武禹襄 Wǔ YuXiang Style (Wu/Hao Style) Tai Chi
Wǔ Yuxiang Style (also called Hao Style) is rarely seen, especially in the West. The movements of
this style are quite compact and seemingly simple. There is a very strong emphasis on internal
development and on intellectual study.
This video shows Master Lee Weiming demonstrating the Wu/Hao style “96 posture” routine.
Wu Yuxiang (武禹襄) (1813-1880)
Wu Yuxiang was initially a student of Yang Luchan (Student of Large frame Chen style and founder of Yang Style taijiquan). Later, Wu Yuxiang studied small frame Chen style (Xiaojia) under Chen Qingping.
Wu Yuxiang then developed his own style, which he taught to Li Yiyu.
Li I-yü (李亦畬) (1832-1892)
Li Yiyu taught Hao Weizen
Hao Weizen (郝為真) (1842-1920)
Hao Weizen taught Sun Lutang.
Currently, one of the most famous teachers of Wu Jianquan style is Wu Wenhan, seen here playing tuishou.