Tai Chi Chuan Teacher Eduardo Molon

Eduardo Molon

I am the Taijiquan (Tai Chi) teacher at Chen Yingjun Tai Chi Ottawa, and an indoor student of Master Chen Yingjun, 20th generation heir of the Chen family from Chenjiagou, China.

I started my professional life at 18 years old, as an Airline Pilot. When i was 29, I was introduced to Taijiquan (Tai Chi), and having used the oportunities that job offered me, I lived in Australia and China to learn from Master Chen Yingjun. After 10 years of indoor Taijiquan (Tai Chi) practice, I decided to dedicate full time to Taijiquan (Tai Chi), and began teaching in 2008. I have organized master Chen Yingjun’s seminars in Brazil for 9 years, led the Brazilian branch of World Chen Xiaowang Taijiquan (Tai Chi) Association and published a Taijiquan (Tai Chi) magazine during that time. I have also had extensive Acupuncture training and have run an Acupunture clinic in Brazil for 8 years.
I am originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with an Italian background, and moved with my family to Ottawa, Canada, in 2018.


    1998 – 2002

    Chen Xiaowang seminars and private lessons

    Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

    Eduardo Molon with Chen Xiaowang
    I started learning Taijiquan (Tai Chi) from Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang in 1998. When i met him i was so impressed that i stopped all other practices i did, and commited to Chen style Taijiquan (Tai Chi). I went to all his seminars in Brazil, and had private teachings in all ocasions.


    Training with Chen Xiaowang in England

    London, England

    England Taijiquan Seminar Diploma
    In year 2000, i travelled to England to practice with Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang, and reinforce the learning i had at home.

    2001 – 2002

    Indoor practice with Master Chen Yingjun in Australia

    Sydney, Australia

    Chen Yingjun and Eduardo Molon, 2001
    When Chen Xiaowang went to Brazil for his third seminar, he genereously invited me to stay at his house in Sydney, and asked his son Chen Yingjun to accept me as his student. I went to Sydney in 2001 and 2002, for one month each time.

    2002 – 2003

    Indoor practice with Master Chen Yingjun in China

    Wenxian, China

    Eduardo Molon with Chen Yingjun
    Chen Yingjun invited me to practice with him in his hometown in China. I traveled to Wenxian, the county which Chenjiagou belongs to, on November 2002. I stayed there for three months, living in Chen Yingjun’s family’s home.

    2003 – 2004

    Indoor practice with Chen Yingjun in Australia

    Sydney, Australia

    Chen Yingjun and Eduardo Molon
    I followed Master Chen Yingjun back to Australia, to continue my indoor learning for another 18 months, still living in the same house as him.

    2004 – 2005

    Training with Jan Silberstorff in Germany

    Hamburg, Germany

    Eduardo Molon and Jan Silberstorff
    After my training in Australia, and under Chen Yingjun’s authorization, I moved to Germany to practice with Jan Silberstorff for four months. I received my Senior Instructor certification from the World Chen Xiaowang Taijiquan (Tai Chi) Association in 2007.

    April 2006

    Indoor practice with Master Chen Yingjun in Australia

    Sydney, Austrália

    Eduardo Molon with Chen Yingjun
    In this year, i traveled again to Australia to stay at Chen Yignjun’s home and receive further indoor training.

    2007 – 2017

    Organizing Chen Yingjun’s seminars in Brazil

    Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

    Eduardo Molon with Chen Yingjun
    Master Chen Yingjun went to Rio de Janeiro for the first time in 2007, and i had private training with him at the time, even tough he didn’t teach a workshop. From 2008 on, i organized his seminars in Brazil, until the last one, in 2017.

    2009 – 2017

    Secretary General of WCTA-Br


    I became Secretary General of WCTA-Br (World Chen Xiaowang Taijiquan (Tai Chi) Association Brazil), the branch of the Grandmaster’s association representing him in that country, in 2009. That made be responsible for planning the association growth strategy, the promotion of the international seminars for the masters of the Chen family, the publishing of the association’s Taijiquan (Tai Chi) magazine, and the relationship with the members and the certified teachers in the organization.


