Cologne (Koeln) Center
Center Director, Academy Instructor
Frank Grothstueck (born 1967) is the director of the "Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center Germany/Cologne", established in 2000. He practices martial arts since 1983 and Taijiquan since 1990. From 1990 to 1995 he learned 24, 48 forms (modern simplified taiji) and 83 forms of Chen Style (new frame).
Since 1995, when he first met the masters Yang Zhenduo and Yang Jun and became their student, he learned handforms (103, 49 and 13 forms), Taiji sword, Taiji saber, Tuishou and long staff and continues studying with them every year.
Since 1995 he teaches Taijiquan in Cologne and organises seminars with his masters Yang Zhenduo and Yang Jun. In 2005 he was formally accepted as a disciple by Master Yang Zhenduo.
In the International Yang Style Taiji competition in Taiyuan/China (July 2002) Frank Grothstueck won two gold medals in long form and saber form.