In Taiji he has studied with Sifu Edward Jardine; Master Duan Yu Chang from Taiwan (who practiced Chen Man Ching yang style taiji) and Patrick Kelly (currently one of the foremost Western international authorities on taiji).
He has also studied Ryu Kyu Kobujutsu with (the late) Grandmaster Motokatsu Inoue and Karatedo (Koryu Uchinadi)
with Kyoshi Patrick McCarthy. In the esoteric arts he has lived in Holland and studied with Master Humaniversity Therapist Veeresh (also a disciple of Osho).
In music he has studied in San Fransisco with Master drummer Narada Michael Walden (a devotee of Shri Chimnoy).
Over the past twenty years he has been immersed in Master Huang Sheng-Shyan's system of taiji
(as passed on to Patrick Kelly) and in studying the esoteric teachings of tai chi relating to the martial and therapeutic arts.
A weekly tai chi/taiji group is conducted in Centennial Park at 8.30am every Saturday morning.
Grant Reserve, Coogee Mondays at 5.30pm
Taiji (tai chi) training is offered in short-term series or by continuing individual or group instruction.
Private group classes can be arranged to suit individuals’ times and locations.
Tai-chi and qigong classes are also held from time to time at Queens Park, Coogee and Maroubra, and Sydney CBD
for pre-arranged corporate or group classes.
group tai-chi classes
Tai chi classes are arranged at your home or a park nearby Centennial Park (right next to the new Labyrinth is a popular location). These classes can be arranged once or twice a week to suit your schedule and preferred location. Ideally, having at least one friend training with you. The syllabus includes: Cheng Man Ching short form, Master Huang Sheng-Shyan's yang style tai chi long form, five loosening exercises and the 18 sets of push hands.
Tai-chi relaxes and regulates the central nervous system, promotes physical and mental well-being and releases emotional and physical stress accumated through work or other anxieties. People of all ages can cultivate relaxation, balance, central equilibrium and physical co-ordination through these gentle and non-jarring exercises.
breathing and meditation
Tai-chi is also often referred to as 'a moving meditation' or 'moving in stillness' promoting self awareness and self discipline which in turn generates a feeling of well-being, where inner tensions dissolve and the 'mind' starts to quiten.
A focus on awareness, breathing and visualisation techniques help to promote a deeper sense of relaxation and focus.
taiji fan (iron fan boxing (ti shan chuan fa); taiji broadsword (tai chi dao); taiji straight sword (tai chi jian); tai chi long staff; tai chi walking stick form (short staff); Stick twirling and 2 person stick drills.