Beginning with Zhang Sanfeng, traditionally credited as the founding father of Tai Chi Chuan, we follow the most common theory of the development of Tai Chi Chuan. through the Chen family to Yang Lu Chan founder of the Yang system and teacher ( along with his son Yang Ben Hou) of the Imperial Banner Men Wu Quan Yu and his son Wu Jianquan the founders of Wu style. Wu Jianquan's son in law Ma Yueh Liang is featured showing an elderly Ma Y L still moving quickly, but showing the typically higher stances and compact movements of main stream Wu style From there we move to a clip of some long form practice by students of the Cheng Wing Kwong academy. Cheng Wing Kwong was Cheng Tin-Hung's Uncle and first Tai Chi Chuan teacher. CTH later had another teacher, but I am not aware of any photographic evidence of him. We then see various films of Cheng tin-Hung at relatively young ages demonstrating various applications, or form. Then some rather fuzzy clips of an elderly CTH, to a dated TV demo featuring Dan Dochety,(incidentally CTH's son in law) former S.E.Asia heavy weight full contact champion, and head of Practical Tai Chi Chuan International, and all round promoter of Tai Chi in Europe. I read in an old magazine that CTH was apparently regarded as the head of Wu Style for a short period, but declining to be associated with a particular style, referred to his style as Wu Dang after the mountain range where Zhang sanding lived. DD was my teacher of Cheng Tin-Hung lineage WuDang Tai Chi Chuan, also known as Practical Tai Chi Chuan, and so we end with a clip of myself filmed for the Golden Rooster School.
Regards Keith R. Visit www goldenroosterschool.com for more information
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