Wu style Tai Chi

 

Wu style was developed from the Yang family style which came from the Chen village style with the deepest “secret” Nei kung still intact. It focuses on releasing tension in the lower back and knees and is therefore excellent for meditators and people who want to focus on the internal content of tai chi.


Taoist spiritual immortal Liu Hueng Chieh together with lineage master Bruce Frantzis layered the meditation transmissions from the rare monastic Taoist water tradition into this short form.

I study weekly with his senior student Brian Cooper, and have studied privately with senior instructor Jamie Dibdin and have completed my instructor training with Bruce Frantzis.


My teaching style focuses on getting the internal content of the 16 Neikung deep into students instinctive reactions by folding the precision internal technology into the dissolving process. Once stillness then emptiness are achieved, the rest is easy.


It may take students some time to integrate the precision movements into a flowing form, but the startling results are well worth the effort. Letting go is not as simple as it sounds in a world where acquisition seems the only game in town.


Push hands training is a vital

component to Tai chi.


Here is a visual essay on

how to push hands.


Push hands training develops

many invaluable skills such as

being able to yield without

losing,

and interacting with others

whilst practicing skilful internal

arts (Shen kung).