A brief biography of Master Sun Cunzhou

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Master Sun Cunzhou (Tsun Dgo) (1893-1963) was the second son of Great Master Sun Lutang, creator of Sun style Tai Chi Chuan. He began to learn martial arts at the age of 6 with his father. Extremely intelligent and gifted, Sun Cunzhou quickly mastered the essence of the martial arts. At age 17, he followed his father to the capital and had the opportunity to meet with numerous martial artists of various schools. He beat them all in formal combat challenges. At 19, he left his father to travel alone to southern China in order to further pursue his education in the martial arts.

One day when Master Sun was 27 years old, he met a famous martial artist at a friend's home. The man expressed doubt and contempt towards Sun Cunzhou, and asked the young Sun to engage in combat. With a single Bagua hand movement, Sun Cunzhou threw the challenger to the ground. Afterwards, the man, a veteran martial artist of over 70 years, sighed and said "It has been decades since an opponent has forced me to taste the ground."

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First added: September 12th, 2016
Last Updated: September 12th, 2016

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