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Chen Village (Chen Jia Gou)

Where is Chen Village? What is Chen Village?

Chen Village (Chen Jia Gou) is the birthplace of Taijiquan (Tai Chi). Chenjiagou village in Henan province of central China is the village of the Chen family whose ancestor Chen Wangting (1600-1680) created the oldest style of Taijiquan. Wenxian County where the village belongs, has been officially recognized as the birthplace of taijiquan by the Chinese government in 2007. The village still maintains its traditional character but it is changing fast as the School of Taijiquan there gains reputation and more people from China and abroad are visiting or spending time there to train in taijiquan.

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