Grandmaster Tao Ping-Shiang
Grandmaster Tao Ping-Shiang was a traditional Chinese Doctor and a highly accomplished master of Internal Chinese Martial Arts. He was also an aviation engineer and had been a pilot during the Sino-Japanese war.
Grandmaster Tao was involved in martial arts since his early childhood, learning the Tan Tui ("Springing Legs") system, a famous martial arts style from Northern China, as well as other Shaolin methods.
In time, Grandmaster Tao turned his focus to the Internal styles: Xing Yi, Ba Gua, Taiji, and Liuhe Bafa.
He learned Taiji from the undefeated Cheng Man Ching, becoming one of his most senior and accomplished disciples.
Grandmaster Tao also learned Liuhe Bafa ("Six Harmonies Eight Methods") system from the famed Wu Yihui, becoming one of a few close-door disciples.
Grandmaster Tao was highly regarded for his exceptional ability in Taiji Tui Shou (Pushing Hands). His touch was soft and his sensing ability astonishing.
Through his integration of the different Internal Methods, Grandmaster Tao developed a unique teaching approach. This humble man was known by his peers as the Master of the Soft Way.
Master Scrima first trained with Grandmaster Tao in 1986 in Cleveland, Ohio, and after moving to Florida, he hosted Grandmaster Tao several times for extended periods in his home.
- Yang Style Taiji
- Liuhe Bafa (Six Harmonies Eight Methods)
- Xing Yi sword
- Xing Yi sword fighting set
- Taiji partner fighting form
- Taiji sensing hands
- Ta Lu