In 1936, a committee of experts was formed in China to preserve the positive aspects of different schools of wu shu.
It was headed by Master Chen Pan Ling and it reviewed the various schools of taiji quan from the most respected teachers. From it was created a form that incorporated the major elements of the taiji quan schools of Chen, Yang, Wu, Wu and Sun. The form called unified taiji quan was created (it is also known today as Chen Pan Ling taiji quan).
group practice of synthesis taiji quan
Subsequently, Master Chen Pan Ling developed a training relationship with Master Wang Shu Jin when he moved from mainland China to Taiwan. Master Wang learned this form of unified taiji quan from Master Chen. He later included his knowledge of ba gua zhang and xing yi quan, in this taiji quan form.
posture of synthesis taiji quan
The new version of the form included Master Wang approach to internal work (qi gong) and his strategy of fighting. This new version of the form was named zhen zong taiji quan, or authentic synthesis taiji quan. One of the important contemporary masters of this school is Master Wang Fu Lai.
Philippe Munn with Master Kenji Tokitsu, 1997
Our version of the form has its roots in the teachings of Master Kenji Tokitsu. Master Tokitsu further evolved this taiji quan form by including his own experience in martial arts and internal work and renamed his personal version jisei taichi (the taiji quan form to help you evolve by yourself).
The version of this form taught today at the Munndialarts school is simply called synthesis taiji quan.