Master Ding Shui-de and Liu Yuelan visited Lincoln, NE in April of 2011
Master Ding's web site
Master Ding Shui-de was born in Zhejiang, China in 1930. When he was only 13 years old, Ding began his training with Master Feng bin who was a renowned boxer of the Er-Mei School. Then he continued studying with Masters Zhang Guifang and Niu Chenming (牛春明), both important descendants of the Yang family style of Taichi.
Since 1994, Master Ding has written several articles and books, and also produced many CD recordings on Taichi. In 2008 he was selected as one of the 10 best martial artists in 21st century of China. Master Ding served many important positions throughout the years. He is now the Director of China Yongnian International Taichi Society, the Vice-chairman of the China Folk Wushu Master Society and the Chair of China-US Yang style Taichi Association.
Shimu Liu Yuelan was born in Zhejiang, China in 1956. She began her Tai Chi training with Master Ding Shuide in 1991. She is proficient in traditional Yang style Tai Chi Chuan, Sword, Saber, Push Hands, and many other forms of Tai Chi. She has been invited to Japan and other Far Eastern countries to give seminars and demonstrations. Shifu Liu won numerous silver and gold medals in various national and provincial Tai Chi competitions since 1998. She has served as the Chief Secretary of Zhejiang Martial Arts Association, and a high level judge for major Tai Chi Chuan Competition in Zhejiang. She is considered as the 6th generation of Yang style Tai Chi chuan descendants.