Tsoi Nei Biu 蔡乃標

Tsoi Nei Biu

1930 Born in China
1932 Immigrated to Hong Kong

I. Tie with Tai Chi Chuan
At 19, when I was working as an officer in a timber mill, I visited a number of Chinese medicine practitioners for my lumbar sprain in vain. Fortunately, a close friend of mine introduced the Wang Dong Tsai Bone Setting Medical Centre to me. The result was desirable and I stayed in Sifu Wang’s medical centre to learn Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan (for health). One year, by luck and chance, I was able to enter the Chien-Chuan Tai Chi Chuan Association to continue studying Tai Chi Chuan as I was introduced by Feng Tien Shi, who was a disciple of the nationally well-known Tai Chi Master Wu Kung Yi of the Association. Nourished by Chief Instructor Sifu Zhong Yueh Ping’s utmost attention and effort in his teaching for over eight years, I had achieved some success. With gratitude I remember these always, and am always thankful for him. Since then, I have been closely tied with Tai Chi Chuan.

II. 50 years in the Chien-Chuan Tai Chi Chuan Association
I joined the Association in 1951. Years later, I kept learning the art and skills of Tai Chi Chuan while being an assistant instructor. Two or three years later, Master Kung Yi told me that my tuition fee was exempted and asked me to stay in the post of assistant instructor. Counting from 1962, I had been nominated as the managing governor and the vice-governor of academic affairs in the advisory board of governors of the Association. I had been responsible for the administration of classes for beginners, intermediate and senior levels respectively. In the 80’s, I concurrently took up the post of chief governor of academic affairs and stayed until 2001.

In these years, I was lucky enough to be accepted as a disciple of the Wu Family under Master Wu Kung Yi and listed as the forth generation in July of 1963. Thanks to much generous advice from the seniors, brothers and sisters, I progressed in my study. I was also kindly permitted by Master Kung Yi to join the training classes for disciples for many years.

In deep mourning, Master Kung Yi passed away in 1970. I regret so much for not serving him around all the time when he was alive. This pain still lingers around in my dreams!

III. Meaningful and Memorable Events during the Time in the Association
i. With great honor in the July of 1987, Master Tai Chi hosted the ceremony of receiving new disciples for Master Tai Sin. He, on behalf of Master Kung Yi, also accepted my holding of a grand occasion for receiving new disciples on the same day. In July of 1997, I even had the chance to receive new disciples for the second time (totally four disciples accepted). This fulfilled my longing hope ------ to contribute all the little I have to promoting and glorifying Wu style Tai Chi Chuan and to remember the Wu family’s grace on me!

ii. In 1967, the Chien-Chuan Tai Chi Chuan Association was invited by (Asia) Rediffusion Television for a live broadcast teaching of Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan. After the advisory board of the Association had agreed, We had Master Kung Yi, Sister Ying Hsia, Brother Kuo Shao Chiong and Governor-general Heh Sheng being the leaders; Chief Instructor Zhong Yueh Ping being the director; and me demonstrating hand forms, performing various push hands and teaching Tai Chi Chuan. The programme was broadcasted live twice a week for seven to eight months. It produced remarkable effect on promotion. After that, enthusiasts asking for learning the martial art have not ceased coming to the Association! Here I record in memorial for the great success on promoting and glorifying Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan.

蔡乃標 TSOI NIE BIU
籍貫:中國廣東順德 1930年

1. 我的奇遇與鑑泉太極拳社結機緣

1949年,我在港某木廠任文職,因工作傷了腰骨,曾先後求治於六位醫師,惜未能痊癒。幸得好友介紹到王棟材師傅處醫治,大約六個月,已治癒了九成。為求早日完全康復,最好能學習武術作為輔助治療。而王師傅精於多門派武功任我選學,最後我揀選了學習吳式太極拳。
約過一年,適逢著名吳家太極宗師吳公儀的弟子馮天錫先生探訪王師傅。馮先生看見我學的是吳家太極拳,說我有緣,得到王師傅同意,將我帶引到鑑泉太極拳社繼續求學。從此,我便與太極拳結下不解之緣。

2. 在鑑泉太極拳社的五十年學習與教職務歷程

1951年我在鑑泉太極拳社一面學習一面任助教。約三年後,得吳公儀老師通知免再交學費,直至現在。從此我於課餘後,跟從鍾岳平師傅學習各項基本功、各種步法、推手、兵器和拳式使用法等,更得鍾師傅傳授吳家太極拳秘奧的關節動作,故我耐心領會,勤學苦練,亦為日後各課程積累了教材。自1954年起,我便擔任初、中級班教練。轉瞬八年,我的身體已告康復,便辭去木廠工作,專心在鑑泉太極拳社學習,並兼任鍾岳平師傅助教。多年來得鍾岳平師傅悉心教導,實在是銘感於心,萬分敬重,並與他結下了極深厚情誼!直到八十年代末他退休,我們仍保持交往,直至他逝世。

1963年7月31日,欣逢吳公儀老師廣納門徒為第四屆弟子,我有幸被列入門牆,成為三十二位第四代弟子之一。同日吳公儀老師亦主持了吳大揆師傅的開山典禮,納門徒陳昌立、徐汝松、梁鳳燊和李國樞四人。我蒙受吳家長輩及多位師兄師姐常予指導,在1954至1958年更蒙公儀老師提早恩准我參與同門研習班,逢星期四齊集鍛練,熱鬧非常。
鑑泉太極拳社於六十年代中期每年進行一度理事會選舉,選出各理事及常務理事等職位。我當年被選任為常務理事兼副教務主任,到七十年代中期再次被選任為常務理事兼總教務主任,以後有多屆再被選連任直至2001年10月。

