Cheng Man Ching Performs His 37-Movement Tai Chi Chuan

Cheng Man Ching performs his 37-Movement Tai Chi Form, which was filmed at Riverside Park in New York City during the early 1970’s. He developed this shortened form from his experiences with the Traditional Yang style of Tai Chi Chuan. Cheng Man Ching studied Traditional Yang style of Tai Chi Chuan from the famous 3rd generation Yang Family master, Yang Cheng Fu.

In 1949 Cheng Man Ching moved to Taiwan where he taught Tai Chi to many students, including T.T. Liang, Benjamen Lo, William C.C. Chen, and others. Cheng eventually moved to the United States, and in 1964 founded the Shr Jung Center for the Cultural Arts in New York, and from there went on to influence generations of Westerners in the art of Tai Chi Chuan. Cheng Man Ching was also known as the “Master of Five Excellences”, being trained and proficient in Tai Chi Chuan, Chinese medicine, painting, calligraphy, and poetry.

Click on the link below to see this wonderful book by Cheng Man Ching. A must-read for the novice and the serious Tai Chi Student! This book is Cheng’s original classic about his Short Form!

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  1. Michael (Norwich) 1982-83 taught this beautiful short form to me. If anyone knows where he is now please tell me I would like to send my love to him.

  2. The Professor makes taiji look so easy – love to watch this over and over….

  3. The strong persistent wave lifts tons of concrete out of the harbour wall as lightly as a butterfly passing through a web. a beautiful video. thanks, maura, for posting it.

  4. This is a real TaiChi Chuan.