William C. C. Chen
|William Chi-Cheng Chen|
|Born||1933 (age 88–89)|
|Website||William C.C. Chen Tai Chi Chuan|
He was born in 1933 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, China. A US Passport error has his year of birth as 1935. After his family moved to Taiwan, he began studying t'ai chi ch'uan under the tutelage of Prof. Cheng Man-ch'ing who was a childhood friend of William C. C. Chen's father.
His skill, aptitude and language skills helped him become one of Prof. Cheng Man-ch'ing's favorite disciples. Not only was he an extraordinary student but he also helped as his teachers' translator. Through this he acquired a lot of knowledge from his teacher and insight from fellow students.
T'ai chi ch'uan lineage tree with Yang-style focus
- Chen, William C.C.,An Autobiography of William C.C. Chen, http://www.williamccchen.com/biograph.htm April 2010
- Robinson, Ronnie, Grandmaster William C.C. Chen Interview, http://www.taichiunion.com/magazine/wccc.html
- William C. C. Chen (1985). Body Mechanics of Tai Chi Chuan: For the Art of Self-defense. William C.C. Chen.