Master Chen Zhonghua, also known as Dongliang, was born in 1961 in the city of Weifang, Shandong province. He is a well-known lineage holder of Chen Style Taijiquan. In his youth, he studied Sitongchui, Baji, Chaquan, etc. In 1979, he entered the Foreign Languages Department of the Shandong University.
Consequently he studied Chen Style Taijiquan at the Black Tiger Springs Park in Jinan from Grandmaster Hong Junsheng, 10th generation master of Chen Style Taijiquan. At the introduction of Master Li Enjiu, 11th generation master of Chen Style Taijiquan and president of the Jinan Martial Arts Academy, he became a disciple of Grandmaster Hong Junsheng. In 1998, through the introduction of Mr. Liu He and Professor Feng Xiufang, he became a disciple of Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang, 10th generation master of Chen Style Taijiquan and founder of the Hunyuan Taiji System.
On June 18, 2004, Hong Junsheng family and disciples officially selected him as the “International Standard Bearer of the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method.” Master Chen Zhonghua has been a serious learner of martial arts since his childhood. Throughout his life, he kept up with his pursuit. Besides learning from his two masters, he also has the mind set of ignoring shame and learn from whoever has the knowledge. This lead to his learning from other senior follow disciples of his, including Li Enjiu, Feng Xiufang, Feng Xiuqian, Xu Guicheng, Han Baoli, and Chen Xiang, to name a few.
In 1985 he went to Canada to teach Taijiquan, thus starting his promotion of Chen Style Taijiquan abroad. To date, Master Chen Zhonghua has students and disciples, and has established branches all over the world including China, Canada, USA, United Kingdon, France, Germany, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia. He was once a member of the Shandong University Martial Arts Association, member of the Regina Taijiquan Association, Director of the Taoist Martial Arts Association of Saskatchewan, director of the Canadian United Guoshu Federation and a member of the Canadian Taijiquan Federation.
With the knowledge of Chen Style Taijiquan of two of the 10th generation grand master in him and over 40 years of learning and practicing, Master Chen Zhonghua has a unique understanding of the rich contents of the forms, internal energy, theory and application. His understanding doe not fall under the conventional view. Be it the view into the core of Taijiuqan, into the fighting applications of it, into the methods for it learning, Master Chen Zhonghua has deep insights unparallelled by his peers. He has produced many works of taiji writing and videos. He has also translated grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang’s “Hunyan Qigong” and grandmaster Hong Junsheng’s “Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method“.