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In his younger days, Grandmaster Cheng studied painting under Madam Hoong Wei. He later went under the tutelage of Chien Min San for the study of Chinese classical texts. Grandmaster further his knowledge on Chinese medicine through the teaching of an Imperial doctor by the name of Soong Yew Au.

On Tai-Chi Chuan, Grandmaster Cheng spent 7 years learning from Great Grandmaster Yang Cheng Fu and it was said that Great Grandmaster Yang in gratitude for Grandmaster Cheng's effort in saving his wife from a grave illness, taught Grandmaster Chong Man Chung secret teachings of the Yang family.

Grandmaster Cheng's Tai-Chi Chuan really took a quantum leap after he learned the Tso family internal exercises. By combining the Tso family's internal exercises into Tai-Chi Chuan, Grandmaster Cheng brought Tai-Chi Chuan back closer to its Taoist origin.

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During the war years with Japan, Grandmaster Cheng was appointed as the Principal of the Hunan Martial Arts Society. He was also the instructor for the military academy. In his effort to popularize the art, he taught a shorter form comprising of 37 steps.

Although the 37 steps appeared like a concise set, in it, Grandmaster Cheng has infused in it his accomplishment and understanding in the art of poetry, calligraphy, medicine, painting, Tai-Chi Chuan, Chinese classics of which he is the acclaimed expert. Grandmaster distilled the essence of his understanding of these arts and threaded these knowledge into a blend of Tai-Chi Chuan that is unique and powerful in its application. When Grandmaster Cheng later left China for Taiwan he brought with him this unique Tai-Chi Chuan and later spread it to the US, Malaysia, Singapore and of-course Taiwan. Ten of thousands of Tai-Chi Chuan have benefited from Grandmaster untiring efforts in promoting the art.

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Amongst the students, there were less than thirty disciples who registered themselves to be serious disciples through the martial tradition of submitting a <six-fold> entrance card. This <six-fold> entrance card submissioning is a serious commitment by the aspiring disciple to the master. 

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