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Master Law Lun Yeung (羅倫讓) Teaches Professor Cheng Man Ching (郑曼青) Tai Chi Basics

My teacher, Master Law Lun-Yeung has been practicing CMC (Cheng Man-Ching) style Tai Chi Chuan since 1985 and is the disciple of Master Hsu Yee-Chung, former disciple of the late Professor Cheng Man Ching (1900-1975).

Mr. Law is President of the Cheng Zi Tai Chi Study Association in Melbourne Australia. Mr. Law was born in Guandong China (Southern China) in 1939, and moved to Hong Kong in 1962 and migrated to Australia in 1990. In 1958 Mr. Law studied Taichi Chuan in Guangzhou China. Mr. Law also previously studied and practiced Yang style for five years under the late Mr. David Chan, former student of the late Mr. Tung Ying-Jie, where he learnt the long form, sword, blade, stick, push hands, da-lu and san-shou. Mr.Law has also practiced Wing Chun, I Chuan (Mind Boxing) and Ying Zhao Chuan (Eagle Claw fist).

Master Law will be leading the Cheng Man Ching Taipei 2013 Tour with me later this year in October 2013!
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The 6 Changes of the Wrist in the Opening Movement of CMC Tai Chi
The starting posture counts as the first change. The return to the opening position counts as the last change.

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Historical Photos of Yang Chengfu (杨澄甫 ) Part 1

From Wikipedia: He was born into the famous Yang Taijiquan family, the son of Yang Chien-hou and grandson of Yang Lu-chan. With his older brotherYang Shao-hou (楊少侯) and colleagues Wu Jianquan (吳鑑泉) and Sun Lutang (孫錄堂), he was among the first teachers to offer T’ai chi ch’uan instruction to the general public at the Beijing Physical Culture Research Institute from 1914 until 1928. He moved toShanghai in 1928.

Yang Chengfu is known for having “smoothed” out the somewhat more vigorous training routine he learned from his family as well as emphasising a “large frame” or “Da Jia (大架)” with expansive movements in stepping and using large circular motions with the arms. His smooth, evenly-paced large frame form and its hundreds of offshoots has been the standard for Yang-style t’ai chi ch’uan (and overwhelmingly in the public imagination for T’ai chi ch’uan in general) ever since.

Yang Chengfu is the official author of two books on the style, Application methods of Taijiquan, published in 1931, and Essence and Applications of Taijiquan (Taijiquan Tiyong Quanshu), published in 1934.[1][2] His second book was translated into English in 2005.[3]

Students and Descendants[edit]

His direct descendants, the many students he taught, and their students, have spread the art around the world. Among Yang Chengfu’s students were famous masters such as Tung Ying-chieh (Dong Yingjie, 董英杰; 1898–1961), Chen WeimingFu Zhongwen (Fu Chung-wen, 1903–1994), Li Yaxuan (李雅轩; 1894–1976) and Cheng Man-ch’ing. Each of them taught extensively, founding groups teaching T’ai chi to this day. Cheng Man-ch’ing, perhaps the most famous outside of China, significantly shortened and simplified the traditional forms Yang taught him after his teacher’s passing, reportedly to make them more accessible to larger numbers of students. Although Cheng’s modifications are considered controversial by most other schools and are not recognized by the Yang family, Cheng Man-ch’ing is known as the first to teach T’ai chi ch’uan (Taijiquan) in the West.

His sons have continued to teach their father’s Taijiquan, including his first son, the late Yang Zhenming (1910–1985) (a.k.a. Yang Shaozhong, Yang Shao-Chung, Yeung Shao-Chung; 楊守中), who brought Yang-style t’ai chi ch’uan to Hong Kong, his second sonYang Zhenji (born 1921, current head of the family), his third son, Yang Zhenduo (楊振鐸; born 1926), living in Shanxi Province, who is widely considered the most prominent of the Yang family T’ai chi ch’uan instructors living today, and his fourth son, Yang Zhen Guo, born in 1928, and living in Hebei Province, Handan City.

10杨兆清(澄甫) Yang_Cheng-fu

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Historical Photos of Tai Chi Master Mr. Huang Sheng Shyan (黃性賢)

From Wikipedia: Huang Sheng Shyan or Huang Xingxian (1910 – December 1992) was born in Minhou County of the Fujian province in Mainland China. He began studying Fujian White Crane with Xie Zhong-Xian at the age of 14. In 1947 he resettled in Taiwan where he became a disciple of Cheng Man-ch’ingYang Ch’eng-fu as the grandson of the Yang style founder, had been Cheng Man-Ching’s teacher.Huang committed himself to this tradition for the next 45 years. In 1955 Huang Sheng Shyan along with eight fellow students of Cheng Man-Ching, represented the Shih Chung Association, in the Provincial Chinese Martial Arts Tournament. Huang was adjudged champion in the taijiquan section and runner-up in the open section. Huang emigrated to Singapore in 1956 and then in the 60’s moved to Malaysia. Both times with the expressed purpose of propagating the art of taijiquan.

At the age of 60 Huang Sheng Shyan again demonstrated his abilities in taijiquan by defeating Liao Kuang-Cheng, the Asian champion wrestler 26 throws to 0 in a fund raising event in Kuching Malaysia.[1]

By the time of his death in December 1992, he had established 40 schools and taught 10,000 people throughout South East Asia. Huang was considered by some to be the most highly achieved student of Zheng Manqing.[2] In Robert W. Smith’s book, Chinese Boxing: Masters and Methods Smith writes: “[William] Chen probably climbed higher than any of Cheng Man-Ching’s students, except the converted White Crane boxer Huang Sheng-Hsien (who after learning t’ai chi moved to Singapore and acquired some fame there…)”

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