Cloud Hands
The Gentle Mind-Body Arts of T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Chi Kung

Kwang Ping Taijiquan
of Kuo Lien Ying


Michael P. Garofalo

April 4, 2004





Cloud Hands - Yun Shou

Cloud Hands - Yun Shou




Links and Bibliography
Kwang Ping (Guang Ping) Taijiquan of Kuo Lien Ying



Annual Kuo Lien-Ying Memorial

The Chi Garden
    Nina Hopkins Sugawara, HMD  Articles, tips, list of names of
64 movement Guan Ping Yang form, information on Chinese medicine and homeopathy, 

Complete Guang Ping Yang Form.   "Inside Kung Fu,"  March ,2000.  Article by Dave 
Cater about Henry Look (Look Moon Hung).  

Eight Section Brocade Qigong

Forever My Sifu by Henry Look

Grandmaster Kuo.  Kuang Ping Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan.  Harvey Kurland, 1998.

Guang Ping Yang Lineage

Guang Ping Yang Taijiquan Association
   Hisotry, news, reading list, links, bulletin board,
products, conference information.  

Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi Chuan Japan.   By D. D. Harrington.  Informative articles, links, 
tips, history, events.  

The Healing Art of Tai Chi: Becoming One With Nature.  By Martin Lee, Emily Lee, Melinda
Lee, and Joyce Lee.  New York, Sterling Publishing Co., 1996.  ISBN: 0806942975.  

Kuo Lien Ying (1895 - 1984).   
  1895  Born in Inner Mongolia, Northern China.  His father was a wealthy silk merchant.
  1907  Began studies in Kung Fu
  1925  Studied Tai Chi with Jou-Yu Wong
  1944  General of Army under Chiang Kai-shek.
  1947  Moved to Taiwan
  1975  Moved to San Francisco's Chinatown
  1976  Married Simmone Kuo
  1984  Died in Mongolia, China

Kuan Ping Poems.  By John C. Harrell.  Photographs by Deborah E. Plummer.  Fullerton,
California, Lightning Publications, 1994.  ISBN: 0963270257.  

The Living Legend of San Francisco Chinatown - Lien Ying Kuo.  "Inside Kung Fu", December,
1976.  By Rick Shively.  

Long Life, Good Health, Through Tai Chi Chuan.   By Simmone Kuo.  Berkeley,
North Atlantic Books, 1991.  134 pages.  ISBN: 1556431112.

Look, Henry (1927- )  Tri Internal Martial Arts.  Sacramento, CA   Guang Ping Yang Taijiquan.

Magic Tortoise Taijiquan School

North West Tai Chi Chuan Association

100 Day Program   Training, goal setting, motivation, Guang Ping stretching.  

Popular Modern Styles of Tai Chi Chuan
   Excellent article by Peter Lim Tian Tek.

Push Hands (Tui Shou) in Tai Chi Chuan.  Links, bibliography, quotes, notes.  25Kb.  

Ride the Tiger to the Mountain: T'ai Chi for Health.  By Martin Lee, Emily Lee and JoAnn
Johnstone.  Reading, Mass., Addison-Wesley Pub., 1989.  ISBN: 0201180774.

JoAnna Gee Schoon

A Short History of Quang Ping Yang Tai-Chi Ch'uan

Sun Style Tai Chi Chuan   Bibliography, links, quotes, resources, lists.  100Kb.  

T'ai Chi Boxing Chronicle.   Compiled and explained by Kuo Lien-Ying.  Translated
by G. Guttmann.  Berkeley, North Atlantic Books, 1994.   ISBN: 1556431775.

Tai-Chi Chuan in Theory and Practice.   By Kuo Lien-Ying.  Presented by Simmone Kuo.
Berkeley, North Atlantic Books, 1999.  ISBN: 1556432984.  

Wave Hands Like Clouds: Kuang Ping Tai Chi.  A Chinese Yoga of Meditation in 
Motion.  By Li, Po.  Harper Collins, 1975.  ASIN: 006121650X.

Weaver, Kevin   Red Bluff, CA.  Mr. Weaver has called the form "Temple Tai Chi."

Wen Wu School of Martial Arts

Yang Family Taijiquan   Bibliography, links, quotes, resources, notes, lists.  150Kb+.  





Kwang Ping Taijiquan of Kuo Lien Ying


"Kuo Lien Ying was one of the few mainland Chinese Taijiquan masters to make his 
home in America. Skilled in both external and internal boxing, he was a respected boxer
in China.  He later moved to Taiwan and then to America.  Kuo had learnt his Taijiquan 
from Wang Chiao Yu in Beijing from a young age.  Wang himself was a student under 
Yang Pan Hou.  An examination of Kuo's Taijiquan shows characteristics of Yang Pan 
Hou's Taijiquan but it differs somewhat from the old Yang form.  Kuo called his form 
Kwang Ping Taijiquan after the city of Kwang Ping where the Yangs had taught for a 
while. He did it to differentiate it from the more extent forms of Taijiquan which he felt 
did not contain all the theories of Taijiquan and that the form he had learnt represent 
the whole transmission as taught by the Yangs in the city of Kwang Ping before going
into the Imperial Court.  It should be noted that Kuo's form is not practiced in Kwang Ping 
city.  Today, Kuo's Taijiquan tradition is being carried on by his wife Simmone Kuo and 
his son.  Based in San Francisco, the style continues its growth primarily in the United 
States where the number of its practitioners continues to increase."
-   Popular Modern Styles of Tai Chi Chuan   Excellent article by Peter Lim Tian Tek.


