Zhao Liang’s grandfather Zhao Bin is the grandson of grandmaster Yang Chengfu’s nephew. He is the fourth generation of family heirs of Yang’s Taijiquan and a famous Taiji player. Zhao Liang practiced Taiji with his grandfather Zhao Bin and his father Zhao Youbin at the age of six. He systematically and comprehensively inherited Yang’s Taijiquan. He has practiced continuously for more than 30 years. He has pure skill, proficient Taiji equipment and proficient theory. He has won gold medals in domestic and international Taijiquan competitions for many times.
At the age of 12, he began to teach Taiji with his father, covering almost all domestic provinces. He has taught Taiji in more than ten countries and has taught Taiji in all parts of Thailand for three years. Since 2007, based in Shenzhen, he has spread Yang’s Taijiquan to Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macao and at home and abroad. More than 20 organs and units have been trained in Shenzhen alone, and have been serving as Taijiquan coaches for some of them for many years. In 2012, he and his father, Mr. Zhao Youbin, founded Xi’an Zhao Youbin Yang Style Taijiquan training center and Shanxi Yongnian Yang Style Taijiquan promotion center, established a double teaching base of one south and one north, based on Xi’an and Shenzhen, spread Yang’s Taijiquan to the whole country and the world and carry forward China’s excellent traditional culture. So far, tens thousands of students have been directly taught.
The Xi’an Yongnian Yang Taijiquan society, with Zhao Liang as the executive chairman, was established in 1984. At present, there are more than 60 counseling stations in Xi’an, more than 10 branches in Shanxi Province, and more than 20 branches or counseling stations outside Shanxi Province; It supports and develops more than 100 relevant Taijiquan organizations all over the world. It is an international large-scale organization based in Xi’an and spreading Yang’s Taijiquan to the world. Relying on these organizations, Yang’s Taijiquan has been promoted at home and abroad, forming a good situation of dense distribution at home and wide spread abroad. According to incomplete statistics, more than one million people have practiced Zhao Chuan Yang’s Taijiquan in many countries and regions around the world, including China.
Zhao Liang once participated in the planning and organization of the Yang Style Taijiquan International Invitational Competition and Symposium of famous experts held in Xi’an in May 2005; Since 2009, three sessions of “Zhao Bin Cup” Taiji Cultural Exchange competition have been successfully held in Handan, Xi’an and Wuhan for three consecutive years, which has produced good social results; The “2015 Xi’an International Yang Style Taijiquan Friendship Conference” was held in Xi’an in April 2015, which was widely praised by domestic and foreign media; As the deputy director of the organizing committee, he participated in two Shaanxi Taiji Cultural Festivals in 2018 and 2019. In 2019, the number of participants of Shaanxi Taiji Culture exceeded 4000. The “bright Taiji” team led by him has repeatedly cut gold and silver in provincial, national and international competitions, and won a number of team and individual gold medals in the National Games and the national Taiji open. In 2021, he served as team leader and coach, leading a 300 member team to undertake the task of Taijiquan performance at the opening ceremony of the 14th National Games.
In addition to busy Taiji and communication, he kept writing in his spare time, published many articles in important martial arts journals, and also participated in the compilation of Yang’s 37 style, 28 Style Taijiquan, 51 style sword and other teaching materials. In the process of his father’s compiling the course of Yang Style Taijiquan Duan system, he actively assisted in the preparation and accompanying research. His creation of “Yang’s Taijiquan foundation building eight potentials” is deeply loved by Taijiquan practitioners at home and abroad. He was also selected into many classics, such as the annals of Yongnian Taijiquan and the Encyclopedia of Chinese Taijiquan.
In 2016, it won the “outstanding contribution award of Chinese Taiji inheritance” issued by the “First World Taiji Culture Festival”. In 2017, it won the certificate of “world middle-aged and young leaders of Taijiquan”; In 2019, it won the “Golden Tripod Award for International Wushu inheritance” and the title of “Taiji man of the hour”; In 2020, it won the “top ten hot figures of Taijiquan in 2020” of the world Taijiquan network.
The sixth generation of Yang’s Taijiquan
Seven paragraphs of Chinese Wushu
Deputy director of Shaanxi Yongnian Yang Style Taijiquan Taijiquan Promotion Center
Executive president of Yang’s Taijiquan society in Xi’an Yongnian
Honorary president of Wushu Association of Xi’an high tech Zone
Vice president of Yang’s Taijiquan Professional Committee of Shenzhen Wushu Association
President of international Yongnian Yang’s Taijiquan Association
Honorary president and head coach of Hong Kong Zhao Youbin Yang’s Taijiquan Association
Honorary consultant of American Taijiquan society and head coach, honorary president and consultant of dozens of Taijiquan organizations
“Chinese martial arts”, “Wudang” and other famous martial arts magazines, masters and lecturers