Li Tianji Taijiquan

Yang style long form performed by Li Tianji (1913-1996), son of Li Yulin, who was student of Li Jinglin, Sun Lutang and Yang Chengfu.

Li Tianji studied wushu from his father, Li Yulin, as well as from his father’s masters, Sun Lutang and Li Jinglin. He graduated from the Shandong Wushu Institute, became a college professor, the executive of the Harbin Wushu Federation, and the first chief coach of the China Wushu Team. Li Tianji has been memorialized as one of the “Ten Best Wushu Masters of China (Zhongguo Shi Da Wushu Mingshi).”

In 1956 Li Tianji created the first standardized simplified taijiquan: 24-Form Simplified Taijiquan and 32-Form Simplified Taiji Sword.

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