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Fu Sheng Yuan Passes Away

Fu Sheng Yuan (1931 – 2017), son of the famous Fu Zhong Wen has passed away. He was born in Yongnian, China, the birthplace of Yang style Tai Chi. He started learning the traditional Yang Family style of Tai Chi Chuan from his father at the age of 9 years old.

Fu is a descendant of the Yang Family. His mother, Zou Kuei Cheng, was the great grand daughter of Yang Chien Hou (son of Yang style founder Yang Lu Chan). Fu taught the Yang style for many years in China. He wanted to pass the family’s art of Tai Chi to the world, but was unable to leave China in the earlier years due to government restrictions. After the Chinese government started to allow its citizens to immigrate to other countries, Fu Sheng Yuan moved to Australia with his family in 1989.


Posted by Nelson Barroso on Monday, March 27, 2017


Fu established a school in Australia, and from there he spread the traditions of the Yang Faily style of Tai Chi Chuan throughout the would with teaching seminars hosted in other countries. Fu Sheng Yuan taught thousands of students, and has disciples teaching in China, Australia, India, the United States continue to pass on his teachings to new generations of Tai Chi students.

Fu Qing Quan (James), the son of Fu Sheng Yuan, took over the leadership of the World Yongnian Tai Chi Federation several years ago. He learned Yang style Tai Chi extensively from his grandfather Fu Zhong Wen when he was young as well as his father. Fu Qing Quan continues to teach many of his father’s students as well as his own.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Fu Sheng Yuan, as well as his many students throughout the world.





4 thoughts on “Fu Sheng Yuan Passes Away”

  1. Melvin Philip says:

    I have great interaction with Grandmaster during his last visit in 2015 to chennai india. He was quite an inspiration and a great human being. May his soul rest in peace.

  2. Loren Cuevas says:

    It is with great sadness to hear the news of Master Fu. My mother and I had the privilege of being his students for many years in Perth, Australia. And we were equally blessed to have his son, Master James Fu, to teach us on Sifu’s return to China.

    For now, we hang our heads in silence & respect for a great man has fallen. Sifu, 49 days will now pass as we honor your passing.

  3. Bobby Chin says:

    This sad news comes to me as a shock, as I happened to just stumble onto this site! My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Grand Master Fu’s family, students and friends. Farewell and May you Rest in Peace my gentle Master. I am forever grateful to you for sharing with us your life’s passion, teaching me the Traditional Yang Taiji 32 years ago in Singapore & Malaysia.

    With Gratitude,
    Bobby Chin
    Kuala Lumpur

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