Chen Pan-ling 50th Anniversary Memorial


Schedule of Events:

9:30 A.M.: Old photographic records of Master Chen Pan-Ling will be shown on a big projection screen.

Part 1: Memorial of Grand Master Chen Pan-Ling.

1. Speech by Master Yu Kung-Bao
2. Speeches by Representatives of Famous Martial Artists
3. Speeches by Members of Chen Pan-Ling World Family (one representative from each country: America, Japan, China, Taiwan, France, Australia, Ireland and Germany).
4. Speech by Master Chen Xia-Yi, the head of Chen Pan-Ling World Family

11:00 A.M.: Big screen display of photographs showing how Chen Pan-Ling Martial Arts has been inherited, taught, and transmitted by Master Chen Pan-Ling’s descendants and disciples.

Part 2: Inheritance and Propagation
A. Martial Arts Demonstration and Performance (Individuals, Groups, different Tai Chi styles)
B. Members of Chen Pan-Ling World Family perform and demonstrate Chen Pan-Ling Martial Arts.

1. Tai Chi 99 Form (Two-Side Taijiquan)
Chen Pan-Ling World Family Group Performance of Tai Chi 99 Form (Approximately seven minutes: Split into 3 groups to demonstrate 1st, 2nd and 3rd section simultaneously)
2. Dragon Sword (Chen Pan-Ling World Family, Japan & Chen Pan-Ling World Family, USA)
3. Spear (Chen Pan-Ling World Family, USA)
4. Short Stick – 24 Forms (Chen Pan-Ling World Family, Japan & Chen Pan-Ling World Family, USA)
5. Six Harmonies Saber (Chen Pan-Ling World Family, USA)
6. Bagua Stick (Chen Pan-Ling World Family, USA)
7. Bagua Double Swords (Chen Pan-Ling World Family, Japan & Chen Pan-Ling World Family, USA)
8. Feng Quan (Chen Pan-Ling World Family, USA)

C. The end of commemoration, salute and say goodbye (Estimated end time: 12:30 P.M.)

Note:  You can view Chen Panling’s Memorial Book that was created after his funeral at the link on the website.  You need to sign up for a free account, and then click on the camera icon


and then start scrolling through the images starting at 427.



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Save the Date!

You are invited to
“The Next Occasional Push Hands Gathering”
to be held on
Saturday, September 23rd,
from 1 to 5 pm
The Virginia Martial Arts Center
3352 Taylor Rd, Chesapeake, Va, 23221
Free Admission for All!

This is open to all area Taiji schools and participants of all skill levels.  Remember that this is a time for sharing and learning, not for competition, so all egos should be left in your vehicles!

Our regular Saturday 8-10 am class will still be held as usual. If you would like to join us for a meal and fellowship in the time between the class and the push hands gathering, please be a VMAC by 10:30 am.

We hope to see you there!


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Seeking Taiji Stick Form Information

Recently, some leaflets were found in the back of a 1974 Chinese language version of “Chen Panling’s Taijiquan Textbook” (中華國術太極拳教材 陳泮嶺著). See gallery below:

While the leaflet printed in red is obviously a list of the 99 Taijiquan form’s postures, the other two pages seem to describe a Taiji stick form.  The smallest leaflet is the size of a postcard, and looks to be a miniature version of a larger poster.  The largest leaflet has a handwritten list of the postures titles described on the miniature poster.  Has anyone ever encountered these handouts in any other printings of the book?  The first 24 postures seem like the standard 24 step stick form practiced by many schools.  They are also similar to the 24 step stick form found in “The Complete Works of Chen Pan Ling’s Chinese Martial Arts Teaching Teachings” (中華國術教材全集 陳泮嶺傳授) .

Note that this is NOT the “Thunder Stick” form that Master Chen Yun Ching taught worldwide for 10 years and documented on the “Thunders Stick Form & Function” DVD.  Although both forms contain chops, stabs, sweeps, etc., it is not the same form.

The Taiji stick form found on the poster is also much longer than any other Taiji stick form found online, and the titles of each posture are Chinese idioms that are usually associated with sword forms.  A translation of the postures on the poster can be found here.  If anyone has found these or any other extra materials in 1963, 1968 or 1974 Chen Panling Taiji books, please let us know!

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Teacher Certificate Ceremony

On February 4th, 2017, in a small informal ceremony, Master Terry Price awarded Teacher Certificates to five very deserving students:  Teri Chong, Anthony Nguyen, Wesley Lammay, Timothy Barth and Jennifer Barth.

