Isabelle Boitiere head shot

Isabelle Boitiere

Isabelle Boitiere studied Tai Chi Chuan with Dan Docherty for over 11 years. She is regular competitor at major European events and recently won a gold medal at the 2nd Taijiquan & Qigong Federation for Europe's competition in Denmark performing the Wudang Sword Form in the Group Weapons category.

Isabelle Boitiere taught at Caledonia in 2004 2003

Katy Cheng head shot

Katy Cheng

Katy Cheng is the daughter of the late Professor Cheng Man-Ching who studied Taijiquan, with her father, since childhood. Katy has taught for 25 years and continues in her father’s tradition. In addition to her ongoing weekly classes, Katy is a regular instructor at Cheng Family events.

Katy Cheng taught at Caledonia in 2003

Dan Docherty head shot

Dan Docherty

Dan Docherty has studied tai chi chuan since 1971 with Master Cheng Tin Hung. In 1980 he was the south-east open-weight champion. Dan is a founder member of both the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain and the Taijiquan & Qigong Federation for Europe where he serves as President.

Practical Tai Chi Chuan International

Dan Docherty taught at Caledonia in 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2000 2011


Gordon Faulkner

Gordon Faulkner is a professional martial arts and qigong instructor who teaches in the UK, USA & Europe. Teaching since 1974 Gordon is a qualified Healing Tao Instructor, assistant to Master Mantak Chia; Senior Referee of Yangsheng Gong Association and founder of the Scottish Branch of Yangsheng Gong, China Wushu Society.

Gordon Faulkner taught at Caledonia in 2003

Wang Haijun head shot

Wang Haijun

Wang Haijun studied Chen Style Taijiquan at Chen Villiage, Chenjiagou, from the age of 9. He has won a number of gold medals at major Taiji tournaments in China and is now living in Manchester, UK and teaching in the UK, Ireland, USA and beyond.

Wang Haijun Taiji World

Wang Haijun taught at Caledonia in 2007 2005 2003


Claudy Jeanmougin

Claudy Jeanmougin was a Professor of Physical Education who studied Yoga in Punya and then moved to Taiwan where he studied Chinese language and Taijiquan under Master Wang Yen Nien. He has been teaching Taiji for the past 16 years and is a practising Acupuncturist and Osteopath.

Claudy Jeanmougin taught at Caledonia in 2003

Bob Lowey head shot

Bob Lowey

Bob Lowey, who was a co-founder of Tai Chi Caledonia, began his Martial Arts training in the late 1960’s studying Judo and Karate and, from the mid-1970’s be studied Wang Kung Shou Tao, attained Instructor status in 1979. Bob opened his first Taiji class in East Kilbride in September 1985. He is a regular and popular figure in the European Taiji community where he has been teaching at major events for over 20 years.

7 Stars School of Taijiquan

Bob Lowey taught at Caledonia in 2007 2006 2005 2003 2002 2000 2008 2009 2011 2012

Armelle Malfilatre head shot

Armelle Malfilatre

Armelle Malfilatre studied Wudang Tai Chi Chuan with Dan Docherty for over 12 years. She recently won a gold medal at the 2nd Taijiquan & Qigong Federation for Europe's competition in Denmark performing the Wudang Sword Form in the Group Weapons category.

Armelle Malfilatre taught at Caledonia in 2004 2003

Ronnie Robinson head shot

Ronnie Robinson

Ronnie Robinson, founder of Tai Chi Caledona has studied taijiquan since 1981 being training in the Cheng Man-Ching tradition, working with a number of instructors including Larry Butler, Michael Tse and Ian Cameron as well as attending workshops with Mike Sigman, Patrick Kelly, Mario Napoli and having worked privately with Tom Brodie MacClue & Tian Lian. He is a professional instructor and active promoter of internal arts through his various roles as Promotions Manager - Tai Chi Union for Great Britain, Secretary - Taijiquan & Qigong Federation for Europe and Editor of Tai Chi Chuan & Internal Arts magazine (UK). Since 1997 he has been a regular teacher at major European events, including the International Push Hands Meeting where he has taught at 10 of its 12 years.

