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Eli Montaigue


Eli Montaigue

(Erle's son, and now leader of the WTBA)

Eli Montaigue

Eli Montaigue is the head of the World Taiji Boxing Association, and successor to the Erle Montaigue system of fighting and healing.

He was graded Master Degree in 2010.

Eli has been studying the internal arts most of his life. Having been home schooled by his wonderful parents Erle and Sandy, he was surrounded by the arts from a baby. So growing up, mainly on big farms in Australia, Taiji and Bagua was more or less a normal part of life., Eli was 4 years old, when he started in Taiji, As he grew up, Erle would every so often show him a little technique of some sort while play fighting, so he was training in the arts with-out really thinking about it.

So when it came time for him to start training seriously as he got older, he already had a good grounding from which to build from, and a good understanding of the art, and having been home schooled all his life, he already had a loose relaxed body, and a calm stress free mind.

Eli started training seriously when he was 14 years old, Erle starting teaching him, and his brother and sister, every morning at around 7am, the Old Yang Style, normally just one move a day, as Erle was teaching his own children, he wanted them to learn every move perfectly, and so they learnt the form very slowly and detailed, it took about 4 years to get to the end of the Taiji form, with all the rest in between of course, the Pauchui form, small San-Sau, Push Hands, Bagua, etc etc etc.

Eli kept up these classes for a few years, learning all the aspects of the arts.

Then the three children started learning in their own time, Eli would either ask Erle for the next move of whatever he was training in at the time, as he always had practically 24 hour access to him. Always doing lots of Push Hands etc, anywhere, at home or in the street.

When Eli was about 17 and big enough, he became Erle's main training partner, and assistant teacher, travelling with Erle to all his workshops around the world, training and also learning how to teach. 

Eli started up his own classes when he was 18 years old, and from those few classes, he started doing workshops internationally as Erle's main representative. 
Eli trained with Erle nearly every day till the day he died. 
Their last training session was only about an hour before he passed.

Eli now teaches full time in London, where he has local students, as well as people who travel from all over the world to get one to one tuition. He run's multiple workshops all over Europe, and the rest of the world, and has also taught the system to an undercover special forces division of the French Navy.