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Tao
Qigong
Taijiquan
 
era
& dates
events and personssource
6th
century
Cheng Lingxi, student of Han Gongyue5
Tang Dynasty
618-905(2)
A) Xu Xuanping. His art was transmitted by Song Yuanjiao and others to Song Shuming in today's Taiwan
B) Chung-li Ch'uean, creator of "The Eight Pieces of Brocade"-Chi Gong.
C) Chung-li Ch'uean was the teacher of Ancestor Lue (646?-?), who founded the Taoist Complete Reality School
A) = 5
B) = 3
C) = 2
end of Tang 827-836Li Daozi 5
1247-1358 (1459?)A) Chang San-feng. Known as the "Founder of T'ai Chi Ch'uan".
B) One legend is that he invented T'ai Chi at the end of the Yuan and the beginning of the Ming dynasties.
A) = 5
B) = 8
1279-1386"The aphorisms in the T'ai Chi Ch'uan Ching" are traditionally assigned to Chang San-feng.8
Mongol dynasty 1271-1368Han Chinese were forbidden to own weapons or engage in hunting.3
Ming dynasty 1368-1644General Ch'i Chi-kuang (1528-1587) wrote the Essentials of the Classic of Pugilism, which contains 32 texts and illustrations.3
1628-1736One theory states that T'ai Chi was first created by Ch'en Wang-t'ing at the end of the Ming and the beginning of the Ch'ing dynasties. 8
1763-1795Wang Tsung-yueh introduced T'ai Chi Ch'uan in Honan Province. He was the first known successor to Chang San-feng and he probably wrote the T'ai Chi Ch'uan lun.8
1812-1880Wu Yu-hsiang wrote the Expositions and Insights8
mid-19th
century
Li I-yu wrote the Essentials of Form and Push-Hands and the Five Character Secret. 8
1883-1936Yang Cheng-fu, a grandson of Yang Lu-shan, was the foremost T'ai Chi boxer of his day. He wrote Yang's Ten Important Points. 8

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Source Details

1: Daniel Reid, Chi Gung
ISBN 0-684-82125-7
2: Thomas Cleary, Vitality, Energy, Spirit
ISBN 0-87773-519-0
3: Douglas Wile, T'ai Chi's Ancestors
ISBN 0-912059-04-4
4: Douglas Wile, Lost T'ai Chi Classics...
ISBN 0-7914-2653-X
5: Song Z.J., T'ai Chi Ch'uan (in german)
ISBN 3-492-03409-8
6: Yu Gongbao, Chinese Qigong Illustrated
ISBN 983-899-757-9
7: Victor H. Mair, Zhuangzi (in german)
ISBN 3-8105-1259-1
8: Lo/Inn/Amacker/Foe, The Essence of T'ai Chi Ch'uan
ISBN 0-913028-63-0

 

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