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Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan
Yang style Tai Chi is one of the most popular forms of Tai Chi practiced in the world today. It was developed by Yang Luchan in the early 1800s. It was popularized by Yang Cheng Fu in the early part of the 1900s. Yang made the form smooth and even, emphasizing the health benefits and making Tai Chi accessible to the general population. It has a comfortable balance between external range of motion and internal movements both physically and energetically. It is especially good for developing relaxed strength and balance.
Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan
The Wu style was developed from the small frame of the Yang style by Wu Quanyou and Wu Chen Chuan. The Wu style of Tai Chi is particularly beneficial for facilitating the healing of injuries, especially back problems. At the center For Internal Arts you can learn the long form which is the long slow set taught in the 1930's by Wu Chen Chuan, the Wu style founder. Wu Chen Chuan passed on the lineage to Liu Hung Chieh. Master Liu passed the lineage on to B.K. Frantzis. Steve Barowsky is a senior instructor for B.K. Frantzis. Master B.K. Frantzis derived the Wu short form from the Wu long form at the suggestion of Master Liu. The Wu style is a small frame form of Tai Chi Chuan. The movements are more compact on the outside while the internal actions are more intense. Both the original long form and the short form are taught at the Center For Internal Arts.
The Wu Style fast form follows the same sequence as the long slow form it is very dynamic and the speed of the movements are faster and variable. The fast form was passed down from Wu Chien Chuan to Master Ma Yueh Liang
To Gerald Sharp Who taught it to Steve Barowsky