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Tai Chi Single Fan: For Health and Martial Arts

Wu, Helen; Wu, Wen-Ching

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ISBN 10: 1889659169 / ISBN 13: 9781889659169
Editorial: Way of the Dragon
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Título: Tai Chi Single Fan: For Health and Martial ...

Editorial: Way of the Dragon

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The Tai Chi Single Fan routine incorporates movements from the Chen, Yang, Wu, W and Sun styles of Tai Chi Chuan. It was created by Professor Wang, Ju-Rong; the first woman professor of Chinese martial arts. This routine combines the characteristics of Tai Chi Chuan with the artistic and martial functions of the fan. Practicing the Tai Chi Single Fan can help develop your flexibility, strength, balance, health, and further your Tai Chi training. Whether you practice Tai Chi as a martial art or for health and enjoyment, you will find Tai Chi Single Fan a wonderful addition to your overall Tai Chi regimen.

About the Author:

Master Helen Wu: Helen Wu was born in Shanghai, China in 1956. She was trained by her grandfather, a legendary hero named Wang Zi-Ping, and her mother, Professor Wang Ju-Rong, the first woman professor of Chinese martial arts in China. She was only three years old when she started her traditional Chinese Martial Arts training, including Chaquan, Tantui, Baji, Green Dragon Sword, Qiankun Ring, among many other forms. By the time she was 10, Helen Wu had learned many traditional Wushu weapon forms. At that time, she often told her mother that her two favorite weapons were sword and fan. Helen Wu has been judging competitions and teaching Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qigong since 1975. In her school years, she trained with Professor Sheng Rong-Wei (at Shanghai Normal University, Department of Physical Education) and Coach Zhang Fu-Yun (currently the head coach of Shanghais Wushu team). She has practiced traditional Chen, Yang, and Sun style Tai Chi under the instruction of many famous Chinese internal martial arts masters, also her grandfathers and mothers good friends, including Master Gu Liu-Xin, Master He Bin-Quan, and Master Fu Zhong-Wen. In 1982, Helen Wu graduated from the Department of Physical Education, Shanghai Normal University and remained on as a teacher of sports medicine. Since then, she has taken advanced courses in China National Training Classes of Sports Care, Traditional Chinese Traumatology, The Research of Physical Fitness in Children and Youth, Rehabilitation Medicine and Treatment of Athletic Injuries. She has carried out further research on the traditional Chinese martial arts from the viewpoint of exercise physiology and sports medicine, and has more than twenty theses published in different Chinese Journals. She is the co-author of several books including Wang Zi-Ping and Wushu, Wushu and Chinese Traditional Traumatology, and 500 Intriguing Sports Information. Helen Wu has also studied and practiced traditional Chinese Medicine under the direction of her father, famous Chinese Professor and doctor, Dr. Cheng-De Wu. She worked and treated patients at a clinic in a factory in Shanghai for four years, studied and had a medical practice in the Shanghai Sixth Peoples Hospital and Shanghai Xin-Le Hospital where she obtained rich clinical experience. In December 1989, Helen Wu moved to Canada where she has continued an active teaching career, and has served as a board member of the Canadian Taijiquan Federation and the United Wushu Federation of Canada. Since 1994, she has been a Vice-Referee in Chief, and Arbitrator and Judge in many International Chinese Martial Arts Championships in the U.S. and in Canada. Master Wu also maintains her teaching of Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Chi Kung (Qigong) in Toronto Since arriving in Canada, Master Wu has been featured in many magazines and TV programs introducing, Tai Chi Chuan, Chi Kung, and Kung Fu to their audiences. She is also in high demand as a guest speaker for major hospitals and universities. Recently, she was invited to speak at the Riverdale Hospital, at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and at York University. In a recommendation letter written by Dr. Greg Malszecki, about Helen Wu, he wrote "...No other I have met could offer such a lucid, informed, and solid introduction to the subject of Eastern theories of the body than this expert..." In May of 1997, she taught her first workshop on Tai Chi Fan in Toronto. In fact, these forms were first taught outside of the family in Canada. Her fan students have been successful. They have won championships at the 1997 United World Kung Fu Wushu Championships in Orlando, at the 1999 Taiji Legacy and Kungfu Championship in Dallas, and at the 1999 U.S.A All Taijiquan Championships at A Taste of China in Winchester, Virginia. One of Helen Wu's special students is actress Elizabeth Gracen, who performed the family fan form, with Helen, on an episode of Highlander, The Raven in 1998. In 1999, both the U.S. and Canadian leading Kung Fu magazines introduced Helen Wus masterful experience and extraordinary instructional abilities. Her introduction of the Flying Rainbow Fan has gained high reviews. Additionally, Helen Wu was included in the Great Changes in the Course of Time, a book about the mainland Chinese immigrants' struggles after immigrating to Canada. Helen Wu was written as, the Great pioneer martial woman that singly ventured into North America.

Master Wen-Ching Wu: Wen-Ching Wu was born in Taiwan, China in 1964. He loved Wushu and other sports since a young age. Like all other youngsters his age, he dabbled in Southern Wushu with his family and relatives. During high school he was on the school's basketball and softball teams. He graduated from high school as a salutatorian. He came to the U.S. in 1983 to study Mechanical Engineering. In 1988, he graduated with honors from Northeastern University, with a BSME degree. Wen-Ching Wu is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Yu-Kuang Wu. With the support of his parents, Wen-Ching Wu was given an incredible opportunity to experience the worldfrom Asia to Africa, to North America... He is the protege of Shou-Yu Liang. With the guidance of Shou-Yu Liang, Wen-Ching Wu has excelled in both the Internal Styles, External Styles, and qigong. Wen-Ching Wu is the adopted son of Professor Ju-Rong Wang and Dr. Cheng-De Wu. With their guidance, Wen-Ching Wu has also excelled in Chaquan, Taijiquan, and qigong. Wen-Ching Wu reached a martial arts highlight in 1990 when he competed in the United States National Chinese Martial Arts Competition where he was awarded the Grand Champion award in both Internal and External Styles. He competed in 8 events in 1990 and was ranked first in every event he competed in. Since then, he has been focusing his efforts on teaching and writing. In 1991, he and his wife, Denise, founded The Way of the Dragon, Ltd. He then began teaching and writing full time, and traveling to other states and countries to offer seminars. Below are some of Wen-Ching Wu's accomplishments and appointments: 1993Published A Guide to Taijiquan book. 1994Published the Baguazhang book. 1995Published A Complete Tai Chi Chuan Workout Tape and Qi Permeating Technique Audio Tape 1997Awarded Master Level II Instructor by the International Wushu Sanshou Dao Association (IWSD). 1997Published the Qigong Empowerment book, Health Maintenance qigong video, Microcosmic Circulation Qigong video, and Nine Segment Buddhist Breathing Qigong video. 1998Awarded three Outstanding Performance awards at the Fourth Shanghai International Wushu Festival/Competition 1998Published Feel the Qi video, Tai Chi Beginning Workout Partner video, and Tai Chi Beginning book. 1998Selected to be included in the "Current List of China's Wushu Masters" 1999Appointed as a United States of America Wushu-Kung Fu Federation (USAWKF) Advisor 1991-1999Served as a judge in the U.S. National and International Wushu competitions. Wen-Ching Wu has been giving workshops in Internal Style, External Style, and Qigong throughout the U.S. and Europe. His workshops have been very well received by participants. He has been featured in several TV programs in the U.S. To date, he has written or coauthored over 10 books and videos. Currently, he is working on several other books about Chinese martial arts and qigong, to be published by The Way of the Dragon Publishing in the near future.

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