About Tai Chi Australia

Our Instructors

Tai Chi Australia in Mandarin

Each of our instructors has a unique set of skills and experiences. We are really privileged to be able to match up the most appropriate instructor to any given class. Few schools have this luxury. If you would like to know more about our instructors please select from the list below.

If you would like to contact any of our instructors, please send an email here.

Master Han Jin Song - Chief Instructor

Anne W

Anne has been practising Tai Chi since 1997 and teaching since 2005. She enjoys teaching many Tai Chi and Health Qigong Forms (barehand and weapons), as well as sharing the health benefits gained from the regular practise of Tai Chi and Health Qigong.

Accreditation

2011 – Beijing Sport University, Diploma, Accredited Tai Chi Instructor
2007 – 4th Duan Grading in Tai Chi, Chinese Wushu Association, China
2006 – Level 1 Accredited Coach (Martial Art), Australian Coaching Council
2003 – 2005  Tai Chi Diploma, Beijing Sport University, China

Training

Anne has attended extensive training in Australia and China:

  • Grand Master Chen Xiaowang
  • Professors Men Hui Feng, Kan Gui Xiang, Huang Kang Hui and Liu Yu Ping, Beijing Sport University
  • Professors and Masters from the Chinese Health Qigong Association.

Competition

2004 – World Traditional Wushu Festival, Zhengzhou, China (gold medal for Tai Chi)
2001 – Australian National Wushu Tai Chi Championship, Melbourne (3rd place Trophy for Tai Chi)

Interests

Anne is a dedicated full-time Tai Chi Instructor, experienced in teaching regular and corporate classes, senior citizens, as well as children in schools. She teaches at many venues, including Balnarring, Boronia, Brunswick, Federation Square, Malvern East, Mornington and Mount Evelyn.

She has participated in many other sports in her life, from Gymnastics, Ballet, Water Skiing, Snow Skiing, to Horse Trail Riding, and her favourite spectator sports, apart from Wushu, are Tennis and Soccer.

Anne was born in the Year of the Tiger.

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Instructor: Anne W

Bob

Bob started studying Tai Chi in 1984 and teaching Tai Chi since 1990. He teaches Beijing 12, 24 and 42 Bare Hand Forms, 32 and 42 Sword Forms, Chen Style Bare Hand 19 and Chen Style Broadsword, Tai Chi Single Fan, Shaolin Pole and Walking Stick. He also teaches Wushu and Five Stances, Wushu Sword and Wushu Broadsword. He is eager to share his knowledge and enjoys teaching all forms.

Accreditation

2011 – Beijing Sport University, Diploma, Accredited Tai Chi Instructor
2004 – Level 1 Accredited Coach (Martial Art), Australian Coaching Council

Training

Bob has attended extensive training in Australia:

  • Grand Master Chen Xiaowang
  • Professors Men Hui Feng, Liu Yu Ping and Huang Kang Hui, Beijing Sport University
  • Professors and Masters from the Chinese Health Qigong Association.

Competition

Interests

Before studying Tai Chi, Bob had many years’ experience in Taekwando and obtained a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Tang Soo Do. He also enjoys golf and ballroom dancing.

Bob was born in the Year of the Ox and teaches at Glen Waverley.

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Instructor: Bob

Chris B

Chris has been studying Tai Chi since 2004 and teaching since 2010. He teaches Beijing 12, 24 and 42 Bare Hand Forms, 32 Sword, Walking Stick, Chen Style 19 and Health Qigong Eight Golden Treasures Brocade.

Accreditation

2011 – Beijing Sport University, Diploma, Accredited Tai Chi Instructor

Training

Chris has attended extensive training in Australia and China:

  • Professors Men Hui Feng, Liu Yu Ping, Kan Gui Xiang, and Yang Yu Bing, Beijing Sport University
  • Professors and Masters from the Chinese Health Qigong Association.

Competition

Interests

Chris is a director of a software development company. He enjoys playing guitar and astronomy.

Chris was born in the Year of the Ox and teaches at Cheltenham and Brighton.

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Instructor: Chris B

Chris Y

Chris has been studying Tai Chi since 1998 and teaching since 2001. He teaches Health Qigong Shibashi,and Lotus, , Beijing Bare Hand 12, 24 and 42 Forms, Shaolin Pole, Walking Stick, 32 Sword and Tai Chi Single Fan. He loves teaching every Form and is recognized as a dedicated instructor.

