Guang Ping Yang Tai Ji Quan is also known as the Tai Ji Quan Zheng Zong Liu Shi Si Shi meaning Tai Ji Quan Orthodox Sixty-Four Posture. This form has 64 moves based on the i-ching and it is the cornerstone of all our internal practices. Nothing teaches the principle of Peng better than the Guang Ping Form. It is filled with even weighted and single foot stances that transition each step in a manner allowing the practitioner to move in Peng easier than any other form. This form incorporates a slow pace with some fast “fa jing” expressions and even a double jump kick.
Kuo taught Kwok in China before the Communist Revolution. This form was made famous by the great master Kuo upon bringing his style to San Francisco. Kuo left China to seek safety from persecution from the new Communist Chinese government that was arresting and killing real martial artists that had skills they feared could be used against them in an uprising. Kuo made the Guang Ping
Kuo made the Guang Ping form famous because he had real Peng. His internal power was so well developed; he could challenge every great fighter in his area and never face defeat. Our school has retained through the lessons taught by Kwok Wo Ngai, and Yang family lineage has been preserved.
This form gets it’s name from the Guang Ping Village where the Yang Family was from. This Guang Ping form is sometimes called the “Original Yang” form because all those who lived in the village, practiced this form as their main Tai Ji Quan discipline. It is this form that that was Yang Lu Chan’s true legacy.
Yang was forced to give away family secrets to the government in response to threats to his life, but to preserve the quality of his family style, Yang taught people another method. The method he gave them does not develop Peng because it’s not based on authentic Zhan Zhuang peng development. he would tell them “practice harder,” but to their avail, they would never get it. He wanted to preserve the true secrets for his family, so Guang Ping Yang Tai Ji Quan maintained the clandestine and elite martial art method that it retains to this day in our system.