Sun Style Taijiquan 97-Form has the same sequence of moves as yilu

by Kelvin Ho on 2012/05/11

The sequence of moves in this form is the same as that in yilu. Although our requirements for the movements seem different, I can see that they came from the same root.

About Kelvin Ho

Kelvin Ho, Master Chen Zhonghua's 97th disciple, is the instructor for Practical Method Toronto. He has been teaching and promoting the Practical Method system in Toronto, Markham, Richmond Hill, Canada since 2011. He has received numerous medals in various Taiji competitions. He is also a vice-president of MartialArts Association Canada. Like his teacher, he feels an obligation to pass this great art onto others. Contact:

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kokhongw May 12, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Interesting clip…the movements seems to be closer to Wu style although the form sequence is similar to Chen yilu.


bruce.schaub May 13, 2012 at 8:08 am

Yes it bears very close resemblance to Wu (Hao) style because the creator of Sun style (Sun Lu Tang), who’s daughter is in the video, learned his taiji from Hao Wei Zhen who learned of course from the creator of Wu style (Wu Yu Xiang)….interestingly, the story as I was told anyway, is that Wu Yu Xiang was a student of Yang Lu Chan (who learned Chen style Yilu from Chen Chang Xing)…at a certain point in Wu’s training Yang sent Wu to Chen village to train with Chen Chang Xing himself but he ended up learning a smaller frame Chen style from Chen Qingping…he later returned to train further with Yang and eventually founded his own style Wu style (sometimes referred to as Wu Hao style for his famous student Hao Wei Zhen who passed it to Sun Lu Tang)..not to be mistaken with the much more well known Wu style of Wu Jian Quan, which was created by his father Quan Yu. Simply put all the other styles are derivitives of Yang Lu Chan’s teachings. Even the modern yang style is derived from Yangs (old frame) called guang ping which looks even closer to Yilu (surprise surprise) :-0 ….in terms of shapes anyway….but the important thing to realize is that Yilu is really the foundation for all the other taiji that’s been created……


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