Master Gu Liu-Xin
The late Master Gu Liu-Xin is China's most well known martial arts researcher and theorist. Devoting his whole life to
China's taiji and wushu undertaking, development and evolution, he had
tremendous influence both inside and outside of China. He is one of the
most prominent representatives of the martial arts of China.
He was the first to be invited into the central government in Beijing to
teach many well known Chinese leaders taijiquan. In 1957 Master Gu also
was sent by the Chinese central government as the best taiji instructor to
the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, to teach taijiquan to Ho Chi Minh. He
was kept by Ho Chi Minh in the president's palace for five months to teach
Ho Chi Ming and other high ranking Vietnamese officials taijiquan.
He has written extensively on the subject and is recognized as being the
foremost authority. His books range from works in the Chen-style paochui
to Yang-style taijiquan. There is as yet, no English translation of
Master Gu, his wife and one of his granddaughters.
Image captured by Mr. Yau-Sun Tong in Master Gu's
home in the early '80s..
Mister Tong has enjoyed a lifetime relationship with Master Gu and his
family and has studied extensively with him. Mister Tong has an extensive
(see Videos) of Master Gu performing pushhands with his students during their daily activities, and also formal performances by Master Gu.
Mister Tong poses with Master Gu in his
Shanghai home many years ago.