Each of these Students has demonstrated an excellent understanding of the principals that drive the Internal Arts.  Each one has shown that they have the ability and deep desire to pass on the Chen Pan Ling Martial and Healing Arts in ways that are as different as their personalities.

Also during the ceremony, two students were inducted into the Teacher Certification program:  Belina Alfonso and Richard Alfonso.  These two students show great promise and are very eager to do the work necessary to become good teachers.

Master Price is very proud of his students and is confident that the Chen Pan Ling System is in very capable hands!

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World Taiji and Qigong Day 2017

The time is once again drawing near for our annual participation in World Taiji and Qigong day!

Saturday April 29, 2017
Unity Church of Tidewater
5580 Shell Road
Virginia Beach, VA
Click here for Directions…

Participants should arrive no later than 9:30 to check in with their school leader.  The wave begins promptly at 10:00 am and lasts about 15 minutes.  Demonstrations and potluck lunch follow afterwards.  The public is invited to watch (bring your own lawn chair!).

Please note that the normal Saturday morning Taiji class at the Virginia Martial Arts Center will be cancelled due to the event!

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Upcoming Demonstration and Workshop

The Laughing Dragon Academy of Internal Martial Arts will participate in a demonstration sponsored by the William and Mary Confucius Institute on Saturday, April 15th.  The free demonstration, which includes 7 area Taiji schools and guest martial artists, will take place from 1:00-2:15 pm at the Williamsburg Public Library theater:

515 Scotland Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Shifu Terry Price will also be teaching a one hour workshop from 3:45 to 4:45 pm in the Stryker Building:

412 N Boundary Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Tickets for the workshops are $5 for W&M faculty, staff, and students, and $10 for community members.  For more information and registration, please visit the event website at

Click Here for More Information about the Event!


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2017 Commitment

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of Great Grandmaster Chen Pan Ling. His work and research in the practice and function of Chinese Martial Arts gave rise to what we call today the Chen Pan Ling Martial and Healing Arts System. His system is taught all over the world and I am proud to say that I am a part of that martial family.

I was introduced to the Chen Pan Ling 99 Taiji form by Mr. David Liu. He taught a small group at a noodle factory every Sunday morning. When I joined the group they were almost finished learning the form, so to complete my learning I would drive to his house to finish. Did I mention he spoke very little English and I spoke no Chinese? Nonetheless, it was fun and he was generous.

While searching the internet for Chen Pan Ling practitioners I found Shifu Brian Bruning of the Rochester T’ai Chi Ch’uan Center, and he informed me that the son of Chen Pan Ling was coming to the U.S. to hold week long training sessions. That’s where I first met Grandmaster Chen Yun Ching, the man who would become my Shifu.

Grandmaster Chen is a very kind and generous man, and a very skilled practitioner and teacher. He is also very passionate about keeping a promise he made to his father to continue to teach the family system to those who wanted to learn and to take it all over the world. I thank Grandmaster Chen Yun Ching and his family for allowing me to have a part in keeping that promise.

I would like to encourage all of my Chen Pan Ling family the world over to take the opportunity this year to renew your commitment to keep this martial and healing art system alive and share it with whoever wants to learn, so we can help Grandmaster Chen Yun Ching keep his promise.

– Shifu Terry Price

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Seminar Photos

We had so much fun at the seminar that it took us awhile to recover from the wonderful seminar with Master James and Shou Mei! We’ve updated the Past Events Page to include photos from the seminar.


If anyone happened to take photos of the event, please email them to us and we’ll be happy to add them!

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September Seminar – Video Previews

It’s already July and that means that the September Seminar with Master James Sumarac  is  coming quickly!

We’ve round up some videos of Master James, so you can get a better idea of his methods and mannerisms.

Included in the videos below, are previews for some of the material that he’ll be covering during the Barefoot Doctor and Qi Gong days of the workshop. Remember, if you can’t come for the whole week, we do have single day rates so you can pick and choose what days and topics are best for you. Registration is still open!

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Wu Lin Retreat

Qi Gong Video Preview

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World Tai Chi Day

When: Saturday, April 30th. Form starts at 10am
Where: The Unity Church of Tidewater
5580 Shell Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Brothers and sisters, World Tai Chi Day is fast approaching. We will, as always, be gathering together on the last Saturday of the month to perform the Chen Pan Ling 99 alongside several other Tidewater Tai Chi schools.

The gong sounds promptly at 10am. Please arrive early so we can continue the wave of energy onward to the rest of the world.

Following the form and other demonstrations, there will be a potluck luncheon. Please bring a dish to share.


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