In 1949, when China came under the control of the Communist Party, Grandmaster Liu Yun Qiao, along with tens of thousands of others, relocated to Taiwan. Retiring from the military in 1955, Grandmaster Liu had no desire to teach the martial arts to anyone. As fate would have it, one day, he met his long-lost Six-Harmony Praying Mantis Kung Fu brother, Zhang Hsiang-San, in Taipei's New Park. The Park was, and still is, one of the best-known havens for the who's who of the Kung Fu world.

Master Zhang introduced him to General Ling-Sheng Kung, who was already aware of Grandmaster's famous reputation. He immediately enlisted him as the instructor for President Chiang Kai Shek's personal bodyguards as well as the National Palace security units.

In the late 1960's and early 1970's, using the connections of General Hu (Chairman of the National Acrobatics and Boxing Commission) and General Chiang Wei-Kuo (who had served with Grandmaster Liu in China), Grandmaster Liu and his supporters organized and led various Chinese martial arts delegations to Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. Their purpose was to promote the Chinese Arts specifically to the overseas Chinese communities through a combination of workshops and demonstrations.

During this period, Grandmaster Liu organized the Wu Tan Chinese Martial Arts Development Center. The initial focus was to be a training, research and development hub for all Chinese martial arts. This center was located in an area of Taipei known as Jing Mei. Many martial artists were attracted to this establishment because of the advanced training offered, the exchange of knowledge and the friendship. Among some of the most familiar alumni now known worldwide are such notables as Adam Hsu, Dr. Su Yu Chang, Liang Ji Chi, Dai Shi Tze, Zhou Gao Shan, Jason Tsou, Tony Yang, James Guo, Kurt Wong, Charles Chen, Wu Soong Fa, John Hum, Mike Martello, Jiang Zhao Xi, Xi Jian Jun, Yang Xiu Rong, Chen Guo Qin, Ma Long, Huang Xi Ming, Zhong Jin Wei, Chen Hao Cheng and many, many others.