Chen Xiaoxing, born in 1952, is a grandson of 17th generation lineage holder Chen Fake, youngest son of Chen Zhaoxu and brother of the current lineage holder, Chen Xiaowang. Chen Xiaoxing is the principal of the Chenjiagou Taijiquan School in Henan province. He is the living embodiment of the Chen Village Taiji tradition and the leading representative of the Chen family in China. Chen Xiaoxing is known as Taiji Miao Shou (“highly skilled person”) of the Chen family 19th generation. From 1979-1985 he won seven first-prize titles in national and provincial martial arts tournaments in Taiji push hands and weapons. Although highly skilled and recognized as a great master, he is very modest and approachable, even choosing to live in the school amongst the students.
Chen Xiaoxing began his training at an early age under his uncles Chen Zhaopei and Chen Zhaokui. Like his brother, he defeated many high level martial arts experts with taiji gongfu. He later continued his training under the guidance of his older brother, Chen Xiaowang. He upholds the tradition of direct transmission and is responsible for training the current generation of masters from Chenjiagou.
Chen Xiaoxing is known to be generous in sharing his knowledge as he directly oversees the training of local and foreign students. Since 1983 he has been teaching students at the Chen Jia Gou Taiji school as well as students in Shan Dong, Hu Bei, Zhe Jiang, Guang Dong and Liao Ning. From 1985 to date, he has been invited to teach traditional Chen family Taiji in Russia, Japan, South Korea, USA, Europe and South America as well as teaching students from all over the world who have come to China seeking his expert instruction. He has received groups of students wanting to learn martial arts as well as many tourists. In 1996 he was presented with a special award by the Henan Martial Arts Association for his contribution to the success of students in the provincial and international teams.
Chen Xiaoxing was awarded the title of ‘Star of Taiji’ by Wen Xian county in 1994 and the title of International Taiji Master in 1998. additionally, in 2001 he was employed as Chief Instructor by the Wen Xian Educational Authority. In April, 2004 he was employed by the China International Martial Arts Promotion Center as a Chinese and International Martial Arts Professor. He has been regularly featured in articles published by popular martial arts magazines and continues to be sought out in literary circles as an expert in his field.