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After hearing this everyone began to smile, as they recalled how formidable the Wu Family Tai Chi

Chuan truly was. Master Wu Chien Chuan would not be ashamed to carry forward Wu Family Tai Chi

Chuan. The travellers thereupon explained the reason for their journey. As Master Wu Chien Chuan in

fact wanted to carry out his fathers wishes and continue teaching people and further develop Wu Family

Tai Chi Chuan, he accepted the invitation of Hsu Yu-sheng and his travelling companions and went to

Beijing.

Master Wu Chien Chuan goes South, Master Wu Kung Yi remains in the Capital

At this time, although there were no longer Manchu princes to respect him as disciples, Master Yang

Pan-hou continued to remain in the capital. At first he taugt at the Institute for Traditional Training in the

National Arts. Later he formed the Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association to teach students. After

Master Wu Chien Chuan arrived in Beijing, he established the Chien Chuan Tai Chi Chuan Association,

using his name to distinguish it from Master Yang Pan-hou’s Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association. He

spent twenty years in Beijing and during those twenty years, he, of course taught at the Chien Chuan Tai

Chi Chuan Association. However, because there were so many disciples, he had to bring in the third

generation of the Wu Family to assist him.

The third generation consisted of his eldest son, Master Wu Kung Yi, and his second son, Master Wu

Kung Cho. From childhood they had studied with Master Wu Chien Chuan. With the family teachings as

the source, father tiger would not sire pups, but would naturally sire cubs. These third generation

treasures, Master Wu Kung Yi and Master Wu Kung Cho, became Master Wu Chien Chuan’s assistant

teachers. Their achievements, especially those of the elder son, Master Wu Kung Yi, were equal to their

father’s.

Why is it that Master Wu Chien Chuan remained for twenty years in Beijing after forming a martial arts

association without moving and going elsewhere to expand it? This is the reason. Because Master Yang

Pan-hou’s father was his teacher, Chien Chuan always respected him; and when the Yang Family Tai

Chi Chuan was organized into a base Tai Chi Chuan Association, he did not wish to expand to other

areas.

After twenty years, the Chung-Yang Ching-Wu Sports Association wanted to form a Tai Chi Chuan

group. They proceeded to discuss this with Yang Cheng Fu. Because Yang Cheng Fu was devoted to

the Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association and did not have any spare time, he strongly recommended

Master Wu Chien Chuan to Chen Kung-che. Chen Kung-che then went to Beijing to invite Master Wu

Chien Chuan to go south and take charge. Master Wu Chien Chuan was told of Yang Cheng Fus

recommendation and agreed. When he went south, he turned over the teaching of the Beijing

Association to his sons, Master Wu Kung Yi and Master Wu Kung Cho. From then on Wu Family Tai Chi

Chuan was taught in the south. During this period, because Master Wu Chien Chuan brought Wu Family

Tai Chi Chuan south and Master Wu Kung Yi remained in the capital to teach Wu Family Tai Chi Chuan,

all three generations had pupils and disciples throughout the country.