20th Generation Chen Taijiquan, Mo Ling (Marin Spivack) 默灵中文（中国）点击第二张图片
I am Marin Spivack. I am a 20th generation disciple of Master Chenyu of Beijing China. My Chinese friends call me Mo Ling（默灵,) and a few other names. I made this websiteout of enthusiasm and to share some of our practice with those who are interested in traditional gongfu and Taijiquan
I have had the benefit of study with a few very gifted and some famous teachers of gongfu. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to absorb to various degrees, three distinct styles/methods of Chen Taiji and a bit of Yin Style Ba Gua Zhang. Click here to see more information about my previous teachers.
As a child I learned kenpo karate and sparring and of course watched martial arts movies on TV. As an adolescent I was influenced by my older brother Nova Spivack's and other family friend's interest in Daosim and Taijiquan. I began studying Chen Taijiquan first with Gene Chen (Chen Jin Hong) in San Francisco, who I was lucky enough to find, then later with Feng ZhiQiang in Beijing. While in Beijing, purely by chance I bumped into mister Chen Yu whom I simply asked for directions. It was a surprising and fortunate event, as I had been imagining finding him after learning of his skills years back; it was certainly a strange occurances in my life. I lost track of ChenYu only to find him thankfully a few years later, while again in Beijing. I lived in Beijing on and off fucosing primarily on Chen ZhaoKui lineage Taijiquan training
Through bitter practice and the generosity of Shifu and my gongfu brothers Zhou JiGe, and Hu WeiHang, I learned more than I had imagined possible. While back in the USA I teach traditionally to serious students. I hope by this website and my own efforts at teaching that Shifu ChenYu's special gongfu can be shared and carried on, contributing to the community of Chen Taijiquan.
While working towards a bachelors degree in Asian Studies at University of California, Berkeley I reached a proficient knowledge of Chinese language that was important in my study of gongfu while traveling and living in China. It has been important to be a hard working student, driven to achieve skill even when there were obstructions in my path.
I have found useful things in everything I have studied, and presently make use of them all, but I was very fortunate to be accepted as indoor disciple of Chen Yu, who's Taiji Quan most impressed me. That position comes with responsibilities; to teach and keep the art alive. I am not a master, the art is the master. All serious practitioners are lifelong students. I returned from Beijing, China, to the USA where I am now teaching gongfu in the Boston, MA area.