Wuqing, Hebei, China
|Died||2004 (aged 84–85)|
|Other names||official Name: Wang Liquan,|
Buddhist Name or fahao: Yin Cheng (印城)
|Notable students||Luo Shuhuan (骆舒焕),|
Gao Zhuangfei (高壮飞)
He began training in martial arts with the Baguazhang master Ma Gui learning Yin Style Ba Gua Zhang 64 Palms. He assisted Yang Yu Ting teaching t'ai chi from the age of 15. He became the head of the Northern Wu-style t'ai chi ch'uan group in Beijing after the death of Yang Yu Ting in 1982.
Although most famous for his taijiquan he began his long career by studying Yin baguazhang with 3rd generation master Ma Gui. He was also very skilled in tongbeiquan, tantui, xingyiquan, and bajiquan, having studied with famous masters of each of these arts.
He was noted for his expertise in the self-defence methods of Wu-style t'ai chi. In the 1950s he developed a shortened 37 posture Wu-style form presented in his book 'Wu Style Chi Chuan' (Zhaohua Publishing House, Beijing, 1983).
T'ai chi ch'uan lineage tree with Wu-style focus
- This lineage tree is not comprehensive, but depicts those considered the 'gate-keepers' & most recognised individuals in each generation of Wu-style.
- Although many styles were passed down to respective descendants of the same family, the lineage focused on is that of the Wu style & not necessarily that of the family.