Cultural Tours

Tai Chi Cultural Tours are an exciting way to discover how Tai Chi and Qigong along with many other martial arts are practised across Asia.

Tours to China and other countries are organized nearly every year and provide a rich cultural experience and with Chinese wisdom traditions forever stay with the travellers.  One day you may be walking on the Great Wall or enjoying the breeze on the Yangtze River cruise and the next you will find yourself practising Tai Chi in a Beijing park or admiring a Shaolin Temple Kung Fu performance!

The College sometimes arranges a tour to align with the 'International Martial Arts Games' (IMAG) that is held at different international locations every 2 years.

2024 Tour

After a four year break since our last Cultural tour (limited by Covid restrictions), details of the 2024 Cultural tour are now available. It will depart from Melbourne on 26 October and return on 7 November 2024.

The tour will fly direct from Melbourne to Shanghai in China, then immediately onto Urumqi. Urumqi is the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in far north-west China and the area is on the historically famous Silk Road.  The tour will pass through Turpan, Kashgar, Lake Tashkurgan, Wetland Park – Kashgar, then back to Urumqi.

On 2 November the tour flies to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan which is also the host city for the 9th International Martial Arts Games (IMAG). There will be a visit to Samarkand before the trip home, returning via Urumqi and Shanghai to Melbourne.

Grand Master Eng Chor Khor is leading the tour and will provide more details after his Philosophy Lesson at 1.30pm, Saturday 11 May at the Ashburton Primary School.
You can express your interest in the tour by contacting /texting GM Eng Chor on 0412 922 618, or by email at

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Updated: 25 March 2024