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CHINARTE / Yongnian Portugal is a Chinese Martial Arts School that spreads out and promotes the teaching of Traditional Yang Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong. We develop a High Quality Teaching and our main aim is your personal and professional enrichment.



CHINARTE is the result of a life dream of the International Master Nelson Barroso, who has dedicated more than 30 years of his life to the Martial Arts' Study, Practice and Teaching. Master Nelson Barroso is a direct Disciple of Great Master Fu Sheng Yuan, who, nowadays, represents the Yang Tai Chi Traditional School, son of the Great Master Fu Zhong Wen, who established the World Yong Nian Federation to spread out the Authentic and Original Yang Tai Chi through the entire world.


Monday, February 22, 2010

Great Master Fu Sheng Yuan and his son, Master Fu Qing Quan


Master Fu Qing Quan
Posture: Wan Gong She Hu

Master Fu Qing Quan
Posture: Ti Shou Shang Shi



Master Fu Qing Quan
Posture: Xia She

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I Have Chosen Traditional Yang Tai Chi / Fu Sheng Yuan’s Lineage

Photo: Posture "Workship the Sky with One Incense Stick" performed by Diana Roque

I Have Chosen Traditional Yang Tai Chi / Fu Sheng Yuan’s Lineage
By Diana Roque

Nowadays, Tai Chi Chuan is known all over the World. However, not everybody is aware of the real essence and origins of Tai Chi. There are several theories concerning the appearance of the practice of Tai Chi and in spite of their contradictions, all those theories agree that Tai Chi has a Martial Essence. It is clear that in ancient times Tai Chi was a martial technique and only, after the middle of the last century, during the China Cultural Revolution, the Chinese Government promoted the spreading out of Tai Chi as a Health Art. However, at the end of the second decade of the twenty century, Yang Cheng Fu, a very well known Yang Tai Chi Master had already started the teaching of this Martial Art as a strong instrument to preserve and promote Health.
To learn Tai Chi Chuan in its kung fu perspective is quite difficult, and who wish to follow this has a hard and long way to get through, a journey of years that never ends. Among the thousands of Tai Chi practitioners, no matter what is their Tai Chi Style, only a few number of them have the privilege of having access to the authentic knowledge and secrets of Tai Chi. Some of them are able to cultivate and improve their performances, being always aware of the endless way they have to go through to achieve perfection in the three main aspects, which are physical movements, energy conductibility and mind control. Those main aspects demand patience, humbleness, hard work and a connection with all things.
Not everyone can achieve a high level of kung fu Tai Chi performance, but everyone can do their best according to the underlined purpose, and this can have several aims, as for instance to preserve or improve health or cultivating and enjoying the practice of Tai Chi, as a way of personal developing. The important thing, is to be always aware of our needs and ways of satisfy them, respecting other people visions.
Personally, I have chosen the Authentic Fu Sheng Yuan Yang Tai Chi Style and I have been learning it during the last four years with Master Nelson Barroso and every year I participate in the World Yong Nian Tai Chi Courses. Those International Courses are promoted and organized in Portugal, Spain and China once a year and give us the possibility to contact and learn Tai Chi directly with Great Master Fu Sheng Yuan and Master Fu Qing Quan, however, I am quite aware of my practice level. Every day I find that I need to improve some movement, and every day it seems like I am starting again. Nevertheless, I try to do my best, even knowing how far I am to be perfect.

I enjoy Tai Chi and I just can define it as Poetry in Movement and as a Meditation Art, full of elegance, gracefulness and beauty, though hiding an unimaginable potential of strength and energy.

Photo: Posture "The Big Dipper" performed by Diana Roque