Tai Chi Documentary From The 1950’s

This documentary on Tai Chi Chuan was filmed in the 1950’s. It featured some of the famous Tai Chi masters practicing in Beijing at the time such as Li Yaochen, Chen Zhaokui, Sun Jianyun, Wang Yongquan, Yang Yuting, and Li Jing Wu.

Li Jing Wu performs the 24 Movement Form of Tai Chi in this film. Li Jing Wu was an expert at both Wu and the Chen styles of Tai Chi Chuan. He had learned the Wu style of Tai Chi Chuan from Zhao Tie An, who was a student Yang Yuting (who was also featured in the film). Li Jing Wu learned the Chen style of Tai Chi Chuan from the famous Chen Fake!

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