Yu Wen Mei

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Began training: 1953


Internal Martial Arts: Taiji & Qigong

Hall of Fame Award:

2024 - 60 years

Other Awards:






Grandmaster Wen Mei Yu began Qigong training in 1953 in Shanghai when at age 17, her bleeding ulcer was not treatable by Eastern or Western medicines. Her life has since been devoted to studying and teaching the healing methods and practice of Qigong and Taijiquan.

She was introduced into the women’s martial arts community in 1992 at the Olympia, Washington Pacific Association of Women Martial Artist camp, quickly becoming a favorite and taught for many years at both PAWMA and NWMAF (National Women’s Martial Arts Federation).

Grandmaster Yu was a Professor at the Jing Wu Athletic College, Shanghai, served as General Secretary, Shanghai Physical Culture Association for the Elderly and as a Judge and Coach for many Chinese martial arts championships.

She taught at many conferences and trainings. She won many awards including Top Taijiquan Instructor in China, PAWMA Lifetime Achievement Award, Award of Excellence, National Women’s Martial Arts Federation and both Writer of the Year and Woman of the Year for Inside Kung Fu magazine.

Yu Wen Mei Photo Album

3 photo(s) Updated on: 28 Apr 2024


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