The Series showcases the traditional 5 Tai chi Chuan families styles. Shifu Jiang Jianye researched the 5 styles, and created 5 short forms - one for each family - using the same 10 postures in each, so that the difference between styles can be easily studied and compared.
Shifu Jianye Jiang was born in 1950 and has studied Wushu since he was 5 years old, learning from well-known masters such as Yu Mingwei, Yu Hai, and many others. He received a BA and master's degree from Qufu University and Shanghai Physical Education Institute. A national and international judge in China and the U.S., he is also a master calligrapher and winner of national and international awards. Sales of his calligraphy have garnered more than $10,000; all of which was donated to the Shandong Disabled Association. He has also acted in movies produced in China, Australia, and Japan.