Master Wang working with Ted Libby


After 45 years of study and practice, Master Wang has written a book in collaboration with Ted Libby, a long-time senior student:

Searching for Center - A Tai Chi Master's Journey is available as a paperback and Kindle ebook from Amazon.

"In Searching for Center Master Wang shares important lessons on a variety of topics including the basics of Tai Chi form work, the related Taoist philosophical principles, and the nuances of Tai Chi’s advanced internal practices. The book presents his Seven Principles of Tai Chi practice and introduces his innovative partner-work training method, Search Center."

Dr. Peter Uhlmann, Master Wang's most senior student, has written a book (see below) and several articles about tai chi and Master Wang. Three of the articles are featured here.

Taijiquan: It is Better to Receive than Give
In this article Dr. Uhlmann makes the important point that in tai chi the ability to sense and receive an opponents energy is of primary importance. A connection must be made to the partner and to the ground before one can attempt to use internal issuing power. It is in the harmony of receiving and giving that a true connection can be found.

Back to the Future: Wang Hui-Juin & Search Center
Here Dr. Uhlmann provides a detailed look at Master Wang's philosophy and practice.

Tai Chi and Health
Written for the British Columbia Medical Journal, this article outlines a brief history of tai chi and describes some of the research into the health promoting benefits of tai chi.

The Art of Shyun Chung Dao (revised)
In this updated article, James Milne
, one of Master Wang's senior students, writes about Tai Chi and how Master Wang's unique philosopy is expressed through the Tai Chi form and Search Center.

The Art of Tai Chi
James Milne
writes about Master Wang's roots and philosophy. He explains the concept of matching and how it exemplifies the practice of Search Centre.

Extend Your Energy - Not Your Weight
Joe Zanbilowicz, a senior student of Master Wang, shares some reflections with fellow students on how, in doing search center, one contends with weight shift when the extension of energy is required.

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Flowing the Tai Chi Way now available
online from Amazon or
from the author
contact Dr. Uhlmann for details
cost: $20 CAD + shipping

Flowing the Tai Chi WayFlowing the Tai Chi Way chronicles the unfolding relationship between Master Wang and Peter Uhlmann. Initially, Peter is only interested in learning the classic movements. However, he is is soon captivated by Master Wang's martial abilities and intimate knowledge of chi. Peter begins a life of study, learning to incorporate chi energy and spirit into his physical activities, utilizing Master Wang's seven principles of tai chi.

In his friendship with Master Wang, Peter learns more than the tai chi form. He realizes that tai chi can guide him in daily routines and relationships. He learns about Chinese culture and traditions and the unique and sometimes difficult master-student relationship. Eventually he becomes Master Wang's senior student, and a strong bond develops between them.

The tai chi principle of letting go becomes a major theme in Peter's life, especially when facing a life threatening illness. Flowing the Tai Chi Way will provide readers with important insights into master-student dynamics and proper martial art principles

Master Wang, is now residing in Comox, British Columbia, Canada. He is an international champion in tai chi and has been teaching for twenty years. He has brought innovative ideas to traditional tai chi and these have culminated in his seven principles which apply to all forms of tai chi and other martial arts. He has also discarded the concepts of push hands and created search center which relies on internal power rather than external muscular force. He is available to students from novices to teachers who wish to take his classes or attend his workshops.

As his senior student, Dr. Uhlmann has published several articles about Master Wang and tai chi.