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Linda Chase Broda

Linda Chase Broda

Linda passed away in 2011

Linda Chase Broda taught at Caledonia in 2005 2000

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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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Nils Klug

Nils Klug has studied Tai Chi Chuan since 1988 and has been teaching since 1990. In the same year, Nils began studying with Grand Master William C. C. Chen, and became his certified instructor in 1993, the same year he founded his own Tai Chi Chuan school in Hannover, Germany. In addition to his personal training with eminent instructors such as William C. C. Chen & Dr Tao Ping Siang. Nils has been an active promoter of tai chi chuan through his annual Push Hands Meeting, the largest push hands meeting in Europe, and his regular teaching in Europe, where he also served as President of the Taijiquan & Qigong Federation for Europe.

Tai Chi Studio Hannover

Nils Klug taught at Caledonia in 2005 2009 2011 2012

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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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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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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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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

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Mark Peters

Was introduced to martial arts in 1985 and began his tai chi training in the later 1980’s, originally with the Zhong Ding School under Nigel Sutton. I subsequently trained intensively with Tan Ching Ngee in Singapore, Ko Ah Tee in KL, Malaysia, Wu Chiang Hsing in BP, Malaysia, Liang He Ching in Muar, Malaysia and Tan Seow Theng in JB. Malaysia. I competed in most national events and won many medals/trophies for my forms and push-hands. In 1994 I was invited to be part of the British team and competed at the World Championships in Orlando, Florida.

Mark Peters taught at Caledonia in 2011

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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



Hooked on dancing and various kinds of sportive activity, in 2000 Sonja Schillo fell in love with Chinese martial arts, with her favourite disciplines being Taijiquan and Baguazhang. Her most impelling teachers are Angela Menzel, Volker Jung, Sha Junjie and Li Bin. Being a close student of the two last mentioned, in 2010 she was accepted as a member into the Sha Guozheng family. Together with Angela Menzel she is teaching at the Tai Chi Schule Göttingen, Germany, focussing on inner arts.

Tai Chi Schule Gšttingen

SONJA SCHILLO taught at Caledonia in 2011 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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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



I have studied Cheng Man-Ching style Tai chi for 18 years, working with Nigel Sutton, Master Liang Heqing, Lam Kim Hong & Lee Bay Lay. I have also taught at these major event: Course instructor 2010, International Instructors course Malaysia. Course Instructor 2009, International students course Malaysia. Participant 2009 Pushing Hands Invitational North South Shaolin Centre, Penang. Co-founder of The 3 Treasures Tai Chi Forest Festival

TONY ULATOWSKI taught at Caledonia in 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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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