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The World Taiji Boxing Association

Taiji, Bagua, Qigong, Self Defence, Dim-Mak, Wudang, and more
Qigong and Preparations to Taiji form and Push Hands 
Push Hands & Erle's Physical Side.


Founded by Erle Montaigue (1949 - 2011) Master Degree, China. 
Now headed by his son Eli, doing his best to take the WTBA forward from where Erle left off. The WTBA is an organisation of like minds from all over the world coming together in friendship and harmony (well most times). In the wtba we look at all aspects of the arts, from the practical fighting methods of Martial Taijiquan and Baguazhang, to the balancing healing properties of the arts. On the martial side we use several training tools to learn about good body mechanics, then take those principles learnt and put them into simple practical techniques for self defence. On the healing side we look at both the internal and external, working towards a strong fit body as well as building on and balancing the internal Qi flow.To fully understand the internal arts, it's best not to separate the healing from the martial, having said that you can still gain great benefits from only practicing form and Qigong.
We take out training seriously, but we are not formal about how we run classes, no uniforms or bowing to Master, we keep all that stuff very laid back. We believe there is no such thing as an ultimate style of fighting or healing, it's what works for you, so have a look, try it out, and see if you like what we do.

When you learn from us.
Your instructor will talk with you about what you need out of the training, from self defence, injury rehabilitation, calming of the mind and body or powering up a weak system, to general health and well-being. 
We have an array of traditional forms, single and two person training methods, for fighting and for Qigong healing, to make sure you get out of it what you came for.
You can train only Form and Qigong, or add some of the more gentle partner training like push hands, maybe get rougher and more martial with things like San Sau and pad work, or take it right the way to free fighting, it's up to you.
Some people may want to one day become an instructor under the wtba, for this we will make sure you learn what is needed to become a good teacher.


Fa-jing and Dim-Mak

Fa-jing (Explosive Energy) is our way of gaining great power over very short distance, through natural full body connectivity. 
Dim-Mak (Point Striking) is where we teach our bodies to aim for the most vulnerable areas of the body as a reflexive action.
No magic here, just good old fashioned hard hitting from close range. 
These things are learnt over time, you cannot jump right into Fa-jing, you first have to learn basic striking with a loose body and mind. 

Dedication and time
You will learn to understand the principals behind the forms and training methods. This teaches you how to move, how to fight, under any situation, from any angle, not just to do each form and drill perfectly. 
We care more about the principles of movement than the sequence of a form, though you will still learn the form.