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+)

Tuesday evening class

Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall

All aspects of Practical Tai Chi Chuan, depending on attendees. Class fees are $20 per class or $140 per month. First classes are a free taster - feel free to come along and find out.

Thursday evening class

Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall

• What we'll do All aspects of Practical Tai Chi Chuan, depending on attendees. Class fees are $20 per class or $140 per month. First classes are a free taster - feel free to come along and find out. • What to bring Church hall has no heating or cooling to speak of, so bring seasonal clothes. Flat sports shoes, loose clothing. Water. • Important to know Class content depends on who is there. Make sure you communicate your preferences - what you want to focus on, in general and in any given session.

Alternate Saturdays training session - ON DEMAND ONLY

De Chene Reserve

ON-DEMAND ONLY - You must tell us you will attend before the day! email [masked] and/or text[masked]. • What we'll do Our main website (www.changeskill.com) gives lots of detail about what we do. In most classes, everyone does some pushing hands, some applications and some hand form. More advanced students work on weapons (applications, forms and drills). We would normally also run through various auxiliary exercises ranging from simple Qigong (Chi Kung) work to more demanding physical drills, depending on students present and their aptitudes. • What to bring Water, sunscreen / light waterproof jacket • Important to know

Tuesday evening class

Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall

All aspects of Practical Tai Chi Chuan, depending on attendees. Class fees are $20 per class or $140 per month. First classes are a free taster - feel free to come along and find out.

Past events (542)

Thursday evening class

Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall

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