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Dr Luce Condamine

Dr Luce Condamine is a paediatrician, a sports doctor, and tai chi teacher who has successfully competed in French and European internal arts competitions. She is the author of a taiji book specially designed for teaching children called, 'Tai Pour Enfants' which is available in Englsih and French.

Dr Luce Condamine taught at Caledonia in 2006

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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

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Jill Heath

Jill Heath has been studying the internal arts since 1991, has taught in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. since 1996, and made her competition debut in 1999 with a personal best in 2001of 3 gold and 3 bronze medals at a single tournament for form, weapons and push hands.  She is a certified Associate Healing Tao instructor, a certified Tai Chi for Arthritis instructor, and a past president and director of the Canadian Taijiquan Federation.  She has had articles published in TongRen (a publication of the CTF) and Breathe Deep (an on-line qigong newsletter). 
She continues her studies of the internal arts with Sifu Helen Wu, Nick Gracenin and Sam Masich.  She much enjoyed her time teaching and training again at Tai Chi Caledonia’sth10th anniversary in Stirling, Scotland in June 2005.  She also enjoys the struggle to speak coherently in French and continues to upgrade her language studies.  She received marks for originality on her final presentation in French class at college, fall 2006, by bringing enough swords to class for all her classmates and instructor and conducting a mini-workshop en français.

Jill Heath taught at Caledonia in 2005

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Roger Jahnke

Roger Jahnke, O.M.D., has dedicated his professional life to sharing the powerful ancient healing traditions of China. He is the director and chief instructor of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, Santa Barbara, California; and a cofounder and recent chairperson of the board of the National Qigong Association.

With almost 30 years of clinical practice as a physician of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and eight research tours to China, Dr. Jahnke has emerged as a key spokesperson for Tai Chi (Taiji) and Qigong (Chi Kung) and is a master teacher of these arts. He has studied hundreds of forms of Qigong with master teachers and visited numerous hospitals, institutes, training centers, temples, and sacred sites in China, focusing on the cultivation of Qi (Chi).

Dr. Jahnke has presented at major conferences on advances in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) throughout the United States. He has lectured on self-healing and emerging trends in health care and medicine to numerous hospital systems and health care associations, including the HealthCare Forum; the Catholic Health Association; the American Medical Association; the National Wellness Institute, Stevens Point, Wisconsin; and the American College of Healthcare Executives, Chicago, Illinois. He is a contributing author to numerous books on health promotion methodologies for both clinical providers and health care administrators.

Dr. Jahnke's first book. The Healer Within: The Four Essential Self-Care Methods For Creating Optimal Health, published by Harper San Francisco in 1997, delivered the Qigong and Taiji revolution to a broad and general audience in the Americas and the European community. In 2002, Roger's second book, The Healing Promise of Qi: Creating Extraordinary Wellness Through Qigong and Tai Chi, published by Contemporary Books, a division of McGraw-Hill, distills the best and most important lessons gleaned from master Qigong teachers, with guidelines for tailoring a self-healing regimen for any age or medical condition.

Qigong, Tai Chi, Taiji, Chi - Feel The Qiš

Roger Jahnke taught at Caledonia in 2006 2012

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Eva Koskuba

Eva Koskuba, B.A.

Eva has been studying the Internal Martial Arts since 1982 and teaching since 1986. She teaches Chen Taijiquan, Yang Taijiquan, various types of Qigong, Yiquan, pushing hands, weapons and two person sparring set. She is also learning Xingyiquan and Baguazhang.

Current teachers:
Karel Koskuba (20th generation of Chen style)
Chen Xiaowang (19th generation of Chen style)
Du Xianming (student of Chen Zhaokui, 18th generation of Chen style)
Yao Chengguang (3rd generation of Yiquan)

In March 2006 Eva has been accepted as a lineage disciple (20th generation of Chen style) by Master Chen Xiaowang

Eva is an instructor in the Chinese Internal Arts Association, member of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain and the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts. She and Dawn Hatton, a retired nurse, set up the Taiji and Qigong based exercises programme for the Battle Hospital, Reading.

CIAA Internal Martial Arts

Eva Koskuba taught at Caledonia in 2005

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Karel Koskuba

Karel Koskuba, B. Sc., Dip. Ac.

Karel has been studying Internal Martial Arts since 1978 and teaching since 1984.

Past teachers:
Chu King Hung (5th generation of Yang style)

Current teachers:
Chen Xiaowang (19th generation of Chen style)
Du Xianming (student of Chen Zhaokui, 18th generation of Chen style)
Yao Chengguang (3rd generation of Yiquan)

In March 2006 Karel has been accepted as a lineage disciple (20th generation of Chen style) by Master Chen Xiaowang

Karel is the Chief Instructor of the Chinese Internal Arts Association, member of the Tai Chi Chuan Union of Great Britain (TCUGB) and the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts (BCCMA). He teaches Internal Martial Arts in Berkshire and also leads seminars in UK and abroad.

