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Great Grandmaster Liu Yun-Qiao

Great Grandmaster Liu Yun Qiao

Founder of Wu-Tan and master of styles such as Bajiquan, Piguazhang and Baguazhang.
Grandmaster Kurt Wong

Grandmaster Kurt Wong

Our instructor's shifu teaches traditional guoshu in the city of Anchorage, Alaska.
Sifu Paolo Castaneda

Shifu Paolo Castaneda

Wu-Tan's proud tradition was brought to Oslo by Shifu Paolo Castaneda, head instructor at Oslo Wu-Tan.

Han Ching Tan

Picture of Han Ching-Tan

1903 - 1976
Styles: Changquan, Xingyiquan.

Han Ching-Tan is famous for his exceptional skills in several long fist styles (jiao men, mei hua, shaolin), xingyiquan, and chin-na (seizing and controlling). Master Han trained as a first generation student at the Central Guoshu Institute during the 1920s. He was also trained in Yang Family taijiquan under third generation master, Yang Cheng Fu. With the Communist take over of China, Master Han was among the many wushu masters to relocate to Taiwan. In Taiwan he continued to teach long fist, xingyiquan, taijiquan, and his chin-na skills. He was known to be an open teacher willing to share his knowledge of guoshu. His skills caught the eye of an American living in Taiwan during the 1960s, Robert Smith. Mr. Smith published a book on famous Taiwanese wushu masters called Chinese Boxing. In this book, Master Han Ching Tan was among those featured.