About Us

Chinese Boxing Institute International is a martial art organization born in 1981.  James Cravens is the current President. Open Gate Martial Arts School is directed by Paul Vieira, a long time martial art teacher in South Florida.  both James and Paul have hosted Chen Xiaowang since 2002.

    James Cravens

    James Cravens

         Paul Vieira

         Paul Vieira


Chen Xiaowang

Chen Xiaowang is a 19th Generation Chen Family Tai Chi Grandmaster. His father, Chen Zhaoxu (1911-1060) 18th Generation and his grandfather Chen Fa ke (1887-1957) generation were very high level Tai chi masters.  He has served in the Chinese National People's Assembly as the sole deputy elected from Taijiquan circles.

Chen Xiaowang was born in 1946.  From a very young age he was inspired by his ancestors and grandfather Chen Fa ke, who is considered to have been the greatest Taiji Master at the beginning of this century.  He undertook a rigorous training discipline to master and be the standard bearer of the family art.  He subsequently won China's National Tournament three times consecutively, in 1980, 1981 and 1982.  Winner of the gold medal in Taijiquan at the First International Wushu Championship held at Xi'an, China in 1985, and several times the gold medalist at national Championships, he has fostered a huge number of talented people in Taijiquan.  He has students all over the world, and student's students sometime up to five generations-some 1500 of them prizewinners.  Until now his classes have been attended by over 70,000 people.  In 1988 he was recognized by the Government of China with a special award for contributions to Taijiquan development.

                                                                                 Chen Xiaowang

                                                                                 Chen Xiaowang

Chen xiaoWang received New Award

We are pleased to inform you that Grand Master Chen has been awarded the 9th Duan Wei ranking by the China's Wushu Association.  This is the highest ranking in Chinese Martial arts award to only a few people who have made substantial achievements in their respective martial arts and made great contributions and impact on Wushu development.  We offer our warmest congratulations to Grand Master Chen.



The Five levels of skill in Chen Tai Chi Chuan - by Chen Xiaowang and translated by Tan Lee-Peng, Ph.D.

Carrying the Burden of a Tai Chi Legacy - by C.P. Ong

Discussions with Chen Xiaowang - From



DVD’s and Videotapes and other products can be ordered from Chen Xiaowang's Main Site

From this site you can order the book below:

Chen Xiaowang's Book


Chen Xiaowang's new book is a beautiful pictoral and written text consisting of 344 pages using full color photographs. The book contains pages that are 10.5 inches x 15 inches in size and weights 8 lbs. All who view it are most impressed with its quality.

The book is $140.00 ($125.00 plus $40 for shipping)

Just Email us if you are interested in purchasing and we will discuss with you and answer any questions you may have.


Chen Xiaowang Indoor Students

United States:

Allison & Bill Helm - Taoist Sanctuary - 4229 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92103 - +1-619-692-1155 -

Angela Criscimagna - Escondido, CA

Betty - Tempe, AZ

Chong-Pin - Potomac, MD

Chris - Phoenix, AZ

Derry - Seattle, WA

James Cravens - - Mobile = +1-954-326-6505 - CBII, PO Box 772922, Coral Springs, FL 33077 -

Jim Criscimagna - Escondido, CA - USA

Kim Ivy - School = +1-206-789-0993 - Seattle, WA - Embrace the Moon School of Taijiquan and Qigong - 1716 NW Market Street - Seattle, WA 98107 - -

Ren Guangyi - - New York, NY


Ben Milton - - - Bristol, England

Cate Wallis - - - Biel/Bienne - Switzerland

Chang Hai Zhu Dundonald - Belfast - Northern Ireland

Daniel Stehli - - - Wolfwil, Switzerland

David Gaffney - - - Warrington, United KIngdom

Eva Koskuba - - - Wokingham - Berks, Great Britain

Florise Wan - - London, UK

Gerhard Milbrat - - - Lüdinghausen, Germany

 Gianna Sabatelli - - - Italy

Gill Keogh - - - Donegal, Eire (Ireland)

Irene Lyra - - Athens, Greece

Jan Silberstorff - - - - Hamburg, Germany

Jarek Jodzis - - - Myslakowice - Poland

John Solagbade - - Surrey - UK

José Luis Serra Flores - - - Barcelona, Spain

Kam Lau - - - Liverpool, England

Karel Koskuba - - - Wokingham - Berks, Great Britain

Lamberto Martini - - - Alghero, Italy

Luciano Vida - - - Barcelona, Spain

Marek Balinski - Strefowa 1 - - Kanie, Poland

Michael Tse - - Tse Qigong Centre - PO Box 918-A - Kingston upon Thames, UK

Patrick Wan - - London, UK

Regula Stehli - - - Wolfwil, Switzerland

Roberto Vignali - Email = - - Italy

 Sun Pill Yang-Milbrat - - - Lüdinghausen - Germany

 Vit Vojta - - - Praguej, Czech Republic

Yiorgos Pavlidis - - - Athens, Greece