Master Huang Sheng Shyan (1910-1992)
Huang Sheng-Shyan was born in Fukien province in Mainland China. He began his martial arts career at the age of 14, learning Taoist healing and martial arts.
He was an expert in the art of Fukien white crane, learning from the renowned Master Xie Zhong-Xian.
Huang Sheng-Shyan combined Ming He (White Crane Boxing), Lohan (Monk Fist), and Tai Chi’s internal boxing to make his art extremely powerful and his skills unearthly.
The system that he created to develop and teach his skills is unique amongst other systems.
He invented the Five Body Loosening Methods (Song Shen Wu Fa) to gradually and continuously loosen the body which allows his descendants to more easily develop Tai Chi’s internal energy and power.
At age 37 he moved to Taiwan and for the next ten years studied Tai Chi with Professor Cheng Man-Ching. Over the next 30 years, he committed himself to teaching tens of thousands of students, establishing a network of schools throughout Southeast Asia.
He refined and developed the art of Tai Chi taking it to new heights to achieve almost legendary status.
Today Master Huang’s teachings continue to spread worldwide and cover every aspect, whether for health, martial arts or spiritual development.
“Tai Chi is not a martial art meant for bragging and antagonistic purposes. A Tai Chi exponent needs to understand the principles and philosophy of the art. No one should deviate from these principles and philosophy. The movements can be developed and modified but the principles are eternal.”
“The external forms may differ from person to person but the principles are standard and unvarying. Because of this, there is no basis for differentiation by schools. Instead, a spirit of a single-family should prevail. Common interest of the art should take precedence over personal interest. An open attitude should emerge.”
Master Huang Sheng Shyan