Master Yang Yuting  (1887 - 1982)



    Quote from the book Wu Style Taijiquan, by Wang Peisheng & Zeng Weiqi:

    “Yang Yuting (1987-1982) was a famous Taijiquan master with a rich teaching experience of about sixty years in Beijing. He was a direct disciple of Master Wang Maozhai, who was a direct disciple of the illustrious founder of the Wu School Taijiquan, Master Quan Yu (“Wu” Quan Yu). Master Yang’s students came from different walks of life, including the well known General Fu Zhuoyi, the outstanding Beijing Opera Kungfu actor Chang Yunxi, the chief Taijiquan instructor of the famous Beidaihe Sanatorium, Master Li Jingwu, the Dean of the Chinese Martial Arts teaching Centre of the Eastern District of Beijing, Master Li Bingci and the Great Expert of Martial Arts Wang Peisheng.

    Master Yang had always been much respected for his strict and detailed instruction and the no-flowery-talk teaching manner. In the course of his teaching, he laid great emphasis on the standardization of Form and the clear understanding of the characteristics of the Art, and then proceeded to render individual treatment according to different personal conditions.

    He had been holding the vice-chairmanship of Beijing Wushu Association for many years up to his death at 95. Master Yang had stopped teaching Taijiquan since 1966. In 1961, he prepared a series of lecture notes for his students”.

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    Not long before his death, the authors of the book obtained permission from the Master to condense and revise a part of the Lectures valuable material to be offered to the public, “so the readers of the book may have the opportunity of receiving the famous teacher’s guidance to lead them through the gate of Taijiquan and onto the Way to the mastery of the Art”. (more...)

   ...”As Tai Chi Chuan is quite complicated in its movement formation and demands a high degree of technical exactness and adaptability, and as the art emphasizes a gradual and natural development of subtle mind control, keen sensation and alert reaction, there is no short cut to the mastery of the art, and it is not advisable to design a quick learning course.

The right path to success is one of ceaseless endeavor following a scheme of gradual progression leading to a deeper and deeper understanding of the principles and techniques of the art and a finer and finer degree of controlling the body by the mind”... (read full text)

Master Yang Yuting Scheme of Graded Teaching and Learning

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