Kuo Lien Ying came to visit Jou-Yu Wong who was living near the Lao-Tzu Temple in the Ho-Ping-Men
(Door of Peace) sector of Beijing.  At the time, Master Wong was 112 years old and Kuo was in his
thirties.  After Master Wong demonstrated his superiority in Kung Fu, and after Kuo passed the
chin-to-toe test in 100 days, Kuo Lien Ying began his studies with Wong Jou Yu at the Taoist Temple 
until the old monk died at 121 years of age.  
-   A Short History of Quang Ping Yang Tai-Chi Ch'uan









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Taijiquan, Qigong, Weapons: Sword and Staff, Taoism 

Fitness and Well Being Website

      Gardening, Meditation, Walking, Yoga, Strength Training,
      Fitness for Older Persons, Aerobics, Relaxation  

The Spirit of Gardening

2,700 Quotes Arranged by 130 Topics, History, Guides,
     Psycho-Spiritual Aspects of Gardening 

Web Guides, Bibliographies, Links, Directories, Quotes, Notes


Alphabetical Subject Index


Aging Well

Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi): Tiger, Bear, Crane, Deer, and Monkey

Arthritis Therapy - Exercise: T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Chi Kung       

The Bear: The Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)

Breathing and Taijiquan     

Breathing and Yoga

Buddhism and Martial Arts

Chan Ssu Chin - Silk Reeling    

Cheng Man-Ch'ing  (1901-1975)    

Chen Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan     

Chi Kung: Bibliography and Links

Ch'i or Qi and Taijiquan     

Classics of T'ai Chi Ch'uan     

Cloud Hands: T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Chi Kung     

Cloud Hands T'ai Chi Ch'uan Journal     

Cold Mountain Poets: Wanderers, Mystics, and Sages     

Confucius (K'ung Fu-tzu)  (551 - 479 BCE)   

Cuttings: Short Poems by Michael P. Garofalo  

Cuttings: Above the Fog  

Dance and Taijiquan       

Diabetes Therapy - Exercise: Taijiquan and Qigong     

Eight Section Brocade Chi Kung       

Eight Silken Treasures Qigong    

Eight Trigrams and Taijiquan          

Embrace the One - Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree

Emptiness in Full Bloom

Feedback, Kudos and Reviews for the Cloud Hand's Website     

Fitness and Well Being    

Fitness for Older Persons     

Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi): Tiger, Bear, Crane, Deer, and Monkey

Five Precepts of Buddhism     

Five Wu-xing Elements and Taijiquan   

Five Stepping Movements of Taijiquan

Flowers in the Sky

The Four Gates    

Michael P. Garofalo's T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Practice    

Grasping the Sparrow's Tail

Green Way Research

Green Way Research - Taijiquan and Qigong        

Gu Shen Taijiquan Journal     

Haiku and Short Poems     

Health and Fitness - T'ai Chi Ch'uan    

Kriya Yoga

Kwang Ping Taijiquan of Kuo Lien Ying     

Links and Bibliography: Qigong    

Links and Bibliography: Taijiquan       

Long Form 108 Yang Style Taijiquan     

Master Chang San-Feng  (circa 1350)       

Master Cheng Man-Ch'ing  (1901 - 1975)    

Master Han Shan  (circa 750)    

Master Kuo Lien Ying     

Master Sun Lu-Tang   

Meditation - General

Meditation and Breathing

Meditation and Walking    

Meditation Methods and Techniques  

Michael P. Garofalo's T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Practice    

Months of the Year: Quotes, Poems, Links

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Nature Mysticism   

Oak Tree in the Courtyard

Pranayama: Breathing Techniques from Yoga     

Push Hands - T'ui Shou   

Qigong: Bibliography and Links    

Qi or Ch'i and Taijiquan     

Qigong Walking

Relaxation and Taijiquan  

Senior Citizens Fitness Programs

Shoong, Sung, Song  - Loose, Relaxed, Open, Yielding, Responsive     

Short Form, Yang Style, Beijing Simplified 24

Silk Reeling    

Simplified 24 From, Yang Style       

The Spirit of Gardening    

Staff Weapons: Jo, Bo, Can, Staff, Spear    

Standing Like A Tree - Zhan Zhuang

Standing Meditation (Wu Ji)

Sticking Hands - T'ui Shou   

Strength Training

Sun Lu-Tang   

Sun Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan     

Swordsmanship and T'ai Chi Ch'uan     

Tai Chi Classics      

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi for Diabetes

T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Bibliography and Links     

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Short Form, Beijing Simplified 24, Yang Style     

Tai Chi: Links and Bibliography      

Tai Chi Staff     

Tai Chi Sword (Jian)     

Taijiquan: Bibliography and Links      

Taijiquan Classics      

Taijiquan For Good Health, Fitness and Vitality         

Taijiquan Jian (Sword)     

Taoism, Nature Mysticism, Alchemy      

Temple Qigong     

Thirteen Postures: 8 Gates and 5 Steps                  

Thirteen Treasures Walking Qigong       

The 300 Missing Poems of Han Shan      

Tree Qigong - Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree   

Trees - Quotations, Poems, Lore, Wisdom  

24 From, Yang Style, Standard       

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan Club        

Valley Spirit Taijiquan Journal     

Vitality, Health and Qigong   

Walking - General Fitness Exercise

Walking and Taijiquan     

Walking - Quotations

Waving Hands Like Clouds:  T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong    

Wu Ji - Standing Meditation

Yang Style Taijiquan Long Form 108 Movements     

Yang Style Taijiquan Short Form 24 Movements       


Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree

Zen Poetry          




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