I was so excited to hear that the WTQA (Wushu Tai Chi Qigong Australia Inc) were going to start holding their annual festivals again here in Melbourne and that I was going to be involved in it as part of JinLi. I had no idea what to expect, other than it was a fantastic day, I would meet lots of people, see lots of incredible Tai Chi, Wushu and Qigong, and get a true taste of what it means to ... read more
Jinli Wushu-Tai Chi was recently given the opportunity to spread the word about the health and longevity benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi to the Melbourne Sunrise Probus Club. The event was hosted at the Community Hub Docklands, overlooking Victoria Harbour.Melbourne Sunrise Probus Club (MSPC) is a non-political and non-sectarian club. The club’s emphasis is on being free from the constraints and obligations of service clubs and allowing members to participate at minimum personal cost. MSPC has a range of ... read more
The much anticipated Year of the Water Rabbit has finally arrived. We can all breathe deeply in the knowledge that the Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace and prosperity. More importantly, 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope for all.The Rabbit is the fourth animal in the Chinese Zodiac cycle. According to the fable of the animals, the Jade Emperor’s Great Race saw them all having to race across a wide river to vie for a position ... read more
INFO JinLi Wushu-Tai Chi - Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Saturday 26th November was a momentous day for the Taiji Industry globally. It saw the beginning of a new era in Taiji advancement and growth with the 1st Forum on Industry Development for World Taiji Clubs hosted by Beijing Sport University. It was also a momentous day for JinLi Wushu-Tai Chi as our own Shifu Tara Brayshaw was invited to be the Keynote Speaker, presenting to school owners across the world via teleconferencing, and being beamed into 9 auditoriums throughout ... read more
For most people the last couple of years have been some of the toughest they have ever been through. In 2020, The Year of the Rat quickly turned to one of survival and existence, with fear around every corner. We then welcomed in the Year of the Ox (2021) with great optimism, but what it ended up teaching us was acceptance, how to ground ourselves and work within a new reality. Perhaps both years have taught us more than we ... read more
As part of the preparation, potential athletes, their coaches and support staff spent the day at the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia in Melbourne where they were inoculated, measured for uniforms, photographed for ID’s, lectured on the use of marketing and social media, briefed on the layout of the Winter Olympic event arenas as well as learning about Chinese culture and language.JinLi was extremely honoured to be asked to teach our potential athletes a bit more about Chinese culture through ... read more
Well, the end of the Rat Year is in sight. Most people will be overjoyed to see the beginning of a new Lunar New Year, although we should all take a moment
to reflect on the lessons 2020 has taught us. We’ve become more resilient, more adaptable, more resourceful and more compassionate. They have been
hard won but each of these qualities will continue to benefit us for the rest of our lives, no more so than in our Tai ... read more
Firstly, I want to say “Hello” to all my JinLi family. How are you going? I’ve been challenged and I know I’ve had it easy compared to most in Australia.
Time is very strange; the day disappears and I reflect on how long we have been “protecting” ourselves and realise it’s been a relatively short time.
Maintaining physical, emotional and intellectual health is vital for us under normal circumstances, and is even more so now. We’re all trying to keep ... read more
On the 25th January we will start a new Chinese Astrological cycle and the first of the 12 animals is the Rat. According to myth, the Jade Emperor sent
a party invitation to the animals stating that the order in which they arrived would determine the Astrological sequence. The Rat persuaded the Ox
to give him a ride across the river and as they got close to the river bank the Rat jumped off the Ox and raced ahead, arriving ... read more
Taijiquan Training in Beijing 2019 – 13 People, One Wheelchair, One Walker, and at least a dozen physical, mental and emotional challenges to overcome.
What brought this disparate group together was an unashamed passion, verging on obsession, for Tai Chi. Why mention the wheelchair and the walker?
Because the “2 W’s” not only defined us, they taught us so much about ourselves, reinforced what we were learning in our Tai Chi training each day,
gave us time to reflect on ... read more