TO THE WEBSITE
- Club Founder)
to my web site. I love
TaiChi and I'd like everyone to share my passion for
it as well.
introduction to TaiChi was accidental - previously I
had a wrong understanding of it which put me off. Actually
I didn't have the slightest clue! I thought there was
only one sort of TaiChi, the one that old people do
in the park - so slow.
I had done TaeKwonDo when I was younger this TaiChi
seemed even more unappealing. Well, this was not the
case when I started to learn the Chen style of TaiChi!
I realised that there are different types - Chen style
is the original fighting form of TaiChi. It seems I
had chosen the right one for me by accident.
I grow older I appreciate my body more and more. I think
that TaiChi is the only martial art that I can keep
using and learning until the last days of my old age.
Certainly not TaeKwonDo. After a few years of practice
I soon started really getting a lot out of it and wish
I had started learning much earlier in my life.
I believe that this energetic form of TaiChi has so
much to offer people I decided to share my skills and
in 1999 started teaching this wonderful martial art-form
here in Auckland.
is a very challenging task. I come to learn that a good
teacher must also learn from the students. There is
always more to know but I love the challenge and am
dedicated to spreading Chen style.
put in a lot of time for my own daily training so that
I will continue to improve. Always looking for deeper
understanding of the body and for better ways to teach
the students. I really do feel I am making it easier
for them to learn because I remember so clearly the
difficulties I had when I started learning.
TaiChi has not only given me better health and reduced/maintained
my weight but it also built up my confidence and gave
me a better outlook on life.
I was a younger I loved competing in overseas TaiChi
demonstration competitions (as I get to travel, meet
lots of people from all over the place and learn faster
by exposing myself to other exponents of TaiChi). Competitions
really help to promote and improve the standard of TaiChi,
mutual good will and especially encourages youngsters
I want to concentrate spreading chen style TaiChi here
in New Zealand with club teaching, local demos and talks.
It is my hope to also encourage the more ambitious students
to compete overseas too as I once did. Already some
students are venturing with me to international competitions/conventions
so as to broaden their knowledge and experience and
also to just look around and have a good time.
look foward to the day when the skill of my students
will surpass my own; when they shall become fellow teachers
and can help pass on this wonderful Chinese treasure
to more and more New Zealanders.