Grandmaster Chen Chuangang
Although his formal training had started in 1980, it was in 1988 that Yang Meijun first declared that her son Chen Chuangang would become her inheritor of the Dayan Qigong System and publicly announced this in Hunan. Not only because Chen Chuangang was her son but also he was selected for being genuine, accurate, honest and having an open heart. It was not until ten years later when he was 70, that Chen Chuangang felt more ready to take up this position, as he felt his knowledge of the Wild Goose Qigong system was more appropriate for the task. At this time Qigong was becoming very popular in China.
In 1998 it was Grandmaster Chen Chuangang who applied to get the Wild Goose Qigong system recognised as a Health Qigong system, as it is suitable for all ages. The Committee agreed that there is a clear source, connected teaching and a good effect.
When Yang Meijun passed away in 2002, he was required to observe 3 years of formal mourning. During this period he was not allowed to take part in classes and other social activities. In 2005 he again resumed the role of Grandmaster and continued his promotion of the Wild Goose Qigong system. He became very busy travelling and promoting the benefits of the Wild Goose Qigong.
During Yang Meijun's later years, students who trained with her did not always get precise and accurate instruction, leading to many variations in the movements. Grandmaster Chen Chuangang is trying to correct this and is determined to standardise the system making sure we all follow the original, authentic, accurate movements that have been passed down through the generations. It is important that there are no deviations in the movements in order to gain maximum benefit. It is also necessary to maintain the quality for future generation.
Wild Goose Qigong should be Original, Accurate and Honest.
Grandmaster Chen Chuangang said,
" Never treat Wild Goose Qigong as a martial art. It is a nurturing process. Some of the movements appear to be martial, like the Dayan Palm form, but these powerful movements are to generate stronger Qi for healing energy transmission. The movements of the Wild Goose system should always be done softly. A calm heart is the greatest benefit."
Grandmaster Chen Chuangang performing 1st 64 in May 2016
Grandmaster Chen Chuangang said,
"The 1st 64 is a miracle, amazing training with good results for everyone, but it must be original, accurate and honest. It should be at least 90% accurate. The shapes correct, the lines and the eye level. The posture, positions and steps should be correct and the yin and the yang should be clear. Good Wild Goose Qigong is not necessarily beautiful, it is not for performance, but it should follow these points. "
Training with Grandmaster Chen Chuangang
Training in Wuhan with the Grandmaster was an amazing opportunity, a chance to "drink straight from the source" and learn every movement how it was intended to be taught and practised.
Grandmaster Chen is a delight to work with. He is keen to ensure that you get the movements correct and works tirelessly to get the best out of every student.
His kindly approach and friendly disposition make it easy to get on well with him.
His sense of humour shines through despite the language barrier and he obviously enjoys teaching and sharing his knowledge.
Students in the Bury class learning the 2nd 64
Students in the Sunday morning class in Bury, working on the 2nd 64. As you can see our movements are the same as the Grandmaster's.