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

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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

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Franco Mescola

Franco Mescola has studied martial arts for over 40 years and internal arts since 1975. In 1985 he founded the Tai Chi Research Centre in his native Venice and has worked in hospitals researching the effects of qigong on patients. He has also written a number of articles and books on internal arts. Franco also hosts an international internal arts festival in his native Venice.

Franco Mescola taught at Caledonia in 2005 2008 2009

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 taught at Caledonia in 2007 2008 2009 2011

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

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Paul Silfverstrale

Paul Silfverstrale has studied Asian martial arts for over 20 years, and is a student of Dan Docherty since 1998. He has lived, travelled, practiced and taught extensively in Europe, China and SE Asia, and spent thorough time in Malaysia and Singapore practicing with Wu-style family. He is an international tournament winner in forms, pushing hands and San Shou, many of his students have also been successful on the international competition arena. He works professionally teaching Tai Chi Chuan and as a TCM acupuncturist.

Practical Tai Chi Chuan

Paul Silfverstrale taught at Caledonia in 2008 2009 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

Faye Li Yip head shot

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