Peng & Grandmaster
Wang doing push hands at the Thunder Bay International Taiji
Festival in 2001.
Master Peng with Chen Shimu and Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei.
Master Peng was inducted into the Budo International Magazine
Martial Arts Hall of Fame in June, 2006. He is
pictured here with Grandmaster John Pelligrini.
In 1990, Master Peng Youlian came to Canada. Soon, he started
teaching in the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre as a Taiji instructor.
As Taiji grew in popularity, the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Tai Chi Club
was formed and in 1998, the Peng You Taiji Quan Association was
formed with Master Peng, President of the Association. Over the
years of teaching Taiji, he and the Association have worked hard
to build a "Health, Happiness and Friendship" life style in our
community. Every year since 1998, he led tour groups to China,
the center of Asian culture and the motherland of Taiji.
Awarded 7th Duan by the Chinese Wushu Association in Zhengzhou, China, August 15, 2007.
Accepted as a disciple by Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei, 11th generation Master of Chen Family Taijiquan in August 2007.
started his Taiji training as a teenager. From 1981 to 1985, he
studied in the Physical Education Department of Beijing Normal
University. He received his Bachelor Degree in 1985 and his Master
Degree in 1989. During his university years, Master Peng was trained
by martial arts masters and professors, most notably, Master
attended the World Taiji Forum at South China Normal University,
Guangzhou, December 2003 as a representative of Canadian Taiji.
2001 he won the Gold Medal for Taijiquan at the Canadian Wushu
Championships. He was Grand Champion at the Thunder Bay Martial
Arts Open, 2003.
has made contacts with many famous Taiji masters and has invited
them to share their knowledge in Thunder Bay.