Grandmaster Kao Tao (高濤) was the first tai chi teacher of Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming in Taiwan, starting in 1962. His tai chi lineage can be traced back through Yang, Cheng-Fu to Yang, Lu-chan. Grandmaster Kao lives in Taiwan.
For more than sixty years he has practiced and taught martial arts, achieving a high level and enlightening others. Taijiquan has been his constant companion. In 2009, students recommended that he participate in the World Cup Taijiquan Championship, resulting in an unexpected reunion with his long-lost student, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming.
Master Kao has since visited with Dr. Yang in California to help teach the students there lessons in taiji, qigong, philosophy, Chinese language, culture, and literature. Master Kao has visited other YMAA schools around the world.
A Chinese version of Master Kao, Tao biography is also available here. Read more about Master Kao and the YMAA Taijiquan lineage.