Yangshuo Traditional Tai Chi School offers Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation courses for beginner and advanced levels.
Training Camps (6)
YuPing Wu ( Master Ping )
YuPing is from Guangdong Province Jieyang City, China. He is a level 6 master with over 20 years experience in both Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Joint head and co-founder of Yangshuo Traditional Tai Chi School, he started at nine years old and he has been practicing primarily Tai Chi for 20 years and has learned the whole of Chen style-forms, push hands, weapons, and theory from Master Lin JianXing. Later, he learned from Masters Chen Zheng Lei , Wang FuJing, Wang LaiQin, Wu MingQiang, and Xu Yakui in order to deepen his understanding of Tai Chi.
HengDong Wu (Master Kim)
Born in July 1979, a native of Fang Cheng Gang in Guangxi province, Kim graduated from the Guangxi National College of Health and Physical Education. He is a level 6 Tai Chi master (Duanwei) and has obtained a Wushu and Tai Chi coach certification of China (grade 1, first degree). He started from the age of 11 years old, learning basic skills from his father for martial arts and then, under the tutelage of Wang Haijun, learning Chen style Taijiquan and Taiji theory knowledge. He specializes in teaching Chen style Taijiquan, Taiji theory, Tai Chi internal strength, weapons, Wushu, and Sanda.
from France, August 2019
"Excellent Tai Chi Retreat!"
This Tai Chi retreat is situated in the cute and active town of Yangshuo. The Masters, Master Ping and Master Kim, are both highly experienced Tai Chi instructors. Expect to learn Chen Style Basic 18 Form within two weeks! It takes some effort. The accomadation is nice, as seen in the pictures. Anyone at the school is willing to help you if there is a problem with your accomadation. There are two classes a day! Both around two hours. In addition, there are three meals a day. Some of the best Chinese food I've had! It's very communal, as you sit around a table with other guests. It's nice to stay at the school and take it easy, but if you're looking for things to do, it's not hard to find something. Nearby, there's the Li River that can be reached by foot, bike, or motorbike. Go for a swim! They're also lotus fields for photo opportunities. You can also go rock climbing or visit the local shopping area on West Street. Best of all, the view. It's stunning and you won't forget it. There's also a cute dog at the school named Hot Pot!
from Israel, August 2019
"Special place with special people. "
I am so lucky i’ve found this place. So far, one of the best experience I’ve had. It is a special place, with special people. High quality of tai chi teaching, beautiful space and surrounding. I am already planning my coming back but for a much longer stay. Big thank you to Masters Ping and Kim.
Sigríður Lara Sigurjonsdottir
from Iceland, August 2019
"A brilliant experience"
An excellent training vacation in beautiful surroundings. Even if the heat in July was somewhat challenging, the lessons and the overall experience was extremely positive wonderful. The school environment is like a family and the instructors very thorough and friendly.
from United States, July 2019
"2 Weeks of Happiness"
Very familiar and easy going atmosphere. Very diverse group of students and always interesting conversations. The amount of lessons and free time is perfectly balanced and the teachers are friendly, interested in their students and caring. The environment is cosy and within 10 minutes on bycicle (provided by the school) you can reach the scenic area of the river.
I recommend staying at least 2 weeks.
from United States, July 2019
"Amazing!!! Nice experience more than i expect "
I enjoyed every single thing! Everything is organized very well . the masters were very professional and very friendly. Master Ping English is very good , were wonderful and patient with us, i like his teaching style, very clear to explain every movement:) , you feel like at home with your family, staff is great,food is delicious,massage was great.
The school provide different level of course for students who are beginners or advanced , some of them are staying for more than 1 year and taking teacher training course in the school. it was a great experience and a great way to feel immersed in Chinese culture.i will plan my next trip to come back and stay longer for 3 months for more intensive training.
from Hong Kong, July 2019
"Tai Chi school in a hidden gem in scenic Yangshuo"
Both Masters and staff are very kind and helpful and have great hospitality. Felt like part of family. Both Masters are very passionate and dedicated to Tai Chi and other Martial Arts. The place where school is is very quiet and surrounded by nature. The food is excellent and vegetables are from local farmers and market. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a Martial art school. Thank you Master Ping and Master Kim🙏
from Hong Kong, July 2019
"Well worth my time!"