Accreditation

2011 – Beijing Sport University, Diploma, Accredited Tai Chi Instructor
2003 – Level 1 Accredited Coach (Martial Art), Australian Coaching Council

Training

Chris has attended extensive training in Australia:

  • Professors Yang Bai Long, Liu Yu Ping and Yang Yu Bing, Beijing Sport University
  • Professors and Masters from the Chinese Health Qigong Association.

Additionally, Chris has had many years of experience in Karate and Tae Kwon Do, successfully obtaining a Second Degree Black Belt.

Competition

Interests

Chris is an orchardist. He enjoys family activities, jogging, tennis, weight training and bike riding.

Chris was born in the Year of the Ox and teaches in Shepparton.

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Instructor: Chris Y

Clayton

Clayton has been studying Tai Chi since 1999 and teaching since 2005. He teaches Health Qigong Lotus, Shibashi and Dao Yin; Beijing Bare Hand 12 and 24 Forms and 32 Sword. He enjoys teaching Tai Chi to Seniors.

Accreditation

2011 – Beijing Sport University, Diploma, Accredited Tai Chi Instructor

Training

Clayton has attended extensive training in Australia and China:

  • Grand Master Chen Xiaowang
  • Professors Men Hui Feng, Yang Bailong, Liu Yu Ping and Yang Yu Bing, Beijing Sport University
  • Professors and Masters from the Chinese Health Qigong Association.

Competition

Interests

Clayton enjoys AFL (Western Bulldogs), horse racing and meditation.

Clayton was born in the Year of the Horse and teaches at Williamstown, Laverton and Prahran.

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Instructor: Clayton

Danny

Danny has been studying Tai Chi since 1994 and teaching since 2000. He teaches Beijing 12, 24 and 42 Bare Hand Forms, 32 and 42 Sword Forms; Tai Chi Single Fan, Walking Stick, Shaolin Pole, Chen Style 19 and Broadsword Forms; Dong Yue Broadsword, and Eight Golden Treasures Brocade Health Qigong. He is a highly competent instructor.

Accreditation

2011 – Beijing Sport University, Diploma, Accredited Tai Chi Instructor
2002 – Level 1 Accredited Coach (Martial Art), Australian Coaching Council

Training

Danny has attended extensive training in Australia:

  • Professor Men Hui Feng, Liu Yu Ping and Huang Kang Hui, Beijing Sport University
  • Professors and Masters, Chinese Health Qigong Association

Competition

Interests

He is a non-practicing lawyer and company director and enjoys playing guitar, chess and reading.

Danny was born in the Year of the Ox and teaches at Cheltenham and Brighton.

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Instructor: Danny

David

David has been studying Tai Chi since 1999 and teaching since 2009. He teaches Beijing 12, 24 and 42 Bare Hand Forms, 32 and 42 Sword Forms, Fan and Dong Yue Staff. His specialties are the 42 Bare Hand Form and 42 Sword.

Accreditation

2011 – Beijing Sport University, Diploma, Accredited Tai Chi Instructor

Training

David has attended extensive training in Australia and China:

  • Professors Men Hui Feng, Liu Yu Ping, Zhong Wei Ji and Huang Kang Hui, Beijing Sport University
  • Professors and Masters from the Chinese Health Qigong Association.

Competition

2011 – 9th Hong Kong Wushu International Championship (1 team gold medal)
2008 – 3rd World Traditional Wushu Championships, Shiyan, China (3rd prize, team trophy)

Interests

David is the director of a graphic design company. He is interested in film especially Chinese Martial Arts movies and enjoys a wide range of music, photography, good food, wine and books, particularly science fantasy. For many years he has had a love affair with China.

David was born in the Year of the Horse and teaches at South Yarra.

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Instructor: David

Diana

Diana has been practicing Tai Chi since 2000 and teaching since 2010. She enjoys teaching Beijing 12, 24 and 42 Bare Hand Forms, 32 Sword, Dong Yue Staff form 1 and 2, Chen 19 and 38 Forms and Health Qigong forms Da Wu and Ba Duan Jin. She looks forward to teaching these and other Tai Chi and Qigong Forms that she has learnt.

