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Highlights of 2016 China Tour

Sixteen students of Celestial College and their friends (3 western faces among 13 Chinese Malaysian/Taiwanese Australians which gave us a cultural and language tourist advantage) enjoyed a fascinating 13 days sightseeing tour around China’s Sichuan Province.  The tour was once again hosted by Grand Master Eng Chor. It was Karen’s third trip to China and…
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Mario’s Morning Tai Chi in Box Hill

If you ever happen to walk through Box Hill shopping precinct on a Tuesday at 8am, you will come across a group of happy and energetic tai chi practitioners of all ages, but mainly young elderly and middle-aged people who never miss their free tai chi class. There are others too, those busy workers who…
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SM Chin Min Workshop -Sept 2016

Bunnings garden centre profits surged as we dutifully purchased our bamboo Ta Chi Health Stick (AKA a plant stake) for our workshop with Senior Master Chin Min on Sunday 11 September 2016. Senior Master Chin Min physically instructed and verbally explained two new routines during the four hour workshop. The first session was Yi Jin…
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2016 WTQA Festival

2016 Wushu, Tai Chi & Qigong (WTQA) Festival On 28 August 2016, the Sports Centre of Monash University (Clayton Campus) became a site of rare beauty, talent and skill. The opening ceremony of the 18th Wushu, Tai Chi & Qigong Australia (WTQA) Festival and Competition was symbolically announced by a lion roar of a traditional…
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2015 Banquet -25th anniversary

Our 2015 annual Christmas Banquet held on 22 November this year provided a great celebration and memorable conclusion to our 25th Anniversary year.  This annual Christmas banquet has traditionally provided a great opportunity for all in our Tai chi community to come together to enjoy great food and mix socially with the Masters, Instructors and…
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2015 End Year Message -SM Chin Min

It has been 25 years since the College commenced classes in Victoria. Like every year in the last 25 years, this year has been a good year especially as we celebrate our 25th anniversary. I look forward to our 25th Anniversary celebration dinner on 22 November where we come together, not only to celebrate this…
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25th Anniversary Special Park Lesson

It was a glorious Spring morning as students and instructors gathered to join the Masters of the Celestial College of Tai Chi at Ruffey Lake Park in Doncaster on Sunday 4th October 2015. The gathering was to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the College in 1990. Senior Instructor Noel Schmidt, MC for…
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