Recommendation for good Taiji school in Sydney?

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Recommendation for good Taiji school in Sydney?

Postby Akira36 on Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:44 am

Hi there,

Can anyone recommend a good Taiji school in Sydney, preferably close to one of these suburbs: Beaconsfield, CBD area, Ultimo, Raleway, Redfern or Chippendale?

My cousin wants to complement his Judo training with another style that combines both Qiqong and self defense. We reckon Taiji would be really good for that.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Recommendation for good Taiji school in Sydney?

Postby mrtoes on Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:09 am

I don't know whether he's doing tai-chi these days but I highly recommend training with Conn Cummins if you can

He's WalkTheTorque on here: memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=113

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Re: Recommendation for good Taiji school in Sydney?

Postby Bhassler on Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:20 am

You might look up Ian Hogan. He does some form of IMA (not sure which), old school western pugilism, and WWII combatives. A fine teacher and a true scrapper who's been there and done that.
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Re: Recommendation for good Taiji school in Sydney?

Postby I-mon on Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:54 pm

Conn is very good, don't know if he's in your area, but definitely try to meet him if you can. I'm sure he'd love to have some judoka to work with as well.
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Re: Recommendation for good Taiji school in Sydney?

Postby dspyrido on Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:22 pm

Conn is a good guy. His bagua focus might play well with judo.

You're also welcome to come and meet us for xinyi (5 element, 10 animal & chinna). We meet at sydney park top of newtown on thursday evening at the bike track. Pm me if you are interested.
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Re: Recommendation for good Taiji school in Sydney?

Postby Akira36 on Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:41 am

Thanks for the information guys. I will Google Ian Hogan and Conn Cummins. Thanks for the invitation dspyrido, but I am based in NZ. It's my cousin who lives in Sydney, I shall pass your invitation though I think he might be more inclined to seek Taiji rather than Xingyi.

He's going to be 40 soon, and I think Xingyi might be a bit more taxing than Taiji? I'm not sure how he'd fare doing zanzhuang for an hour or so for example. He has multiple injuries from Judo practice too, so Taiji might just be the right healing arts, although I'm aware of the amazing qiqong component in Xingyi too.

Anyone have heard of or can comment about Imperial Yang Taiji or Richard Huang in Sydney?
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Re: Recommendation for good Taiji school in Sydney?

Postby wayne hansen on Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:16 pm

Go up to Epping maul Sunday morning and see my friend fong lee
And all the other groups there
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Re: Recommendation for good Taiji school in Sydney?

Postby Akira36 on Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:10 am

Hi Wayne,

Epping Mall, on Sunday morning roughly what time?
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Re: Recommendation for good Taiji school in Sydney?

Postby wayne hansen on Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:33 pm

Not really sure I think it is most of the morning
I just had some friends in from both Thailand and Malaysia and they went up there so I think it is becoming quite a meeting place
By the way at one time Ian hogan was a student of mine and after I left sydney he trained with fong lee
Before you go and visit Ian you should check out these clips

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1483487385222933
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Re: Recommendation for good Taiji school in Sydney?

Postby Bhassler on Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:13 pm

I think most of the clips are showing Fairbairn's WWII combatives, which don't look like much from the outside but when demonstrated by someone like Ian take on a whole new life. The clips are meant to show the general outline of the movements, and not the actual method. I wasn't impressed with the clips when I first saw them, but after seeing Ian in person my perspective has changed.
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Re: Recommendation for good Taiji school in Sydney?

Postby wayne hansen on Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:42 pm

i was wrong it is eastwood maul 8.30 to 10.30 formal class then informal teaching
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