Updated: Nov 28, 2020
Huang style Tai Chi is a lineage of Yang style Tai Chi. Huang Style Tai Chi was developed by Grandmaster Huang Sheng Shyan.
Grandmaster Huang was born in the Qing Dynasty in 1910. He began to learn martial arts when he was 15. In nine years, he had mastered the martial arts of Baihe, Luohan and Shaolin. In 1932, he went to Shanghai, China to teach Baihe and Luohan Gongfu where he met with martial arts elites from all over the country. After experiencing the exquisite martial arts of various schools, he became fascinated by Tai Chi. In 1948, he went to Taiwan to head the training at Taiwan National Sports Association and as a Tai Chi lecturer at National Taiwan University. During such period, he learned Tai Chi from his teacher Zheng Manqing . Master Zheng simplify the long form Yang-style Tai Chi, removing the duplicated actions, retaining 37 moves and named it the "Simplified Tai Chi", also called "Zheng Zhi Taijiquan".
While in Taiwan for a few years, Grandmaster Huang had mastered the essence of Tai Chi proficiently. Combined with the martial arts experience he has studied in his life, he made revision to the Hunyuan Zhan Zhuang (Meditation) and developed the Five Loosening Exercise, also integrated the essence of his Baihe Gongfu within the 37-form which eventually became the unique Huang Style Tai Chi.