    Training with Chen Xiaowang in Argentina

    Bariloche, Argentina

    Bariloche, Argetina
    I went to Argentina to practice with Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang, and in that ocasion he personally authorized me to teach.


    Becoming a professional

    Rio, Brazil

    Landing a 737 in Rio
    I decided to quit my Airline Pilot carrer to dedicate to practicing and teaching Taijiquan (Tai Chi) professionaly.


    Training with Chen Xiaowang in China

    Chenjiagou, China

    Chen Xiaowang em Chenjiagou
    I travelled to Chenjiagou, the Chen family vilage in China, to learn from the Grandmaster during his six days seminar in the vilage’s Taijiquan (Tai Chi) school. Additionally, i co-organized the trip, which included Beijing, the Shaolin Monastery, Longmen Buddhas, and Huashan Taoist Temple, for a group of thirty Brazilian members of WCTA-Br.


    5th Duanwei IWF certification

    Chenjiagou, China

    Duan Wei
    After the seminar, i was certified in the 5th Duanwei by the Chinese Wushu Association, in an examination where Chen Xiaowang was part of the examiners panel.


    Seminar with Chen Yingjun

    Donegal, Irelad

    Ireland, with Master Chen Yingjun
    I travelled to Ireland to take part in Master Chen Yingjun’s seminar, organized by my Gongfu-sister Gil Keough


    Indoor practice with Master Chen Yingjun in China

    Wenxian, China

    China 2013
    I resided in Master Chen Yingjun’s family’s home in Wenxian once more, to receive further training from him, in the company of his younger relatives.

    Janeiro de 2016

    3rd Exam certification from WCTA-Br

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    WCTA Nível 3
    I became the first South American to be certified by Jan Silberstorff in the World Chen Xiaowagn Taijiquan (Tai Chi) Association’s 3rd Level, passing from the “Instructor” to the “Teacher” denomination.

    Maio de 2016

    Chenjiagou Taijiquan (Tai Chi) Xuexiao representation

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Chenjiagou Branch Representative
    In May 2016 I signed the “Oficial Representative of the Chenjiagou Taijiquan (Tai Chi) School (陈家沟太极拳学校 Chenjiagou Taijiquan (Tai Chi) Xuexiao)” contract, on behalf of WCTA-Br. It was a great honor to receive the document from Master Chen Ziqiang, son of Grandmaster Chen Xiaoxing and Head Coach of the school.

    Junho de 2016

    Training with Chen Yingjun in Germany

    Magdeburg, Germany

    Germany with Chen Yingjun
    I went to Germany to continue training ith Master Chen Yingjun, in a six days seminar.

    Setembro de 2016

    Teaching an international seminar in Chile

    Viña del Mar, Chile

    Taijiquan in Chile
    I taught my first Internation Seminar in Chile, by invitation of Rafael Mena Lazcano. It was a four-day seminar, when i taught the Spear and the Laojia forms.

    June 2017

    Training with Chen Yingjun in Germany

    Magdeburg, Germany

    Magdeburg with Chen Yingjun
    I went again to Germany for a week of intensive practice with Master Chen Yingjun.

    Junho de 2017

    Chen Yingjun Taijiquan (Tai Chi) Gongfu Association representative

    Magdeburg, Germany

    Chen Yingjun logo
    Master Chen Yingjun, having just started his worldwide association, granted me authorization to represent it in Brazil. Upon knowing about my plans to move to Canada, he also authorized me to open his association here.

    April 2018

    Teaching Sword and Spear in Chile

    Viña del Mar, Chile

    Chile 2018
    Again i went to Chile to teach, this time the Sword and the Spear forms.

    May 2018

    Farewell Brazil

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    I moved to Ottawa with my family, and my classes in Brazil wil be continuing under the guidance of the two teachers i trained there, Bruno and Jonatan.

    Summer 2018

    Hello Ottawa

    Ottawa, ON

    Meditation in Tai Chi
    This is my younger son practicing Standing Meditation by the Ottawa river. We felt warmly welcomed arriving in Canada, and I started teaching here in November 2018.

