In the book, “Fu Zhen Song's Dragon Bagua Zhang,” Lin Chao Zhen writes that when Fu Zhen Song was young, his village, Ma Pe, hired Chen Yan Xi, a top-level instructor from the Chen family, to teach the village men Taijiquan. Chen Yan Xi was already the eighth generation inheritor of the Chen Taiji system, which was already well known as a fighting art.Ken Gullette
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Chen Yan Xi son of Chen Geng Yun, he was noted as the instructor of the household of Yuan Shi Kai: “famous martial arts experts who met him in contests were invariably defeated. From Shandong he went on to Tianjin, teaching continuously for six years. Then, because his mother was getting old, he took his leave and returned home, practicing medicine for the rest of his days” –Chen Zhao Pei. He is also remembered as the instructor of Du Yu Tse (Du Yu Zhi).