Patrice Becker (F)
Workshops : 1. saber applications / 2. sword and tuishou

Patrice Becker

Patrice practices Tai Chi Chuan since 1993 and teaches since 1996. He holds a French federal teachers certification (ATT3), and is a member of the technical committee of FFWUSHU. He also serves as a judge for certifying professional teachers as well in competitons.

He practices martial arts since the age of 4: judo, penchat silat, kung fu, win chung

His teacher is Dan Docherty.

First prize for saber form in 1996.

Patrice coaches his students for national and interantional competitions. The last results in the national competition: 5 gold medals and 1 silver medal.

Once or twice a year, Patrice organises seminaries with European guest teachers (Godfrey Dornelly/London, Cornelia Gruber/Switzerland) in order to enable the students to discover other aspects of the art such as qigong, fan… He also organises workshops in partnership with a Feldenkreis teacher.


  1. saber applications
  2. sword and tuishou


Isabelle Boitière (F)
Workshop 1 + 2: 7 star push hand pattern and applications

Patrice Becker

She practices tai chi since 1993 and teaches since 1999. She achieved her French certification in 2001. Her teachers: Dan Docherty and Patrice Becker. She is a member of the technical committee of the French Federation of Tai Chi Chuan. She is functioning as judge for professional certification as well as in national and European champion ships.

World championship in Zhengzhou 2006 : gold medal in hand form and bronze for sword


  • 2002 - gold in weapon group divison (sabre) in Danemark
  • 2004 - gold in hand form in St Petersburg

France :

  • 2000 - silver in weapon groupe division (sabre)
  • 2001 - gold in weapon groupe division (sabre)
  • 2002 - gold in groupe division hand form
  • 2003 - gold in groupe division hand form / gold in weapon groupe division (sword)
  • 2004 - gold solo hand form / silver solo sabre
    silver in weapon groupe division/ gold in groupe division hand form
  • 2005 - gold in groupe division hand form

She has published

  • illustrated pamphlet of the Wudang style short form (square)
  • small guide of the big principles of the hand form

Workshop 1 + 2: 7 star push hand pattern and applications


Scott Chaplowe (USA/CH)
Workshop 1 + 2: Tai Chi Eyebrow Staff – Partner Play

Scott Chaplowe

Scott Chaplowe has been practicing and teaching internal martial arts for over 20 years. Tai chi is his primary focus, including Yangjia Michuan form, eyebrow staff, and pushing hands. This is complimented with a background in other martial arts, yoga, and Chinese acupressure - in short, a mixed bag. Primary teachers include Serge Dreyer, Lauren Smith, and Veera Vassanta Chart. Scott has taught tai chi in Taiwan, the United States, Sri Lanka, and in Europe. He currently resides in Geneva.

Contact information: +41 79 511 5197; sgchaplowe@yahoo.com

Workshop 1 + 2: Tai Chi Eyebrow Staff – Partner Play

This workshop will introduce staff movements for two people, stressing tai chi principles through work with a partner. Like the choreographed movements of “da lu,” we will play with listening to and responding to another person’s movement with a staff. The workshop will focus on body alignment, footwork, opening and closing distance. Movements are sequenced to emphasize physics and flow rather than brute strength; redirecting and neutralizing force with the staff. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and more advanced practitioners of all styles. Please bring a smooth staff of eyebrow height, and a fun, curious, open attitude.

Fernando Chedel (E)
Workshop 1 + 2 : Form & Function

Fernando Chedel

I learned T.c.c. with my master Ma Tsun-kuen from 1973 until his death in 1993 and began to teach the style in 1978; my master appointed me as head of the school in 1991.

I have been teaching in Europa since 2000 and developed branches of Ma Tsun-kuen school in many countries, principally Germany and Spain.

Workshop 1 + 2 : Form & Function

The subject of my workshops (correlatives and for intermediates and advanced) will be “Form & Function” or how to go from the form as “posture/picture” to the use of it in the real action as “posture in motion” thru the changes around the "eight jing” or “energy intentions”.


Dan Docherty (UK)
Workshops 1+2 : Decoding applications


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.

Web site : www.taichichuan.co.uk

Workshops 1+2 : Decoding applications

The Inner Form consists of techniques inside other techniques in the form, many of the names for these techniques are forgotten, they will be demonstrated and explained through applications with a partner.


Josué Häfliger (CH)
Workshop 1 + 2: Morning exercices

Josué Häfliger

Workshop 1 + 2: Morning exercices

It is important in the morning to prepare one's body and mind in order to start the day in good shape! In fact, there is nothing quite like getting into shape in a gentle way after a good night's sleep. This workshop is suitable for everybody and will be divided into two parts.

