Aspects of the Yang 24-Step
with Master Huang Ping
– Saturday 24th February 2018 –
10.00am – 4.30pm
This course will look at various aspects of tai chi using the 24-Step as the working tool. It is helpful if you know the form, but not essential that you are familiar with the entire form.
The aim isn’t to learn the form, but to take a detailed look at various parts of it, e.g. opening & closing, using the centre, and understanding how the body works efficiently, comfortably and effectively within movements. With this in mind, participants are very welcome to ask any questions about the movements including their applications.
- Venue : The Abbey Community Association,
34 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BU
- Time : 10.00am–4.30pm [Doors open at 9.30am]
- Cost : £80
- Tube : Westminster, or St. James
Master Huang Ping was born in Yunnan Province of China, and was first introduced to Wushu at the age of eight. At this age, she was taught Wushu basics including stretching, stance training, footwork, kicking and hand drills.
By the age of 10, Huang Ping had caught the eye of the Yunnan Provincial Wushu Team Coach and was invited her to join the Yunnan Wushu Team. She was taught the arts of Bagua Zhang, Xing Yi Quan, Tong Bei Quan, Chang Quan (long fist) and Tai Ji Quan, and many weapons forms.
At the age of thirteen, Huang Ping took part in her first senior All China National competition, and over the following years took part in many All China National competitions. Considering the intense competition and high skill level within a country of over a billion people, this was no mean feat and is testimony to Huang Ping’s skill and dedication to her Wushu training.
In 1979, Huang Ping joined the China Wushu Team, and in 1987 became a coach for the Yunnan Wushu Team. In 1991, she was selected as a Top Judge for National Competitions, and in 1994 she coached the Burma Wushu Team, taking them to compete in the 1995 South East Asian Competition held in Vietnam, and in the 1996 All Asia Competition held in the Philippines.
In 1997, Huang Ping returned to China to continue as coach for the Yunnan Wushu Team.
She came to the UK in 2001, where she now lives and teaches.