Jun 30, 2020
Chen Huixian is a 20th generation descendant of the Chen family. She grew up in Chenjiagou, the Chen Village, where Taijiquan is believed to have originated. Her ancestors include some of the greatest Taiji (Tai Chi) masters in history, including Chen Wangting, Chen Changxing, Chen Fake and Chen Zhaopi. She is an indoor disciple of her uncle, Chen Zhenglei. Other uncles include Chen Xiaowang and Chen Xiaoxing. Her father was Grandmaster Chen Chunlei. In this interview, Ken Gullette talks with Chen Huixian about growing up in the Chen Village, training in Chen Taiji and the challenges of moving to the United States when she had never visited the U.S. before. Huixian is married to Michael Chritton. They met when he was training in the Chen Village. She teaches in Overland Park, Kansas, outside of Kansas City. Her website is www.kctaiji.com. Ken is very happy to have Huixian as a guest on his 50th episode of the podcast -- the first Chen family member on the show.