Q: Who was the teacher of Wu Yuxiang?

A: Wu Yuxiang lived in Yongnian and certainly knew Chen Dehu who was the owner of the drug store in Yongnian. But Chen Dehu didn’t live there. He lived in Chenjiagou. In Yongnian today people claim that Wu Yuxiang was a student and friend of Yang Luchan when Yang became skilled and famous.

It is also claimed that Wu Yuxiang was a student of Chen Qingping, and he may of course have met him, but it seems unlikely that he was a long time student. Wu Yuxiang’s Tai Chi has always had the same names and overall characteristics as Yang style.