Nicole Henriod (CH)
Workshop 1 + 2 : Pole at eyebrow height

Nicole Henriod

Nicole Henriod was a student of Lizelle Reymond and followed courses with teacher Dee Chao, he him-self a student of Cheng Man Ching.

In 1989 she started following courses with master Wang Yen-Nien and later taught her student Luc Defago. She is a member of the european College of Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan. At the moment she continues her training in Paris with Charles Li, who was a student of Prof. Wang, and with him, she learnt the sequence of the pole.

Since her trip to China in 2007, she regularly follows teachings by Prof. Liu Chang Xiang, taoist monk at Quanzhen Dao school for the practice of the Neidan and Qigong.

She is responsible for the creation of “centrÂge “, an association which regroups and forms those practicing to teach Taiji and Qigong to senior citizens.

Workshop 1 + 2 : Pole at eyebrow height

The Xingyi pole school is called pole at eyebrow height. This clearly defines the height of the pole.

We practice static and moving handling exercises and we begin the apprenticeship of the form which includes 4 duan (sequences). The pole is practiced with skill and speed, which naturally brings the whole body into highly efficient spiral and circular motion allowing the circulation of energies and the work in depth of the musculature.


Claudy Jeanmougin (F)
Workshop1: Yubei shi and Qishi / Workshop 2: Long Pole

Claudy Jeanmougin

A student of Master Wang Yen-nien, who died the morning of the 4th May 2008 in Taipei, Claudy teaches Taiji quan since 1985. In 1983, he trained at Kaivalyadhama Center in Lonavla, and got his diploma from the State of India, to teach yoga. His teaching, based on these two disciplines, also relies on, articulation biomechanics and the Chinese energy. Since 2004, Claudy follows Qigong courses with Mark Atkinson, a student of Zhang Guangde.

He is the current president of the Amicale de Yangjia Michuan Taiji quan and participated as mediator at Jasnières, as well as at Taichi Caledonia. As osteopath and acupuncturist, Claudy, above all, Advocates the respect of physical and mental integrity. Claudy likes to say that his greatest Master is, his students who with each class, helps him to continue his path.

Workshop1: Yubei shi and Qishi

Practice of the first two movements of all forms of Taiji quan: Yubei shi and Qishi. The following concepts will be addresses: Opening and closing with floating pelvis (explanation biomechanical and energy. “Raise Force” with mental induction of the mechanics to activate energy.

Workshop 2: Long Pole

It is possible to learn the complete form during workshop. Firstly, we work on inner strength, based on pole techniques. We then follow up with the short form (sequence) with the aim of stimulating the Xia Dantian.
(Bring a long stick it should be a long pole, at least 2.6m)


Sasa Krauter (D)
Workshop 1 + 2 : From standing to agile stepping

Sasa Krauter

Sasa Krauter certified sports teacher,Taijiquan and Qigong teacher WCTAG, sports therapeut (DVGS).

From the middle of the 80's on Sasa Krauter concerns herself intensively with topics such as eastern philosophies, martial arts and in particular self-defense. Besides the martial aspect, she is particularly interested in the therapeutic and mental sides of Taijiquan. She is engaged in the formation of future sports therapeuts and also teaches Taijiquan, Qigong and meditation. Chen Taijiquan according to Chen Xiaowang has become her path, which combines health, mental developement and martial art. She percieves Taijiquan as a possibility to educate body and mind. In her classes her objective is to transmit a part of the wealth of this art.


Workshop 1 + 2: From standing to agile stepping

In this workshop we will work on our own structure as well as on rooted stands, and create, in this way, the base for effective acting. Push-hands helps us to find safe posture and to practice determination. Everyone has the possibility to test one’s own structure and one’s own stand in a playful way through a sequence of methodically developed exercises. This may include exercises on the spot (Dingbu) as well as exercises with stepping (Houbu) or also simple applications of self-defense. Thus, push-hands offeres a joyful possibility to explore martial aspects of Taijiquan without risk.


Faye Li Yip (CHN/UK)
Workshop 1: Enter the world of Health Qigong / Workshop 2: Tai Chi Kungfu Fan

Faye Li Yip

Master Faye Li Yip is a passionate and gifted professional teacher of Tai Chi and Chinese Martial Arts with over 30 years training experiences.

She comes from a traditional Chinese Martial Arts family that goes back 100 years in their Martial Art journey. Both her grand uncle, late GM Li Tian Ji and her father, Prof. Li Deyin are China's foremost masters, authors and researchers of Tai Chi Chuan & Wushu.

