What we're about

Practical Tai Chi Chuan Melbourne is a Meetup group for anyone interested in Practical Tai Chi Chuan (PTCC). Other names for this style of TCC include 'Wudang' TCC and 'Wu' (although this is a bit of a misnomer). PTCC is the art as taught by Dan Docherty, the leading student of the late Grandmaster Cheng Tin Hung from Hong Kong. Cheng Tin Hung's first student in Australia was Rocky Kwong, who founded the Wu Federation group of practitioners. The lineage is the same, but there are significant differences in syllabus and techniques.
Key characteristics of PTCC: Tai Chi Chuan is an internal martial art, so there is lots of (practical) martial training; we love pushing hands, and do lots of it, including competition styles; it's a very complete style, including forms and applications with empty hands and 3 weapons; we practice an extremely potent internal "Gong" method (neigong or internal strength).
The objective of this group is to bring interested parties together, at training courses, competitions/festivals/demonstrations, and diverse social events.

Upcoming events (5)

ONLINE - Thursday evening class

Online event

Practical Tai Chi Ch'uan forms, qigong, drills and conditioning exercises. Please sign up for all classes via the Google Classroom tool. NOTE - you can access the online classes directly with the following zoom link, at the class time; however, joining the Google Classroom will get you updates, links to teaching material of various kinds, and the chance to communicate with students and teachers. The Zoom link we will probably be using is https://zoom.us/j/7931384305 Join with the class code ytj7c3o - you will need to go to google classroom (https://edu.google.com/intl/en-GB/products/classroom/ ), click the ‘Go to Classroom’ link and then sign in or create a google account (it does not have to be a gmail account, just use whatever email you normally use). Then click the + button in the top right corner to join a class with the code above. Class days/times Tuesday & Thursday[masked]pm Saturday[masked]am This schedule is subject to change - I’ll announce such things through the Google classroom platform. Fees & payments - donations only Given the massive changes to people’s lives and finances, ChangeSkill virtual classroom is all free - but you can support the cause with donations, as you see fit. There are still expenses for the school such as annual insurance and general overheads, and my time as a teacher, even though the physical costs of a training hall are not there with these online courses. To make any payments, details on https://www.changeskill.com/tai-chi-chuan-classes/practical-tai-chi-chuan-classes/.

ONLINE - Saturday morning class

Online event

Practical Tai Chi Ch'uan forms, qigong, drills and conditioning exercises. Please sign up for all classes via the Google Classroom tool. NOTE - you can access the online classes directly with the following zoom link, at the class time; however, joining the Google Classroom will get you updates, links to teaching material of various kinds, and the chance to communicate with students and teachers. The Zoom link we will probably be using is https://zoom.us/j/7931384305 Join with the class code ytj7c3o - you will need to go to google classroom (https://edu.google.com/intl/en-GB/products/classroom/ ), click the ‘Go to Classroom’ link and then sign in or create a google account (it does not have to be a gmail account, just use whatever email you normally use). Then click the + button in the top right corner to join a class with the code above. Class days/times Tuesday & Thursday[masked]pm Saturday[masked]am - alternate weeks This schedule is subject to change - I’ll announce such things through the Google classroom platform. Fees & payments - donations only Given the massive changes to people’s lives and finances, ChangeSkill virtual classroom is all free - but you can support the cause with donations, as you see fit. There are still expenses for the school such as annual insurance and general overheads, and my time as a teacher, even though the physical costs of a training hall are not there with these online courses. To make any payments, details on https://www.changeskill.com/tai-chi-chuan-classes/practical-tai-chi-chuan-classes/.

ONLINE - Tuesday evening class

Online event

Practical Tai Chi Ch'uan forms, qigong, drills and conditioning exercises. Please sign up for all classes via the Google Classroom tool. NOTE - you can access the online classes directly with the following zoom link, at the class time; however, joining the Google Classroom will get you updates, links to teaching material of various kinds, and the chance to communicate with students and teachers. The Zoom link we will probably be using is https://zoom.us/j/7931384305 Join with the class code ytj7c3o - you will need to go to google classroom (https://edu.google.com/intl/en-GB/products/classroom/ ), click the ‘Go to Classroom’ link and then sign in or create a google account (it does not have to be a gmail account, just use whatever email you normally use). Then click the + button in the top right corner to join a class with the code above. Class days/times Tuesday & Thursday[masked]pm Saturday[masked]am This schedule is subject to change - I’ll announce such things through the Google classroom platform. Fees & payments - donations only Given the massive changes to people’s lives and finances, ChangeSkill virtual classroom is all free - but you can support the cause with donations, as you see fit. There are still expenses for the school such as annual insurance and general overheads, and my time as a teacher, even though the physical costs of a training hall are not there with these online courses. To make any payments, details on https://www.changeskill.com/tai-chi-chuan-classes/practical-tai-chi-chuan-classes/.

ONLINE - Thursday evening class

Online event

Practical Tai Chi Ch'uan forms, qigong, drills and conditioning exercises. Please sign up for all classes via the Google Classroom tool. NOTE - you can access the online classes directly with the following zoom link, at the class time; however, joining the Google Classroom will get you updates, links to teaching material of various kinds, and the chance to communicate with students and teachers. The Zoom link we will probably be using is https://zoom.us/j/7931384305 Join with the class code ytj7c3o - you will need to go to google classroom (https://edu.google.com/intl/en-GB/products/classroom/ ), click the ‘Go to Classroom’ link and then sign in or create a google account (it does not have to be a gmail account, just use whatever email you normally use). Then click the + button in the top right corner to join a class with the code above. Class days/times Tuesday & Thursday[masked]pm Saturday[masked]am This schedule is subject to change - I’ll announce such things through the Google classroom platform. Fees & payments - donations only Given the massive changes to people’s lives and finances, ChangeSkill virtual classroom is all free - but you can support the cause with donations, as you see fit. There are still expenses for the school such as annual insurance and general overheads, and my time as a teacher, even though the physical costs of a training hall are not there with these online courses. To make any payments, details on https://www.changeskill.com/tai-chi-chuan-classes/practical-tai-chi-chuan-classes/.

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ONLINE - Tuesday evening class

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