About our association:
history of international society
of chen taijiquan
The objectives of the Society are twofold:
First to develop an international community of people who enjoy the peace and harmony of practicing Taijiquan, and second to promote the practice, research and development of traditional Chen Taijiquan. Through health-promoting activities open to the public ISCT helps people around the world to discover the ancient art of Taijiquan as practiced traditionally by members of the Chen family and strives to preserve this family treasure for many generations to come.
ISCT formally came into existence at its first international conference in Paris France in May of 2001. The founders of ISCT are Chen Peishan and his sister Chen Peiju, 20th generation of Chen family. They are the current generation masters of the “Small Frame” lineage within the Chen family. ISCT sponsors Taijiquan events such as international conferences, workshops, and demonstrations. Chen Peishan and Chen Peiju make great effort to travel and teach throughout the world. People who attend their events are always impressed by their mastery in this ancient art. ISCT teachers have worked diligently to understand the principles and practice of traditional Taijiquan. People become members in ISCT wherever there is an ISCT teacher. Local membership entitles you to participate in events at reduced cost, and to receive the ISCT newsletter.
One of the main hopes of ISCT is that when members play Taijiquan and experience improved mental and physical health in a non-competitive group setting that we are actually contributing to global peace.