The Wu/Hao Form is yet a further refinement of taijiquan. Its founder, Wu Yu Xiang, studied both the Chen style (under Chen Qing Ping) and the Yang style (under Yangluchan) before finally developing the third of the three classical families, the Wu style. Later, a nephew of Wu Yu Xiang, Hao Wei Zhen, began teaching his uncle's style of taijiquan. Hao Wei Zhen was a very popular teacher and taught many students. It is from his name that we derive "Wu/Hao." Wu/Hao represents the greatest refinement of taijiquan. Each posture of the form is distinguished by its expression of four states: start, connect, open and close. It also serves as the most internal of the forms, with a high stance and compact movements.
A wholly soft and slow execution of movements.