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Yeung Family Style Tai Chi

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The Yeung Family

The Yeung (Yang) family's tai chi chuan style is unique to the Yeung family. It was originated by Grandmaster Yeung Lo Sim, who was born over two hundred years ago, and has been passed down to family members, generation after generation, to the present day. The lineage discussed below pertains to Grandmaster Yeung Sau Chung, the eldest son of Grandmaster Yeung Ching Po.

Grandmaster Yeung Sau Chung moved to Hong Kong with his family in 1949, and continued to dedicate his life to practicing and teaching his family's tai chi chuan style until his death in 1985. Since his passing, his family has continued the tradition and has been devoted to practicing and teaching this tai chi chuan style.

Grandmaster Yeung taught for over fifty years, and his daughter, Grandmaster Yeung Ma Lee, has been teaching for over twenty years.

The two Grandmasters have taught countless students over these seventy-plus years with an instructional method that is personal and individualized. Utilizing this formula, they have applied various approaches that take many factors into consideration, including each individual's learning level capabilities, as well as their personal physiques.

Learning Levels

The Yeung family has classified the levels of learning into three categories:

Family Level

Yeung family members are taught the complete body of knowledge. In the family, the methods and formulas are observed most strictly, and the teaching methods employed are quite severe. While all family members learn, not all like teaching and not all take disciples.

Disciple Level

Generally, a disciple is required to spend a specific amount of time studying with the teacher before being considered for discipleship. Once accepted, disciples acquire from the Master skills that lead to a level of comprehension that far exceeds that of students so that they can help the master spread the martial art.

Disciples are allowed to use the Yeung's family name when teaching and can also choose accept their own disciples. All disciples are listed in the "School of Yeung's Style of Tai Chi Chuan," ledger, but not in the Yeung's family lineage, despite the fact that some people shamefully promote themselves this way.

Student Level

The level of training students receive is less profound than that of disciples, and whether a student is qualified to teach is up to the judgment of the master.

Yeung Tai Chi Chuan is both an extraordinary defensive art and an unparalleled health maintenance exercise. However, the principles and applications are only as valuable and effective as the source from which they spring. Know your source.


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