Wang Zhi Ping

Wang Zhi Ping

The Wang Zhi Ping Tai Chi Training Centre - Yangshuo

Wang Zhi Ping has been teaching Tai Chi in Yangshuo for the past 20 years and has an attractive established school on private grounds close to Yangshuo Park.

He is a dedicated Tai Chi practitioner and is a good person to learn with especially as a beginner. The school has a health focus, not a martial one.

Videos

There are videos of him available on the school's channel: click here.

There is also a video tour around the school grounds he made in 2018 on a misty day: click here.

Training

The school offers training in:

  • Ba Duan Jin Qi Gong, Yi Jin Jing & Xi Sui Jing for Health & Rejuvenation.
  • The 5 Animal Exercises for Health- (a soft interpretation closer to Tai Chi movement than Kungfu - Click here for details)
  • Modern Yang Style Tai Chi 24
  • Feng Zhi Qiang's Chen Xinyi Hunyuan Tai Chi
  • Chen Zhao Pei's Chen Lao Jia Tai Chi

Nb. There is no 'syllabus' here. Students learn individually according to their needs and physical condition and may be offered training in other arts as well if appropriate.

School Office & Outdoor Training Area

School Office & Outdoor Training Area

Wang Zhi Ping teaches students personally himself. Generally classes are small, less than 10 students together, often less than 5, which is ideal.

Students generally train for four hours a day on week days leaving weekends free to relax and enjoy the area.

The learning environment is very pleasant and is conveniently located in central Yangshuo close to the park. The Taichi garden is private and spacious and includes a large covered area with open sides allowing Tai Chi practice whatever the weather.

It's possible to take lessons for short periods but generally students are encouraged to train for at least a month or two to allow time to really learn the Tai Chi or Qi Gong. Perhaps the Qi Gong can be learnt well within a shorter time.


School Covered Training Area

School Covered Training Area

Students I've met have been happy with their time at the school and many have returned at a later date to continue with their studies.

One older student recently told me his body was a little tired from training intensively for the month, but he had learnt more in the short time, then the past ten years training two evenings a week.

Wang Zhi Ping speaks a simple English which he has picked up from his students over the years. He has developed an effective teaching style mainly using body language and small amounts of affirmative or non-affirmative feedback. Students get it pretty quick.

It actually helps the learning process, as you drop into a more meditative state acutely focused on where he is leading you.

He plays beautiful slow Chinese music throughout his classes, which does help draw out feeling from your soul as you practice hour after hour together.

Wang Zhi Ping & Myself - 2005

Wang Zhi Ping & Myself - 2005

Learning any Tai Chi style requires a lot of sustained concentration which is hard work and so these little aesthetic details really help.

Anthony - China Tai Chi Guide

I know Wang Zhi Ping very well, he was my first teacher. I spent a morning with his class in 2016. I just sat quietly and watched and then we chatted afterwards over tea. It left me with a quiet, peaceful feeling. I could see he was happy with his simple life, teaching his Tai Chi every day. It is important to him and gives his life its meaning and beauty.

My own opinion is that this can be a good environment for beginners or relative beginners fairly new to Tai chi.

It is also worth considering for people with weak health wishing to use the 5 Animal exercise and Yi Jin Jing Qi Gong to strengthen themselves, possibly with some gentle taichi as well.

Notes on Qi Gong at the School

Click here for more details on the 5 Animal Exercises.

I watched some students training in Xi Sui Jing and this may also be interesting for some people. Apparently it is not easy to find teachers willing or able to teach this.

For more information see : Shaolin Qi Gong Systems.
Nb. Wang Zhi Ping teaches it in a modfied soft way, closer to Tai Chi than the original Shaolin forms.

Wang Zhi Ping teaching

Wang Zhi Ping teaching

Booking Notes

Wang Zhi Ping teaches throughout the year, so you can be confident of being able to study whenever you are able to travel to the school. The covered training areas mean that wet weather is no problem.

I am supporting Wang Zhi Ping directly with email replies right now. His English is fine for teaching, but not clear enough for enquiries.

School Fees

Training is usually Mon-Fri,4 hours per day.

  • One Month: 4500Y
  • Two Weeks: 2500Y
  • One Week: 1500Y

This is a good price for Tai Chi in China nowadays, especially for a small tutorial class.

Accommodation

The school has a relationship with a local hotel providing comfortable accommodation:

  • One Month+: 1250Y / month (or ~1600Y / month for a couple sharing)
  • 2 Weeks: ~1000Y
  • 1 Week: ~800Y

This is a very good deal for Yangshuo.

