Formed in 1997 as an information center and as a
guide for practitioners of Tai Chi, in particular Chen Style. My name is Stephen
D Cramb, I am an Australian who lived in Hong Kong for the 15 years and have
been involved in martial arts for 20 years. The early days were spent in
External (hard) styles; i.e.Tong Long, Wing Chun &Hung Gar and, although I
was aware of Internal (Soft) styles, I believed the stories associated with
Internal Strength were made up in myth so I practiced only External Kung Fu.
As the years went by, I came in contact with Tai Chi Chuan and began to
appreciate the beauty & power that Tai Chi has to offer. Several years ago I
began my practice in Tai Chi, Yang Style 85 pattern followed by Toi Sau (push
hands) & San Sau (two person set) as taught by Sifu Wong Ping Kwong student
of Yiu Kwong.
Next came my introduction to Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan. My training in Hong Kong
was under Sifu Li Nga Fong (Chairman of Hong Kong Chen Style Assoc.&
Committee member of the Shanghai Chen Style Tai Chi Research Assoc.). I was then
fortunate enough to have been introduced to teachers in China who greatly
improved my understanding & skills.
My teacher, Chen Wun Har, of the Chen Village, was teaching in Shenzhen. She is
a medal winner (push hands) & a New Style specialist who grew up living
next-door to Master Chen Zheng Lei, the current 19th generation successor.
I was then introduced to Sifu Wang Hai Jun, one of the most dynamic exponents in
Chen Tai Chi today, winning 1996/7 the National Championship in Chen Style &
Sword as well as 75/80kg Push Hand National Champion. He is also a First Class
National Referee/Judge & Advisor to Hong Kong Tai Chi Assoc. He, like his
teacher Chen Zheng Lei, is highly regarded & he teaches at his school in
Zhengzhou, Henan, China.
Now based in Brisbane I am teaching traditional Chen Tai Chi Chuan as I
learned it in China. My club is actively promoting Tai Chi in the greater
Brisbane area and we welcome all new members to get involved .
Also, I can assist as a guide service to foreign students wishing to study
Chen Tai Chi in China. Day trips to ShaolinTemple & to Chen Village can also
be arranged. Cost of tuition is greatly discounted if booked through me.
For details please contact me at email@example.com
Australian Class details see http://members.optushome.com.au/taichime/homepage10
Martial Arts History
First began Martial Arts during the Ď70ís with Judo for a while then Tae
Kwon Do with Moon Lee.
1983-94 Hung Gar Kuen. Under David Yuen in Brisbane then under Chiu Wai in
1995-96 Wing Chun under Gary Lam (student of Wong Sun Leung) in Hong Kong
1996 till present. Tai Chi Chuan Chen & Yang styles, firstly studding in
Hong Kong under Wong Ping Kwong, Li Nga Fong.
1998 traveled to Zhengzhou (Chenjiagou) in Henan, China. I spend 3-5 months
each year at the Zhengzhou Wushu Training Institute under Wang Hai Jun/Chen
1999 Dropped the Yang style to focus only on Chen Style.
1998 5th International Tai Chi Conference Wenxian, China.
Winner- Best Performance Lao Jia Yi Lu
1999-6th International Tai Chi Conference Wenxian ,China
Winner- Excellent Performance-Demonstration section
Gold Medalist in Chen Traditional Sword form
Silver Medalist in Chen 56 Competition Form
2000 Australian Wushu Tai Chi Titles
Gold Medal in Chen style hand form
Silver Medal in Chen Sword form
Silver Medal Overall Grand Champion.
1997 assistant to Wong Ping Kwong (HK) teaching Yang Tai Chi
1997-8 Assistant coach for Chin Woo Athletic Assoc.(HK) & HK Ching Yee
Tai Chi Assoc. for Lee Yuen King
1998-9 Tai Chi Coach for Ray Wilsonís California Fitness Centreís
2000 Established the Australia***Chenjiagou Fa Jing Tai Chi Research Assoc.