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Grandmaster Aiping Cheng has been involved in with Wushu, Tai Chi, and Qigong for 40 years. Her accomplishments and training are as follows:
Selected for the Zhejiang Province Wushu Team, one level below the elite Chinese National Wushu Team. (To be chosen for this team one must go through the highest levels of rigorous training and the most intense competition in China. There is only one team from each province).
Master Aiping Cheng studied intensively under world known Traditional Tai Chi Chuan Masters such as Fu Zhongwen, Sun Jianyun, Li Yulin, Li Tianji, Chen Zhenglei, and Chen Xiaowang. Below are links to the lineage chart for each style taught by Master Aiping.
Master Aiping Cheng worked collaboratively with Master Jou Tsung Hwa at the Tai Chi Farm during the Spring of 1997.
At one of China's top, elite sports institutes, Aiping Cheng was promoted to Head Coach of the Zhejiang Province Wushu
& Tai Chi Chuan Professional Team.
This Province or State Team is one of the most select and highest levels in China.
Aiping Cheng attended the Shanghai Sports College. Intensive study of Sports Medicine History, Sports Physiology, Sports Psychology, Principles of Coaching and Sports Theory. Her college advisors were the well known Wushu masters, Cai Yunlong and Dr. Wong JuRong.
Selected as a member of the prestigious committee in Beijing that would, for the first time, establish Chinese National Competition Standards and Rules for Tai Chi Chuan, Tai Chi Sword, and Push Hands. There were only sixteen Tai Chi Chuan Masters selected from all of China. See Photo below (Master Aiping is middle row, last on the right).
Director at Zhejiang TV News Center.
Continued as Head Coach of the Zhejiang Province Professional Wushu Team.
Continued studies and practice of Tai Chi Chuan with traditonal Masters.
Emigrated to the United States.
Granted a U.S. Visa as "Person of Extraordinary Ability."
Established the Aiping Tai Chi & Wushu Center on the First World Tai Chi Day, April 10, 1999.
The Center is a professional Tai Chi Chuan and Wushu-KungFu studio dedicated to the in-depth study of these traditional cultural arts and modern sports.
The mission of Master Aiping Cheng's work is to help Americans learn these ancient Chinese ways of improving
their health, well-being, and quality of life as well as to enhance the world-wide interest in these precious, living cultural treasures.
Won the 1st Place Gold Medal for "Best Wushu Performance" in a Chinese national competition in HeFei City, AnHui Province.
Demonstrated Wushu for Prince Shianuk, visiting Cambodian Premier, in HangJou City, JaingSu Province.
Won the 1st Place Gold Medal in "Long Fist" and 3rd PLACE in "All-Round Wushu" at a Chinese national competition. Selected to join, for the first time, the elite Chinese National Wushu Team in Beijing.
This National Team is composed of the most accomplished Wushu athletes in China. The National Wushu Team was formed to demonstrate at national events and in world tours presenting the traditional cultural arts of Wushu and Tai Chi Chuan.
Aiping Cheng was selected for the National Wushu Team six times (1973,1974,1975,1979,1987 and 1988).
Selected the second time to the elite Chinese National Wushu Team. Aiping Cheng was invited to demonstrate Wushu for the President of the United States and other dignitaries in a famous 1974 historic visit to America. This team, by invitation of the President, formally introduced Wushu to America.Demonstrated Wushu for the leaders of Canada and Mexico Demonstrated Wushu for the visiting President of North Korea.
Selected the third time to the elite Chinese National Wushu Team.Toured Great Britain, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Ethiopia and demonstrated Wushu for the heads of state in each country. At the performance in the U.K., Queen Elizabeth enjoyed the entire presentation.
Won the 1st Place Gold Medal in Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan at the National Invitational Competition in Beijing.
Won the 2nd Place Silver Medal in Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan and top medals in "Wushu Swordplay" events at Chinese National Competition in Bamon City, Mongolia.