The experience of Tai Chi and Qi Gong was everything I had hoped it would be an more. You never really know until you experience it first hand wether you will find yourself wanting more or just thankful for having gave it a good hearted try. I found myself transported back in time. The nostalgia was breathtaking. The level of instruction from Masters Kim and Ping was phenomenal. If you don’t give it a go, you will never know just what you’re missing.
from China, June 2019
"Very enjoyable experience will definately do again"
I loved the lessons and how he taught the history while also teaching the movements. He was very funny and relatable. After class there were so many options of other actovities around the school. Everyone there was helpful and felt like family. We even had a family movie night. He customized the lessons to focus on the interest of the students. Everything was amazing.
from Hong Kong, June 2019
"Best TAICHI experience ever in China"
I love the school, beautiful scenery peaceful and quiet. Mountains birds RIVER . Master Kim and Master Ping are very friendly. Had a great time with the others students too.
from China, June 2019
"Fantastic retreat, excelled in every way"
This was one of my afvorite stays from my 10 months joureny around the world. From the moment I stepped through the door I was in love with this place. The teachers are amazing, the food is fantastic, the accommodation was very comfortable and clean.
I travelled by myself and it felt like home. I loved the classes,The instruction is very professional & they are mindful of individual differences in ability.
the wonderful other students, and very healthy to drinking tea every day . I loved the village architecture and exploring the beautiful countryside by foot and bike.
I will definitely be back, but for longer than a week next time.
from China, June 2019
"Good teacher which made the attraction worthwhile"
This place is the real deal. Myself and my girlfriend stayed at the school for 10 days, training mostly with Master Ping. Firstly the area - a peaceful and very beautiful spot, just outside of Yangshuo town (this is a very good thing, Yangshuo is pretty crazy and busy). Our room was basic but comfortable, and the food is really great - fresh cooked meals three times a day, with plenty of options.
As for the training - excellent. I have a fair amount of experience with Tai Chi and Kung Fu, and Ping is both a talented practitioner, and a brilliant teacher. His English is very good, and he can both explain and demonstrate everything you need to know, and answer any questions you have (something that is pretty rare even with teachers with first language English). The training was varied and deep, we learned a lot about Qi Gong, Meditation, and martial arts applications, as well as the relationships between Chinese Medicine and Tai Chi. Ping is also super friendly and welcoming, and the kind of guy you immediately feel comfortable with.
from Japan, May 2019
"Dream Training Holiday"
The first noticeable thing about the school is the friendly and relaxing atmosphere. This is a place where I think everybody feels immediately at home. I arrived in the evening and settled into my room (basic but quite adequate) before joining the training the next morning. Although I have done a little tai chi before, I considered myself a beginner but the set-up in this school is ideal. Some people there when I was there were quite experienced while others were like me, but everybody was catered for. The classes appeared slow and easy, but after a few days I realised how much I had learnt and how I was already feeling my whole body change. I had booked in for a week, which was enough to get a fantastic feel for tai chi and what it can do, but not enough to learn a complete form, so I cancelled my planned trip to Vietnam and stayed another week! I was simply enjoying it too much. I am already planning my next trip there, which will be my next available holiday, and I'm going to find a class in the UK to keep up my practice. One of my best travelling experiences ever.
from France, April 2019
"It was a great experience, with wonderful teachers"
I have studied Yang style Tai Chi in Europe already, but this was my first experience with Chen style, and my first experience studying full-time in China. Here are my likes:
1) The teaching quality is exceptional. Both Master Kim and Master Ping are not only very powerful practitioners, they are also wonderful teachers. I saw them teaching students of all levels, from complete beginner to students with years of practice, and they always succeeded in adapting their teaching to the level of each student. And you felt that they address each student as an individual.
2) The food is really good, always made with local produce, always fresh, and varied. And I could see that the cook could also cater to special needs.
3) The school is set in such beautiful countryside (it even figures on the 20RMB bill!), with lots of little roads so you can go exploring on bicycles (and its very safe). And I like Yangshuo also, which is a lively town and not too big.
from Netherlands, April 2019
"A wonderful experience in a beautiful surrounding! "
The quality of teaching is very high. Both master Ping and master Kim are very dedicated teachers. They are very helpful to improve your tai chi level, whether you're a beginner or advanced student. They pay attention to a lot of details that make you understand the Tai Chi in a deeper level and one can truly feel their passion for Tai Chi. The atmosphere is lovely and peaceful, the surrounding beautiful. If you're looking for an authentic experience you should definitely come here!
from United States, April 2019
"Amazing experience - will be back again! "
The instructors (Masters) were so patient & kind. Master Kim & Master Ping made me feel right at home :) I learnt so much in the short time I was there. The school is quiet, beautiful — located in a small village - surrounded by nature & mountains, but still very close to the city. My only regret is that I couldn’t stay longer. I’ll for sure be back!
Guillermo Caudet Lloris
from Spain, August 2019
Instructors were very kind with us and they looked after carefully. You can learn deep knowledge from their wisdom.
It is an awesome place. Everywhere there is a place in which you can take a marvelous photo. Spending your time cycling could be a good option if the weather is nice.