Friends in Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan)

These are Taijiquan (Tai Chi) teachers that i wholeheartedly recommend. I am lucky that we have become friends by following the same road in life.


This is the association that represents Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang in Brazil, where i worked for 9 years as manager.  Here you can find the contacts for Taijiquan (Tai Chi) teachers in that country.

WCTA Ireland

This is WCTA’s branch in Ireland, run by Gill and Roisin. They have been hosting Master Chen Yingjun’s seminar for a very long time. Gill is certified on the 6th Duanwei, and both her and Roisin are great friends of mine.

Kim Ivy

Runs her Taijiquan (Tai Chi) school in Seattle, has organized seminars there for Grandsmasters Chen Xiaowanf and Chen Xiaoxing, and is now organizing for Master Chen Ziqiang.

Davidine and David

David Gaffeny and Davidine von Sim’s new website already has a little treasure to offer readers, in the Conversations section.
Their school is in Manchester, but they also travel around Europe teaching. Authors of widely read books on Taijiquan (Tai Chi) history and practice, they are a branch of Chenjiagou Taijiquan (Tai Chi) Xuexiao.

David Gaffney’s blog

Blog with very interesting articles by David, the author mentioned above. Very much worth your time.

Taoist Sancturay

Run by Biil and Allison, this school offers other kinds of Qigong besides Taijiquan (Tai Chi). Bill is also into Chinese Medicine, both as a therapist and a teacher.

Tim Yuen

Tim has been training Chen Taijiquan (Tai Chi) since 1997. He started with Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang, and now learns from Master Chen Yingjun and organizes his seminars in Brisbane.

Nathan Coxsen

Nathan is Master Yingjun’s student and teaches in Sunshine Coast in Australia. He’s an Acupuncturist following Dr. Tan’s teachings, which makes us brothers twice. Very strong push hands!

Anthony Cheung

Anthony is in Brisbane, and he has some pretty enlightening insights about Taijiquan (Tai Chi). Be sure to check his drawings – they are famous in Tai Chi circles, and when he depicts Master Chen Yingjun, they convey a very exact image of how he teaches.

Daniel Iorio

Daniel is Master Chen Bing’s student and represents his Academy in Montreal. Chen Bing is a 20th generation Chen family Master, is is cousin of Chen Yingjun.

Barbara Gehring

Barbara and her husband Jaewoo represent Chen Bing Academy in Bern, Switzerland. They also host Master Chen Yingjun’s seminar in that city.

Paris Lanas

Paris teaches in Vienna, Austria, and has been learning from Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang and Masters Chen Yingjun and Chen Bing.

Oxford School of Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung

Phillip and Emma represent Chen Bing Academy in Oxford, UK, and host Master Chen Yingjun’s seminar there.

Berkshire Tai Chi

Philip Larsson started training with Master Chen Yingjun in 2002. In 2005 he went on a study trip to Chenjiagou, and has co-hosted Master Chen on his visits to the UK since 2013.

Sussex Tai Chi

Sam Moor, Chen Bing’s student, teaching in Sussex, UK. He also has a website where with a lot of interesting articles about Taichi, read it!

Authentic Chen Taijiquan (Tai Chi) in Switzerland

Allon Moritz teaches in Kanton Graubünden, Switzerland. He is a certified teacher of Chen Xiaowang Taijiquan (Tai Chi) Association Schweiz.