    October 2019

    Training in Berlin with Master Chen Yingjun

    Berlin, Germany

    Berlin, with Master Chen Yingjun
    I went to Berlin for another seminar with Master Chen Yingjun, for 5 days.

    March 2021

    First book

    Ottawa, ON

    Tai Chi Book
    The pandemic took us all by surprise in 2020, and there was a lot of back and forth between online and in person classes. It wasn’t an esay year, but it was the year when I finished my first book on Taijiquan (Tai Chi), which I published in Spring 2021. The book is still only in Portuguese, my mother tongue, and I am working on an English version right now.

    May 2022

    Private training in Australia with Master Chen Yingjun

    Sydney, Australia

    Sydney 2022 with Chen Yingjun
    This was a very special occasion. I had been three years without in person training from my Shīfù, and very much in need of meeting him. Just as the travel restrictions were being lifted, I was able to go to Sydney for ten days of private training at his home. I hadn’t been to his home in Austrlia since 2006, and enjoying his and his family’s company made old memories come to life again.

    April 2023

    Book translated to English

    Ottawa, Canada

    Tai Chi Book Cover
    My book on the basics of Taijiquan (Tai Chi) practice, originally written in Portuguese, has been translated to English. It will be available for orders on Amazon by the start of May 2023.

    May 2023

    Translated book published

    Sydney, Australia

    Sydney 2023 with Chen Yingjun
    I went to Sydney again, to continue my learning from Master Chen Yingjun. A huge change was started in my body in 2022, and this year’s training was essential to complete it. I was lucky enough that my book’s English edition became available on Amazon while I was in Sydney, and I handed its first printed copy to my Shifu.


    Rafael MazurekProduction Engineer

    Eduardo is an outstanding Taijiquan (Tai Chi) teacher! I trained with him during some years and I can say that Taijiquan (Tai Chi) completely change my life. I used to be a stressed and anxious guy who frequently didn’t know how to keep focus and solve problems in everyday life. I became stronger, healthier and mentally more balanced after I started practicing Taijiquan (Tai Chi). I strongly recommend Eduardo and I’m very thankful for having had the opportunity of learning Taijiquan (Tai Chi) Chen Style with him.

    Patricia PrzybylskiLawyer

    Professor Eduardo is a highly skilled Taijiquan (Tai Chi) teacher, as he received direct teachings from the Chen family, especially Master Yingjun. I trained with Eduardo for three years and witnessed his dedication and irreprehensible moral conduct.

    Oliver LorscheidMath Professor at IMPA

    Eduardo was the most advanced and most important person in Tai Chi (Chen style) in Brazil until his departure to Canada. He was the only Brazilian teacher that reached level 3 so far (in the WTCA ranking), and he organized most of the seminars of the visiting masters Chen Yingjun, Chen Ziqiang and Jan Silberstorff. I had the fortune to have Tai Chi lessons from Eduardo for five years in Rio de Janeiro. Having had experience with several Tai Chi teachers of different styles, I can say that Eduardo was by far the best and most skillful teacher that I had for Tai Chi lessons on a weekly basis. He has an extraordinary sensitivity for the personal development, and he is very careful and patient to accompany this process with each student (we were training in a group of 10-15 students). Besides his extreme skills as a teacher, I like to stress that Eduardo is a very friendly person who is always open for questions and personal guidance of all kind. In so far: if you want to train Tai Chi, do it with Eduardo!

    Maurício CalvãoProfessor of Physics at UFRJ

    I started training Chen taijiquan under Eduardo Molon’s supervision in 2013. He is an extremely pedagogical teacher, cares a lot for minute details, both physical and conceptual. I hope he has a great deserved success in his new endeavor there in Ottawa! Regards!

    Maria ClaudiaProfessor of Nutrition at UFRJ

    Learning Tai Chi from Eduardo Molon was the best thing i have ever done for my health, not only because of the posture corrections, but also because it is a Meditation and stress control practice. Eduardo can translate Tai Chi Chuan from its chinese roots for the western culture, making an ethical Dao conduct a means for your body’s posture in your everyday actions.

