The Box Hill Centre was established in 1990 at St Peter's Anglican Church Hall, Box Hill and is one of the founding Centres of the Celestial Tai Chi College of Australia, and since then it has grown into a strong, reputable and popular Centre.
The students have always been at the heart of the Centre, and are of all ages and culturally diverse backgrounds, from all walks-of-life, keen to learn the skill of Tai Chi and enhance their health, or engage in deeper understanding and practice of soft marshal arts. Many of those who joined years ago are still loyal and keen practitioners, enjoying the benefits of gentle exercise and its insightful philosophies. They often share with us their unique experiences and stories of how Tai Chi practice and thought have touched and transformed their life.
Some of the Centre's students have joined Grand Master Eng Chor Khor on his annual cultural Tai Chi trips to China, from which they have returned captivated by the diversity and beauty of the country, and reinvigorated by practising Tai Chi at its source, with local Chinese Masters, including the Shaolin Temple, Beijing, Shanghai and other renowned Wushu training hubs. Others have come to Melbourne from afar, Israel, Germany , the USA, Japan, Great Britain, South Africa and other countries, stayed for a while and left enriched, taking with them the wisdom, the magic and the skill of Tai Chi around the world.
The evening team boasts skilled teaching staff, namely, Grand Master Eng Chor Khor, Senior Instructor Snezana Dabic, Assistant Instructors Edward Yong and Pavla Rada, and Trainee Instructor Paul Coutts.
Currently, the following routines are taught in Box Hill Centre evening classes: Traditional Yang Style (108 movements) and Traditional Chen Style Tai Chi, Yang Style 32 Sword routine, Fan and the Carling Sticks. Over the years, other forms and styles have also been offered, which include Beijing 24, 42 & 48, Sun, Wu, Qigong Shibashi sets, Warrior Lohan, Pushing Hands, Golden Treasures, Dao Yin as well as the weapon routines such as Broad Sword, Flute, Pole, Chen Sword and others.
The doors are opened, for the evening classes, at 6.00pm so that the students can get extra practice if they wish to come earlier. The Instructors are gentle and approachable, always ready to encourage and help with every movement, catering for different learning styles. Students work at their own pace and within their own comfort zone thus achieving rewarding results.
Time: Monday 9.30 am and 6.30 pm