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Grandmaster Chen Zheng Lei (Zhenglei) 陈正雷先生

陈正雷先生,男,汉族,1949年5月生,河南省焦作市温县陈家沟村人。陈氏十九世·太极拳第十一代嫡宗传人,中国武术最高段位九段国家级社会体育指导员,多届中国武术协会委员中国体育科学学会委员,1995年中国武术协会评其为“中国当代十大武术名师”,首批国家级非物质文化遗产项目--陈氏太极拳杰出传承人。2014年11月受聘为中国国家武术研究院·专家委员会·专家。

曾任河南省人大代表、焦作市政协常委、河南省武术管理中心副主任。现任河南省武术协会顾问、河南省太极拳协会执行主席、河南省陈氏太极拳发展基金会法人代表。

自幼随伯父陈照丕习祖传技艺——陈氏太极拳各种套路、推手、理论。1972年伯父去世后又随堂叔父陈照奎修炼提高。在两位恩师20余年的精心培养下,正雷不负众望,不但在各级比赛中取得优异成绩,而且培养出一大批优秀人才,门下弟子800余人。在世界各地设有100多个教学点。用40余年心血将祖传技艺、心得体会、理论知识著书立说成数百万言,并拍成教学片,翻译成英、日、韩、法、西班牙、俄文、阿拉伯文、中文等数种文字,将民族的传统文化传播于世界。

20世纪70年代以来,连续十多次获省武术运动会太极拳、剑、推手比赛冠军。蝉联两届全国太极拳大赛冠军,获得两届全国武术比赛特邀表演奖和观摩交流“金狮奖”。2004年首届世界传统武术节获两枚金牌。传拳授艺50年,弟子众多,遍及世界各地,其中在全国和国际比赛中获金牌者达人次。1981年后,多次参与国际武术文化交流,历访日本、韩国、新加坡、马来西亚、玻利尼西亚、英国、法国、瑞士、德国、意大利、西班牙、美国、加拿大、秘鲁等国和台湾、香港、澳门等地区讲学授艺,直接受教者数十万人,被国内外上百个武术和太极拳组织聘为顾问、名誉主席、名誉会长等职。

1992年他被编入《中国人物年鉴》,《世界名人录》,1992年首届国际太极拳年会聘为副秘书长、太极拳大师。1999年中华人民共和国建国50大庆期间,被推选为与共和国同龄人的行业代表。中央电视台拍摄30分钟专题片《太极人生》在4频道播放;2008奥运期间央视10频道《人物》栏目拍摄《陈氏太极拳传人-陈正雷》、央视4频道《走遍中国》栏目拍摄《大道太极》专题片播放。2009被评为《感动中原》60位人物之一。2011年获河南体育《世纪十佳》提名奖。2011年5月英国剑桥世界名人榜评为《首批杰出华人》之一。2016年美国华盛顿州·景郡命名6月1日为“陈正雷日”。2016年7月,被评为焦作市建市60周年“时代丰碑,英模人物”称号。2016年12月应邀赴联合国总部推广太极拳。

1999年以来,已连续成功举办十九届国际陈氏太极拳高级培训班,七届陈家沟太极功夫精英赛、四届陈正雷太极年会、三届论道太极高峰论坛;策划2008太极与奥运同行、5月健身太极拳展演、中国太极梦·百城千场公益大讲堂等大型公益活动,直接影响了50余个国家上百万人的关注参与;

多年来,已向国家输出专业武术运动员数千名,涉及推手、散打、套路、器械等多个比赛项目,所获奖牌数万枚,在50多个国家设立了上百个教学分支机构,积极组织开展国家段位制培训及认证、专业的太极拳教练员培训及师资认证、设立陈家沟太极拳馆、正雷太极书院、太极拳辅导站及海外分支机构,加州、哈佛、剑桥、麻省理工等十余所名校与其建立了世界太极拳研究中心。

