Grand Master Wu Tai Sin Son of Grand Master Wu Kung Cho (The Fourth Generation Grand Master) (1933 - 2005)

Son of Grand Master Wu Kung Cho (The Fourth Generation Grand Master) (1933 - 2005)

Grand Master Wu Tai Sin, son of Grand Master Wu Kung Cho, was a fourth generation Gatekeeper of the Wu family. He was born on 26th November 1933. At a very early age he commenced his training with his grandfather Grand Master Wu Chien Chuan in Shanghai. Grand Master Wu Tai Sin came to Hong Kong in the mid 30s with his uncle Grand Master Wu Kung Yi. Grand Master Wu Tai Sin followed his uncle serving as his assistant until his uncle's death in 1970.

On 29th June 1956, Grand Master Wu Tai Sin took a liner to Singapore to assist establish and teach at the Jian Quan Tai Chi Association which eventually opened its own premises in 1958. He was heavily involved in promoting Wu's Tai Chi throughout Asia, assisting to establish schools and teaching in Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Macau. Today in each of these locations there still exists Wu's Tai Chi Chuan Academies. Grand Master Wu Tai Sin was also welcomed in Canada where he was frequently invited to teach. In Hong Kong on the 15th July 2001, Grand Master Wu Tai Sin became the Wu family Gatekeeper. From 1973 to 2002 he took 13 batches of disciples: a total of 58 disciples in Hong Kong, 20 in Singapore and numerous disciples in Malaysia.

Both Grand Master Wu Tai Sin and his father Grand Master Wu Kung Cho were famed for their skill with the Tai Chi Sabre. Grand Master Wu Tai Sin strongly promoted the Sabre and was renowned for his spear skills, his encyclopedic knowledge of the form and his sublime push hand skills.

Grand Master Wu Tai Sin was reunited with his father in Hong Kong in 1979 and studied with him until his death.

It was acknowledged by his peers that because of Grand Master Wu Tai Sin's early intensive training, loyalty and diligence in following his uncle Grand Master Wu Kung Yi and his father Grand Master Wu Kung Cho that he had acquired both Grand Master Wu Kung Yi's and Grand Master Wu King Cho's art. Grand Master Wu Tai Sin had been well prepared from childhood. Tai Chi was his life and he left a vibrant legacy in his disciples some of whom studied with him for over 30 years and are spread over Asia.

Grand Master Wu Tai Sin

(1933 - 2005)

 

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