1970年12月5日,驚聞吳公儀老師因病辭世,同門弟子聞訊沉痛萬分。念吳公儀老師在世時,將吳家科學太極拳藝,傳授給我們弟子,創立珍貴的吳家太極拳並使流傳於世。我輩弟子們感三生有幸,同時深責未有常侍奉左右為憾,痛惜未能報答吳公儀老師教導之大恩大德!
歲月如流水,自吳公儀宗師遽歸道山後,弟子的傷痛仍未平復。吳大揆師傅考察回港,相繼痛失父親和妻子兩位至親,接任掌門短短幾年,精神飽受打擊,心力交瘁,於1973年悵然捨下弟妹和兒女而逝,拳社上下均感黯然神愴。(此段往事原不欲記錄,只因同門責備不應把這段十年事實割裂埋藏,故此補回。)
七十年代中期,我在拳社兼職兩三班課,理事會恩待給我車馬費。拳社廣招新生,得鍾岳平、何標等幾位師兄分擔教務,出了多分力。我亦有在多處外教,如義務在汽車運輸工會任教數年,目的為推廣吳家太極拳,引導數位學員轉到鑑泉社學習。八十年代前,吳大齊師傅先在吉隆坡等地任教,後鳥倦知還,回港接任吳家掌門及社長。蒙委派我到浸信會學院開辦新班,其後該班轉到鑑泉社繼續學習,有幾位還拜入吳大齊師傅門下。社務不斷發展,桃李盈門!此情可待成追憶,只是當時已惘然!

1984年7月,吳大齊社長委任我當鑑泉太極拳總社「全職受薪」總教練,擔任各級初、中班拳式及推手、基本步法、刀、劍、槍兵器、外教班及培訓練習班等。我便辭去在外一切教務,全職受薪在鑑泉社任教務共八年。這期間到鑑泉社求學的市民相當踴躍,早、午、晚班人數甚多,每月有多至105班,我膝部因此有些勞損。經骨醫檢查,要減少課程、多休息及治療,至1993年才逐漸復元。

1987年7月19日,吳大齊掌門主持吳大新師傅納第五屆弟子舉行的入門典禮。同日,吳大齊掌門並代吳公儀宗師為弟子蔡乃標主持開山大典,舉行首次收徒儀式。海外同門師兄回港親臨道賀,極盡一時之盛,傳為佳話!

1993年2月28日,吳大齊掌門突因發病,不幸逝世。鑑泉社全體同門沉痛哀悼。事出突然,同門議論,左右徬徨,為鑑泉社今後的繼任和社務問題等憂慮。幸得吳雁霞師姐責無旁貸,挺身而起,同門的擔憂一掃而空,皆喜雨過天晴。

1997年7月,吳雁霞師姐接任當然掌門,同時馬上宣佈舉辦同門研聚會,振奮人心。繼承歷代宗師先志,提攜後輩,並親臨拳社指導拳藝及拳式校正,逢星期日竭盡心力,慈祥和藹,溫文嫻淑,深得同門愛戴。惜天不假年,痛於2001年3月2日,一代宗師溘然仙逝,盈門同悲。憶師姐生前曾囑咐要為鑑泉社多操心一些社務,敬重師姐常為吳家事業,牽腸掛肚,維護拳社,不愧吳家典範,頌揚後世,永誌不忘!

1997年7月19日,我以鑑泉太極拳社之名再次收徒,前後兩次納弟子湯允中、高祥光、張材藩、譚家輝合共四位,還了多年心願!

2001年7月15日,吳大新老師繼任掌門,鑑泉太極拳社深慶後繼有人。歷代宗師傳揚吳家太極拳,創播吳家科學化太極拳,以惠後世,功不可沒,願與全體同門秉承先志,努力不息,將珍貴的吳家科學化太極拳發揚光大!當時處境我仍堅持協助吳大新老師任教各班及培訓助教,可惜天不助我,膝部再度勞損,迫使理事會指令我休息治療,在2001年10月退休。

3. 半個世紀的奇蹟﹝多個七月巧合﹞及一件有意義的事

1967年夏,鑑泉太極拳總社應亞洲麗的電視邀請,派員到電視台作現場直播,教授吳家太極拳。吳公儀老師闔府親臨,吳雁霞師姐、郭少炯師兄、何生理事長帶領,陳昌立校長簡介吳家歷史,各師兄師姐表演太極拳及太極劍、推手等,最後由鍾岳平師傅教授吳家太極拳,我作拳式動作示範,給家庭觀眾學習。由於電視台的合約限制,節目不能長期播出。吳家太極拳節目歷時約六個月後,要暫停播送。觀眾感到非常失望,故請有心人士,到鑑泉太極拳社繼續學習。其後到鑑泉社要求學習的人士相當多,要分開兩班,即上下兩批分時段授課。當時設有學員姓名木牌,上課前各人親自掛上自己名牌,下課時除下。此種情況維持有多年。喜此時已將吳家太極拳傳授於世,至今仍不忘此有意義事情。謹以誌之!

﹝後註:本人才疏學淺,只能平實簡述,祈同門多見諒,更望多多指正!謝謝。﹞

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Full Name: 
Tsoi Nei Biu
Chinese Name: 
蔡乃標
City: 
Hong Kong
Province: 
Hong Kong
Country: 
Hong Kong
Discipleship year: 
1950