Tai Chi is a series of meditative, continuous movements with a strong emphasis on proper postural alignment. Its origins date back some 500 years ago in China. It began as a form of martial arts in Chenjiagou, or Chen Village, Henan Province in China. Over the years, the Chenjiagou martial art form was recast into gentler and more subtle movements to hide the defensive techniques inherent in the routines. Since then, the forms were modulated by different masters who branched off from the Chenjiagou style and diversified into their own schools of boxing. 

Overall, there are 5 major schools of Tai Chi Boxing. They are the 1) Chen Style 陈氏 (founded by 陈王庭, Chen Wan Ting), 2) the Yang Style 杨氏 (founded by 杨露禅, Yang Lu Chan, he learnt from Chen), 3) the Wu Style 武氏 (founded by 武禹襄, Wu Yu Xiang, learnt from Chen ),  4) another Wu Style 吴氏; the romanised translation is the same since they are homophones but the chinese characters are different (founded by 吴鉴泉, Wu Jian Quan, learnt from Yang ) and lastly, 5) the Sun style 孙氏 (founded by 孙禄堂, Sun Lu Tang, learnt from 3 above, the Wu武).

These modified forms are now collectively known as Tai Chi.


  • Increases strength and flexibility.
  • Decreases pain in joints
  • Improves fibromyalgia symptoms
  • Reduces risk of falling
  • Increases bone density
  • Decreases stress and reduces high blood pressure
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Helps with symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Improves balance
  • Increases sense of well-being

Tai Chi is generally considered to be a safe exercise. Tai Chi can be modified to suit your goals and personal fitness level.

Grand Master Zhu Tian Cai, born 1944, from Henan Province, Wen County, Chenjiagou (Chen Village), a Chenjiagou 19th generation grandson, the 19th generation Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan descendent (successor?) is also known as one of Chenjiagou’s “Four Great Guardian Warriors”.


He belongs to China’s 9th Grade Wushu Instructors, the national top-ranking group of Chief Wushu Instructors and is a top level Wushu Judge. He has also been conferred the Person of Merit title in Jiaozhuo City. 


He is the Vice President of the Chen Style Tai Chi Association, Henan Province and is the President of the International Tian Cai Chenjiagou Tai Chi Association.


In 2007, he was acknowledged as the representative bearer of China’s cultural heritage in Tai Chi (Chen Style Tai Chi). In 2014, he was awarded the honorary title of “Person with Outstanding International Contribution” in China.


Since then, he has also written and published many books about Chen Style Tai Chi.


Zhu Tian Cai is not just a skilled martial arts expert in Tai Chi but he is also skilled in the literary arts. For many years, he has worked tirelessly, travelling to many countries to promote awareness of the art of Tai Chi. He has more than ten thousand disciples in over twenty countries across the world. He holds many honourifics and titles such as “National Tai Chi Instructor” in many countries, “Chen Style Tai Chi Pioneer in Singapore”, and “Chen Style Tai Chi Frontiersman in South Korea”.


He currently instructs or consults in honorary positions in many wushu associations, federations and established schools in more than twenty countries and continues to promote awareness of Chen Style Tai Chi.


  1. Fuzhong Li, Ph.D., Peter Harmer, Ph.D., M.P.H., Kathleen Fitzgerald, M.D., Elizabeth Eckstrom, M.D., M.P.H., Ronald Stock, M.D., Johnny Galver, P.T., Gianni Maddalozzo, Ph.D., and Sara S. Batya, M.D. Tai Chi and Postural Stability in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease. N Engl J Med 2012; 366:511-519. 9 February 2012. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1107911
  2. Chenchen Wang, MD, MSc,Christopher H. Schmid, PhD, Patricia L. Hibberd, MD, PhD, Robert Kalish, MD, Ronenn Roubenoff, MD, MHS, Ramel Rones, BS, and Timothy McAlindon, MD, MPH. Tai Chi is Effective in Treating Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Nov 15; 61(11): 1545–1553. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3023169/
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  4. Chenchen Wang, director and professor of medicine, Christopher H Schmid, professor of biostatistics and co-director, Roger A Fielding, director and professor of medicine, William F Harvey, assistant professor of medicine, Kieran F Reid, scientist III, Lori Lyn Price, statistician, Jeffrey B Driban, assistant professor of medicine, Robert Kalish, associate professor of medicine, Ramel Rones, tai chi instructor, and Timothy McAlindon, division chief and professor of medicine. Effect of tai chi versus aerobic exercise for fibromyalgia: comparative effectiveness randomized controlled trial. BMJ. 2018; 360: k851.
  5. Published online 2018 Mar 21. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5861462/
  6. Hamed Mortazavi, Mahbubeh Tabatabaeichehr, Ali Golestani, Mohammad Reza Armat, and Mohammad Reza Yousefi. The Effect of Tai Chi Exercise on the Risk and Fear of Falling in Older Adults: a Randomized Clinical Trial. Mater Sociomed. 2018 Mar; 30(1): 38–42. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5857038/
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Direct lineage from Chen Village, the origin of all modern Tai Chi. Not more myth but simple easy to follow training system develop via Grand Master Zhu Tian Cai

Body Mechanics

Movement facilitation with a lot of emphasises correct postural alignment. Focuses on waist-hip rotations


Improve connective tissue responsiveness and flexibility in joints


Develop more strength in limbs and increase bone density

Our Team Members

We have more than 25 years of training and instruction experience combined in Wellness, Martial Arts, Tai Chi and Tae Kwon Do.


