Tai Chi balance and flexibility training

Tai Chi Balance and Flexibility

  In Tai Chi, balance and flexibility are improved with regular training and correct teaching. Many scientific studies worldwide have now confirmed these benefits. The Golden Lion Academy offers regular specialised sessions in the correct ways to improve balance and flexibility so that the benefits can be enjoyed by all, long term. A report on […]

Bianca Mohan

Journey To Becoming A Kung Fu Black Belt

Bianca Mohan describes her journey to becoming a kung fu black belt, how kung fu training has helped her learn how to direct herself through life. Below is an account of Bianca’s journey. I will always remember my very first adult Kung Fu class. It was weapons day and we all had an opportunity to […]

Yin–Yang and its relevance to Taijiquan. Part 1

Authored by Richard Howell What exactly is Yin-Yang? Its symbolic representation is common enough but it would be a reasonable bet that few who observe it will know much about its meaning, beyond thinking that it has something to do with opposites or duality. One approach to a truer meaning, is to consider what it […]

Yin–Yang and its relevance to Taijiquan. Part 2

Back to Part 1 – Yin-Yang in Taijiquan practice Forward to Part 3 – Yin-Yang in Taijiquan applications Yin-Yang in Taijiquan practice To understand the way Yin-Yang is played out in Taijiquan, a practitioner needs to examine the  forms and the applications that lie behind them. Applications provide the intent and are the reason why Taijiquan […]

Yin–Yang and its relevance to Taijiquan. Part 3

Back to Part 1 – Yin-Yang in Taijiquan practice Back to Part 2 – Yin-Yang in Taijiquan applications Yin-Yang in Taijiquan applications There are many ways that a person can be attacked and many ways to respond. Put together all the forms from all the Taijiquan routines and what one has is a catalogue of possibilities. […]

Tai Chi Gradings Black Belt 3rd Degree Steve Williams

Tai Chi Grading 3rd Degree Black Belt Steve Williams Tai Chi gradings for a 3rd Degree Black Belt was recently conducted for Si Hing Steve Williams of Golden Lion Tai Chi. Instructor Liz Simpson conducted an interview with Steve, who’s answers may help you further in your training. On 15 October 2016, Si Hing Steve […]

Tai Chi Gradings Black Belt 3rd Degree Steve Williams

Tai Chi Gradings Black Belt 3rd Degree Steve Williams

Tai Chi Gradings for a Black Belt 3rd Degree level was successfully achieved by Steve Williams. Instructor Liz Simpson conducted the interview with Steve and they uncovered some tips that will help you on your tai chi journey. On 15 October 2016, Si Hing Steve Williams was examined for his 3rd Degree Black Belt grading.  […]

Ladies Self Defence Training

Ladies Self Defence Training

Ladies Self Defence training is offered on a daily basis in kung fu classes at all three Golden Lion Academies; however, special workshops for girls and women are given to reinforce techniques learnt in class. Bianca Mohan, Murrumbeena kung fu and dim mak student gives her report below… So, I will admit, that as soon […]

Kung Fu Wushu 2016 Victorian State Championships

Kung Fu Wushu 2016 Victorian State Championships

Kung Fu Wushu 2016 Victorian State Championships was held on Sunday the 31st of July, the Golden Lion Academy had 11 kung fu members compete in these. Together we won 13 first places, 4 second places and 1 third place. A bow towards the judges, about a minute of intense movement as the routine was […]

Kung Fu Junior Black Belt Ashil Mohan

Kung Fu Junior Black Belt Ashil Mohan successfully completed his Junior black belt grading on 9 July 2016. The following questions were asked by one of his teachers, Sijie Jo Baful, who did the interview with Ashil. You’ll note below that for a person of Ashil’s age, he shows good maturity and clarity of thought, […]