    Anders Hentze

    Eduardo is an amazing Tai Chi teacher who brings information and experience directly from the masters of the Chen family. His guiding and corrections made me experience new aspects of the inner processes in a playful and inspiring manner. We miss him a lot in Brazil, so please make the most of his stay in Canada!

    Rômulo CollopySoftware Developer

    I was a student of Eduardo for 3 years and it was one of the best experiences with martial arts I’ve had. His didactic is simple yet deep, and he shows true understanding of what he teaches. His close relation with masters Chen Yingjun and Jan Silberstorff also provided us with precious insights of their teachings.
    I’m also an Aikido student (1st Kyu), and his respect and support for my other martial art was always impeccable. I’m sure I’m still going back to his classes in the future.

    Flávio PessoaSecretary-General of WCTA-Br

    Eduardo Molon has significantly contributed for the spread of Chen family Taijiquan (Tai Chi) in Brasil, while he held the positon of Secretary-Genreal of WCTA-Br up to February 2018.
    During this time, he was responsible for the strategic planning for growth of WCTA-Br, organized and promoted the seminars and training retreats taught by masters Maters Chen Yingjun, Jan Silberstorff and Chen Ziqiang in various brazilian cities, and edited and published the magazine belonging to our association.
    Eduardo will certainly contribute for the growth and teaching of Chen family Taijiquan (Tai Chi) in Ottawa, Canada.

    Fávio OctaviniTai Chi Chuan Teacher

    Eduardo Molon has been training with the best Taiji masters for over 20 years. He was the one who introduced me to Chen style over 10 years ago and has been guiding me on practice and teaching since ever! Simple and profound are his teachings. No words to express my gratitude to him and to Taijiquan (Tai Chi). Thanks so much!

    Marcelo AzevedoBrazil-IRS Auditor

    I studied Qigong with Eduardo Molon from 2014 until his recent move to Canada. It was an excellent period, in which I had the opportunity to enjoy deep technical knowledge combined with a very efficient and effective didactic, not to mention the extremely gentle and careful person. I’ve had martial experience before, because I am a practitioner of Wing Tsun Kung Fu. I looked for Qigong as a way to improve balance and overall health, since I have Parkinson’s Disease. I have not regretted having studied and practiced Qigong, and I want to express my gratitude to Professor Eduardo Molon for years of fellowship and learning. I only do not keep studying with Professor Molon because I do not live in Canada.

    Marcelo Coutinho ViannaSchool Teacher

    I am very lucky to have had Eduardo Molon as my teacher. He dedicates very seriously and humbly to studying and understanding the principles of Chen family Taijiquan (Tai Chi), and is very consicous of his craft. Eduardo is always looking for a favorable learning path for his students, according to the guidance of the Taijiquan (Tai Chi) Masters.
    Thank you Eduardo!

    Paulo RoneiPhysical Therapist

    The best experience I’ve had with Taijiquan (Tai Chi) and martial arts in general. Very attentive teacher, and possessing extraordinary knowledge. Very dedicated to his personal practice, and also to his students’ learning. And what is more important: dedicated to keeping alive Chen family’s culture, offering us the highest quality of training. It is fortunate that Eduardo fills the role that many teachers don’t, both in Taijiquan (Tai Chi) practice and in its theory, which makes him the best Taijiquan (Tai Chi) teacher i had the pleasure to meet and learn from.

