Established in the
In 1966, when
Grand Master Liu retired from his post as Chairman of the Civil Defence Force
in The Republic of China, he accepted twelve disciples to pass down his
skills. He named his school Wutan. Most of these disciples, including my own
Master, were already highly-skilled martial artists before commencing their
studies with him. Some had been teaching in their own right for a long time
and consequently brought all their students with them to WUTAN.
Grand Master Liu Yun Qiao passed his
skills down to many disciples, and many of these masters have spread their
knowledge and skill throughout the world. One of Grand Master Liu's
favourite disciples was Master
Wu Song Fa, who was already a very skilful and proficient martial artist
before he was accepted as a student of Grand Master Liu. He trained under
strict supervision for six hours a day for many years before Grand Master Liu
Yun Qiao finally accredited Master Wu as having mastered the arts of Wutan.
He was subsequently instructed to
return home in order to promote the teaching of Wutan, the school that was
founded by Master Liu Yun Qiao,
Here in UK Wutan is also very well
received by the public who love authentic traditional Chinese martial arts.
The Founder of Wutan
In 1986, Grand Master Liu Yun Qiao
grated the school the permission to use Wutan as it name.
Many students including some
instructors of other martial arts system have come to Sifu They to learn some
of his skill, many passed on the knowledge they learnt by adding into their
own system. Majority prefer the tradition Chinese martial arts they learn to
be as close as possible to the one that have been scrutiny by history of
1997 Sifu They feel that many of the
students has proved their commitment to the arts of WUTAN and are ready to
move another level up. 12 were selected as formal student of Master Wu Song
Wutan is now the
Wutan are first taught the systems which were brought into Wutan by the
twelve disciples. The curriculum of Wutan International UK's Branch was
divided into internal and external systems. The internal system embraces the
teaching of :
Tai Chi, Pa
Kua and Hsing-I,
the external system includes both the Northern and Southern fighting styles
Chun, Choi Lei fut, Praying Mantis, kickboxing(competition Kung Fu) and 18 weapons systems.
have a proven record of being well-disciplined and of good character will be
taught the superior system that Grand Master Liu professed. These
restrictions are important and necessary, as the systems passed down by Grand
Master Liu are too dangerous to be in the hands of the irresponsible. The
degree of their efficiency can be measured by the responsible positions that
some of Great Grand Master Li's disciples held.
The closed-door disciple Grand Master Liu
was appointed as a bodyguard in chief, responsible for protecting the premier
of The Republic Of China, President Chiang Kai Shek, and his successors. The
eldest disciple, Fou Tien Kok was appointed as a teacher of martial arts and
as bodyguard to Pu Yi, the last Emperor of China.
Another disciple Li
Chian Wu was appointed head martial arts trainer for Chairman Mao Tsi Tung,
the first chairman of the People's Republic Of
Out of the
hundreds of competent fighters in
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