Dave Thew workshop, 2 June 2018


For more information on 12 Daoyin Yang Sheng Gong, please click here.

To download a registration form, please click here.


Festival of Tai Chi 2015 – 21st November 2015

The date for this year’s Festival of Tai Chi is 21st November 2015 and the event will be held at the Russley School Hall from 10am – 2pm.

The doors will be open at 9:45am for registration. The entry fee is $5. Programs will be available as well as Association products and instructional DVDs

This is an excellent opportunity to catch up with old friends and learn more about the Tao Arts.

We have Dave Thew, David Wong, Gabrielle Euteneuer, Richard Clark, Terry Young and Tim Exton and Master Linjian Song and Audrey Tan Hayes on the programme.

There will be an address by the President of the Association: Mr Trevor Quirk.

Please lock these details into your calendars and start talking about it in your classes. If you have a group that wishes to participate in the event please let us know and we will endeavour to make this happen.

Further information will appear in the Spring Newsletter.

Please note you will need to supply your own lunch.

For further information email the Secretary, NZ National Tai Chi Chuan Association Inc

Chen Style Taijiquan Push Hands Workshop

Venue: Somerfield Community Centre
47 Somerfield Street, Somerfield, Christchurch South.
Sunday 22 November  from 8 – 10 am.
With Terry Young of Wellington .

Supported by the NZ National Tai Chi Chuan Association.

From a Traditional point of  view, Tai Chi Routine  and  Tai Chi Push Hands are both equally important in learning Tai Chi Chuan.

Sunday  22nd November 8am to 10am.

Venue: Somerfield Community Centre:  47 Studholme Street, Somerfield, Christchurch South.

A 2 hour Workshop open to everyone (beginners and advanced) interested in learning  about  the Chen Style Practical Method of Grand Master  Hong Junsheng in Push Hands training.

The 1st  session, Terry will take you through a detailed over view  from  first principles of  theory, stance and posture to single hands , double hands methods and understanding   concepts of p’eng jin and shen jin  as developed by Master Peter Shi-zeng  Wu.

The  2nd  session  will be an informal session of practice:  of methods from the first session, individual and partnered  training, exchange of ideas with fellow students and instructors.

Those   interested   in attending or wanting further information  are welcome to advise/contact  Terry at tytaichi@gmail.com .

Cost:  $5 per person

Terry Young.
The Chen Style Taijiquan Academy, Wellington.


Festival of Tai Chi 2011

The Festival of Tai Chi 2011 will be held on Saturday the 12th November at the Cashmere Club, 50 Colombo Street. Registration will start at 8:45 am. There will be a $5 charge per person.

This year’s event will be condensed from 9am until 1pm. Please note there will be no break for lunch therefore people will need to organize their own lunches this year. If you leave the venue you will be able to get back in. This is to allow the program to flow better.

The program will feature a mixture of Tai Chi and Qi Gong demonstrations and the dynamics will be different from previous years. As in the past there will be opportunities for interaction and participation.

On the program this year will be Dave Thew, Principal Instructor of Phoenix Tai Chi, member of the NZ Wushu team and gold medalist at the Nationals, Oceania, Australasian and World Championships.

Terry Young is the New Zealand Instructor for the Chen Style Taijiquan Academy of Melbourne and is based in Wellington He will demonstrate aspects of Chen Style, and he will be joined by Mercedes Godinez also from Wellington. These two are always popular with the crowd.

Gabrielle Euteneur, Senior Instructor of Tao Motion, studies the Mantak Chia form of universal healing. This is her first appearance at the Festival and she will demonstrate a sword form.

Vanessa Lukes will demonstrate the aspects of Zhineng Qi Gong. This is her first appearance at the Festival.

Trevor Johnson from Timaru as well as local practitioners, Mike Penter, Principal of Red Dragon Taijiquan, Hazel Thompson, Trevor Quirk, Loo Chi Hu, and Geraldine Parkes will also contribute towards the program.

For more information please contact the Secretary, Carolyn Veitch.


Official events being organized by the NZ National Tái Chi Ch’uan Association for 2011 are at the following venues.


Tamaki College Community Recreation Centre
Elstree Avenue, Glen Innes, Auckland


Onslow College, Burma Road, Johnsonville


Barrington Park, Barrington Street, South Christchurch


The Annual General Meeting of the Christchurch Branch of the Association
will be held at 6pm on 2 May 2011 at the residence of Loo Chi Hu QSM at
28 Cross Street, Phillipstown. Please bring a plate if you intend to attend.