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berit schumann tai chi chen new york sword



I am a Tai Chi practitioner with over 20 years of experience, and a student of Grandmaster Ren Guang Yi for over 15 years. My teacher's teacher, Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang is the 19th generation lineage holder of Chen style tai chi ch'uan. I participated in his seminars as well as in seminars of Doctor Yang Jwing-Ming.

My extensive studies include various Chen style hand forms, such as the 19 and 38 stance forms, Lao Jia Yi Lu, Lao Jia Er Lu, Xin Jia Yi Lu, as well as compact forms created by Grandmaster Ren (the 21 stance form and the Compact Canon Fist Form). I have also studied Tuishou (push hands) and weapon forms such as Straight Sword, Chinese Broad Sword, Spear, and Halberd.

In 2017 I was featured with James Sherry in one of four documentaries, Four Seas, directed by You Jun of CCTV (Central Chinese Television), which was broadcast on national television in mainland China.

I currently teach classes at the Fencing Center in the Hat Factory in Peekskill and give private lessons in Northern Westchester and Putnam Valley.


photo by - Roya Zarrehparvar

You have been outstanding with your patience and extra help and positive attitude—thank you for that.


Betsy C.


photo by - Karl Childs


photo by - Roya Zarrehparvar

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