I teach Chen style taijiquan (tai chi chuan), and i am an indoor student of Chen Yingjun (20th generation Chen family).
Seminars with Chen Xiaowang
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
I started to learn Taijiquan (tai chi chuan) when the Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang came to Brazil for the first time in 1998. When i met him i imediately abandoned every other practice i then did, in order to dedicate myself fully to Chen style Taijiquan (tai chi chuan). When the Grandmaster came to Brazil in October 2000 he generously invited me to stay at his home in Sydney, Australia, and asked his son Chen Yingjun to accept me as his student. I kept going to all of the Grandmaster’s seminars, and had private instruction in all ocasions.
Indoor learning from Chen Yingjun
China and Australia
I went to Sydney in 2001 and 2002, one month in each year, and then Chen_Yingjun invited me to practice with him in China. In November 2002 I traveled to Wenxian, the distric where Chenjiagou is located at. I lived for 3 months with my teacher’s family, and followed him back to Australia to continue the intensive training for 18 more months.
Learning from Jan Silberstorff
After my training in Australia i moved to Hamburg, Germany, for 4 months, to learn Taijiquan (tai chi chuan) from Jan Silberstorff, with permission from Chen Yingjun. Jan is the founder of WCTAG. In 2007, I received my Senior Instructor certification from WCTA-Br, after an exam with Jan.
Seminar Organizer for Chen Yingjun
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
I kept traveling regularly to Australia for instruction, after coming back to Brazil. In 2007, Chen Yingjun visited me in Rio de Janeiro, and from 2008 onwards I’ve been organizing his anual seminars in Brazil.
Secretary-General to WCTA-Br
I became the Secretary-General to WCTA-Br in 2009, and in the same year i was authorized by Chen_Xiaowang himself, during a private consultation in Bariloche, to teach in Brazil and in Rio de Janeiro on behalf of WCTA.
China with Chen Xiaowang, Chen Yingjun and Jan Silberstorff
Chenjiagou and Louguantai, China
During the Grandmaster’s 2011 seminar in Chenjiagou, China, i was certified on the 5th Duanwei of the Chinese Wushu Association, by a judging commitee in which Grandmaster Chen_Xiaowang took part for the first time.
In 2013, i stayed again at Chen Yingjun’s home in China, for another indoor teaching ocasion.
I’m a certified Shiatsu Therapist since 2001, and in 2005 i completed my training as an Acupuncturist.