Grandmaster Cheng Jin Cai, president of the US Chen Tai Chi Federation, 19th generation grandmaster of Chen Tai Chi, is a familiar name to people in Houston through his teaching at the International Chen Style Tai Chi Development Center. His fame extends to other areas of the United States and to China through his community and professional service, his participation in national and international martial arts and tournaments, and his publications
For his accomplishments, his name was included in the 1998 yearbook of The Famous Asian Americans in the US. Houston Mayor Lee Brown named December 9 as the Day of Chen-style Tai Chi Chuan in the year of 2001. After his book was published in 2002, he was called upon to be the consultant for the U.S. National Martial Arts Association. In 2002 he became a member of Board of Advisors for the U.S.A. Wushu-Kungfu Federation, and in 2003 he was inducted into their Hall of Fame of Outstanding Masters. In February 2005, he was appointed advisor to the USA National Tai Chi Chuan Federation. On April 2, 2005, Master Cheng received a special certificate of recognition from Congressman Al Green in honor of his distinguished service to the Asian-American and Greater Houston Communities. The USA Chen Style Tai Chi Federation received a certificate of congressional recognition from Member of Congress Sheila Jackson Lee. Master Cheng also has been recognized as a Good Will Ambassador and Honorable Citizen by Bill White, mayor of the City of Houston. Master Cheng Jin Cai is frequently asked to give lectures about this unique Tai Chi Chuan style by local Houston groups as well as by cities like Dallas, Atlanta, and Chicago. Articles and pictures about his devotion to Tai Chi Chuan had been posted in International Tai Chi Magazine in the February and June, 2005 issues. Other magazines and newspapers such as American Kung-Fu, Southern Chinese Daily News, United Evening News, China Journal, International Daily News have carried articles about or by him. Media from other countries like England¡¯s Tai Chi Magazine, China¡¯s newspaper China Daily, CCTV, HeNan TV, Jiao Zhou TV, Houston Chinese Radio, and radio station 99.1 all have reported about Master Cheng. There are also articles on many internet sites like Sinanet, XinHuaNet, American Wall Street, and Famous American Network.