8-Year-Old Boy Performs Tung Fast Set Of Tai Chi

Amazing 8-year-old Lee Pei Song performs the Tung (Dong) Fast Set of Tai Chi Chuan in Renxian County, China.  He started learning at the young age of five from his grandfather, who was the first disciple of Dong Zeng Cheng. Dong is the grandson of the famous Tung Ying Chieh (Dong Ying Jie). At 8-years-old, Lee Pei Song already knows the Slow, Fast, Fajin, and Saber forms of the Tung (Dong) style of Tai Chi Chuan. He is also already skilled in Push Hands, so he has to push with kids two to three years older than himself instead of others his same age.

The Dong (Tung) style of Tai Chi Chuan traces its origins back to Tung Ying Chieh, who was one of the main disciples of the famous Yang Cheng Fu. Tung Ying Chieh had also studied with Li Xiang Yuan who was a disciple of founder of the Hao style Taiji, Hao Wei Jing. Through several generations of the Tung family, the Yang style and Hao forms as well as the Fast set of Tung Ying Chieh were passed down from father to son. As the Tai Chi system of the Tung family teaches various methods beyond the traditional Yang and Hao styles, it has become its own complete system in it’s own right and is now referred to as the Tung (Dong) style of Tai Chi Chuan.

Special thanks to Alex Dong for providing this wonderful video. He is the great-grandson of Tung Ying Chieh, and continues to carry on the traditions of his great-grandfather. You can find out more about Alex Dong and his family’s style of Tai Chi Chuan at his website http://www.alexdongtaiji.com

Below is a book about the Yang style of Tai Chi Chuan which was written by Yang Cheng Fu, the teacher of Tung Ying Chieh.

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