SUN STYLE (孫氏) TAI CHI
Sun Style is derived from Wu Yuxiang Style Taijiquan and contains elements of Xingyiquan and Baguzhang. It is known for its opening and closing movements and for light and agile footwork.
Here is a video of Sun style taijiquan performed by Sun Jianyun (孫劍雲) (1913-2003)
Sun style was created by Sun Lutang (孫祿堂) (1861-1932) who was also known for his mastery of baguazhang and xingyiquan.
When Sun Lutang was about twenty-one years old, he began learning xingyiquan from Li Kuiyuan (李魁元) and later from Guo Yunshen (郭雲深). When he was about thirty years old he started learning baguazhang from Cheng Tinghua (程延華).
Sun didn’t start learning taijiquan until his fifties, when he started learning Wu Yuxiang style Taijiquan from Hao Weizhen (郝為眞).
Between 1914 and 1928, Sun taught taijiquan in Beijing at the Physical Education Research Institute with Yang Chenfu, Wu Jiangquan, and Yang Shaohou. It was during this period that he wrote five books. He wrote one each on taijiquan, xingyiquan, xingyi spear (which was unpublished), baguazhang (baguaquan), and baguajian (bagua sword). He also wrote a book called Quanyi Shuzhen (Explanation of the essence of boxing).