Faye has produced a number of high quality instructional DVDs and has taught thousands of students over the years and trained many gold medallists students in Championships in the UK and Europe.

She travels widely and regularly to give seminars/workshops on varies aspects of Tai Chi, Qigong and related subjects. She has recently been re-elected as an Executive Member of Tai Chi Union for Great Britain, one of four members of the Technical Panel of TCUGB as well as Chinese Liaison Officer.

Workshop 1: Enter the world of Health Qigong

How to choose the best Qigong set for me? How to get the best out of Health Qigong systems? What are the underlying knowledge and principles behind the Health Qigong? I will be using movements from the four different Health Qigong sets to look at a variety methods used in Qigong for self cultivation and mind/body care, and provide explanation to some of the important key meridians and principles.

Workshop 2: Tai Chi Kungfu Fan

Created by my father Prof. Li Deyin, the kungfu fan reflects and adopted a wide variety of skills used in Tai Chi hand form, sword, sabre, long weapons, as well as Xingyi and Bagua principles. An excellent way to energies the mind and body, great fun to play to the music. I will include the basic skills of using the fan, so all levels are welcome.


Bob Lowey (UK)
Workshop 1 + 2: The Song of Daoyin Yangshen

Bob Lowey

Bob studied Judo and Karate in the late sixties but kept on searching. He found Wang Kung Shou Tao and finally became an instructor in 1979. Studying with leading Teachers of Tai Chi Chuan, and with some guidance from his immediate Teacher (Master Joe Bell), Bob opened his first Taiji class in East Kilbride, Ecosse in September 1985. Since this time, Bob has steered the School to international recognition through the promotion of Tai Chi Chuan at home and abroad.

Principal Instructor of the 7 Stars School of Taijiquanm,15th Generation Disciple of Master You Xuande, Wudang Taoist Association, Hubei, China, Vice President to the Daoyin Association for Scotland, Founder and Director of the Qigong Teachers Association UK & Europe, Originator and Co-organiser of the Scottish Festival of Martial Arts 1993 - 1994, Director and originator of the Ayr Festival of Martial Arts 1994 - 1996, Chairman of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain 1995 - 1998, Co - founder of the largest annual residential Tai Chi event in Europe (Tai Chi Caledonia), Post member of the Technical Panel of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain, Post member of the Executive Panel of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain, Regular contributor to Rencontres Jasnieres annual Tai Chi meeting in France, Teacher to numerous workshops, demonstrations and lectures throughout the UK and Europe, Contributor to Martial Art and Health Magazines UK, USA & China, Profession - Consultant Specialist Health Advisor, Homeopath and Therapist. (and mostly ...modest)

Workshop 1 + 2: The Song of Daoyin Yangshen

Daoyin Yangshen Xingti Shiyun
This is a series of 20 movements from a variety of Qigong and Taiji Forms by Professor Zhang Guande of Beijing Sports University that result in a beautiful set of flowing postures that help increase health and vitality in the individual.


Jeannette Machoi Hunziker (CH)
Workshop 1+2 : Silence – Movement – Sound - Silence

Jeannette Machoi

Jeannette Machoi is on her way with Qigong since over 10 Years. It has led her to Asia, especially India and China, where she experienced different methods as Qigong, Meditation, Taijiquan and Pencak Silat. Grateful for all the meetings and teachings from different teachers, her greatest school is still the daily encounter with herself, people and life itself.
she teaches Qigong in Uster (ZH)

Workshop 1+2 : Silence – Movement – Sound - Silence

we focus our awareness towards inside with simple silent movement exercises and discover our flow of energy in our body. Finally a "Sound Journey" accompany us in to the boundlessness of beeing.

Wilhelm Mertens (D)
Workshop 1 + 2: Taijiquan

Wilhelm Mertens

Wilhelm Mertens is teaching Taijiquan and Qigong in Hamburg for many years. He acts as guest teacher in many cities as well in his home country as all over Europe and plays an important role in the education of Taijiquan and Qigong teachers. He functioned for many years as the president of the German Taijiquan and Qigong Network; at this time he still is honorable president. From 2003 to 2005 he was president of DDQT (Deutscher Dachverband für Qigong and Taijiquan).

Workshop 1 + 2: Taijiquan

In order to achieve an effective interaction it is essentiel to carefully establish a connection throughout the whole body; from the hands all the way to the feet.

The connection from the ground to the legs, from the legs to the rump and from the rump to the arms (shoulders) are especially critical zones.

It is interesting to check these connections for recieving energy as well as for discharging energy.

