Students Performing 2003
Knowledge of Chen style is spreading
(not just in New Zealand) and TaiChi "newbies"
are becoming more savvy and discerning of the different
The Club (with the help of senior
members) now runs a variety of Chen style tai chi classes
from Grey Lynn in the North to Papakura in the South.
These classes attract a wide range of enthusiastic participants
including European and Chinese Kiwis, teenagers and senior
citizens and various ethnic community groups for a range
of purposes: health, exercise, martial art skill.
at World TaiChi Day 2003
The Club is regularly
sought after for assistance with demonstrations, talks,
short courses, formal presentations, promotional days,
cultural events and health exercise
programmes by many different organisations (Govt health
sector, ethnic or community groups, sporting institutions
and coprorates). Our subsidised lessons target a wide
audience (Chinese or European) including less advantaged
groups and senior citizens.
This website, dedicated
as an International Chen style Resource, went online mid
2000. The offer of free video clips (well before YouTube)
proved very successful with 70 free Chen TaiChi video clips
being downloaded by 45 interested visitors each day.
The Club operates an Internet
based Tai Chi Discussion Forum with Chen style technical
advice generously offered by International Chen author,
Master Tu-Ky Lam of Wellington.
Presently Malisa devotes
herself full-time to teaching public classes (both martial
and health), training teachers, rigorous daily practise
and promotion of the Chen family tai chi art-form in New
Zealand and Australia.