Accreditation

2011 – Beijing Sport University, Diploma, Accredited Tai Chi Instructor

Training

Diana has attended extensive training in Australia and China:

  • Grand Master Chen Xiao Wang
  • Professors Men Hui Feng, Zhang Guang De, Liu Yu Ping, Zhong Wei Ji and Huang Kang Hui, Beijing Sport University
  • Professors and Masters from the Chinese Health Qigong Association.

Competition

2011 – 9th Hong Kong Wushu International Championship (1 team gold medal)
2008 – 3rd World Traditional Wushu Championships, Shiyan, China (3rd prize, team trophy)

Interests

Diana works part-time as a psychiatrist. She loves life and beauty experienced through any of our five senses. She also enjoys reading and learning, good food and wine, music, dance and travel.

Diana was born in the Year of the Goat and teaches at South Yarra.

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Instructor: Diana

Graham

Graham has been learning Tai Chi and Health Qigong since 2005. He has been teaching Tai Chi since 2011 and is rapidly expanding his knowledge of Tai Chi and Health Qigong forms.

Accreditation

Training

Graham has attended extensive training in Australia and China:

  • Grand Master Chen Xiaowang
  • Professors Liu Yu Ping, Beijing Sport University
  • Professors and Masters from the Chinese Health Qigong Association.

Competition

Interests

Graham is a Customer Support Engineer (IT). His interests include the uses of Traditional Chinese Medicine for health and healing practices, travel, cycling and gardening.

Graham was born in the Year of the Rat and teaches at Glen Waverley and Boronia.

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Instructor: Graham

Helen

Helen has studied Tai Chi since 2005. She enjoys every Form she has learnt in particular, the Beijing 32 Sword. Her fitness and health have benefited from the practice of Health Qigong Shibashi. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with the Seniors she teaches.

Accreditation

Training

Helen has attended extensive training in Australia and China:

  • Professors Liu Yu Ping, Beijing Sport University
  • Professors and Masters from the Chinese Health Qigong Association.

Competition

Interests

Helen runs her own IT Consultancy business and enjoys gardening, reading and entertaining.

Helen was born in the Year of the Horse and teaches at Glen Waverley, Caulfield Hospital, Mulgrave Community House and Boronia.

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Instructor: Helen

Judy M

Judy has practised Tai Chi with TCA since 1998 and has been teaching Tai Chi and Health Qigong since 2010. Judy teaches many Tai Chi forms, including Beijing 12 and 24, 32 Sword, 42 Barehand and Sword, Dong Yue Broadsword, Short Staff 1 & 2, Chen 19 & 38 and Walking Stick. She also teaches Qi Gong forms Ba Duan Jin, Yi Jin Jing and Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong.

Accreditation

2011 – Beijing Sport University, Diploma, Accredited Tai Chi Instructor

Training

Judy has attended extensive training in Australia and China:

  • Professors Lou Yu Lie and Professor Shi Ai Qiao. Invitation only training seminar, International Health Qigong Federation
  • Grand Master Chen Xiaowang
  • Professors Men Hui Feng, Kan Gui Xiang and Liu Yu Ping, Beijing Sport University
  • Professors and Masters from the Chinese Health Qigong Association.

Competition

2011 – 9th Hong Kong Wushu International Championship, (2 gold medals, team gold medal)
2011 – WTPA, Melbourne (2 gold medals)
2010 – Dong Yue International Festival, Beijing, (2 x 3rd placings)
2010 – WTPA, Melbourne (2 gold medals)
2009 – WTPA, Melbourne 2009 (silver medal)
2008 – 3rd World Traditional Wushu Championships, Shiyan, China (3rd prize, team trophy)

Interests

Judy is retiring from the active workforce soon. When not practising Tai Chi and Qi Gong, she enjoys spending time with her family, walking, reading and movies.

Judy was born in the Year of the Monkey and teaches at Brighton, Malvern East, Federation Square and South Yarra.

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Instructor: Judy M

Judy P

Judy has be studying Tai Chi on and off since 2001. During that time she has taught intermittently: Beijing 12 and 24 Bare Hand Forms, 32 Sword, Health Qigong Lotus and Shibashi. She loves the philosophy of Tai Chi and Health Qigong and teaching when she is able.

Accreditation

2005 – New International Wushu Competition Rules (Taolu), Judging Course, Melbourne

Training

Judy has attended extensive training in Australia and China:

  • Grand Master Chen Xiao Wang
  • Professors Men Hui Feng and Zhong Wei Ji, Beijing Sport University
  • Professors and Masters from the Chinese Health Qigong Association.

