By Retired Shrimp Blue Warrior
Jan 12, 2024
On January 7, 2024, as the students of Wu-style Taijiquan gathered to celebrate the New Year's Day, they marked a special double happiness occasion – the 80th birthday celebration of Master Li Weiming, the sixth-generation successor of Wu-style Taijiquan, and the formally acceptance ceremony of new students in Shanghai. Despite the biting cold winter, the teacher and brothers arrived early, including those who living outside Shanghai, specifically to celebrate Master Li's birthday and witness the acceptance ceremony.
Joyfully, we engaged in conversations, exchanging the learning experiences we had with Master Li over the years, expressing admiration for his exquisite Taijiquan skills. Mrs. Yu Yueqin, Master Li's wife, in particular, radiated happiness today; her face was rosy, her spirit soaring, and her shared in the joy.
In 1993, Master Li was invited to teach Wu-style Taijiquan in Thailand, where he remained until officially returning to live in China in 2014. During his more than 20 years in Thailand, he taught thousands of students, officially accepting hundreds. With his dedication, he significantly promoted Wu-style Taijiquan in Thailand and actively spread traditional Chinese culture.