Jade Moon Tai Chi
Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK
1926 to Present
Yang Zhenduo, a native of Yongnian Hsien County, Hebei, was born in Beijing, China, into the famous Yang family of martial artists. A son of Yang Cheng Fu and a great-grandson of Yang Lu Chan (the creator of the Yang style of t'ai chi ch'uan), Yang Zhenduo is a fourth-generation descendant of the Yang Family of t'ai chi ch'uan, and is the fourth lineage-holder of the style.
Yang Zhenduo began studying the soft style martial art of t'ai chi ch'uan (taijiquan) at age 6 with his father, and continued studying with his elder brothers Yang Zhen Ming (Shou Zhong), Yang Zhen Ji, and his younger brother Yang Zhen Guo after his father died. Studious, patient, modest and unassuming like his father, he possesses a consummate martial arts skill. He has the deep admiration and esteem of t'ai chi ch'uan enthusiasts worldwide. Yang Zhenduo carries on the aspirations of his ancestors and has dedicated his life to the spread and popularization of the style. He has promoted Yang style t'ai chi ch'uan in order to expand the ties of friendship between the citizens of China and the rest of the world.
Yang Zhenduo has published a book detailing the entire Yang Long Form (108 movements). Many of our students find this book helpful for studying Tai Chi away from the class. It can be purchased from Amazon or ordered from most book shops. The details of the book are below.
Paperback: 294 pages
Publisher: Morning Glory Publishers,China; 3 edition (April 1996)