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.http://www.wudangfrance.com/
Isabelle Boitiere taught at Caledonia in 2004 2003
Ian Cameron studied Tai Chi Chuan with Sifu Cheng Tin Hung in Hong Kong in 1971, and has been teaching since the late 1970s. He has produced two books and has acquired a reputation as one of the foremost practitioners and teachers of the art in Britain.http://www.five-winds.co.uk
Ian Cameron taught at Caledonia in 2004
Brian Cookman studied martial arts for 40 years and Tai Chi for 23. He is a certified instructor in Yang & Wu styles and Dragon & Tiger Chi Kung. His special interest is in Tai Chi and Health and is Chairman of the Tai Chi & Chi Kung Forum for Health & Special Needs. He is a NHS instructor for Tai Chi in hospitals.
Brian passed away on Friday 18th February 2005 at Addenbrooks Hospital in Cambridge, at the age of 59.
Brian Cookman taught at Caledonia in 2004
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
Cornelia Gruber studied Taijiquan since 1971 with John Chung Li, T.T. Liang, William C.C.Chen & Bow Sim Mark.
She is member of the Professional Association of Taijiquan & Qi Gong of Switzerland and serves of the Executive Committee of the Taijiquan & Qigong Federation for Europe. (TCFE)
Cornelia Gruber taught at Caledonia in 2005 2004 2002
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.http://www.wudangfrance.com/
Armelle Malfilatre taught at Caledonia in 2004 2003
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
Ken Van Sickle
Ken Van Sickle was shooting arrows and duelling with playmates, using any available stick, at the age of 6, his fascination with things martial persevered, wrestling in high school, Archery competition, (New Jersey intermediate 1st. Place in 1949) and the study of Foil and Sabre fencing.
After returning from military service in Korea in 1954, Ken went to Paris to study Painting, then returned to live in Manhattan permanently. He practiced Karate with Peter Urban from 1960 – 1967, achieving 3rd. degree black belt. Eventually finding Karate unfulfilling he went on a search for an Art with a more philosophical/spiritual base, this search ended the moment he saw Cheng Man Ch’ing.
He began study with Cheng Man Ch'ing at 211 Canal Street, New York in 1967, attending classes three or four days a week, studying Solo form, Sword form, Push hands and Fencing, He became an instructor in 1971.
In 1972 the Professor gave special classes to a small group of students he chose to be certified as teachers, Ken underwent intensive training in solo form and sword form, He continued to study with Cheng Man Ch’ing until he returned to Taiwan in 1975.
Ken has been teaching Tai Chi since 1980 and conducting workshops is the U.S. and Europe since 1992, he teaches form, push hands, sword form, fencing and Chi Gung, having a special feel for Tai Chi Sword, it has become his specialty. Ken teaches with the method and in the spirit of Cheng Man Ch’ing. sinobarr
Ken Van Sickle taught at Caledonia in 2005 2004 2012
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
Nigel Sutton has been practising Oriental Martial Arts for over 30 years. He studied Baguazhang intensively with Gao Ziying, Gao Jiwu, Kang Gewu, Bai Wenxiang and Zhao Weidong. He is a disciple in the Zheng Manqing lineage under Tan Ching Ngee, Lee Bian Lei, Lau Kim Hong & Ho Ah San. He lives and works in Malaysia.http://www.zhong-ding.com/
Nigel Sutton taught at Caledonia in 2004
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