As Grandmaster Ip’s Disciple, I am dedicated to practicing, preserving and passing on the snake style of Yang family tai chi chuan. The snake style was held exclusively within the Yang family for five generations until Master Ip gave me permission to teach it openly.
The snake style develops a powerful, flexible body and superior martial arts skills. More importantly, it offers the potential of a lifestyle free of physical and emotional stress. Peace-of-mind, robust health and longevity are its ultimate rewards.
Please enjoy your visit to our web site. Perhaps one day you will want to follow the way of the snake.
Introducing Mr. James Blaise
James Blaise, formerly of Paris, France and recently of Montreal, Canada, will be returning to Paris to teach the snake style in Europe in July of this year. James, an accomplished martial artist, has been studying the snake style with me privately for over three years (120 hours). He has completely dedicated himself to spreading Master Ip’s snake style system in France and other European countries. You can contact James at:
We wellcome Richard J. Losasso Sr. and Fred Staples. Check out our LINKS for more details
New members to the ISSA
Again, the journey to Germany was a great success with hard training and lots of fun. We have met lots of old and new friends and also now four new schools are starting to teach the Ip Family Style. Check out the new affiliates at our Link-Section.
There are new photos in our Gallery section, with impressions from the last seminars
Welcome to Ip Family Tai Chi Chuan - the Snake Style
Grandmaster Ip Tai Tak was taken as Master Yang’s male heir and adopted son (Disciple) in 1958. He was then taught the Yang Family’s Snake System and became Master Yang’s practice partner for the next 28 years
Master Ip told me that Yang Chen Fu taught the snake style only to his eldest son, Yang Sau Chung, and that Yang Sau Chung passed on this system only to him. Master Ip taught me snake style system after I became his Disciple in 2001.
Master Ip was an innovator, adding exercises, drills and martial variations to the body of knowledge passed on to him by his Master. He researched many different martial systems and worked with his Master to develop a more complete system of Zhan Zhong. Master Yang also gave Master Ip permission to personalize the Yang Family Long Boxing and weapons forms to suit Master Ip’s martial interests and beliefs.
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Before his death, Master Ip gave me permission to teach his Snake Style openly and encouraged me to pass on this teaching throughout the world. This has become my mission as his Disciple.
In honor of his legacy, and to distinguish this system from all other Yang teaching methodologies, I am proud to announce the formation of Ip Family Tai Chi Chuan (from the Snake Style of the Yang Family).
Bao Tak Fai (Bob Boyd)
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