Huang Sheng Shyan
Huang Sheng Shyan
Minhou, Fujian, China
|Died||December 1992 (aged 81–82)|
Fujian White Crane
|Huang Sheng Shyan|
Huang Sheng Shyan or Huang Xingxian (1910 – December 1992) was born in Minhou County of the Fujian province in Mainland China. He began studying Fujian White Crane with Xie Zhong-Xian at the age of 14. In 1947 he resettled in Taiwan where he became a disciple of Cheng Man-ch'ing. Yang Ch'eng-fu as the grandson of the Yang style founder, had been Cheng Man-Ching’s teacher.Huang committed himself to this tradition for the next 45 years. In 1955 Huang Sheng Shyan along with eight fellow students of Cheng Man-Ching, represented the Shih Chung Association, in the Provincial Chinese Martial Arts Tournament. Huang was adjudged champion in the taijiquan section and runner-up in the open section. Huang emigrated to Singapore in 1956 and then in the 60’s moved to Malaysia, both times with the expressed purpose of propagating the art of taijiquan.
At the age of 60 Huang Sheng Shyan again demonstrated his abilities in taijiquan by defeating Liao Kuang-Cheng, the Asian champion wrestler 26 throws to 0 in a fund raising event in Kuching Malaysia.
By the time of his death in December 1992, he had established 40 schools and taught 10,000 people throughout South East Asia. Huang was considered by some to be the most highly achieved student of Zheng Manqing. In Robert W. Smith’s book, Chinese Boxing: Masters and Methods Smith writes: "[William] Chen probably climbed higher than any of Cheng Man-Ching’s students, except the converted White Crane boxer Huang Sheng-Hsien (who after learning t’ai chi moved to Singapore and acquired some fame there...)" 
T'ai chi ch'uan lineage tree with Yang-style focus
- This lineage tree is not comprehensive, but depicts those considered the 'gate-keepers' & most recognised individuals in each generation of Yang-style.
- Although many styles were passed down to respective descendants of the same family, the lineage focused on is that of the Yang style & not necessarily that of the family.
- "THE TAIJI JOURNEY OF HUANG SHENG-SHYAN". Archived from the original on 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2008-12-03.
- Chinese Boxing: Masters and Methods by Robert W. Smith.
- Patrick A Kelly; Infinite Dao, ISBN 978-0-473-13049-7 (2007) A record of 20 years training with Huang Xingxian (p77)
- Kelly, Patrick A (2004). Relax, Deep Mind. Patrick Kelly. p. 16. ISBN 978-0-476-00425-2.
- Huang Tai Chi Tenom Malaysia: Huang Association in Tenom Sabah Malaysia. Several students of Huang Sheng Shyan. Includes links related to Huang Sheng Shyan.
- Sing Ong Tai Chi: Yek Sing Ong (Ye Shenen) and his students. Yek was a close student of Huang Xingxian. Includes links related to Huang Xingxian.
- 'No Name' Tai Chi: Patrick A Kelly and his students. Patrick was a close student of Huang Xingxian. Includes further links related to Huang Xingxian, especially in Europe.
- Taijiquan School of Central Equilibrium: Wee Kee Jin and his students. Wee Kee Jin was a close student of Huang Xingxian.
- Huang Sheng Shyan - Video on YouTube
- Huang Xingxiang Five Loosening Exercises neigong.net
- Kaiming Taijiquan: Kai Ming follow the teachings of Huang Xingxian