T’ai Chi & Qigong: Altair’s Background of study
Starting in 1980, Altair studied for 6 years with the Yang family lineage Master, Master Chu King Hung, in London, England.
Over 30 years since he started his love affair with Tai Chi, Altair went on to study with various Tai Chi and Qigong Masters from around the World before teaching Tai Chi lessons himself.
These include Chungliang Al Huang (USA),
In 1992, at an international Tai Chi competition in Ghent, Belgium, Altair entered and won first prize in his weight, in the only Push Hands competition he ever took part in. He realised that such competitions rarely use the Tai Chi principles resorting mostly to strength and speed. At the competition he met and studied with Dr. Shen Hong Xun (China/Belgium), with whom he studied for several years. He was privileged to meet and study with the charismatic Jou Tsung Hwa(China/USA), author of ‘Tao of Tai Chi Chuan’. He also briefly studied with Hsu Yee Chung (Taiwan) and William C.C. Chen (USA), both lineage Masters of the famous Cheng Man Ching.
He later went onto study with Taoist Lineage Master, Bruce Kumar(BK) Franztis(USA), having previously studied for several years with Brian Cooper (BK’s most senior student in the UK). Altair learned the Wu short form from BK in Crete. He found him to be one of the few teachers who divulge the internal ‘secrets’ of Tai Chi to his students.
He also studied with Christopher Pei(USA).
In 2000 Altair and his main student at that time,
In 2001(a Tai Chi Odyssey!) he was very privileged to meet and study with Master Wee Kee Jin (Singapore/NZ). Jin is one of only 4 ‘indoor students’-hence Lineage Masters- of Huang Shen Shyan. Huang had been one of Cheng Man Chings most senior ‘indoor students’.
He was so impressed in fact with
In 2009 Altair was
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