Master Wu Kung Cho -吳公藻 (1903 – 1983)
Third Generation, Younger brother of Master Wu Kung Yi and Second Son of Master Wu Chien Chuan
Master Wu Kung Yi’s younger brother Master Wu Kung Cho was an expert in many facets of Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan such as Chi Kung (breathing techniques). He is especially known as being the first to write a book on Wu style Tai Chi Chuan. This book initially published in 1935 is a classic and has been published again in 1980 spreading the Wu family tradition throughout the world and will be published in English for the first time by the end of 2003. The content of the ‘Gold Book’ includes all the Wu Family Tai Chi Chuan secrets known and transmitted to each generation only. This information will now be freely passed on to all Wu Style Tai Chi practitioners worldwide. The book is scheduled to be available at the end of 2003.
In 1929 Master Wu Kung Cho left the Thirteenth Brigade of the Nationalist Revolutionary Army and headed to Shanghai to teach at the Ching Wu Association. In 1937 Master Wu Kung Cho moved south to Hong Kong and set up a Wu’s Tai Chi Chuan academy. After the Japanese army invaded Hong Kong, the Wu family moved inland until the war was ended. The Hong Kong Wu’s Tai Chi Chuan Academy was headed up by Master Wu Kung Yi and the Macau Academy by Master Wu Tai Kwei. These two centres developed large followings.