While Tai Chi Chuan is reputed to have started as early as the 7th century, documentary evidence goes back to the early 18th century. In the 19th century, Wu Yu-hsiang introduced his own innovations to the dominant Chen and Yang styles and created the Wu style.
Wu style Tai Chi Chuan is characterized by continuous motion, relaxation, large circular techniques and other movements that make the Wu style unique. The art can be divided into five sections: solo form, push hands, weapons, self-defense / free fighting and Tai Chi Chin-na techniques.
LEUNG SHUM is a highly respected instructor of Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan. He learned Wu style from Ng Wai Ngun who learned the style in the Ching Mo Gymnasium and trained with Master Cheng Wing Kwong, a famous Wu style Tai Chi Chuan instructor in Hong Kong.
Master Shum is one of the very few qualified teachers of traditional Wu Style in the U.S.