and a 11th generation direct-line inheritor of Chen TaiJi. He was the head coach at the Chen’s Village National Taichi Center and vice-president of Henan Wushu Stadium. He is officially accredited with the title of “China’s Top Ten Contemporary Martial Arts Masters”. It is becoming increasingly rare to be able to train with masters of his generation, so you don't want to miss this opportunity! These workshops are open to everyone, all styles and all experience levels.

Chen ZhengLei

December 4, 5, 6, 7, 2015 - Annapolis (Arnold) MD

Workshop meal orders

Workshop Topics

Friday, December 4
XinJia YiLu (New Frame First Form) and Push Hands

The New Frame First Routine (XinJia YiLu) as it is taught today was standardized by Chen ZhaoKui, son of its creator, Chen FaKe. Chen ZhengLei learned the routine from Chen ZhaoKui. Compared to the Old Frame, the New Frame contains more elements and many subtle and detailed movements that are difficult to learn and understand unless presented directly by an accomplished master such as Chen ZhengLei.

The underlying basis of the practice is to train rou (softness) from which jin (internal strength) is developed. This workshop will help you appreciate and develop the expressiveness of Chen TaiJi. While XinJia YiLu does not strictly require LaoJia as a prerequisite, familiarity with LaoJia YiLu or the 18 Form make it easier to learn.   

1. Fri 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Introduction to XinJia

2. Fri 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Push Hands


Saturday, December 5
LaoJia YiLu in 2 parts

The Old Frame First Routine is the foundation form of the Chen system and the source form of many other styles of TaiJi. The focus is to develop your internal strength and softness. The main characteristics are extended postures, nimble but steady footwork, and a natural and upright torso position. When moving, the whole body moves; when still, the whole body rests.

3. Sat 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM -  Morning session, Part A

4. Sat 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Afternoon session, Part B (continuation from A)

Sunday, December 6
Jian (Straight sword) in 2 parts

Often considered the weapon of choice of the scholar, training with the jian helps develop very precise movement and good focus. The movements of the form are said to be “like a swimming dragon” light and fluid. The form contains a full complement of sword techniques from piercing, hacking, slicing to parrying. Working with weapons will enhance your awareness of your movements and improve your empty hand routines as well.

5. Sun 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Morning session, Part A (18 Sword Form)

6. Sun 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Afternoon session, Part B (continuation from A)


Monday, December 7
18 Posture Form (Jing or Essence form)

Learn and practice the 18 Essential Postures routine which was created to provide many of the health benefits of LaoJia YiLu practice in a shorter format that can be learned more quickly. Here is an opportunity to study the form with the person who designed it! Basic warm-ups and silk reeling exercises will precede practice of the form. This is the perfect session for an introduction to the benefits of TaiJi while also being appropriate for experienced students who want to gain insight to refine their movements and improve the health benefits of their practice.

7. Mon 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Learn and practice fundamental skills of silk reeling exercises for improving joint health, strength and flexibility, Discover the Qi nurturing benefits of meditation and Qigong practices used by the Chen family. Learn and practice a selection of movements from the 18 Essential Postures routine which was created to provide many of the health benefits of LaoJia YiLu practice in a shorter format that can be learned more quickly. 



 $80.00 for One session (morning or afternoon)
$150.00 for Two Sessions
$215.00 for Three Sessions
$270.00 for Four Sessions
$315.00 for Five Sessions
$355.00 for Six Sessions
$385.00 for all Seven Sessions!
$60 Monday only or $45 when combined with any other sessions. See first registration option for special package deal on all 7 sessions from Friday through Monday!

Above rates are discounted for pre-registration with payment. Add $25.00 fee if registering or  paying at the door.


Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi
1195 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd #6
Arnold MD 21012


Shifu Billy Greer

Make checks payable to:
Jing Ying Institute

This workshop is suitable for all levels as there will be the opportunity to learn the form as well as review or refine your movements. Beginners and experts of all styles will benefit from this workshop and will improve their understanding and practice of TaiJi.

Please arrive 30 minutes before your first session to check in or register

When checking out on-line, please use the comments box to describe which sessions you want


Chen ZhengLei workshops, 7 sessions: Fri - Mon!
Price: $385.00


Chen ZhengLei workshops, 6 sessions
Price: $355.00

Chen ZhengLei workshops, 5 sessions
Price: $315.00


Chen ZhengLei workshops, 4 sessions
Sat, Sun Price: $270.00


Chen ZhengLei workshops, 3 sessions
3 sessions Price: $215.00


Chen ZhengLei workshops, 2 sessions
2 sessions Price: $150.00

Chen ZhengLei workshops, 1 session
1 sessions Price: $80.00


18 Posture Form, Monday, December 7
Monday Price: $60.00


18 Posture Form, Monday
Monday Price: $45.00 (Only if added to other sessions)


Chen Style Tai Chi is considered the source of the major styles of Tai Chi (TaiJi). The founders of both Yang Style and Wu style trained at the Chen Village, then left and opened their art to the public. While those styles spread and became popular, Chen style continued to be taught only in Chen village and was not as well known. Now the secret is out, and Chen TaiJi is gaining in popularity as people discover the silk reeling exercises and coiling movements of the original style of TaiJi.

Hotels in the area include:

Comfort Inn Annapolis
76 Old Mill Bottom Road N
Annapolis, MD 21401    5 miles away

Super 8
74 Old Mill Bottom Road N
Annapolis, MD 21401   5 miles away

Days Inn Annapolis
2451 Riva Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21401   6 miles away

Quality Inn Annapolis
1542 Whitehall Rd
Annapolis, Maryland 21401   6 miles away