The following is the modern lineage of our system:
Grandmaster Cheng Man-ch’ing (1900 – 1975)
The master of the five excellences was a top disciple from Yang Cheng Fu, Grandson of Yang Luchan (the founder of Yang style Taiji).
He developed the 37 step short form, commonly known as the Cheng Man-ch’ing form, which is now one of the most widely taught forms throughout the world.
He not only taught in Taiwan but also in America where he is acknowledged as bringing Taiji to the west.
To this day he has been one of the greatest personal examples of spreading the art of Taiji throughout the world.
Master Huang Sheng Shyan (1910 – 1992)
Being a disciple of Cheng Man-ch’ing for 10 years in Taiwan, he was widely acknowledged as Cheng Man-ch’ing top student.
Following the request of his teacher he went to spread the teaching in Malaysia and Singapore. From here Master Huang developed and refined what he had learnt from his teacher. He established many schools throughout South East Asia with which thousands of students passed through, mostly due to the skill and ability of their famed teacher.
For those who knew Master Huang and were fortunate enough to feel and learn from him attest to his incredible skill level in Taiji. He lived and breathed Taiji and saw everything as a part of this. He freely demonstrated his skill to anyone, always willing to show how the Taiji principles of softness overcome hardness.
Wee Kee Jin (Born 1956)
Wee Kee-Jin was the last live-in personal disciple of Master Huang: He spent fours years living and training with Master Huang, and then another four years closely associated with him.
Since the passing of Master Huang in 1992, Wee Kee-Jin has continued on with his Teachers ethics and passion for Taiji, teaching it with absolute refinement and precision.
He moved to New Zealand in 1991 with his family and established the “Taijiquan School of Central Equilibrium”. Jin’s incredible perseverance and dedication in following in his teachers footsteps and developing his Taiji has meant Jin has become an exceptional practitioner, constantly refining himself and his practice.
Jin’s complete openness in teaching and his ability to not only describe but show how the Taiji principles work within the body, has attracted students to him from all around the world. He regularly spends half of the year teaching workshops in Europe, Malaysia and Australia. For more information on Wee Kee-Jin and his teachings please refer to his website.