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Thursday, 19 Sep 2019
Establishment of Chen Shi Taijiquan Association (Singapore)

The Chen Shi Taijiquan martial art was first brought into Singapore by the Singapore National Wushu Federation (SNWF) in 1983. At that time, under the invitation of SNWF, the China Sports Association sent one of their highly acclaimed "Chen Jia Gou Big Four Taiji Masters", Grand Master Zhu Tiancai, to condcut training in Singapore.

 

In 1984, after Grandmaster Zhu has returned to China, his students continued to work hard. Under their diligence, Chen Shi Taijiquan eventually sank its root in Singapore, and started to grow and flourish.

 

The contributions of Grandmaster Zhu Tiancai were much appreciated, and he was honoured as the founder of Chen Shi Taijiquan in Singapore! Together with more than 10 other Taijiquan enthusiasts, the Chen Shi Taijiquan Association (Singapore) was finally established in 1985.

 

Over the past 30 over years, with the objective to promote the traditional Chen Shi Taijiquan sport, the leaders of every committee have continued kept to their responsibilities. Besides conducting Taijiquan classes throughout the year, the association members also actively took part in the National Wushu Demonstration and Taijiquan Competitions organized by SNWF; performed in celebrations organized by community groups; participated in National Day carnivals as well as many other performing events. In addition, the association has also sent teams to overseas countries such as China, Hong Kong and Malaysia to take part in Taijiquan exchanges and competitions, and their results have been outstanding.

 

As the population of Singapore increases, Chen Shi Taijiquan is also increasingly gaining popularity in the community. In order to keep up with times and better develop and organize the activities of the association, the committee made some changes to the association regulations in 2008, expanding its committee organization from 14 to 22 members. The current 12th committee (2009-2010) was thus successfully elected during the Annual General Meeting held on 8 Feb 2009.