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Term Glossary: Wu (Family) Style Tai Chi Chu’an

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Wu (Family) Style Tai Chi Chu’an


Definition:

Founded by Wu Ch’uan-yu, a military officer of the forbidden city, Wu Style is based on Yang Tai Chi but is shorter, more compact, and is characterized by a slight incline of the body.

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