His name is also romanized as: Yu Tian Zhen.

Shifu Yu Tian Cheng was born in Yantai on 2nd October 1937. His grandfather was famous in his skill in Tang Lang and Chang Quan.

When he was 9 years old he started practising Didang under shifu Geng Chang Zhong. Later, he trained Chang Quan, Xing Yi Quan, Tong Bei Quan, Pi Gua Quan and Yang Shi Taiji Quan.

When he was 14 years old he started training Qi Xing Tang Lang Quan under shifu Lin Jing Shan. Shifu Yu Tian Cheng was accepted as his da tu di and he is reported as being the best fighter at shifu Lin Jing Shan school, while his brother Yu Tian Lu is famous as being the best Tao Lu player.

Shifu Yu Tian Cheng trained under shifu Lin Jing Shan for 16 years and since 1958 he has been teaching Qi Xing Tang Lang style in Yantai.

Shifu Yu Tian Cheng is one of the main descendants of Lin Jing Shan in Yantai and has many students over there.

In his private life, shifu Yu Tian Cheng finished Technical University and he worked for many years as an engineer in a factory. He has two sons and one daughter and he has visited Poland three times.
Shifu Yu Tian Cheng passed away on March 22, 2004.