Wang Lanting

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Wang Lanting

Postby Shinobi on Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:12 pm

I remember reading, probably on here, that there were some Tai Chi writings attributed to Yang Luchan's student, Wang Lanting. Do any of you have a link to them? I haven't been able to find anything.

Also, are there are lineages around today that come down from him, apart from Li Ruidong style? I found this form interesting, described as 'Wang Lanting's Taijiquan as modified by Li Ruidong'.

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Re: Wang Lanting

Postby yeniseri on Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:50 pm

Here is a sample! Use search engines Baidu or Sogou or both a sbaseline for 'correct information' due to translation errors.

Wang Lanting was rough though disciplined and he allegedly hit a Yang family member and that disqualifieid him from being part of "lineage". It seems that not much is written of him in public but all say that he was better than the sons of Yang Luchan, hence his "banishment" disappearance from the Yang memory. NOTE: Personal point of view and information from 2 of my former teachers.
It is stated that he was one of the first disciples of Yang Luchan. The attached article "reference" states that many of Yang's first students were bannermen (QIng/Manchu people, which goes against the story that taijiquan was was Han only.

You can do your own research, as you wish. Good hunting

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Re: Wang Lanting

Postby Shinobi on Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:11 pm

Thanks yeniseri. I'd read before that he was considered the best of Yang Luchan's students, but not that he was one of the first. When searching about him and Li Ruidong recently, one page actually said that he only became a student of Yang Luchan in the late 1860s. I didn't think that made much sense but then it went on to say that Yang Luchan died later than 1872, sometime between 1875-1880. It would make more sense him being one of the first students if he ended up so good, rather than coming along later on.

I should really start to bookmark more of these pages as I go along. While I was at it another one mentioned how there is actually no known image of Yang Luchan, just a made up image based on one of Yang Shaohou's photos because apparently he was the one who looked most similar to Luchan.
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