Biography introduction

Studying Taijiquan as a young boy (Shanghai, 1949-1965)
  Dr. Wu BaoYuan
  Professor Yao Huanzhi
  Tian ChaoLing

How the Cultural Revolution made me a Taijiquan teacher
  Escape from Xinjiang
  (Xinjiang Autumn 1966)

  Illness and recovery
  (Shanghai, spring 1967)

  Teaching in FuXing park
  (Shanghai, 1967-1972)

During the Cultural Revolution (Xinjiang 1972-..)
  Return to Xinjiang
  Flight from prosecution
  In hiding
  Cleared of all charges
  To Heaven Mountain
  Away from Heaven Mountain
  A sad homecoming
  Into the desert

Article: How I slowly rediscovered Buqi

Shanghai, 1949-1965

How I began to study taijiquan as a young boy


Shanghai is a rich commercial city, and many masters came from other provinces. I often joined them, as I lived in the same area of the city. I often gave my pocket money to so-called 'masters'; only to discover that they were charlatans and tricksters; But I also met with some great and successful masters such as Lu Song Gao (a Xin Yiquan master) with whom I studied a lot. I was very fortunate to have such high quality masters in my neighbourhood, to bring me to the doorway of Taijiquan. However at that time I had no idea that one day I would become a professional Taijiquan teacher myself...

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1 November 2007