Won the 2nd Place Silver Medals in Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan and Wushu Double Swords; 3rd Place in Wushu Partner Fighting Routines at the highest level all-China National Competition in ChangSha City, Hunan Province. By special invitation, demonstrated Wushu and Tai Chi Chuan for the leaders of Vietnam.
Selected the fourth time to the elite Chinese National Wushu Team.
Toured Great Britain, Spain, and Ireland and demonstrated Wushu and Tai Chi Chuan for the heads of state. During this international tour, was honored as the "Most Popular Team Member."
Won the 2nd Place Silver Medal in Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan and Wushu "Traditional Double Spear" event at the highest level all-China National Competition in KunMing City YunNan Province.
Wushu and Tai Chi Chuan Coach at Shanghai Sports College while continuing professional studies.
Won the 1st Place Gold Medal in Sun Style Tai Chi Chuan and 2nd Place Silver Medal in 48 Style at the highest level all-China National Competition in Harbing City, Hei Long Jiang Province.
Won the 1st Place Gold Medal in Sun Style Tai Chi Chuan and 2nd Place Silver Medal in Tai Chi Sword at the highest level all-China National Competition in Taiyuen City, Shanxi Province.
Selected the fifth time to the elite Chinese National Wushu Team.
Won the 1st Place Gold Medal in Sun Style Tai Chi Chuan and 2nd Place Silver Medal in Tai Chi Sword at the highest level all-China National Competition in Wuhan City, Hubei Province.
By special invitation, demonstrated Tai Chi Chuan and Wushu in Australia.
Selected the sixth time to the elite Chinese National Wushu Team.
Won the 1st Place Gold Medal in Sun Style Tai Chi Chuan at the First China-Japan Competition.
Aiping Cheng was the first person filmed by the prestigious Chinese Wushu Research Institute demonstrating the world standard for perfect movements of Sun Style Tai Chi Chuan. This video presentation is being marketed world-wide as the standard for learning this style of Tai Chi Chuan.
Dedicated these years to coaching the professional Zheijiang Province Wushu Team and did not compete. From 1991 to 1996 was Director at Zheijiang TV News.
By Special Invitation of the Japanese Wushu Association, visited Japan to demonstrate Tai Chi Chuan as well as lecture and conduct workshops in these Chinese cultural arts.
Conducted yearly Tai Chi Chuan and Baqua workshops for visiting Japanese competitors.
Aiping Cheng was awarded "A Top World Level" by the International Wushu Association. This honor is only given to world-class Wushu and Tai Chi Chuan Masters who have thirty years of outstanding experience. Master Aiping Cheng was honored with the prestigious "Award for Outstanding Achievement" for sharing her exceptional skills and expertise in Chinese Wushu and Tai Chi Chuan with people of other countries
Aiping Cheng's student, Lu Dan, won two 1st Place Gold Medals in "Long Fist" at World Championships in 1995 and 1997
Aiping Cheng's student, Chui-Ying Fong, won the 1st Place Gold Medal in the "Spear Fighting" event at the First Asian Wushu Competition.
As the Head Coach of the Zheijiang Province Professional Wushu Team, Aiping Cheng's student-athletes have won the following Wushu and Tai Chi Chuan awards at the highest level competitions in China:
|Self Selected Wushu Events||10 Gold Medals||9 Silver Medals|
|Wushu Traditional Events||9 Gold Medals||5 Silver Medals|
|Wushu Partner Events||6 Gold Medals||3 Silver Medals|
|Group Events||2 Gold Medals||2 Silver Medals|
|Tai Chi Chuan||5 Gold Medals||6 Silver Medals|
Aiping Cheng was not able to compete in World Championships after winning Chinese National Competitions because World Championship Competitions did not exist before 1993. The Chinese National Competitions were the highest level competitions in the world during her competition years.
The Chinese National Wushu Team World Tours to demonstrate the ancient cultural arts and modern sport of Wushu were considered the most prestigious world honor for these outstanding athletes.