Chen Fake

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chen.
陳發科
Chen Fake
ChenFake.jpg
An older Chen Fake plays the "xin jia" form he introduced to the world
Born 1887 (1887)
Chenjiagou, Henan, China
Died 1957 (aged 69–70)
Nationality Chinese
Style Wushu:
Chen-style taijiquan
Teacher(s) Chen Yanxi (陈延熙)
Rank 9th gen. Grandmaster of
Chen-style taijiquan
Notable relatives Chen Changxing,
Chen Youben,
Chen Qingping
Notable students Chen Zhaopi (陈照丕),
Chen Zhaokui (陈照奎),
Feng Zhiqiang (冯志强),
Tian Xiuchen (田秀臣),
Tian Jianhua (田剑华),
Li Zhongyin (李忠阴),
Lei Muni (雷慕尼),
Gu Liuxin (顾留馨),
Li Jingwu (李经梧),
Xiao Qinglin (肖庆林),
Hong Junsheng
Chen Fake
Chinese

Chen Fake or Ch'en Fa-k'e (1887–1957) was a Chinese taijiquan teacher. Born and raised in Chen Family Village (Chenjiagou, 陳家溝) in Henan province, he was the 17th generation lineage holder of Chen-style taijiquan. His great-grandfather was the famous Taijiquan grandmaster Chen Changxing. His grandsons include Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang (the 19th generation standard-bearer for Chen family Taiji) and Grandmaster Chen Xiaoxing (head of Chen family Taiji instruction in Chenjiagou).

Chen Fake made Chen-style taijiquan a known and distinct entity when he went to Beijing in 1928 and opened the Zhongzhou Institute, which taught taijiquan.

Creator of Xin Jia[edit]

Chen Fake is also known as the creator of the so-called New Frame (xin jia) within Chen style. Chen Fake feared that taijiquan was being lost because some of its properties were too subtle, so he created a form that added visible external movements to internal actions. Exponents are however divided over this view. His son Chen Zhaokui is among many who regard Xin Jia to be a more refined style of Chen not previously taught in public.[citation needed] Xin Jia is much more ornate than the so-called Old Frame style (Lao Jia) of Chen Zhaopi].

T'ai chi ch'uan lineage tree with Chen-style focus[edit]

Note:

  • This lineage tree is not comprehensive, but depicts those considered the 'gate-keepers' & most recognised individuals in each generation of Chen-style.
  • Although many styles were passed down to respective descendants of the same family, the lineage focused on is that of the Chen style & not necessarily that of the family.
  • Names denoted by an asterisk are legendary or semi-legendary figures in the lineage; while their involvement in the lineage is accepted by most of the major schools, it is not independently verifiable from known historical records.


Key:
NEIJIA
Solid lines Direct teacher-student.
Dash lines Individual(s) ommited.
(王宗岳)
Wang Zongyue*
TAIJIQUAN
Dash cross Branch continues.
Dot lines Partial influence
/taught informally
/limited time.
(陈王庭)
Chen Wangting
1580–1660
CHEN-STYLE
(蒋法)
Jiang Fa
Zhaobao-style
(陈汝信)
Chen Ruxin
2nd gen. Chen
(陈所乐)
Chen Suole
2nd gen. Chen
(陈大鹍)
Chen Dakun
3rd gen. Chen
(陈大鹏)
Chen Dapeng
3rd gen. Chen
(陈光印)
Chen Guangyin
3rd gen. Chen
(陈申如)
Chen Shenru
3rd gen. Chen
(陈恂如)
Chen Xunru
3rd gen. Chen
(陈正如)
Chen Zhengru
3rd gen. Chen
(张楚臣)
Zhang Chuchen
3rd gen. Zhaobao
(陈善通)
Chen Shantong
4th gen. Chen
(陈善志)
Chen Shanzhi
4th gen. Chen
(陈继夏)
Chen Jixia
4th gen. Chen
(陈节)
Chen Jie
4th gen. Chen
(陈敬伯)
Chen Jingbo
4th gen. Chen
4th gen. Zhaobao
(陈秉奇)
Chen Binqi
5th gen. Chen
(陈秉壬)
Chen Bingren
5th gen. Chen
(陈秉旺)
Chen Bingwang
1748–?
5th gen. Chen
(陈公兆)
Chen Gongzhao
1715– after1795
5th gen. Chen
(张宗禹)
Zhang Zongyu
5th gen. Zhaobao
(陈长兴)
Chen Changxing
1771–1853
6th gen. Chen
Chen Old Frame
(陈有恒)
Chen Youheng
6th gen. Chen
(陈有本)
Chen Youben
c. 19th century
6th gen. Chen
Chen Small Frame
(张彦)
Zhang Yan
6th gen. Zhaobao
(陈耕耘)
Chen Gengyun
7th gen. Chen
(杨露禅)
Yang Luchan
1799–1872
YANG-STYLE
(陈清萍)
Chen Qingping
1795–1868
7th gen. Chen
7th gen. Zhaobao
(陈延熙)
Chen Yanxi
8th gen. Chen
(武禹襄)
Wu Yuxiang
1812–1880
WU (HAO)-STYLE
(他招远)
He Zhaoyuan
1810–1890
8th gen. Zhaobao
Zhaobao He-style
Li-style
(陈发科)
Chen Fake
1887–1957
9th gen. Chen
Chen New Frame
WU-STYLE
SUN-STYLE
(冯志强)
Feng Zhiqiang
1928-2012
10th gen. Chen
(田秀臣)
Tian Xiuchen
1917–1984
10th gen. Chen
(洪均生)
Hong Junsheng
1906–1996
10th gen. Chen
(陈照奎)
Chen Zhaokui
1928–1981
10th gen. Chen
focused on
Chen New Frame
(陈照旭)
Chen Zhaoxu
1911–1960
10th gen. Chen
(陈照丕)
Chen Zhaopi
1893–1972
10th gen. Chen
focused on
Chen Old Frame
Wudang-style
"4 Tigers"
(陈瑜)
Chen Yu
b. 1962
11th gen. Chen
(陈小旺)
Chen Xiaowang
b. 1945
11th gen. Chen
(陈正雷)
Chen Zhenglei
b. 1949
11th gen. Chen
(陈小星)
Chen Xiaoxing
b. 1952
11th gen. Chen
(王西安)
Wang Xian
b. 1944
11th gen. Chen
(朱天才)
Zhu Tiancai
b. 1944
11th gen. Chen
CHEN-STYLE
YANG-STYLE
WU-STYLE
SUN-STYLE
WU (HAO)-STYLE

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