Wu Tai Sin (1933-2005) demonstrates the 3rd part of the Traditional Wu family style of Tai Chi Chuan Long Form. This is what is known as the “Square Form” and is used to clearly learn the movements and positions of the body, limbs, and hands and feet. It is used by some schools to the Wu style, but not all. It is part of the traditional training regimen of the Wu Family.
Wu Tai Sin is the the son of Wu Kung Cho. He had the opportunity to learn briefly from his grandfather, the famous Wu Chien Chuan. Wu Tai Sin mostly recieved instruction in the Wu family art from his uncle Wu Kung Yi, as well as senior disciples of his uncle. Wu Kung Yi is well known for taking part in a challenge match in Macau between himself and Chen Ke Fu, a much younger master of the White Crane Kung Fu style.
In 2001, after the death of his cousin Wu Yan Hsia, Wu Tai Sin became the official head of the Wu Family as well as the Chairman of the Wu Style Tai Chi Federation. He kept this position until the year 2005.
Wu Tai Sin was important in spreading the teachings of his family’s system of Tai Chi Chuan. As well helping establish schools in Malaysia, Singapore and Manila, in his later years Wu Tai Sin also traveled to North America, teaching the Wu style in the cities of Toronto, Detroit and Vancouver.
Below is a book written on the Wu Family style of Tai Chi Chuan by the aunt of Wu Tai Sin, Wu Ying Hua. This book is a must have for the practitioner of the Wu style of Tai Chi Chuan!
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