Chen Wang Ting 陳王廷 – Part 27
Jiang Fa 蔣發 thought his running and jumping Qing Gong (Light Gong) 輕功 skill was very good, but since staying the Chen Wang Ting 陳王廷, he now saw that Chen Wang Ting was even better and thought that even Li Ji Yu 李際遇 did not have that level of skill. Since the Qing Government 清朝 had overthrown the Ming 明朝 Government, he lived a quiet life in the village and did not have that much to do. He thought he would like to study with Chen Wang Ting, even though Chen Wang Ting treated him like a brother. Jiang Fa knew that Chen Wang Ting had a good heart and was a decent person. Since he had stayed in the village Chen Wang Ting had really looked after him and he really appreciated that. However, he really wanted to know just how good Chen Wang Ting really was.
One evening, after dinner they were resting in the house and having a conversation about Chen Wang Ting’s creation – Taijiquan (it was not called Taijiquan at that time, it got this name much later after, I believe, it should be the time when Chen Chang Xing 陳長興 had taught Yang Lu Chan 楊露禪). Suddenly Jiang Fa picked up a dao 刀 (broadsword) chopped towards Chen Wang Ting was not prepared for this attack!