    Fabio RolandProfessor of Biology at UFMG

    Eduardo Molon, Brazilian and inheritor of the Chen’s family Taijiquan (Tai Chi), is a professional dedicated to the cause of his students. He believes that the training routine brings harmony to the body and much confidence in living. Furthermore, he makes us deeply believe that Taijiquan (Tai Chi) rebuilds our essential balance; “just relax” he always teaches us to believe in this magical ability of Taijiquan (Tai Chi).
    “Yes it is hard, and it takes time!” This is just one of the lines Eduardo says to comfort us when we face the truths about our bodies, truths that Taijiquan (Tai Chi) relativizes. I’ve learned that bad postural habits can be left behind, and we can give our bodies more space by living with a more balanced posture. Eduardo, in his serene and humanistic approach, in his reassuring professional stance, and in his friendly dedication, guides his classes with impecable technical rigour, inherited from the Chen family. We have practiced the most genuine Chen Taijiquan (Tai Chi) in Rio de Janeiro, and this was a priviledge.
    The results of my Taijiquan (Tai Chi) practice with Eduardo were incredibly positive for my being, both body and mind – my bodily pains got weaker, my self was esteem raised, and my discipline, which had been hiding away, reappeared. Anxiety lessens, and strength heightens in my daily life.
    And about my fellow Taijiquan (Tai Chi) students: Eduardo’s classes are also a place to foster friendship!

    Gustavo FilgueirasLawyer

    I had classes with Eduardo for 2 years, he is an incredible Taijiquan (Tai Chi) Chen style teacher. He is close to the Chen family in China, therefore is able to bring from the source the best practices and ancient knowledge to his students. I strongly recommend Eduardo as a Taijiquan (Tai Chi) teacher!

    Cassius MendesMathematician

    I’ve been practicing Taijiquan (Tai Chi) under Eduardo’s guidance since 2013. In that ocasion, I found him an excellent teacher. Different from all other teachers with whom I had trained throughout my teenager years, he stimulates us to get better, day after day, he doesn’t hide any secrets and explains everything with a great didatic and passion. I felt sad because he had to move, but I really feel thankful because I had a great opportunity in learning from him.

    Paulo MottaSoftware Engineer

    I studied Chen taijiquan with Eduardo for 4+ years, and he is a great teacher. Very didatic and dedicated. He studies under the supervision of Master Chen Yingjun, who provides the best knowledge source that we, as students, would like to have.

    Pedro FayadIndustrial Enginner

    Very good class. From the experience i had, i’d say that Eduardo is one of the best Taijiquan (Tai Chi) teachers in Brazil. Besides teaching a very good class, his website helps in the understanding of various concepts in Tai Chi that beginners don’t grasp completely. These, in their turn, help directing our practice, like how to focus on the posture and keep the corrections made by the teacher and the Master.
    Taijiquan (Tai Chi) is an art that has long term effects, and each class makes you more peaceful, besides making your body work in a way i could never imagine.
    I recommend it to all, the effects for both body and mind are very good.

    Pedro ChavesIndustrial Engineer

    Each student gets personal attention during class. The posture and movement corrections are customized to explore the potential of each one, tough always respecting each individual’s limits.. The classes are complemented by theory explanations in the right proportion to help the students in their practice. Eduardo’s dedication to his own practice motivates the students to learn ever more. It would be nice if we had more professionals like him.

    Henrique Oliveira

    I ha the chance to meet Eduardo Molon, and he fulfills all the requirements of a true Teacher. In my case, something interesting hapenned: i made a Google search for Taijiquan (Tai Chi) in Rio de Janeiro, and his name came up. I then called him, and he was super kind and told me everything i needed to know, but his class wasn’t near me. It was easy to feel that the energy, charisma and enthusiasm coming from him were something special, even magnetic. I chose to start the classes in spite of the distance, and I’ve been feeling deeply energized. Everyone working with subtle energies know how hard it is to tonify a subject’s energy. I believe that among all the practices iI’ve previously taken, Chen style Taijiquan (Tai Chi) was the only one really effective. I’m pleased to say that my choice was perfectly right.

    Leonardo ThuryPolitical Scientist

    Practicing Taijiquan (Tai Chi) with Eduardo is getting in contact with something at a very high level, and very refined: learning Chen family Taijiquan (Tai Chi), which has been passed from generation after generation and from Master to Disciple. Add to that that Eduardo, belonging to this master-to-disciple chain, is a true Taijiquan (Tai Chi) Teacher. He lives what he teaches, and this is very inspiring. I recommend this practice to all.

    Sean McKaughan

    Excelent class that focuses on the principles and essential movements of this art. Eduardo is the perfect guide both for beginners and advanced students alike. He is a Teacher that works with patience and dedication with each student. Thank you Eduardo!