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Grandmaster Cheng

Grandmaster Tai Chi Chuan

Grandmasters, Big Sisters and Elder Brothers As Taijiquan in the Cheng Man Ching tradition has gone beyond the traditional system of Baishi and formal acceptance into the “family” or the monastic community as a Tudi or disciple back in the 1960s, the honorable naming of elder teachers and students follows […]

Cheng Man Ching’s students on mastery

Cheng Man Ching’s direct students – the “second generation” if one sees Cheng Man Ching’s influence as determining a new approach – seem to follow this new tradition while continuing to adapt further to modernity. The Master as student and teacher Taken as an example out of the group of […]

The title of “Master” in the Tai Chi

The title of “Master” in the Tai Chi lineage following Cheng Man Ching Back in (historic) China, the terms used to formally address one’s Taijiquan teacher in the proper way depended on the actual student-teacher relationship. While the Chinese terms differ widely, in English language the use of “Master” became […]

Professor Cheng Man Ching – Master of Five Excellences

Professor Cheng Man Ching was a very remarkable man. He maintained the old Chinese cultural tradition whilst China was changing under the influence of the western world, Japanese warfare and communism. Cheng Man Ching still wore his traditional clothes in Taipei and even in New York City. As an artist […]

Cheng Man Ching’s way of teaching (4): On being a master

Cheng Man Ching’s teaching was marked by underlining sameness and diversity at the expense of hierarchy and difference. This approach formed the basis of his unique way of bridging the cultural gap between East and West. “You are what you are.” His hippie students in New York – some searching […]