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

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

Henk Janssen head shot

Henk Janssen

Henk Janssen studied Tai Chi Chuan since 1976. He practises Yang style mostly in the lineage of Cheng Man-Ching. His most influential teachers include: Y.T. Phoa, Rob and Erich Völke and Daniel Smit. He has taught Qigong and TCC since 1985. Tui Shou is one of his favorite tools. He successfully competed in pushing hands in various national and international events. He is also a dedicated sword-player and musician.

Henk Janssen

Henk Janssen taught at Caledonia in 2007

Damaris Jarboux head shot

Damaris Jarboux

Damaris Jarboux is an recognized innovator in the field of Chi Kung, and has developed many programs for self, family care and Clinical Treatment. She has trained in Energy Medicine for 26 years in the US, China & Europe, and has led trips to China to train in Qigong Hospitals. She is a Founding Board Member of the National Qigong (Chi Kung) Association, USA.

The Body Energy Center

Damaris Jarboux taught at Caledonia in 2007

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

James Macritchie head shot

James Macritchie

James Macritchie has practised the Taoist Arts of Acupuncture and Chi Kung for almost 30 years. Originally from Liverpool, England, he now lives in Colorado, USA, and co-directs The Chi Kung School at The Body-Enery Center. He has written three books on Chi Kung and is the Founder of the National Qigong (Chi Kung) Assocation USA, and Founding President of The Acupuncture Asociation of Colorado.

The Body Energy Center

James Macritchie taught at Caledonia in 2007

Sam Masich head shot

Sam Masich

Sam Masich One of the most accomplished mid-generation practitioners of Chinese internal martial arts in the world today, Sam has trained and taught for nearly three decades. He has studied with some of the great masters of this era from including Liang Shouyu, Dr. Yang Jwing Ming, Jou Tsung Hwa, Yang Zhenduo and Chen Xiaowang.
A passionate and gifted teacher, Sam never fails to inspire students along their path. His work as a full time instructor has taken him to over 100 cities in Canada, USA, Mexico, England, Scotland, Germany and Spain. Students from around the world have traveled to his annual Sam Masich Push Hands Training Camp held in Vancouver, Canada. Many of Sam's students have become top level instructors. Sam is one of few practitioners today that trains and teaches the entire traditional Yang curriculum. He is the creator of the 5 Section Taijiquan Program, a recreational and preliminary training program which includes bare-hand and weapons solo and sparring routines, as well as partner practices. Sam has distinguished himself in competition as a quadruple and septuple gold medalist in national competitions and was a member of the Canadian National Chinese Martial Arts Team competing in China at The World Wushu Invitationals in 1985. Since 1989 he has chief-refereed and judged in regional to national level tournaments in Canada and the USA.
Sam has made some 20 films on taijiquan and neijia related subjects, is the subject of two internationally airing documentaries and has served as a martial arts action consultant, trainer and choreographer on various TV programs and stage productions. Sam is also a musician with several well regarded albums to his credit.


Sam Masich taught at Caledonia in 2007 2008 2009 2011

Luis Molera head shot

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

Wang Ning head shot

Wang Ning

Wang Ning was born in Nanjing, China where he learned the art of calligraphy since his early childhood. He also studied old Chinese writing and the art of creating Chinese 'chops'. Wang practices Yang style Taijiquan which has greatly enhanced his calligraphy work. He is now living in Germany where he has also written a number of articles on calligraphy.

Willkommen zu Wang-Ning.de

Wang Ning taught at Caledonia in 2007 2008 2009 2011

Richard Odell head shot

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

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

Elke Schürger head shot

Elke Schürger

Elke Schürger, born 1942, started to learn Taijiquan (CMC) in 1989, later she learned Qigong. She has trained in Berlin to become a teacher in Traditional Qigong and in Healing Qigong. Her main interest is the healing aspect in Qigong, especially DUFT (SCENT) Qigong. She teaches in her own school in Parchim/Mecklenburg (NE Germany).

Elke Schürger taught at Caledonia in 2007

Victoria Windholtz head shot

Victoria Windholtz

Victoria Windholtz was born in Spain in December 1971 and started studying martial arts intensively from the age of 10. She has been a member of the French National Wushu Team for years, as a Tai chi specialist. European champion and internationally renowned expert on Chen style Tai chi, she teaches in France and internationally.

Victoria Windholtz

Victoria Windholtz taught at Caledonia in 2007

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