<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Audi:
<B>Hi TaiChiMan and Frank,
I think you all are referring to the Guang Ping style promoted by Kuo Lien-Ying and reportedly transmitted by Yang Banhou. I have two of Kuo's books, one of which describes a 64 movement form.
Although I cannot vouch for its accuracy, I think the following link should provide useful information.
Thanks for the information Audi. That's a very interesting Website. The Guanping style that we practice looks a lot different to the Guanping style displayed on that Website though.
I've been talking to a Guanping practitioner in the States from the lineage of Master Gau and sent him a video clip of our form. As it turns out we both practice a different form. However, when you consider that Guanping is an 'area' of China (to the best of my knowledge) that's not surprising.
My Sifu tells me that over the years he's seen lots of different Guanping Yang forms, some look like ours, some don't.
At the end of the day though what's important is whether what you learn really works or not and whether you enjoy the practice of it. Everything else is just wallpaper, interesting background but not that pertinent.
All the best,