Grandmaster Ip, Tai-Tak

Grandmaster Ip, Tai-Tak , the first disciple of Great Grandmaster Yang, Sau-Chung.

Grandmaster Ip was born in Hong Kong. He took up external martial art as a young man due to his prevailing weak health. At the age of 21 years, he studied Yang style Tai Chi Chuan under Master Tung Yien Kit (Dong, Ying Chieh ) for 4 years. Over the next 4 years his health improved, and due to his consistent approach he was appointed as Instructor for Master Tung's school.

In 1949, Master Yang Sau Chung left China during the communist revolution to settle in Yuen Long, New Territory, Hong Kong. Master Yang gave a public demonstration exhibiting the traditional Yang style Tai Chi Chuan in 1951. Master Ip, very impressed by Master Yang's demonstration and in the pursuit for greater understanding, left Master Tung to study under Master Yang, Head of the Yang Family style. After 4 years of intense study, he was formally accepted as the first inner disciple of Master Yang Sau Chung. Master Ip continued to study under Master Yang until the latter passed away in 1985. At the age of 69 years, Master Ip is as devoted as ever to the study, practice and development of Tai Chi Chuan, only teaching a selective number of senior students.