Cheng Man Ching – 37 Movement Tai Chi Chuan

Cheng Man Ching (1902 – 1975) demonstrates the 37-Movement Tai Chi Chuan. Cheng created the shortened form from his knowledge of the Traditional Yang style of Tai Chi Chuan. Cheng Man Ching learned Traditional Yang style of Tai Chi Chuan from Yang Cheng Fu, the famous 3rd generation Yang Family master.

Cheng Man Ching moved to Taiwan in 1949 where he taught Tai Chi to well known students such as William C.C. Chen, T.T. Liang, Benjamen Lo, and others. Eventually Cheng moved to the United States, and founded the Shr Jung Center for the Cultural Arts in New York in 1964. It was here that Cheng Man Ching 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, calligraphy, painting, 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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  3. Practice Golder Flower Tai Chi and recognized so many movements. Wow.

  4. This video is great, I practice Yang style here in the uk and there are only a few variations from this form. It’s so good to see how he flows from one to another!!!