The 11th Generation direct-line successor of Chen Family Taiji Chuan Grand Master Chen Zhen Lei’s three disciples of Seattle: Master Yijiao Hong (front left), Master Viola Brumbaugh (front middle), and Master Ning Wang (front right) lead their students in practicing Chen Taiji in Kerry Park in Queen Anne on Oct. 18. The event was held to support an initiative to set the second Saturday of May as “World Taijiquan Day” and was linked to an event to set the Tai Chi Guinness World record in China.
Grand Master Chen Zhen Lei announced the “World Taijiquan Day” initiative during the opening ceremony of Tai Chi practice events in Jiaozuo, birthplace of Tai Chi, in Henan, eastern China. A total of 52,000 Tai Chi practitioners successfully set a new Guinness World Record for the most number of people performing the art simultaneously, in Jiaozuo on Oct. 18. The record-breaking event was supported by Tai Chi lovers in cities across China and in cities around the world including Seattle. (end)