Cheng Man-ch’ing, “Professor Cheng”

Cheng Man-ch’ing (July 29, 1902-March 26, 1975) is known for his development of a t’ai chi form, which he called “Yang-Style T’ai Chi in 37 Postures,” but is more commonly known of as the “Yang-Style Short Form.” Cheng was trained in Chinese medicine, t’ai chi ch’uan, calligraphy, painting and poetry. Because of his skills in these five areas (among some of the traditional skills and pastimes of a Confucian scholar in traditional China) he was often referred to as the “Master of Five Excellences.” Because he had been a college professor, his students called him “Professor Cheng.” Read more on wikipedia….

Video: A short biography of Cheng Man-ch’ing

Video: Professor Cheng performs the yang-style short form

Video: Professor Cheng performs the sword form

Video: Professor Cheng teaches a t’ai chi sword class

Video: Professor Cheng talks about the concept of “chi”

Video: Professor Cheng demonstrating push energy