Gai has been studying Tai Chi Chuan since 1984 & has studied various forms with many teachers from Australia & overseas. Gai has been teaching Tai Chi since 1989.
She was a medal winner at Australian competitions in 1998 & 2000 and is currently an International Wushu Federation Accredited Australian Judge. She is also an Australian Government Accredited (NCAS) Coach.
Gai is currently trained by and affiliated with Master Peter Wu Shi-zheng of the Chen Style Taijiquan Academy of Melbourne and Santou, China. Master Wu studied Taijiquan under some of the greatest modern masters, including Grandmaster Hong Jun-sheng (student of Grandmaster Chen Fa-ke).
In 2006 Gai demonstrated at the International Tai Chi Masters Forum at Ma’an Shan, China, which she attended with Master Wu. She sponsors Master Wu to conduct workshops on Tamborine Mt twice per year.
Since 2007 Gai has operated Tai Chi China Tours, organising & conducting Tai Chi group tours throughout China.
Gai teaches a selection of Qi Gong (Chi Kung) breathing exercises, Beijing 24 Form, Yang 40 Form, Combined 42 Form, Hong Chen Series I & II (Cannon Fist), Tao Yin, Dayan (Wild Goose), Ba Duan Jin, Bu Di Zhen Qigong, Shi Ba Shi, Yang 32 Sword, Combined 42 Sword, Fan, Chen Straight Sword, Chen Dual Person Sword, Chen Double Swords, Whipping Rod and Chen Style Push Hands & Jin training.
Tai Chi group classes available four terms per year. Click here to find a class near you.
Corporate & private lessons by arrangement.
What Is Tai Chi?
Literally translated, Tai Chi Chuan means “supreme” or grand ultimate exercise with the hands. As a daily health maintenance system, Tai Chi has proved invaluable to the Chinese for generations. Its origins can be traced back more than 700 years. Although Tai Chi is a martial art, it has become better known in recent times as a health building exercise characterised by slow and gentle movements. It easily provides a sense of well being and calmness, while improving flexibility, co-ordination, posture & breathing.
Age & physical condition are not important; this non-strenuous art is suitable for all, martial artists & those just wanting to improve their health. Learning Tai Chi is usually a slow process. One must be willing to be unconcerned about the destination & just enjoy the journey. With patience & enthusiasm, anyone can enjoy Tai Chi’s flowing movements and relaxing effects.