In the Internal Martial Arts, health is inseparably bound up with the progress of martial skill via cultivation of the internal energy - qi (chi).

Karel is a qualified acupuncturist with a Diploma of Acupuncture from Chung San Acupuncture School in London.

You can find more information on our websites: www.ciaa.org.uk and www.yiquan.org.uk
CIAA Internal Martial Arts

Karel Koskuba taught at Caledonia in 2005

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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

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Luis Molera

Luis Molera studied Tai Chi Chuan since 1980 & taught since 1984. He studied with Master William CC Chen and in Taiwan with with masters like Chen Shiu-Yao (Rosa Chen), Chen Zhi Dan and Jeang Shen Chih. He has won many tournaments in pushing hands, tai chi form, sword, sabre and fan in Europe and Taiwan.

Luis Molera

Luis Molera taught at Caledonia in 2007 2006

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Mario Napoli

Mario Napoli Was a close student of Stanley Israel who in turn was a student of Cheng Man-Ching for 11 years. Mario focusses primarily on push hands and has won many tournaments in the USA and Europe and was a successful competitor in Chinese competitions.

Mario Napoli taught at Caledonia in 2006 2005 2011

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Helmut Oberlack

Helmut Oberlack has studied taiji since 1981 and has spent over 17 years teaching in private classes, universities and sports clubs. He is the publisher of the German Taijiquan and Qigong Journal and co-editor of the European Internal Arts Journal.

Helmut Oberlack taught at Caledonia in 2006 2005 2002

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Richard Odell

Richard Odell has studied Tai Chi for 14 years with Katherine Allen, Dan Docherty and Fan Form with Cornelia Gruber. He has competed for 11 years winning gold medals at British Open, European and the 6th Grand World Wushu Festival, Shanghai. He gained medals for Hand, Sabre, Sword and Spear and Sparring in Malaysia.

Richard Odell taught at Caledonia in 2007 2006

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Marianne Plouvier

Marianne Plouvier is a Yang Taiji Martial Art School's teacher, continuously training since 1990 with M. Antoine Ly.
She is practicing and teaching bare hand form, right and left, saber, sword, stick and fan, pushing hands and eight pieces of brocade.
She took part in many national, european and chinese competitions, both as competitor and judge. She is also AAMYTF's president, FTCCG's vice-president and TCFE Executive Committee's member.

Marianne Plouvier taught at Caledonia in 2006 2005 2009

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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

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Laura Stone

Laura Stone has studied T'ai Chi Ch'uan for over 30 years as practitioner, teacher and organizer. She has worked on all aspects including diverse forms (slow and fast, with and without weapons) and partner practices (push/sensing hands, form applications and T'ai Chi boxing). Laura trained with William CC Chen since 1979, and studies Zen Meditation & Body-Centred Psychotherapy.

Laura Stone

Laura Stone taught at Caledonia in 2006 2011

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Marnix Wells

Marnix Wells studied Chinese Internal Arts since 1968 and has travelled widely learning Bagua, Taiji & Xingyi training with Zhang Yizhong, Gan Xiaozhou, Wang Shujin and Hong Yimian. He recently produced, 'Scholar Boxer: Chang Naizhou Theory of Internal Martial Arts and the Evolution of Taijiquan.'

Marnix Wells taught at Caledonia in 2006 2011

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Sue Woodd

SUE WOOD has worked in Complementary Medicine for the past 20 years, founding her own school in 1991. She is a registered Trainer with the Shiatsu Society and she teaches for the European School of Tai Chi Ch'uan, and is a graduate of the College of Cranial Sacral Therapy. and teacher affiliated with Yoga Alliance. As an International Master Trainer she trains fitness instructors and lectures for leading Health Farms and Fitness Companies worldwide.

Sue Woodd

Sue Woodd taught at Caledonia in 2006 2008

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Faye Li Yip

FAYE LI YIP Was born to a traditional Chinese Martial Arts family in Beijing and has studied since childhood. From the age of 7 she trained in Shaolin Quan, then Xing Yi, Bagua and Taiji (Yang and Sun Style) under her father (Prof Li Deyin). She also travelled to many different parts of China to learn from highly respected masters, train with professional coaches and compete with some of China's elite athletes. She has been teaching in the UK since 1990, and she produced many medal-winning students in British National competitions.

Deyin Taijiquan Institute (GB)

Faye Li Yip taught at Caledonia in 2006 2005 2008 2009 2011