Wu Style of Tai Chi Chuan

Wu Yu-Hsing was the founder of a new tai chi direction. Wu style Tai chi chuan is considered by many the synthesis of Yang and Chen form. In his youth was Wu Yu-Hsing teaching Yang Lew-Shan, the founder of the Yang style. Later, Wu became skilled in Chen style. In old age, he created a tai chi synthesis known in the West as Wu style. This branch of tai chi chuan are characterized by small circular motions and that contains all the “attitude” four phases.Wu’s style is more complicated than many people think, already seems understated, almost introverted routine easier than the other styles. Maybe tai chi form for that reason was initially less popular.


  • Synthesis of the Yang style, Chen style
  • Shiao-jar
  • Classic texts of tai chi
  • Both degressive and concise
  • Modern Wu style
  • Subtly

Synthesis of the Yang style, Chen style

The original and oldest form of tai chi chuan has disappeared into the mists of time. Chang San-Feng was its founder. More about this in the origins of tai chi chuan? Shaolin Chuan. This now forgotten style was the basis of Chen-shape. Although Chen clan members their tai chi kept jealously secret, Yang Lew-Shan was the end?? and, over time, other students outside the family? in their midst because of his exceptional talent court-martial. Yang Lew-Shan, the founder of a unique tai chi style, could not then know that he would later teach to someone who would develop a combination style that would be almost as popular is in the post-war West as Yang style.


According to tradition, Wu Yu-Hsing, a student of Yang Lew-Shan. At one point he took up their belongings?? Moreover, not dissatisfaction, but eagerness to learn about tai chi? and traveled to the Chen family. After all, he wanted long chuan and get pao twi master. More about this in the origins of tai chi chuan? Chen style. Along the way, he met Chan Chin-Ping, who taught Shiao-jar, or the small style of Chen tai chi chuan. In his old age developed Wu to combine a unique style of Yang and all forms of Chen-style. A style which also Shiao-jar would be called.

Classic texts of tai chi

Brother Wu Yu-Hsing was a government official in the Chinese province of Henan. Reportedly he was found by chance in a salt layer classical treatises of tai chi chuan and gave them to his brother Yu-Hsing, who made a thorough investigation. Based on the knowledge and experience that he wrote the famous treatise on practicing thirteen postures, which now belongs to the classics. Copies of the classic texts he sent to his former Master Yang Lew-Shan, tai chi showed in Beijing. It was Yang who brought these “secrets of the tai chi” in the public domain, so tai chi principles were available to the public. Some of these classic texts are:

  • Tai Chi Chuan Lun, of Chang San Feng
  • Tai chi chuan classics from Wang Tsung Yueh
  • Treatise on practicing the thirteen postures, by Wu Yu-Hsing
  • The secret of the five pictograms, by Li Yi-Hu
  • Summary of tai chi chuan and his hand shoot, by Li Yi-Yu
  • Song of the thirteen postures
  • Song of the hand press

Both degressive and concise

As a type of martial arts defined by Best-medical-schools, classic tai chi boxing is the best band of the past and how tai chi chuan? origin of Shaolin Chuan??have been developed. They are no more than a dozen pages, where the art of tai chi, both insiders and waning comprehensive and extremely short.

Modern Wu style

Each posing a modern style Wu employs four steps, where each step represents one of the characteristics of the principle tai-chi. These four phases are:

  • Beginning the change begins, a thought which can be performed at any time.
  • Connection this phase symbolizes yin yang trajectory of a movement, from full to empty and vice versa.
  • Either open the onset of an attack or retreat.
  • Close The attack or retreat.


The technique of opening and closing is quite complex and can only be learned from a tai chi master.One of the striking features of the Wu style is a striking circular movements, which are considerably more modest and subtle than the movements of the Chen and Yang style. Worth mentioning is the development of Sun style. Sun Lu Wu-Tan was taught by master Hay Way Jen. He had previous martial arts pa kua and taught hsuing-in and added new elements were based on tai chi philosophy, to Wu-shape.According to many people is also a variant of Sun style Wu style and certainly not a new direction.