Grandmaster Wang Hai Jun was born on 10th January 1972 in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China.
At an early age, he decided that his life’s goal was to study martial arts.
Fortunately for him, circumstances were at that time ripe to make this feasible.
Due to his then geographical location as a resident in Zhengzhou, and due to the fact that his father was
the best friend of Grand master Chen Zheng Lei, it was feasible for arrangements to be made for him to study as a student.
So at the age of 9, he was able to commence his studies at his new teacher’s house whilst at the
same time undertaking his academic education, attending school in Chenjiagou village.
He was the first non-Chen family student in modern times to be traditionally trained in Chen village
in Henan. To begin with, he was taught in the traditional way, learning lao jia yi lu, Old Frame, First Part.
At that time, Chan si jing, Silk Reeling Energy wasn’t taught as a separate skill, but was incorporated
into the forms sets.
Due to his diligence in practicing for many hours every day, he was able to make significant progress.
Grand master Chen Zheng Lei provided personal guidance and made the most subtle and nuanced
adjustments to his posture, and slowly but surely passed on his vast wealth of knowledge and skill.
His initial practice routines concentrated on improving his posture, without any emphasis on the breathing
methods and the sinking of his qi.This is known as molding like a statue or Nie Jia Zi, the third stage of the six
stages in advancement to the taijiquan Chen style taijiquan mastery.
He initially found some of the practice routines somewhat frustrating. Being young, he considered the
method of having to learn slow movements as being counter to his desire to release his energy in an
overtly yang fashion; for example by running around.