Taijiquan, based on Tai Chi philosophy, is a kind of martial art created by combining the wisdom of traditional Chinese health preservation concepts and the art of attack and defence. It is a treasure of Chinese traditional martial arts. On December 17th, 2020, UNESCO included Tai Chi in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, conveying Tai Chi culture to people around the world and sharing the ancient oriental sports practice. With the rise of Tai Chi fever around the world, the last Saturday of every April has become the “World Tai Chi Day” which is spontaneously celebrated by Tai Chi lovers around the world, aiming to exchange skills and promote Chinese culture through Tai Chi performances, lectures and other activities.

From April 26 to 28, 2024, China Cultural Center in Stockholm, Network of International Culturalink Entities and Swedish Kung Fu & Wushu Federation jointly held the Tai Chi Day Theme Event – Tai Chi Master Class Experience, inviting Chen Zhenglei, the 11th generation inheritor of Chen-style Tai Chi from Chenjiagou, China, to hold a three-day training experience in Sweden. Over 80 students from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the United Kingdom, Thailand, Moldova and other countries were enrolled to participate in the training. Mr. Cui Aimin, Chinese Ambassador to Sweden, Ms. Li Rui, Cultural Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Sweden and Director of China Cultural Center in Stockholm, and Mr. Peder Finnsiö, President of Swedish Kung Fu & Wushu Federation,  attended the opening ceremony.

During the training course, a “China’s Stories” lecture on Tai Chi was held. With the theme “Taijiquan is the best gift that the Chinese nation has offered to the world”, Chen Zhenglei introduced the inheritance and development of Chen-style Tai Chi in China and the world over the past 300 years, taught the basic essentials of learning Tai Chi, and personally demonstrated the relevant moves.

In the next two days of training, Chen Zhenglei personally taught breathing techniques and normative movements of Tai Chi. Students listened, practiced, and actively exchanged with each other. They said that this training course was a rare and valuable opportunity for them to improve Tai Chi skills and understand the concept of harmonious coexistence and the philosophical thinking in traditional Chinese culture.


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