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Martial Arts & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Rua dos Sobreiros, nº 415, Povoença, Areosa

4900-913 Viana do Castelo

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CHINARTE is a Chinese Martial Arts and Traditional Medicine Institute from Portugal that spreads out and promotes the teaching of Yang Tai Chi Chuan and Luohan Qigong. We give classes in Lisbon, Oporto, Coimbra and Viana do Castelo. Furthermore we complement our teaching method with ELearning System. YONGNIAN PORTUGAL is one of the several departments of CHINARTE, having as aim to promote and preserve the teaching of the Authentic Yang Tai Chi Chuan, nowadays, represented by World Yongnian Tai Chi Federation.

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.  Master Nelson Barroso is the author of numerous books and articles, concerning themes such Chi Kung and Tai Chi Chuan. Main Director of CHINARTE - Martial Arts and Traditional Chinese Medicine Institute, institution that is responsible for an innovative training project in the Arts for Health field and that has introduced in the Portuguese Education System the E-Learning Method in those areas. With University Level Graduation in Physical Education, Health and Sports, he has also done and accomplished in China several specializations in Wushu Martial Sports, as Kung Fu, Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung, having spent over thirty years practicing and teaching those martial arts in Portugal and therefore, he is directly responsible for the formation of a large number of Portuguese Instructors. Having a deep knowledge of Chinese Martial Arts, he has reached the degree of International Master of Kung Fu and Chi Kung of Choy Lee Fut Traditional System, that currently has as Guardian Grandmaster Chen Yong Fa, being as well a Traditional Yang Tai Chi Chuan’s Master and a direct disciple of Grand Master Fu Sheng Yuan, he represents this lineage of Traditional Yang Style in Portugal, being Yongnian Portugal President. In October 2008, the Beijing Wushu Association nominated him as 6th Duan at the 10th International Congress of Handan (China).

Every year our students have the opportunity to travel to China, to do specialized courses in Yang Tai Chuan and Luhoan Qigong, with the Great Masters and the International Master Nelson Barroso. Furthermore, CHINARTE also promotes the coming to Portugal of The Great Masters, at least once a year. 

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CHINARTE develops a High Quality Teaching and has as main aim the personal and professional enrichment of their students. 

International Course of Yang Taiji 2014
International Course of Yang Taiji Grandmaster FU Sheng Yuan in Spain La Coruña 17th to 20th of April
First edition of the book "El Autentico Tai Chi de la Família Yang" by Grand Master Fu Sheng Yuan. Spanish Language Edition
2013, April and May
The 1st Conference of the World Yongnian Tai Chi Federation was a success. From the 3rd to the 5th of June 2011 several member countries of World Yongnian Tai Chi Federation have met in met in Yokohama / Japan, namely Portuguese, Chinese, Australian and Japanese members.
4th International Authentic Yang Tai Chi CHINA - From 27th May to 2d June 2011
From 21th to 26th of May 2011 it took place in Wehay / China several Tai Chi Courses. This event was organized by Beijing Wushu Association.
Yang Family Mausoleum - Handan China
It was held on the 10th April 2011 an inauguration ceremony promoted by the Government of Handan which aim was to mark the begining of the work to build a mausoleum in memory and honour of the Yang Tai Chi Family in his native village,
The ‘prince’ of slow-motion techniques
“To fly off, the bird needs to step onto a firm plane to lend force,” says Fu Qingquan, a modern-day master of the Yang family of tai chi. “Master Yang sensed that as the bird tried to step onto his hands and then he withdrew his force to give it no ground. Tai chi is very much about the ability to sense and destruct the opponent’s force at its roots.”
Interview to a World Yongnian Tai Chi Federation\'s Member
Today’s interview has the cooperation of Michael A. Selvaraj, one of our most dedicated members. He has answered some questions that we have pointed out in order to guide the presentation of his personal story that hereby we share with all of you.
The origin of Tai Chi Chuan is a controversial topic that incorporates a multiplicity of historical factors that include social, political and philosophical questions of the Chinese Culture. Several historical facts form a complex net of information, which linear analysis becomes of difficult understanding. Therefore and in order to clarify, as much as possible, the Tai Chi origin, I think that it is advisable to expose the several theories in a structured and clear approach, accordingly to a systematized model that suits three principal theories. Those theories characterize and differentiate the Tai Chi Chuan emergence, considering time and space variables, as well and obviously, in what concerns the historical characters that had been wrapped in this art birth.
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