太极拳理论研究方面造诣颇深,成果丰硕,有多篇论文发表于全国各大武术杂志和美国的“太极杂志”“功夫杂志”欧洲各种武术气功杂志,他的著作:《十段功法论》、《陈氏太极拳械汇宗》、《中国陈氏太极拳》教课书、《陈氏太极拳养生功》、《陈氏太极拳术》、《陈氏太极拳全书》、《陈氏太极拳剑刀》等,数百万份教学资料翻译成英、日、韩、法、西班牙、俄文、阿拉伯文、中文繁体、中文简体种文字,著作被译成英、日、韩、法、西班牙、俄文、阿拉伯文、繁体中文等文字,同期制作网络教学、太极宣传片等,将民族的传统文化传播于世界。

多年来积极参与社会活动,曾参演首届和第二届世界传统武术节开幕式、2010年上海世博会、第十一届中国(河南)国际投资贸易洽谈会、第十届农运会开幕式、第十八界国际客属大会开幕式、百城千万人太极拳展演等重大活动,并多次参加国家体育总局、国务院侨办及文化部组织的对外交流活动;致力于太极文化产业生态圈建设,倾力挖掘、整理、开发太极文化遗产,传播、发扬民族文化!

Grandmaster Chen Zheng lei (Zhenglei) was born in May 1949 at the birth place of Tai Chi (Taijiquan) - Chenjiagou Village, Wenxian County, Henan Province, China. He is the 19th generation inheritor of the Chen family and 11th generation direct-line successor of Chen Style Taijiquan. He had held the position of Head Instructor and Principal of Chen Village Taijiquan School, Head Instructor of Wen County Taijiquan Promotion and Development Centre and Vice Director of Henan Province Martial Arts Administration.

He has been officially recognized as one of the Top Ten Foremost Martial Artists by the Chinese State Government and has been awarded the honor of National Martial Arts Senior Instructor holding of 9th Duan Wei of Chinese Wushu (Martial Arts) Grading System. He is also a Committee Member of China Physical Culture & Science Institute.

He has recently established the Chen Zhenglei Tai Chi International Educational Technology Ltd. in Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, China to promote Chen Style Tai Chi and help the Tai Chi practitioner worldwide to access his unique training skills. Anyone taking part in his training courses will have the opportunity to learn directly from one of the most skillful Tai Chi Grandmasters in the world.

As part of his Tai Chi life Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei has been invited to visit and teach Tai Chi in nearly 50 countries and has published many books and a series of Videos, VCD and DVDs on Tai Chi by the Chinese State Sports and Education Publishing House. It includes Tai Chi Qigong, Silk Reeling Energy, Warm up Exercises, Forms, Weapons, Push Hands and Applications. Many of those publications have also been translated into other languages such as English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish.

Grandmaster Chen has been studying Chen Style Tai Chi Old Frame since he was eight years old with his older uncle, Grandmaster Chen Zhaopi, until 1972 when Grandmaster Chen Zhaopi passed away. Grandmaster Chen Zhaopi was a Martial Arts Professor in Nanjing Martial Arts Academy until he retired in 1957. Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei then has carried on to study Chen Style Tai Chi New Frame with his young uncle, Grandmaster Chen Zhaokui, who was the son of Grandmaster Chen Fake. He was so dedicated to work on the goal of achieving the highest level of Tai Chi that he studied extremely hard and put a lot of effort into his training.

He started to take part in competitions from 1974 and by the end of 1987 he had won over ten gold medals in Henan Province and China National Martial Arts Competitions.

Because of his great success and excellent skill, he has held the position of Senior Instructor at the Henan Provincial Martial Arts Academy since 1983. Under his successful unique training method his students have taken part in the China National Martial Arts Competitions and won 15 gold medals and 12 silver medals over two years in 1988 and 1989, which is a really good outcome. Not only that, he himself has taught thousands of students worldwide to let more and more people enjoy the authentic Chen Style Tai Chi exercises.

Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei has accepted the Honorary Presidency of the Chen Style Tai Chi Centre UK in 2003 and currently teaches in China, you can visit his homepage here.


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