Thierry Alibert (France)
Rooting in the basic movements of the Yang Style, working in relation with the element earth.
Thierry Alibert is the technical director of the Union A.R.T. (association of research and transmission) Taijiquan international. This association dates from 1901 uniting other associations practicing Taijiquan and the traditional internal Chinese arts, working on research and development of the internal Chinese arts.
The main styles which are taught there are Yang of Yang Chen Fu, but also his brother's style Yang Chao Hou (small and big San-shou, Pao chui) and the style of Yang Lu Chan, the founder of Yang style.
Their weapon forms (sword, saber, fan, double daggers, lance, pole), Qigong and Pakua also take an important place in that school.
Karin Amberger (Austria)
8 brocades in connection with the trigramms of the I Ging.
Karin Amberger teaches Tai-Chi Chuan and Qigong since 1991. She is cofounder and committee member of IQTö (Austrian interest association of Taijiquan and Qigong teachers)
Marc Appleman (Belgium)
1.The bone and Tai-Chi Chuan (bring pencil and paper) / 2.Tui-shou with stepping : basics
Marc has practiced different martial arts for 30 years.
He has taught Tai-Chi Chuan for 19 years, practices and teaches Bagua Zhan, Hsing I Quan and Qigong. His teachers are : Robert Ruck, Peter Moy, Peter Ralston, Serge Dreyer, Epi van De Pol, madame Ning, Henri Poels. He teaches YangJia Michuan Tai-Chi Chuan and is a teaching member of their association. He is also a teacher of the CHeng Hsin school of Peter Ralston.
He has extensive anatomical training in joints and muscular connections according to Godelieve Struyf-Denis.
He also studied voice with regards to Tai-Chi Chuan with E.Delatte and B. Vandomme. He is trained in bone works by Alain d'Urse.
Song Arun (France)
Nei yong gong. "harmonising the breath through sound"
Song Arun is the director and chief instructor of Association et Harmonie in Colmar. He perpetuates the teachings of his teacher Chen Liang Chao for more then 10 years. Song's teaching is principally geared towards a practice of well-being and harmonisation which keeps sight of the player 's globality at all levels: energetic, emotional, mental and body
Christian Bernapel (France)
1. From fan to sword / 2. Breath, sounds and taoist gestures
Christian Bernapel : teaches since 1983 Tai-Chi Chuan and Taoist energetic approach at L'IMPACT, France. He is licenced by the state of France.
Michel Bossert (France)
1. Qigong Wu Qin XI 2. Tai-Chi Chuan
Michel teaches Yang style Tai-Chi Chuan of Chao-Hou since 1989 in France (Alsace).
He specializes in the Wu Qin Xi qigong, the 5 animal frolics, as well as the martial aspects of Tai-Chi Chuan.
Dan Docherty (Scotland)
1. Weapon applications (participants pl. bring sword/ sabre/ a stick measuring less than 1 metre). / 2. Practical use of strategy and tactics in various free Tui Shou methods.
Dan Docherty studied martial arts since 1971 and Tai-Chi Chuan since 1975 with Cheng Tin-Hung. In 1980 he has won the championship in the open weight full contact division of the South-East Asian martial art championship. Dan has a university diploma in Chinese. Presently he teaches Tai-Chi Chuan throughout Europe and is the author of several books on Tai-Chi Chuan.
Jean-Marc Geering (Switzerland)
The ten essential principles of Yang Chengfu.
Jean-Marc practices Tai-Chi Chuan since 1977. In 1986 he met the grand-master Yang Zhenduo ( sun of Yang Chengfu). He adopted the Traditional Yang style and started teaching. Since 1988 he regularly visits China. He has been nominated director of the Yang Chengfu Center in Switzerland and is the currant representative of Traditional Yang style in Switzerland.
Cornelia Gruber-Bilgeri (Switzerland)
1. Enlarging your palette of training methods in order to adjust your Tai-Chi practice to your changing needs. / 2. Tui-shou and vigilence - the perfect couple.
Cornelia Gruber-Bilgeri teaches Tai-Chi Chuan since 1982 and is the organiser of this event in accordance with her idea of opening up and exchanging through Tai-Chi.
Robbie Gray (Scotland)
As well as the martial aspects of Tai-Chi Chuan.
Spent many years studying various martial arts before finally settling
on Taiji. Have studied with Bob Lowey for the past nine years and have supplemented my taiji training with studying Daoyin with both Bob and
Didier Huguenin (Switzerland)
1. Basic fan techniques / 2. Introduction en tui-shou
Didier Huguenin started and studied different martial arts from 1984 to 1996 and is practicing Tai-Chi Chuan and Qigong since 1989. In 1990 he joined the School of Cornelia Gruber and follows until now her and her masters (Bow Sim Mark, William C.C. Chen.....) teachings. He completes his training with Bagua (Aarvo Tucker) and at workshops and camps out of country.
Didier teaches Tai-Chi Chuan in Yverdon and Boudry since 1998.
