Chen Tai Chi Academy – authentic Chen Tai Chi in Perth, taught traditionally as passed down from Grandmaster Zhu Tian Cai.

Our goal is to share proven traditional physical training methods we’ve used ourselves and taught to our students across different countries, so that you can reap the same benefits in your own body. It’s our hope that we will give you the strength and support to build a healthier new you and a healthier body.

We don’t just teach Tai Chi – we help you get reacquainted with your body.

Chenjiagou Taijiquan

Chenjiagou ( Chen Village ) Taijiquan (or Tai Chi) is an ancient art passed through the generations in a little village called Chenjiagou in Henan Province, China . It is imparted through a holistic, comprehensive 3 – tier training framework that aims to teach the practitioner to foster unity in , ( a ) strength and motor skills ( External ) , ( b ) Inner balance of the body ( Internal ) , and ( c ) mental discipline ( Spiritual ) . Chenjiagou Taijiquan is a traditional martial art which helps the practitioner reap, not only self – defence reflexes , but , it also engenders significant health benefits. In order to maximise the benefits to students , the ancient art is taught by qualified Chenjiagou Taijiquan Instructors, using a graduated , streamlined training structure to guide a student ‘s progression in the art. 

Grandmaster Zhu has specially choreographed a foundational set of routines which essentially trains all major body muscle groups . Each set of joints in the body is gradually exercised and warmed up to move a student into the next set . This is how Tai Chi builds up flexibility and expands the range of motion in the joints . Stepping techniques are taught to train a student how to handle weight shifts to build body consciousness, build up lower body strength and improve balance. Further , a student is taught how to use relaxation together with their body shifts so that they move in balance . This is how the feel for body balance is imparted . Throughout each Chen Tai Chi routine , a good body posture is required to maintain an unbroken body line to facilitate the flow of Qi . Building up a smooth flow of Qi in the body will keep a person in very good health, and provides a natural, mental alertness without a person having to rely on pills. The training routines in Chenjiagou Taijiquan are suitable for practice across all age groups . The routines can be practised at different stance levels and can be adjusted for complexity depending on the general fitness level and motor coordination of the student. There are various programs available for Beginners , Intermediate , Advanced and Instructor level participants. 

Grandmaster Zhu Tian Cai is a renowned 19th – generation successor of Chen Style Tai Chi, and is one of the ” Four Great Grandmasters from Chenjiagou village , where modern Tai Chi originated 300 hundred years ago . He is well-liked for his willingness to share his secrets of Tai Chi practice with students . He has more than 50 years of teaching experience and has developed a easy to follow coaching system that has inspired thousands of students globally.

Our Lineage - 朱 天 才 大 师 Grand Master Zhu Tian Cai

Grand Master Zhu Tian Cai, born 1944, from Henan Province, Wen County, Chenjiagou (Chen Village), a Chenjiagou 19th generation grandson, the 19th generation Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan descendent (successor?) is also known as one of Chenjiagou’s “Four Great Guardian Warriors”.

He belongs to China’s 9th Grade Wushu Instructors, the national top-ranking group of Chief Wushu Instructors and is a top level Wushu Judge. He has also been conferred the Person of Merit title in Jiaozhuo City. 

He is the Vice President of the Chen Style Tai Chi Association, Henan Province and is the President of the International Tian Cai Chenjiagou Tai Chi Association.

In 2007, he was acknowledged as the representative bearer of China’s cultural heritage in Tai Chi (Chen Style Tai Chi). In 2014, he was awarded the honorary title of “Person with Outstanding International Contribution” in China.

Since then, he has also written and published many books about Chen Style Tai Chi.

Zhu Tian Cai is not just a skilled martial arts expert in Tai Chi but he is also skilled in the literary arts. For many years, he has worked tirelessly, travelling to many countries to promote awareness of the art of Tai Chi. He has more than ten thousand disciples in over twenty countries across the world. He holds many honourifics and titles such as “National Tai Chi Instructor” in many countries, “Chen Style Tai Chi Pioneer in Singapore”, and “Chen Style Tai Chi Frontiersman in South Korea”.

He currently instructs or consults in honorary positions in many wushu associations, federations and established schools in more than twenty countries and continues to promote awareness of Chen Style Tai Chi.

Tian Cai Training System around the world

The map one the right shows all the Tai Chi brothers and sisters that are offering Tian Cai Training System. This system is developed by Grand Master Zhu which helps one to archive and learn the skills of Chen Tai Chi without having to go to Chen Village.

I am still compiling this list, if I have not include your training studio, please contact me contact us via this link :

Sien Long Chong

Chief Instructor

20th generation Chen Family Tai Chi practitioner under Grandmaster Zhu Tiancai, one of the famous “Four Arhats” (四 大 金 刚)of Chen Family Tai Chi Chuan.

Tae Kwon Do Black belt 1st Dan.

Chen Tai Chi Sword Gold Medalist in Singapore National Wushu Competition.



20th generation Chen Family Tai Chi practitioner under Grandmaster Zhu Tiancai, one of the famous “Four Arhats” (四 大 金 刚)of Chen Family Tai Chi Chuan.

Gold medals in both sword and form in Singapore National Wushu Competition.


In August 1997, we have been conferred the 20th Generation Chenjiagou (Chen Village) Disciple by Grandmaster Zhu Tian Cai, and endorsed by 17th generation Chenjiagou village elders.

Discipleship from GM Zhu
Discipleship from GM Zhu
All Disciples during 1997
With Grand Master Zhu, 1995
Unofficial Translator for GM Zhu In Chen Village
Unofficial Translator for GM Zhu In Chen Village
Singapore Wushu Competition 2002
GM Zhu Perth Push Hand Workshop 2006
GM Zhu Perth Push Hand Workshop 2006
My Taiwan Student, Gold Medalist
My students participarting in Western Australia Wushu Competition, 2012
Sword Class in Taiwan 2019
Silk Reeling Exercise in Taiwan 2019
Grand Master Zhu and his son Master Zhu Xiang Qian in Kings Park, Perth 2011
Grand Master Zhu Workshop in Taiwan, Jul 2019
Grand Master Zhu Workshop Taiwan 2019
2010 Newspaper Ad for Grand Master Zhu Workshop