Classical, Traditional Taijiquan 



Our ancestors group was featured in the article “A Last look at Peiping”

See Article  A last look at Peiping. Life Magazine – January 3 1949 -

Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Boxers.

The captions said:

“Boxers who relax by exercising and never hit anybody, are a common sight in palace courtyards, Here a class practices besides the Temple of Imperial Ancestors.

Each morning at dawn these men come to the Tai-miao Gardens to perform ritualistic exercises which serve not only to school the body, but also to discipline the mind to concentrate on matters of the spirit. In this group, there is a bank employee, a conservator of a museum, and an officer of the Kuomintang forces who does his exercises for two hours despite the steady advance of the Communist Army upon the walls of the city”.  End of quote.

These classes were taught by Yang Yuting and later on by Wang Peisheng

                                 Yang Yuting (1887-1982)             Wang Peisheng (1919–2004)

I teach Classical (based on the “Taiji Classics”), Traditional


Here Traditional means old. Older than the changes brought about by “popularization”. Old, Not made up in the last 50 years either in China by the Chinese Government during the Cultural Revolution or in the West by people who saw fit to fix/simplified what was not broken or in need of simplification.

The system I teach is known in the West as Northern Wu Taijiquan.

    It has been passed down from:

Yang Luchan and Yang Panhou to Quan You

From Quan You to Wang Maozhai

From Wang to Yang Yuting

From Yang Yuting to Wang Peisheng

From Wang Peisheng to Luo Shuhuan and

Zhang Yun

From Zhang Yun to several disciples and Horacio Lopez (Tu Di name: Lu Ruiting)

Northern Wu Style is transmitted from Wang Maozhai - “a disciple” of Quan You in Beijing.

    Quan You’s “Family Lineage” continued with his son Wu Chienchuan and that system is known in the West as Wu Family Style T’ai Chi Ch’uan.

    At the time of  Wu Chien Chuan moving his Family to Shanghai the two Styles were recognized and named as:  Wang (Maozhai), in the North; and Wu (Chienchuan)in the South.

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