Leanne Stanton
Leanne Stanton
10:16 23 Oct 23
I recently had the incredible opportunity to attend a 2-week Tai Chi and Qigong training at the Yangzhou Tai Chi School and I cannot express enough how positively transformative the experience was for me.From the moment I arrived, I was greeted with warmth and genuine hospitality by the staff and... instructors. The serene and picturesque surroundings of the school provided the perfect backdrop for immersing myself in the practice of Tai Chi and Qigong. The peaceful atmosphere truly allowed me to disconnect from the outside world and focus solely on my personal growth and well-being.The training itself was exceptional, Master Kim, owner and head instructor was not only highly skilled and knowledgeable, but also possessed a deep passion for sharing his expertise with us. His patience and dedication to each student's progress was evident in every session.The daily schedule of 2 two hour sessions were well-structured, allowing for a balanced mix of physical training, meditation, and theory.Beyond the training itself, the school provided a supportive and inclusive community. I had the pleasure of meeting fellow students from all walks of life, each with their own unique journey and reasons for being there. The camaraderie and shared experiences created a sense of unity and encouragement that further enhanced the overall experience.The accommodation was clean, comfortable and air conditioned for comfort and our meals were of the highest quality prepared from fresh market produce daily.Overall, my two weeks at the Yangzhou Tai Chi School were nothing short of life-changing. I left with a renewed sense of balance, inner peace, and a deeper understanding of the profound benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong. I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to have trained at such a reputable and authentic school. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and holistic well-being.Health and harmonyLeanne Stantonread more
Etienne Van Bruggen
Etienne Van Bruggen
13:00 04 Oct 23
Returning for the third time to this remarkable Tai Chi school in China has once again exceeded all our expectations. From the school itself to the dedicated teachers, the delicious cuisine, comfortable accommodations, and the breathtaking location, everything deserves a solid 5-star rating and... more!Master Kim Wu is a true gem, combining exceptional expertise with a warm and approachable demeanor. His commitment to ensuring our stay was perfect was evident from the beginning. Whether you're a novice or an experienced Tai Chi enthusiast, Master Kim Wu's boundless patience and exceptional teaching style guarantee you'll progress and learn something new each day.The accommodations are outstanding. The rooms perfectly capture the authentic ambiance of a rural Chinese village while providing all the comforts of the West. Soft beds, workspaces, air conditioning, ventilators, modern bathrooms with Western toilets, and refreshing rain showers—all meticulously maintained and spotlessly clean.The food is an absolute delight. Prepared fresh daily with locally sourced ingredients, the menu offers a wide variety of options, each perfectly seasoned without overwhelming spice. Vegetarians and vegans will find ample choices, and dietary preferences are readily accommodated.Nestled in the heart of the UNESCO Heritage-listed Yangshuo Scenic Area, Jima Village is a location that continually leaves you breathless. The ever-changing landscapes and vistas provide daily wonders that inspire awe. The school even assists in renting bikes or electric scooters, enhancing your exploration of this magnificent area.In summary, this Tai Chi experience is as authentic as it gets in China. Whether you seek personal growth, relaxation, or adventure, this school offers the perfect blend of tradition and modern comfort. We can't wait for our fourth visit!read more
elad ben aroya
elad ben aroya
15:12 28 Sep 23
Cristián Cárdenas
Cristián Cárdenas
09:35 27 Sep 19
In my class there were only 3 people, there was time to correct each one. Each instruction was very complete, ranging from the philosophy of Tai Chi practice to Chinese medicine, the vision of anatomy with a focus on the meridians and without failing to mention the holistic theory of practice.... Silent classes with good facilities, in a beautiful environment. My teachers were kind and very patient, they made you reach the postures through your own understanding of the body and energy. You can use the facilities if you wish to practice privately, outside of class hours. Respect prevails among students from different countries and ages. The food is simple, but delicious. Free bicycles and washing machines are available. The teachers are always available and willing to answer any questions, from the classes themselves to your walks, logistics and daily life. Yangshuo is a paradisiacal environment, with incredible landscapes, there are many activities to do, from hiking to mountain climbing, boat rides along the beautiful rivers, scooters along the mountains, shows, etc.read more
Jarumon Kaewrakmuk
Jarumon Kaewrakmuk
06:01 10 Aug 19
The trainers are kind, happy, and enjoy the training. Old place, hard to find
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My Tai Chi Journey

Yesterday I had a dream, I had a drop of molten gold on my hand. I woke up with feeling of a small miracle ❤️

Yesterday was a very important day for me. I not only received the rank of Tudi, but also acquired a Chinese name – Chen Chengfenglong 陈诚凤龙 which means Dragon and Phoenix.

Disciple “Tudi (徒弟)” means a Disciple who has been specially chosen and accepted by his Master “Shifu (师父)”. Once elected, Tudi takes on the deep responsibility of upholding the Chen family’s Tai Chi Chuan traditions and principles as a lifelong commitment.

That is, a Tudi Apprentice is a privileged Apprentice who has undergone a formal apprenticeship ceremony and is accepted as a member of the family. This disciple had the great honor of representing the Chen family as the successor.

The diploma you see in the photo says:

“To sincerely develop Chen Style Tai Chi skills and contribute to human civilization, balance and health, today Maria van Bruggen, Netherlands, becomes a Tudi Disciple and receives the name Chen Chengfenglong (Phoenix Dragon).

Chen Cheng Fenglong is ready to become a direct disciple of master Chen Zhenlei, the 11th generation successor of Chen style Taichi, and Mei Henglin, the 12th generation successor of Chen style Taichi. Once you become a Tudi Disciple, you will respect your teacher and the Tao throughout your life, abide by the rules of the Chen family’s martial arts, obey your teacher’s instructions, train hard, practice both peaceful and martial skills, and be determined to inherit and develop the cause of Tai Chi throughout your life.”

In the diploma you see a photo of my amazing master.

Wu Heng Dong (Master Kim) Founder and director of the Traditional Tai Chi School in Yangshuo.

Master Kim has over 30 years of experience in Tai Chi and Qigong.

On the right side of the diploma is a photograph of a Teacher of Master Kim – Chen Zhenlei

Wu Heng Dong (Master Kim) had the honor of becoming the 12th generation disciple and one of the last disciples of Chen Zhenlei, one of the four “Warrior Servants of the Buddha (Si Jingang)” – the four prominent representatives of the Chen family in Chenjiagou – who was recognized as one of the Ten in December 1995 the best martial artists of our time living in China. He was given the title of “The Most Influential Figure in Chinese Tai Chi”. In recognition of this achievement, he was given the name Chen DeHao.

Master Kim specializes in teaching Chen style Tai Chi. He has been teaching international students since 2000 and has taught people from many countries ranging in age from 4 to 88 years old. He hopes that his students will return home to spread the teachings of Tai Chi in their countries. He believes that although Tai Chi originates from China, it belongs to the whole world. Its principle:

“Let the traditional Chinese culture of health spread to every corner, so that everyone can achieve the effects of balance, health and self-defense.”

My heart is full of gratitude, and how amazing it is that I was able to share this moment with my students and patients who were here with me.

Tudi Ceremony Tudi Ceremony
Group Photo with Students