Steven Burtong ( 陈文德Chen Wende)
Steven began his martial arts training at an early age, around 8 yrs old. Some 30 yrs later, he is one of the
United Kingdoms leading martial artists in his fields.
In Chen style Tai Chi, Sifu Burton is a Senior indoor student of Grandmaster Chen Zheng Lei (19th
Generation of the Chen family). Sifu Burton has also been taught by Master Liming Yue and Grandmaster
Kong Jie Gou. In 2004 he won the Gold medal for his tai chi skills in the Chen Village elite invitational
championships as well has Silver medal for his weapons skills. Sifu Burton has over 120 Tai Chi students
throughout the North West of England whom benefit from the training, ages range from 6yrs to 106 yrs old.
This can show that anyone can take part in Tai Chi and enjoy the benefits.
Sifu Burton has been personally tested by a panel of the Chen family as to his ability to teach Chen Style Tai
Chi and was qualified directly from Grandmaster Chen Zheng Lei. Steven has also featured in some of
Chen Zheng Lei’s DVD’s and books which have worldwide circulation promoting Chen Style and its related
Sifu Steven Burton has featured on Central Chinese Television demonstrating his kung fu and tai chi skills
and has co-authored a book with Master Liming Yue and Grandmaster Chen Zheng Lei on the 18 step tai
chi short form and its related benefits.