Competition

Interests

Judy is a writer. Up until recently she worked with her husband in the fashion industry. She loves family life and enjoys travel, Pilates, visual and performing arts and hopes one day to pursue a creative writing career.

Judy was born in the Year of the Dog and teaches at South Yarra and the Think Pink Foundation, Melbourne.

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Instructor: Judy P

Justin

Justin began studying Tai Chi in late 2001 and has been teaching since 2007. He teaches Beijing Barehand 12, 24 and 42 Forms, 32 and 42 Sword Forms, Chen 19, Dong Yue Broadsword and Tai Chi Single-Fan. He is a passionate advocate of Tai Chi.

Accreditation

2011 – Beijing Sport University, Diploma, Accredited Tai Chi Instructor.

Training

Justin has attended extensive training in Australia and China:

  • Grand Master Chen Xia Wang, Chen Jiagou, China Invitation only Workshop
  • Professors Men Hui Feng, Liu Yu Ping and Huang Kang Hui, Beijing Sport University.

Competition

2004 – Australian National Wushu/Tai Chi Championships, Melbourne (gold medal)

Interests

Justin's other interests include constructing peripheral Tai Chi equipment such as his Kwan Dao, which is under constant development.

Justin was born in the Year of the Dragon. He teaches in Boronia.

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Instructor: Justin

Lai

Lai has been studying Tai Chi since 2007 with a number of schools and Masters. Since 2009 he has been learning with TCA. Lai practices and teaches Qigong, Shibashi, Lotus, Beijing Bare Hand 12 and 24 Forms and 32 Sword Form. He is a passionate teacher with over 15 years of experience in schools and educational settings.

Accreditation

Training

Lai has attended extensive training in Australia and China:

  • Grand Master Chen Xiaowang
  • Professors and Masters from the Chinese Health Qigong Association.

Competition

Interests

He enjoys outdoors activities in particular water pursuits such as, snorkeling. He is strongly committed to the environment and nature.

Lai was born in the Year of the Tiger and assists at Brunswick and South Yarra clubs. Football: Essendon.

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Instructor: Lai

Norman

Norman has been studying Tai Chi since 2001 and teaching since 2009. He teaches Health Qigong Shibashi and Dao Yin, Beijing Bare Hand 12, 24 and 42 Forms, He particularly enjoys teaching Seniors.

Accreditation

2011 – Beijing Sport University, Diploma, Accredited Tai Chi Instructor

Training

Norman has attended extensive training in Australia and China:

  • Professors Men Hui Feng, Yang Bai Long and Liu Yu Ping, Beijing Sport University
  • Professors and Masters from the Chinese Health Qigong Association.

Competition

Interests

Norman enjoys cycling and swimming.

Norman was born in the Year of the Tiger.

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Instructor: Norman

Theda

Theda has been studying Tai Chi since 1987 and teaching since 1990. She teaches Beijing 12, 24 and 42 Bare Hand Forms, 32 Sword and Health Qigong Shibashi.

Accreditation

2011 – Beijing Sport University, Diploma, Accredited Tai Chi Instructor

Training

Theda has attended extensive training in Australia and China:

  • Grand Master Chen Xiao Wang
  • Professors Men Hui Feng, Zhang Guang De, Yang Bai Long, Liu Yu Ping and Yang Yu Bing, Beijing Sport University
  • Professors and Masters from the Chinese Health Qigong Association.

Competition

Interests

Theda enjoys art and craft, reading, gardening, cooking, walking and hydrotherapy.

Theda was born in the Year of the Horse and teaches at Boronia.

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Instructor: Theda

Trung

Trung has been learning Wushu and Tai Chi since 2003 initially in Vietnam and then with Tai Chi Australia in 2011.

Accreditation

Training

Competition

2011 – Victorian Championships: Tai Chi 42 Barehand (gold medal)
2009 – Australian National Championships: Pole (gold medal), Broadsword (gold medal), Changquan (gold medal)

Interests

Trung is studying Optometry at Deakin University. He enjoys playing violin, playing badminton, doing Tai Chi and learning foreign languages.

Trung was born in the Year of the Pig and is assisting at South Yarra.

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Instructor: Trung