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Helen Wu Tai-Chi Studio

The True Source of Tai-Chi, Therapeutic Chi-Kung and Traditional Kung-Fu


小蓉健身体疗 室   —–   返本归真,祛病延年


Chinese Martial Arts & Chinese Medicine

Combined Teaching System 武医结合


This excellent teaching system comes from Master Helen Wu’s family: it is the synthesis of three generations of people who dedicated their entire lives to create and contribute to this system. In Chinese, the name of this system is, “Wu Yi Jie He”, translated as “Chinese Martial Arts & Chinese Medicine Combined Teaching System”. It is a system where healing and training are combined together for prevention and health. Within the three generations, some have been known as martial artists, some as doctors, and others as both martial artists and doctors, but without exception, each person has been trained in both martial arts and Chinese medicine. Wu Yi Jie He was founded by Grandmaster Wang, Zi Ping. 2nd generation successor, Grandmaster Wang, Ju Rong, and her husband Dr Wu, Cheng De (also 2nd generation) continued the lineage and passed on the teachings to 3rd generation successor, Master Helen Wu and her partner Master Simon Hu (also 3rd generation). They currently enjoy passing on these arts to the next generation for health, character-building and posterity.


Special message from Master Helen Wu (吴小蓉老师):

It is my hope that this system can be passed on to any sincere practitioner who recognizes the value of good health, self-discipline and the preservation of authentic, traditional arts for quality of life.

There is an old Chinese poem that describes strength of character by invoking two different images: Strength of character is like a fine sword blade, which is tempered in fire. But it is also like the plum blossom, which produces a sweet scent in February, when it is cold and snow lies on the ground.

I left Shanghai Teachers University in 1989 and came to North America. I experienced a culture shock in what was an entirely new and challenging environment. That old poem suddenly meant so much to me, as I found myself growing and maturing in response to the trials I faced. My experiences in North America, the challenges and the adversity have helped to temper my spirit.

The School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University, Canada, has greatly broadened my ability to help people enhance their health and well-being, and to train the young people who will have so much to offer this nation in the field of health care. I am so happy that the eastern martial and healing arts are receiving the academic recognition they deserve.

Finally, I hope our programs will serve as a companion for you as you set out on your journey of discovery in Tai-Chi, Chi-Kung and traditional Kung-Fu.


Helen Wu (吴小蓉)
The School of Kinesiology & Health Science, York University
Toronto, Canada