Meet our Team

All JinLi's instructors are trained to the highest professional standard. Each of them brings their own unique qualifications and experience to the school, ensuring that the collective knowledge is unparalleled. Sharing of knowledge and experience is what we specialise in. While each of us has our own teaching style, we all believe in sharing our knowledge with our students freely and openly.


PRINCIPAL - Shifu Tara Brayshaw

Tara has been studying Taijiquan and Qigong for over 30 years and has a 5th Duan in Wushu from the Chinese Wushu Association and a 3rd Duan in Health Qigong from the Chinese Health Qigong Association. The majority of her early training was under the guidance of Master Han Jin Song. She has also been extremely fortunate to undergo intensive training programmes both here and in China with Grand Master Chen Xiao Wang, Professors Men Hui Feng, Kan Gui Xiang, Yang Li, Liu Yu Ping, Xiang Han Ping, Hua Hua, Wang Xiao Jun, Masters Hui He Tong and Yuan Li Min. She has been a Nationally Accredited Sporting Coach, underwent the Beijing Sport University Taijiquan Coach Accreditation Program, the International Health Qigong Instructor Program, and is currently a Certified Instructor with Martial Arts Australia, Wushu Tai Chi Qigong Australia and the Tai Chi Association of Australia.
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SENIOR TAIJIQUAN/QIGONG INSTRUCTOR - Shifu Lily Liang

Lily holds a 3rd Duan in Health Qigong from the Chinese Health Qigong Association. She has been studying Chinese Martial Arts since 2002 having been inspired by her very first workshop with Grand Master Liu Jinru on Cheng Style Baguazhang (Eight Trigram Palm) and has never looked back. The majority of her early training was under the guidance of Master Liu Deming, 5th Generation inheritor of the Liu He Zi Ran Men lineage where she continued to study her beloved Cheng Style Baguazhang along with Taijiquan. She also had the great privilege of undergoing intensive training programs with a variety of great Chinese masters including Professor Yang Li of Beijing Sport University and Master Qin Guang Cheng, to whom she became an interpreter for his workshops throughout Australia.
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QIGONG/TAIJIQUAN INSTRUCTOR - Shifu Peter Eves

Peter obtained a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering before becoming a pioneer in the health and wellbeing movement in the 80’s, working as a registered remedial massage therapist. His knowledge of remedial therapies and dry needling has helped sporting people recuperate from punishing exercise programs, assist with injuries, pain management, stress and rehabilitation, in particular working with state level swimmers and runners. He also has a Diploma of Nutrition, giving him a deep understanding of how the body functions, diet and exercise, the mind-body connection along with disease and injury prevention. Peter started studying Qigong with Grand Master Jack Lim over 30 years ago and has continued to study and train in various forms of Qigong since that time, confirming his belief in the healing benefits of Qigong and Chinese Medicine.
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TAIJIQUAN/QIGONG INSTRUCTOR - Shifu Pei Pei Sim

Pei Pei started her professional career as an accountant in Malaysia before quickly realising that her heart lay in wanting to work with people to help improve their mental and physical wellbeing. She trained as a hairdresser and beauty therapist, dealing not only with people’s physical appearance but their psychological and emotional issues as well. However, she wanted to “give” more, so having commenced Yoga in 2002, she decided to train as an instructor so she could share its benefits with the broader community. This led her to complete an International Yoga Instructor Course with the Malaysian Association of Yoga Instructors, followed by advanced training in India and postnatal teacher training in Australia.
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MINDFULNESS CONSULTANT - Dr Lisa Pizaro

Lisa is a university lecturer in Australia and overseas. Her background includes teaching meditation and mindfulness in community, education and corporate settings. Her passion to understand the mind led her to research Eastern philosophy and meditation in Japan, Korea and South East Asia. She saw connections between Asian wisdom and the Andean philosophy she encountered while living in South America. As both of these philosophic strands were evident in the self-discovery practices of the Wellbeing movement she explored this insight in a Masters thesis at Melbourne University and undertook further research in Creativity, Communication and Culture in her PhD at VU. Recently she has been researching neuroscience and creativity, and writing professionally.
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FACILITIES AND SALES MANAGER - Tris Davenport

Tris has a background in business ownership, starting his own business at twenty years of age, seeing it through the majority of the covid lockdowns. He has practiced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, is a follower of Wuxia and UFC, is a Reiki Practitioner, has a fascination with ancient weaponry, and recently started studying Yang Style Taijiquan with Shifu Tara Brayshaw. Tris has a long-held passion for history and philosophy, particularly when it comes to China, and loves being able to apply this fascination to the Chinese Martial Arts practices, teachings, and weaponry.
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JinLi Summer Break 2024 Practice Classes

Prahran - Sunday 7 and Saturday 13 January - 9.00am
Northcote - Monday 8 January - 12.30pm
Elwood - Wednesday 17 January - 9.30am
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Yang Taijiquan - From Theory to Application - Workshop Three

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The third in this unique series of workshops will focus on refining Péng and Lŭ Jìn and introducing the foundations of Jĭ and Àn Jìn, taking movements from the Yang Form, teaching you movement, application and theoretical concepts, and applying it to developing sensitivity and Tai Chi Jīn.
Sunday 6th August 2023 - 10.00am to 4.00pm - Inner Melbourne
Places Limited so BOOK NOW!
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Yang Taijiquan - From Theory to Application - Workshop Two

Workshop Concluded

The second in this unique series of workshops will focus on Lŭ Jìn (Roll Back or Yielding Skill), taking a few movements from the Yang Form, teaching you movement, application and theoretical concepts, and applying it to developing sensitivity and Tai Chi Jīn.
Sunday 7th May 2023 - 10.00am to 4.00pm - Inner Melbourne
Places Limited so BOOK NOW!
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Yang Taijiquan - From Theory to Application - Workshop One

Workshop Concluded

The first of a unique series of workshops taking a few movements from the Yang Form, teaching you movement, application and theoretical concepts, and applying it to developing sensitivity and Tai Chi Jing.
Sunday 12th February 2023 - 10.00am to 4.00pm - Inner Melbourne
Places Limited so BOOK NOW!
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JinLi Summer Break 2023 Practice Classes

Prahran - Saturday 31 December & 7 January - 9.00am
Northcote - Monday 9 January - 12.30pm
Melbourne - Sunday 15 January - 10.00am
Elwood - Wednesday 18 January - 9.30am
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Workshop - How to Apply Yin Yang Principles in Your Tai Chi Training

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Learn how to apply one of the fundamental principles of Taijiquan to both form and push hands practice.
Sunday 16th October 2022 - 10.00am to 4.00pm - Inner Melbourne
Places Limited so BOOK NOW!
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Learning Should Be For Everyone and About Everything - Adult Learners Week 2022

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Adult Learners Week is back on for 2022 and JinLi Wushu-Tai Chi is proud to be a part of encouraging all Adults to Connect with Learning. Don't miss out - 1 to 8 September 2022
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