Yang Yuting (martial artist)
|Notable students||Wang Peisheng (王培生),
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He reformed his Wu-style training to make it more systematic and standardised the Wu-style t'ai chi he had learned from Wang Maozhai. After his death he became the leader of the Wu-style Beijing group.
He was a respected teacher in Beijing for 75 years and at the time of his death vice-chairman of Beijing Martial Arts Association (北京市武术运动协会副主席), a highly prestigious position within Beijing martial art community. Wang Pei-sheng, Li Jing-wu and Li Bing-ci were all his students.
Wu-style was created by a Manchurian named Wu Ch'uan-yu (1834–1902). Wu was a student of Yang Luchan, (founder of the Yang style), and Yang Pan-hou. Wu Ch'uan-yu’s son, Wu Chien-ch'uan (1870–1942), loved martial arts from his youth and studied under the tutorship of his father. After 1912 he continuously developed the teaching Tai Chi Chuan at the Beijing Sport Research Society, gradually refining his father’s style.
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.