David Robert

Chief Instructor at the Wu's Tai Chi Chuan Academy, Toronto, Canada


I started training with Grand Master Eddie Wu Kwong Yu in 1986, after a number of years in hard style. When I first visited his club I was struck by the depth of knowledge in Wu Style, and the sincerity and openness of the Master Wu.


I started teaching a few years later and have been teaching continually since then. Instruction sharpens your understanding and forces you to question your knowledge. And when I don’t know the answers to those questions Gate Keeper (Grand Master Eddie Wu) can point the way. I have taught many forms and techniques across the breadth of Wu Style, but the heart of the discipline is the standard form and push hands. The standard form is a treasure box of jewels to work on and make your own. And push hands is the gateway to using that knowledge in your interaction with others.


I have found this knowledge to be invaluable in my life. Not just in martial arts, but in mental and physical health, and in finding a balance. I hope to pass on this knowledge so that others can benefit from it as well.


A few markers along the way:

  • Winner of metals in hard-style and kick-boxing tournaments as a Tai Chi Chuan practitioner, including the North American and Pan-Am championships
  • Metals in many Tai Chi Chuan Tournaments, including officiating as forms judge and chief push hands official
  • Grand Champion of the Wu Style International Tournament for two consecutive terms
  • Senior Disciple of Grand Master Eddie Wu Kwong Yu
Full Name: David Robert       
City: Toronto       
Province: Ontario       
Country: Canada       
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Disciple of: Grand Master Eddie Wu Kwong Yu    
Discipleship year: 1990    
Disciple Status: Teaching Disciple 
School: Wu's Tai Chi Chuan Academy, Toronto           
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