Chiron Tai Chi

Ronnie Robinson taught at Caledonia in 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2000 2008 2009 2011 2012

Jan Silberstorff head shot

Jan Silberstorff

JAN SILBERSTORFF received his official taijiquan training license from the PR of China in 1989 to teach taijiquan in China. In 1993 he became the first western medallist in the official tournament of Chenjiagou, birthplace of Taijiquan. Jan became an indoor student and family disciple of Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang in 1994, and together they founded the Chen Xiaowang World Taijiquan Association. Jan became the leader of the German section, which is now the largest organization of its kind. Jan is fluent in Chinese, where he lived for many years, studying with GM Chen Xiaowang, following GM Chen to his current home in Australia. In 1998 he was invited to be the first westerner to perform in the official Singapore State Wushu Masters Event, which was broadcast all over Asia.
Jan has published many articles, 3 books, several DVDs, and has produced 2 TV series about taijiquan. As a member of the 20th generation of the Chen family, Jan currently teaches in 15 countries around the world.

ursprünglichen Taijiquan

Jan Silberstorff taught at Caledonia in 2004 2003 2008 2012

Dee Swift head shot

Dee Swift

Dee Swift studied Taijiquan since the 80's and has been teaching Yang style T'ai Chi and Chi Kung for 14 years. A full time instructor who works in a variety of venues from sports centres and village halls to hospitals. Dee is a member of the Steering Group for the T'ai Chi and Chi Kung Forum for Health and Special Needs.

Dee Swift taught at Caledonia in 2004 2003

Aarvo Tucker head shot

Aarvo Tucker

Aarvo Tucker lived in Taiwan and China from 1981 - 1997 and studied Taijiquan, Baguazhang and Xingyi with 2 Teachers, namely : Liu Hsi-heng - the Senior Disciple of Cheng Man Ching; and Lo Dexiu, who featured in the BBC production of “The Way of the Warrior” with his Teacher Hung Yi-hsiang.

Aarvo Tucker taught at Caledonia in 2003 2002

Luigi Zanini head shot

Luigi Zanini

Luigi Zanini studied traditional Chinese martial arts with Sifu Stefano Bellomi at the 'Shaolin Kungfu Institute' from 1977 until 1989. The curriculum included Shaolin, Tang Lang, Tam Tui, Hakka Kuen, Baguazhang and Taijiquan systems, bare hand, weapons and two persons training. He was Italian champion in 1988, an international judge at competitions and received advanced instruction under Sifu Aldo Ballarin in Milano (Baguazhang). In 1990 he continued his Neijia journey with Master Wang Quiang from Shanghai (Dachengquan - Baguazhang), Sifu Loriano Belluomini in Lucca (Baguazhang) and Yves Kieffer in Arona (Xingyiquan, Daoyinfa). After these and other experiences (Wing Chun, Kali), he opened his own school 'Ziran Baguazhang' and taught in Italy and abroad, beceing a regular teacher at'Rencontres Jasnieres' in France, 'Tai Chi Caledonia' in UK and other international meetings. He trained also in the United States in 1998 and 1999, where he met Master Jou Tsung Hwa. In 2003 he got a diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine under the “Nanjing Academy of TCM” (China), teaching medical and martial Qigong for seven years at Shiatsu schools and in Italian hospitals. As a professional journalist, he directed “Tian Tan – News magazine for alternative health” for two years, wrote many articles on martial arts in Italian and European magazines. He co-authored two books, “The complete guide to Kungfu” and “Kungfu” with Yves Kieffer. Since 2007 he opened his online blog on traditional internal Chinese martial arts, Ziran Neigong Quan, and started an informal way of teaching: in the parks, under all weather conditions. He continues his journey in the martial arts (Krav Maga, Brazilian Jujitsu) and holds seminars in Europe (Sweden, Croatia, Scotland, Switzerland, Tyrol, etc), where Ziran Baguazhang groups are growing.


Luigi Zanini taught at Caledonia in 2003 2002 2000 2012