( pronounced “soon” as in– I will soon be learning tai chi!)
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Sun style is the youngest of the major styles. It was created by Sun Lu-tang (1861-1932). He first mastered 2 distinct internal martial styles before he learned Wu- Hao style Tai Chi. He used the stepping method from Ba Gua Zhang, the waist and leg methods from Xing Yi Chuan and the body softness of Wu-Hao tai chi and Sun style tai chi was born. He was one of the first martial artists to make martial books available to the public and the fist to break tradition and publicly teach women. His hope was students would learn martial arts not to fight but to improve their health of the body. His secret “was to seek a balance of practice”. His original family form is 98 postures.
Currently, four different classes of Sun style are taught depending on the level of activity, health, and intention. Sun Competition 73, Tai Chi for Healthy Joints and Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 1 and 2.
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