Luis Molera (E)
Workshop 1 + 2 : Pushing Hands

Luis Molera

Born in Madrid (Spain), Began practicing Tai Chi Chuan 1980. Studied with Grandmaster William C. C. Chen since 1986. Learned as well Chi Kung and Ta Chi Weapons like Fan, Sabre, Sword with Rosa Chen in Taipei (Taiwan) since 1992. Through competition, won numerous gold medals in international tournaments in Tai Chi Forms and Pushing Hands. He had his own Tai Chi Studio in Germany over 15 years. Now gives workshops throughout Europe, also in Thailand. In December 2010 / January 2011, gave his first workshops in the U.S.A. at the William C. C. Chen Tai Chi Chuan of New York City.

Workshop 1 + 2 : Pushing Hands

Spiral and spinning movements are a basic concept of the Tai Chi Forms to move the energy inside the body; but also for a practical application in Pushing Hands. Not only fixed patterns but spontaneous and adapted to the situation reactions,hg are the guidelines for this workshop. Beginners are welcome.


Wang Ning (CHN/UK)
Workshop : Calligraphy with Tai Chi Chuan

Wang Ning

Born the 4th July 1962 in Nanjing, China (RPC)

During the 1980’s, I started my studies of the German language and literature in Peking.

Since my childhood I’ve been studying calligraphy and Tai Chi Chuan. Later, I perfected myself in ancient writings and engraving of stamps, special attractions which I present at various events.

I’m living in Germany since late 1989 and work as a translator, calligrapher and engraver of stamps. At the same time I teach Tai Chi Chuan and calligraphy as well as their respective philosophies.

On many occasions I have presented my work as calligrapher and engraver, wrote and illustrated several articles and books on Chinese thought. I’ve published a series of DVD’s for the teachings of calligraphy.

Workshop : Calligraphy with Tai Chi Chuan

As in Tai Chi Chuan (one movement after another) we learn each line after the other, each sign after another with a perfect rhythm and a lot of concentration.

We approach (philosophical ) the bases of the art of the movement of Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong, not by a naked and theoretical statement, but by the fact that the calligraphy translates into images the conception of Chinese thought. It is hidden in the signs of the scriptures.

Your interpretation takes you, in a captivating manner, in to the history of the Chinese civilisation. Often, it brings you, in an astonishing manner, towards a different meaning, for us Westerners, depending on the equivalent or the translation used.


Jean-Luc Perot (B)
Workshop 1 + 2 : Energy can be cultivated and shared!

Jean-Luc Perot

"I began Japanese martial arts in 1962 and finally discovered Tai-Chi Chuan in 1978 during my education in Chinese medicine. It is in 1982, after meeting with Serge Dreyer that I was determinate to study the style Yang Michuan. Since then, I wander between hand forms, fan and stick Qi Gong, manual therapy and dance, Tui Shou and San Shou, with as leading theme the well-being and the pleasure to awake and to share."

Workshop 1 + 2 : Energy can be cultivated and shared!

The dynamic of the 6 animals can be used to activate our vertebra and energy.

An opening of mind and heart by the 6 interior dispositions.

The body will not function without the head and the heart. Tai Chi is an invitation for the body to enter the dance of energy with strength and softness.


Mireille Reichenbach (CH)
Workshop 1 + 2 : Beginning practicing Tai-Chi Chuan at 60 and even later

Mireille Reichenbach

As teenager, I used to practice judo for 5 years. Much later, in 1992, I met with Cornelia Gruber and Tai-Chi Chuan. Since few years I teach an adapted form to a group of elder people.

Workshop 1 + 2 : Beginning practicing Tai-Chi Chuan at 60 and even later

In this workshop I suggest to let you discover the conscientious walk and to try the experience of a practice that can also be done while sitting. We will work a short form (12 movements) and little work with a partner. This workshop is open to anyone who wants to have a look.


Ronnie Robinson (UK)
Workshop 1 + 2 : Da Lui

Ronnie Robinson

Secretary of the TCFE

Ronnie has studied Taijiquan since 1981 and is a full-time professional instructor who is also a regular at major European events. He is an active promoter of internal arts who serves as Secretary of the Taijiquan & Qigong Federation and is editor of Tai Chi Chuan & Internal Arts magazine (UK). He has published a number of books and articles on tai chi chuan and two DVD's. Ronnie also organises an annual international internal arts event in his native Scotland.

Workshop 1 + 2 : Da Lui

Da Lui is a short two-person set that contains the essential elements of tai chi. We will use it to develop a deeper understanding of grounding, sensitivity, focus and awareness.