Food

Tasty food is available quite cheaply in Yangshuo. I spend 30 Yuan per day. Expect to pay a bit more than this probably

Getting there and away

Getting to and from Yangshuo is easier every year. There is now a direct high speed train from Hong Kong to Guilin taking just 3 hours and you can get a taxi from Guilin to Yangshuo. From other parts of China, there are also high speed trains and flights to Guilin. From Guangzhou you can travel direct to Yangshuo Train Station.

Health Issues

Health issues are important to mention in communication, but generally this style of Tai Chi and Qi Gong is suitable for all people. He will adapt it for you (as should you, in terms of taking rests if needed.) Not pushing the body too much is a golden rule. He has already taught many older people and at least one student with Parkinson's along with other health issues.

Visas

Visas are important to discuss. If you are just coming for a month, it should be fine to get a booking letter from the hotel in Yangshuo. You will also need to show your travel booking to Yangshuo. (There is an Android app: Trip.com, which lets you book ahead and gives a receipt to show the embassy)

For longer study periods, US, UK & Canadian students have no difficulty other than the visa fee (£150 UK).

Longer study for other nationalities may require an invitation letter from Wang Zhi Ping and his school. This process needs to be respected. If you ask for 3 months to study at the school with him, please stay for the 3 months. This is not a suitable visa 'method' for onward travel in China, as he will be responsible for you for the duration.

Communication

Please keep your email communicaton concise and use simple english. He may use a translator tool to help him with written communication. I may help if necessary.

Note on Other Websites

This is an official website for Wang Zhi Ping and his school. Emails go direct to him and I receive a copy. We are friends.

There are a couple of other websites listing the school, which are owned by an ex-business partner of his and the relative of an ex-student. Both were made by ripping off my own website from years back and the content has not been updated. He has no control over these sites, so they remain on the internet.

Summary

Wang Zhi Ping teaches with enthusiasm and students who put the work in to learn with him, leave with a Tai Chi practice they can continue with for the rest of their lives.

So an interesting school to consider in a beautiful environment where its easy to set up home for a while.

To book, please contact the school directly :

Contact The Wang Zhi Ping Tai Chi Training School



Student Testimonials

I was looking for an activity that could bring me well-being and satisfaction. After practising Tai Chi in a local group in Latvia for a year, I've decided to take my Tai Chi to a new level and after a long search and many e-mails between different schools in China I made my decision to travel to Yangshuo to The Wang Zhi Ping Tai Chi Centre. And I wasn't disappointed. The welcome I got in the school exceeded my expectations. Amazing landscape around Yangshuo complemented the experience. That culture was corresponding to my needs. The energy, the calm and the inner peacefulness that I felt in that class had convinced me to follow Master Wang Zhi Ping, so I've visited Yangshuo 3 times for the past three years, in total spending 5 months here. Tai Chi training has helped me a lot. Now, I have more flexibility, less pain and I am more well-balanced energetically, physically and mentally.

Nina, Latvia




To Master Wang Zhi Ping and all - I have had the most fantastic experience staying here in Yangshuo and training at the School. Many thanks for helping me improve my Tai Chi practice with excellent demonstrations, hard work, much patience and good humour. Xie xie! I wish you and the school every good wish for the future.

Graham, England




With patience one can achieve anything. I have studied Tai Chi here for two months and I learnt quicker than I could ever imagine. When I started I thought I would learn maybe two forms in the time but have at least doubled that. Credit where credits due, Wang Zhi Ping is a very good teacher and has helped me along my path. When I first arrived in Yangshuo I had only planned on staying only for a few days and then return to Wudang Shan to continue learning Kung Fu, I found a good Tai Chi School, a very good teacher and so I have stayed longer and probably will return in the Autumn. On talking to people in Yangshuo you hear of many similar stories, it is very easy here. Wang Zhi Ping teaches in a very patient manner and with each person at their own speed depending on their skill and what they want to learn. He teaches both Yang and Chen Styles understanding not only the movements but why these movements exist in martial context. I have enjoyed my time, I hope you enjoy yours.

Rob, England


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The China Taichi Guide : Wang Zhi Ping is an experienced practitioner of Chen Style Tai Chi & Chen Xinyi Hunyuan Tai Chi. He also teaches Simplified Yang Style Tai 24 & Qi Gong for Health purposes. He has an attractive Tai Chi school in Yangshuo, Guangxi, China. The China Tai Chi Guide is a directory of Tai Chi Schools and Teachers in China.


Anthony Fidler 2011 - The China Tai Chi Guide - A Guide to finding the right Tai Chi Teacher and School for you in China. Yang Style Tai Chi, Chen Style Tai Chi, Wu, Sun and other Internal Martial Arts are all discussed along with the Locations where Quality Tai Chi can be found in China.