"The instructors have been friendly and approachable. You get the feelings that students are genuinely welcomed." 


"I have met quite a few taiji teachers in Perth and your level is so far definitely one the best, likewise is your skill of teaching." 


"The movements were explained slowly and step by step so I can follow.

The repetition of the movements were good.

Everyone gets on well & friendly.

The most important thing is I enjoyed the class." 


"It was on the last lesson with only Leo and myself, that I felt something really clicked! You have been very patient and are an inspiring teacher. I know it is up to me to keep practising which I am doing, and I much appreciate having the videos." 


Locations & Hours

Contact info

Tel: 0480 162 108

email: info@chen-taiji.com

Our Classes

Osborne Park, 7 Main Street, Osborne Park

Monday 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Saturday 9:00am – 11:00pm

Maida Vale,

Thursday 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Friday 5:00 pm

Training Road Map

Training Road map in details

Beginner and Silk Reeling Foundation – The most important as this is the foundation to build the Tai Chi structure. How high will your skills or achievement  will depend on how your foundation.

Beginner Level 1 (Week 1, 2 & 3)

8 Breathing Exercise “Foundation building for Silk Reeling Training”

  • Learning how to enjoy and relax through breathing. (Relax, stress release)
  • Learning how to regulate breathing with movements. (Mind body and breath coordination, improve blood circulation, calming effect and relaxation)
  • Learning correct positioning for hip-waist rotations. (building core strength, key to fall prevention)
  • Learning how to relax into a postulation.
  • Learning basic weight shifts for balance.

Beginner Level 2 (Week 2, 3 & 4)

6 Silk Reeling Exercise

  • Understanding Tian Cai Tai Chi training principles.
  • Learning the boundaries of proper body mechanics in Tian Cai Tai Chi.
  • Learning to adjust and form correct stances.
  • Learning how to coordinate upper body with lower body movements.
  • Deeper training into hip-waist rotations.
  • Learning how to adjust body posture for strength and balance.
  • Develop leg stamina and strength for prolonged training.

Foundation Level (Week 4 to Week 8)

5-Elements: Central Base + North + South + East + West

  • Based on the levels described above, we will start our journey into the core and most important 4 moves in Chen Tai Chi, the 5 elements.
  • Brain and Movement: Memorising a basic routine of 4 movements.
  • Challenge and Disrupt by practicing in different directions.
  • Integrating more Footwork training into routines.
  • Introduction to basic defence moves.

This is the video for the 5 Element

Scald folding on the foundation that you have built in the beginner level, we will start our journey into more challenging movements.

13 Movements

  • Enhanced connectivity training
  • More mind-body connection training
  • Connecting to the ground
  • In this class we will introduce the “Simplify Tai Chi Push Hand Footwork”. This set of footwork will further enhance the balancing of energy, body and posture alignment.

Laojia – 老架 which mean old frame, one of the oldest Tai Chi form practiced today.

The forms are first performed slowly initially and are designed to promote coordination, proper foot work, concentration,  proper body structure, and condition the body.

In part 1 we are gonna learn from movement  number 1 to 26.

In the last 10 minutes of the session, we will introduce the “Simplify Tai Chi Push Hand Footwork”. This set of footwork will further enhance the balancing of energy, body and posture alignment. Most of the participants benefits and enjoy this session.


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13 Movement

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$250 / 10 Classes

Valid for 6 month

1 free guest pass per month (invite your friends!)*

Excellent for FIFO

Valid for all group classes*


$200 / 8 weeks

For all beginner

Valid for Beginner/Silk Reeling Foundation class only

Focus on the Chi and breathing

Learning how to regulate breathing with movements.

Learning how to enjoy and relax through breathing.

2 free guest pass per month (invite your friends!)*


72 Laojia P1 Pass

$300 / 12 weeks

For advance student only

Must pass the 13 movement test

Complimentary Beginner/Silk Reeling Foundation class 

2 free guest pass per month (invite your friends!)*


“A year from now, you will wish you had started today.” — Karen Lamb


All the passes and membership excludes guest master workshops, workshops, retreats, teacher training or other special events. 

All advance level classes require participant to pass all beginner level curriculum


(70 day challenge)

$300 /10 weeks

Best value if you practice 2 or more times a week

4 free guest passes per month (invite your friends!)*

All Classes in Perth

Challenge yourself to make changes in 70 days

(Definitely take more than 21 days to make Tai Chi a habit)


$100 / hour

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* Free to attend unlimited classes scheduled for the week .


* (Limited time offer valid till Dec 2019)

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