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Grand Master of the Wu Family Style with World Tai Chi & Qigong Day co-founders at the International Tai Chi Symposium

The Wu Style was founded by Wu Quan-yu, a student of the originator of the Yang Style, Yang Lu-chan, and his son, Yang Pan-hou. Wu Quan-yu was Manchurian by race and worked as a bodyguard in the Imperial Court in Beijing. Because of his skill in T'ai Chi and his renown, he did much to help spread knowledge of T'ai Chi Chuan. Some say that the smaller and more restricted movements of the Wu style were due to Master Wu's training in the restrictive clothing of the Imperial Court, and would therefore be an ideal self-defense training for use in modern street clothes.


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Wu Jian-quan (1870-1942) created this Wu Style; it is characterised by softness and emphasises on re-directing incoming force. Its movements are relaxed, natural, closer to the trunk of the body and nimble. It is rich with hand techniques especially for push hands (a exercise to be practised by two person, a gentle alternative to sparing practised by all styles) exercises. Wu style tends to have a slightly forward leaning posture.

The advantages of the Wu Style is that it is easier to learn, it is pleasant to look at, it does not necessarily require strong lower limbs. It is suitable for almost anyone; even people who have leg disability can learn it. In fact one of the famous Wu style master had a limp from a congenital disability. It does not require much space to practise making it suitable for city dwellers.

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This site features the Wu style of Tai Chi as taught and practiced by Master Stephen Yan of Wellington New Zealand
http://www.tai-chi.co.nz/

Shi Mei Lin site of Wu style Taiji in New Zealand Wellington
http://www.shimeilin-wutaichi.org.nz/index.htm


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