The sequence can also be practised as a solo exercise for those with physical limitations which may prevent them from studying longer routines.


Josef Rosenberg (CH)
Workshop 1 + 2 : principles of push hands

Josef Rosenberg

At the latest since my training as a musician conscious breathing and moving, internal listening especially have became an important part of my life.

Years of intense preoccupation with Alexander technique brought me to new knowledge. Since my studies to be a qigong teacher I am also daily practicing Tai Chi Chuan.

Workshop 1 + 2 : principles of push hands

The basic principles of taijiquan in application to push hands.


Georges Saby (F)
Workshop 1 : Wuji Cane / Workshop 2: Wuji Qigong

Georges Saby

Professional French teacher. He has 35 years of experience in teaching Taijiquan, Qigong, Bagua Zhang.

Director of the association “l’Ecole Arts Internes et Tradition ».

Teaches in body language, French, some English and poco de Castellano.

Workshop 1 : Wuji Cane

Of the internal arts (Taijiquan) system, health and spirituality.

Simple study of the short form with a walking stick and some partner exercises.

Material : (I will bring 20 walking sticks with me), umbrellas are possible too.

All levels

Workshop 2: Wuji Qigong

Qigong of the primordial emptyness, Qigong for Taijiquan and or for personal developement.

  • study of repetitive movements with their interior circles
  • meditative posture Wuji with interior circles
  • occular exercises and Qi exercises

Intermediate and advanced level


Almut Schmitz (D)
Workshop 1 + 2: Interaction of hip and spine in moving the hands like clouds


Almut Schmitz started to learn Taijiquan and Qigong about 24 years ago with Christel Proksch (Zheng Manqing form), since 1994 she is learning Chen style Taijiquan with Jan Silberstorff and Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang. She has been teaching for more than twenty years, is mother of two children and editor of the Taijiquan & Qigong Journal.

Workshop 1 + 2: Interaction of hip and spine in moving the hands like clouds

The exercise called cloudhands is with slight variations largely known in Qigong and Taijiquan. We will use it as an example for exploring the interaction of the hips and the spine in shifting the weight on a vertical plane. The big concern here is the mobility of the spine and hip joint, a good body connection, the balance and the flow of power from the feet to the hands.This base movement in a vertical plane is little developed by many people (especially by those, who did not crawl as an infant). This is why it is really worth while for once to take a close look at this and to understand better. The workshop is suited for Qigong and Taijiquan players and needs no previous knowledge.


Jean-Pierre Schorpp (CH)
Workshop 1 + 2 : Dragon Tai-Chi Fan partner form

Jean-Pierre Schorpp

I started Tai Chi in 1993 the school of Cornelia Gruber.

Up until this time, my passion had been Fin Swimming. I had just stopped the sport, and was looking to replace it with something, also, out of the ordinary.

Saying what Tai Chi is to me, is difficult because I do not know how I would be without. It brings a serenity to things in my life.

Now that I am practicing for 16 years I take pleasure in discovering and rediscovering the things that happen in the body during my practice, as well realizing that I still have details to work on to improve my posture.

Workshop 1 + 2 : Dragon Tai-Chi Fan partner form

I propose a workshop of the Fan Combat where the roles of “the attack” and “the defense” bring to one an awareness of the need to be correct in our postures for greater efficiency. Knowledge of operation of the fan is recommended to participate effectively. I will be pleased to share this moment with you.


Cate Wallis (CH) [traduction en attente]
Workshop 1: The spiral - the form / Workshop 2: The spiral - the content

Cate Wallis

1975/1977 : Japan - Cate makes a long stay of nearly 2 years in an Aïkido professional school and has a first contact with Tai-Chi !

1978 : Cate opens a school for martial arts in Bienne. (She is black belt in Aïkido - Karate - Jiu Jitsu).

Three years later, Cate goes for a long travel through China. When she comes back, she dedicates herself entirely to Tai-Chi.

1982 : Creation of the TAI-CHI DO school : Cate gives intensive teachings through Switzerland and at her own centre in Bienne. Tai-Chi becomes then a full-time occupation.

1990 : Cate meets master Chen Xiaowang and becomes a direct disciple.

Twice a year, Cate's school welcomes the master; he gives Taichi intensives courses for teachers but also training courses during week-ends for Cate's pupils and people wanting to practice or discover Chen style.

In 2007, in Lamoli, Cate receives the 20th generation title from master Chen Xiaowang.

Tai-Chi becomes my way...?I love this sentence meaning that one teaches what we decide to learn !

Workshop 1: The spiral - the form

Workshop 2: The spiral - the content


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