San Antonio T’ai Chi Ch’uan - Taijiquan





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Grand Master Wang Peisheng, Virginia 1993

Sifu Zhang Yun, Penn State, 2008

Horacio Lopez with:

Grand Master Yang Zhenduo China,1992

Grand Master Kuo Lienying. San Francisco,1978

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Center:  Front, Dajia Wang Peisheng with Master Luo Shuhuan; standing behind them: Indor disciples Shifu Zhang Yun and Lu Shengli.

Right corner: Shifu Zhang Yun and disciple Lu Ruiting - Horacio Lopez



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  The Five core classics are:

  1. 1Tai Chi Chuan Ching attributed to Chang San-feng

  2. 2The Treatise on Tai Chi Chuan attributed to Wang Tsung-yueh

  3. 3Expositions of Insights into the Practice of the Thirteen Postures by Wu Yu-hsiang

  4. 4Song of the Thirteen Postures by Unknown Author

  5. 5Song of Push Hands by Unknown Author

  6. 6

    I also include in my list for study the teachings of Yang Luchan (Yang Family Forty Chapters), Yang Yuting, Wang Peisheng and Feng Zhiquian. Although some of these Masters are considered contemporary their teachings and writings are just the natural growth and expansion of several centuries of study and evolution of this art.

A few examples follow:

    ”...There is only one school of tai chi chuan: there are not two methods. Don’t be deluded by your own cleverness and foolishly make additions or deletions. If modifications were necessary in the methods laid down by worthy men of the past, then these would have been implemented during the many centuries from the Yuan and Ming dynasties down to the present. Did these modifications need to wait for our own generation?One must be patient if one wants to advance to the highest excellence. The most important thing in learning the postures is not the external appearance but to grasp the (YI) Idea. The greatest danger is in introducing one’s personal innovations and passing on errors as true transmitions...”

by Yang Luchan (1799-1872) founder Yang Family T’ai Chi Ch’uan 

  As Tai Chi Chuan is quite complicated in its movement formation and demands a high degree of technical exactness and adaptability, and as the art emphasizes a gradual and natural development of subtle mind control, keen sensation and alert reaction, there is no short cut to the mastery of the art, and it is not advisable to design a quick learning course.

The right path to success is one of ceaseless endeavor following a scheme of gradual progression leading to a deeper and deeper understanding of the principles and techniques of the art and a finer and finer degree of controlling the body by the mind.” (read full text)

By Master Yang Yuting. (Circa 1940’s)

Quote from the book Wu Style Taijiquan, by Wang Peisheng & Zeng Weiqi

    My name is Horacio Lopez, NTS.

    I introduced T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Chi Kung to the  San Antonio community in 1979 . Since then I have been teaching only Classical, Traditional forms of this Art. (Not simplified Tai Chi)

    This site is dedicated to the promotion of Classical T’ai Chi Ch’uan and related Chi Kung practices (Also spelled Taijiquan and Qigong); and with the integration of these Arts with cutting edge technologies in the fields of Neuromovement:  Moshe Feldenkrais’ Awarenes through Movement, (Anat Baniel Method), Somatics and Alexander Technique.

   I teach classes on Northern -or Beijing- Wu Style Taijiquan.

    My lineage is from the Yin Cheng Gong Fa Door. My teacher is Shifu Zhang Yun, a disciple of  Grand Master Wang Peisheng, and Luo Shuhuan.

     I graduated from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in 1988. (Natural Therapeutics Specialist)

    I created the first Yang Chengfu T’ai Chi Ch’uan Center in the USA in 1995.  I served between 2000 - 2005 as Director of the Department of Ranking Standards and Coaching of the International Yang Family T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association.

  Classical T’ai Chi Ch’uan:

The Internal Exercise /Martial Art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan is a Holistic discipline grounded in the philosophy of the “Unity of Opposites”, or YinYang. YinYang (together) is Taiji. Taiji is Balance          

T’ai Chi Ch’uan’s translated name - Balanced Fist - relates to the harmonious balancing of Yin/Yang energies in the body through Movement , Attention and Awareness.

This School is an invitation to investigate Movement and Awareness and their relationship to Perception, Thought, Attention, Insight, and Consciousness, and how these core topics can advance individual development of alertness, clarity of thought, grace in movement, Health and Wholeness.

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Classical T’ai Chi Ch’uan Click

This IS NOT SIMPLIFIED Tai Chi spiced up with New Age Jargon... Classical T’ai Chi Ch’uan is the TCC from China, before the Cultural revolution. It is based on the writings called “T’ai Chi Ch’uan Classics”. There are five core Classics: these are....