Grandmaster William C.C. Chen
Grandmaster Chi Hung Marr
Grandmaster
Grandmaster Leung Shum
Grandmaster
Grandmaster Tao Ping-Shiang
Grandmaster
Master Alex Kwok
Master
Master Benson Lee
Grandmaster Tony Yang
Grandmaster
Grandmaster Di Guoyong
Grandmaster

Other Teachers

Master B.P. Chan
Tai Chi fighting staff, Xing Yi
Master Li Enju
Cha Quan, Pao Quan
Master Li Deyin
Xing Yi
Grandmaster Tao Ping-Shiang

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.

Curriculum Studied

  • 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

Image Gallery

Grandmaster Tao Ping-Shiang Picture #1
Grandmaster Tao Ping-Shiang Picture #2
Grandmaster Tao Ping-Shiang Picture #3
Grandmaster Tao Ping-Shiang Picture #4
Grandmaster Tao Ping-Shiang Picture #5
Grandmaster Tao Ping-Shiang Picture #6
Grandmaster Tao Ping-Shiang Picture #7
Grandmaster Tao Ping-Shiang Picture #8
Grandmaster Tao Ping-Shiang Picture #9
Grandmaster Tao Ping-Shiang Picture #10
Grandmaster Tao Ping-Shiang Picture #11
Grandmaster Tao Ping-Shiang Picture #12
Grandmaster Tao Ping-Shiang Picture #13

After 30 years, I am still learning. Won't you join me?