Grand Master Wu Tai Kwei Eldest Son of Grand Master Wu Kung Yi (The Fourth Generation Grand Master) (1923 - 1972)

Eldest Son of Grand Master Wu Kung Yi (The Fourth Generation Grand Master) (1923 - 1972)

Grand Master Wu Tai Kwei was the eldest son of Grand Master Wu Kung Yi and was the Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan 4th Generation Gatekeeper. Grand Master Wu Tai Kwei's Tai Chi Chuan was trained directly by his grandfather Wu Chien Chuan when he was a young kid. After Grand Master Wu Tai Kwei had grown up, he assisted his father to promote Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan to South East Asia, and established presence in Hong Kong, Kowloon, Macau, Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia.

Grand Master Wu Tai Kwei was also frequently invited to demonstrate Wu Style Tai Chi in TV programs in Hong Kong and Singapore, and was well received by TV audiences. And through TV media presence in those days, Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan thus established a popularity foundation in the public arena across Asia.

In the 50's, Grand Master Wu Tai Kwei was invited by Japanese Martial Arts organizations to make "Skill Exchange" visits to Japan. Through these exchange sessions, Grand Master Wu Tai Kwei successfully showed the agility of combat power of Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan to Japanese martial arts practitioners and arose enormous interest in Japan in Tai Chi chuan philosophy.

After the Wu Chan Fight in 1954, Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan gained extensive popularity in South East Asia, and many Chinese communities in the regions requested Grand Master Wu Kung Yi to establish branch academies in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Manila and also assigned Grand Master Wu Tai Kwei to establish Kowloon branch academy on Nathan Road. As the number of student substantially grew, Grand Master Wu Kung Yi thus purchased a property in Jordan Road, Kowloon as the Wu's Tai Chi Chuan Academy Headquarters in Hong Kong.

Grand Master Wu Tai Kwei was the consulting member of Hong Kong WuShu Union. In 1960's, a few disciples of Master Wu Tai Kwei emigrated to Canada, and initiated the idea to Grand Master Wu Tai Kwei to establish Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan presence in North America, and this was eventually fulfilled by his younger brother Wu Tai Chi and his eldest son Wu Kwong Yu. His eldest son Wu Kwong Yu, the current gatekeeper of Wu's Tai Chi Chuan, continues the endeavor to popularize Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan globally around the world.

Grand Master Wu Tai Kwei

(1923 - 1972)

 

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