Wang Haijun (China)
1. Silk Reeling Exercises 2. Peng Lu Ji An
Wang Haijun, studied Tai-Chi Chuan as a live-in student from nine years of age at one of the most highly regarded teachers in China, Chen Zhenglei. He has won many gold medals at major Tai-Chi tournaments in China and carried away the title of overall champion (which includes the 3 disciplines: form, sword, tui-shou) of China in 1997 an well as 1998. He now lives and teaches in Manchester UK.
Beat Hänsli (Switzerland)
The base of movement: the pelvis, it's pelvien floor and the sixth active extremity, the tailbone.
Beat Hänsli, born in 1950, is practicing Tai-Chi Chuan (Yang - style) since 1990. He teaches in Switzerland (Bern, Geneva) and in Italy.
Harald Hasenöhrl (Germany)
1. Tai-Chi stick "The blue Dragon" 2. Guonlin Qigong
Harald Hasenöhrl is teacher for Tai-Chi, Qigong, Wushu. He is leading the pedagogic project "Tai-Chi - the peacefull warrior" for children and adolescents. He is also co-founder of the center "in balance" for Kinesiology - TaiChi - Qigong. He studied Tai-Chi, QIgong, Wushu and meditation with Qingbo Sui, Du Hong, XuerMaiJin, He Lin, Master Zhang and others. He is representative and assistant of the international center Lao Shan, China/Qingdao for traditionel Chinese medecin and hygene of life.
Michael Konarkowski (Germany)
1. Tai-Chi Chuan 2. Tui-shou - Displaying the elastique force
Michael practices Tai-Chi Chuan since 1990. His teachers are Patrick Kelly and Willi Sumser. He teaches in Germany with the understanding of Tai-Chi Chuan being a constant learning process of improving clarity, stability and lightness in daily living with himself and his environment.
Anya Meot (France)
1. The short Yang form of the Tung family (must know the 108 Yang form) 2. Yang form applications of the Tung Family in Tui-shou.
Anya Meot's involvement in Tai Chi Chuan started in 1975. She practices Tung style, which includes the classical Yang long form, fast forms, sanshous, weapons, etc. with long and low steps, Tung was the 1st assistant and Yang Chen Fu best friend for 17 years, they wrote Yang's book together.
As a woman, Anya is interested in some of Taï Chi Chuan martial aspects like softness, roundness, rooting axes, and in their applications in "letting the inside warrior fight" in our life.".
She is a founding member in France of the Fédération des Taïchi Chuan et Qi Gong, in which she is one of the 9 members in the technical council (more than 20 000 practitionners in France which includes all chinese martial arts).
Luis Molera (Spain)
1. Tai Chi Form Applications and Body Mechanics. 2. Tui Shou basic routines and free push hands.
Luis Molera has practiced Tai Chi Chuan since 1980 and teaches since 1985. His teacher is Master William C.C. (New York) and Master Rosa Chen Shiu-Yao (Taipei).
He has been giving workshops in Germany, Spain, England, Holland and France and won many prizes in Tai Chi Chuan Championships in Tui Shou, Sword, Sabre and Fan Forms. Luis teaches in english, german and spanish languages.
Helmut Oberlack (Germany)
1. 13 basic sword techniques 2. Qigong 18 movements
Helmut started to learn Taijiquan in 1981. My teachers are Christa Proksch, Sui Qingbo, and some more.
I am co-founder of the "Taijiquan und Qigong Netzwerk Deutschland", and publisher of the "Taijiquan & Qigong Journal"
Ronnie Robinson (Scotland)
1. Taiji Qigong Exercises from the 1st & 2nd 18 Movements 2. An Introduction to Dayan Qigong (Wild Goose) 3. Sensing and Awareness in Tui Shou (Push Hands)
Ronnie Robinson has studied Tai-Chi Chuan since 1981 and is a full-time instrcutor who uses Tai-Chi Chuan and Qigong in a wide range of environments including health, education and business establishments. He is editor of Tai Chi Chuan magazine and Secretary of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain and the Taijiquan&Qigong Federation for Europe. He has taught in Europe and the US.
Duc-Laï Tran (France)
The centre in tui-shou
Duc-Lai Tran is the director and principal instructor of Art & Traditions de l'Asie, Mulhouse. He is practicing Tai-Chi Chuan since 1982 ( Zhao, Original Yang and Chen styles). He studied with Yves Blanc in Paris and later became a student of Chu King Hung in London. He studied Qigong in Guangzhou and in Beidaihe, China. He is approved instructor of ITCCA and also licenced by the Ministery of Youth and Sports.
Cate Wallis (Switzerland)
the principles of silk reeling with regards of the polarities Yin-Yang
Cate teaches martial arts in Switzerland, and in particular, Tai-Chi CHuan since 1982. She has founded her own school, Tai Chi DO, in 1982 in Bienne, where she hosts twice a year her master Chen Xiao Wang, whos style she is also teaching.