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.

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This is natural for all young people.

His practice seemed like an interminable routine of repeat sets of the form and at times, he was
tempted by the Shaolin martial arts that were taught nearby and that seemed very athletic and

Regardless of the early reservations and impatience that he had, he persevered with his practice.

For the first three years of training, he found the practice very hard and his legs were always tired;
from the time when he work up in the mornings through to when he retired at night, his muscles
constantly ached.

When Japanese students first started to arrived in Zhengzhou, he assisted Grand master Chen
Zheng Lei in teaching, traveling throughout China.

A breakthrough in his practice occurred when he was seventeen years old and he felt for the first
time the harmony of total co-ordination and mind power harmonized with his internal energy.

This was a feeling of effortless effort, a relaxed awareness whilst performing the movements.

He continued to practice and sometimes this was with the movements performed so slowly that the
form would take 2 hours to complete.

As the training and dedicated teaching began to bear fruit, his level became so high that, he started
to take part in competitions, winning titles at provincial and national competitions.

In the Autumn of 1988, he was accepted into the Wuhan Physical Culture University, one of the top
universities of it’s kind in China. He competed successfully for his university in many competitions.

After graduation, he was assigned to the post of coach of Ping ding shan at Wushu Research and
Study College, near Zhengzhou in Henan province.

He was appointed as a senior state Wushu referee, the president and head coach of Zhengzhou Wushu
Research and Study College, and coach of Henan Chen Zhenglei taijiquan Culture Company Ltd.

He is now recognized as an official lineage holder of Chen Style taijiquan 12th generation Chen Master.

He has an extensive list of accomplishments in competitions. Between 1988 to 1991, he won 15 gold
medals in the form, push hands and sword categories at all styles martial arts competitions in Henan.

In 1992, he won 3 gold medals in the all China National competition, and also the championship gold
medal in push-hands at the national taijiquan boxing, sword and push-hands competition.

In 1994, he won 2 gold medals in taijiquan boxing and sword at the international Wenxian taijiquan
Championships and the 80-kilo championship in push-hands at the National Wushu Championships.

For three consecutive years, 1996, 1997 and 1998, Grand master Wang won gold medals in form,
sword and push-hands as well as the all round champion’s gold medal at the all styles martial arts
Chinese National Championships-the highest level of competition in China.

There are very few taijiquan or martial arts practitioner with his extensive level of skills, pedigree and competition achievements.

Since 1990, Grand master Wang has been taking his students to top-level competitions in Henan province and the Chinese National Championships.

His expertise as a teacher is demonstrated by the fact that his students have won more than 30 gold medals at these competitions.

Students of his that have won gold medals at the Chinese National Championships include: Fu Nubbin (push hands, 56kg class), Fu Li hue (push hands, 52kg class), Yang Lei (push hands, 65kg class), Zhao Zhuang (push hands, 63kg class), and Shi Sherwin (push hands, 52kg class).

In 2001, he was invited by Thomas Hayes to come to Manchester to provide authentic and the highest level of Chen style taijiquan teaching.

He now teaches throughout the UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Bulgaria, Poland, USA, Australia, Polynesia, China, Hong Kong and Japan.

He is the main coach who assists Grand master Chen Zheng at his intensive training camps in Los Angeles and in China and he also helps train the most senior students and disciples of his teacher who, to date has taught over 100,000 people Chen style Taijiquan worldwide. To get an opportunity to train with Grand master Wang is precious and an experience one will never forget!