Cui Yishi (1892-1970) is seen in these photographs performing postures from the traditional Yang style of Tai Chi Chuan. Cui Yishi was one of the top students of the famous Yang Cheng Fu. He starting learning from Yang in 1909. Cui Yishi continued learning from Yang Cheng Fu, traveling with Yang as his teaching assistant on trips in China.
After the death of Yang Cheng Fu in 1936, Cui Yishi taught Yang’s Tai Chi Chuan in places such as Nanjing, Xian, Wuhan, Guangzhou, and Shanghai. Later, Cui Yishi became the Commissioner of The Beijing Wushu Association, as well as the head of the Yongnian Taijiquan Society in Beijing.
Cui Yishi was instrumental if furthering the knowledge of Traditional Yang style of Tai Chi Chaun for new generations of Tai Chi enthusiasts. He taught his grandson, Cui Zhongsan, who has continued spreading the teachings of his grandfather.
Click on the image below to check out this great book on the Traditional Yang style of Tai Chi written by Fu Zhongwen, who was a learning brother of Cui Yishi.
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