Ho-Hsieh Lee

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Ho-Hsieh Lee - The Lee style

Up to 1934 it had always remained a family style, and it was originally created by Ho-Hsieh Lee around 1,000 BC, so this style is nearly three thousand years old.

The original form consisted only of eight movements, and those same movements still exist within the form as it is today, which now comprises a total of 140 single movements, in the form of forty-two sets.

Originally Ho-Hsieh Lee and his family lived just outside Beijing (Peking), and it was there that he first started his practise and devised the first eight movements. It was in his middle fifties that he took his family and settled down in Wei Hei Wei, a fishing village about 200 miles east of Beijing, and they remained in that district up to 1934.

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The Chinese Art of T'ai Chi Ch'uan

by Chee Soo

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