Teacher and student of Cheng Man Ching style Tai Chi, in Melbourne,
Andy has been practicing tai chi since 1990, and teaching since 2003. Contact Andy Bulka.
He holds regular classes three days a week, and has looked after classes for other cmc tai chi teachers whilst they are away on holidays etc. Andy has taught tai chi both privately and at Confest to classes of 40 participants at a time.
Andy Bulka's teachers were Andrew Barry, with occasional instruction from Bill Law (student of Master Hsu in Taiwan, who in turn was a student of Professor Cheng Man Ching).
Andy has participated in various Tai Chi conventions, tournaments and in 2000 went on a sort of tai chi pilgrimage in Taiwan at the 100th anniversary of Professor Chen Man Ching's tai chi tournament.
Mangala Studios of Yoga & Creative Dance. 73 Grattan St, Carlton, Melbourne, Australia.
Wednesday Nights 6.30 pm
Magian Design Studio, Williams st. Melbourne City, Australia
Tuesday Nights 6.30 pm
Private classes: contact Andy on 0412-759186 contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Also available for Corporate Classes.
Have full insurance / public indemnity. Member Tai Chi Australia Association.
Read my early personal student notes here. Note - my thinking has grown a lot since these notes were made.
My tai chi musings blog.
My funny Extreme Tai Chi website.
Join us on World Tai Chi day in Melbourne, Australia, every year.
Andy Bulka's software patterns website.
Focus on Professor Cheng Man Ching - "Zheng Manqing is one of the most influential taijiquan practitioners in history." Lots of photos of him, including a very old photo where his face is identified in the large group photo and zoomed into and overlayed over his well known features - proving that its actually him!
Cheng, Man-Ching and Smith, Robert. T'ai-Chi. Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle;1967.
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Lowenthal, Wolfe. Gateway to the Miraculous. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books;1988.
Lowenthal, Wolfe. There Are No Secrets: Professor Cheng Man Ch'ing and His T'ai-Chi Ch'uan. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books;1991.
Wile, Douglas. Master Cheng's Thirteen Chapters on T'ai-Chi Ch'uan. Brooklyn: Sweet Chi Press;1982.
Cheng, Man-ch?ing and Robert W. Smith. T?ai-Chi: The "Supreme Ultimate" Exercise for Health, Sport and Self Defense. Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc., 1967. Hardbound. ISBN: 0-8048-0560-1
Cheng, Man-ch?ing and Robert W. Smith. T?ai-Chi: The "Supreme Ultimate" Exercise for Health, Sport and Self Defense. Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Publishing, 2004. Paperback. ISBN: 0-8048-3593-4
The Essence of T?ai Chi Ch?uan: The Literary Tradition. trans. & ed. Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo, Martin Inn, Robert Amacker and Susan Foe. Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books, 1985. Hardbound ISBN: 0-913028-67-3 & Richmond, California: North Atlantic Books, 1979. Paperback ISBN: 0-913028-63-0.
Cheng, Man-ch?ing. Cheng Tzu?s Thirteen Treatises on T?ai Chi Ch?uan. trans. Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo and Martin Inn. Hardbound ISBN: 0-913028-67-3. Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books, 1985. & Paperback ISBN: 0-913028-63-0. Richmond, California: North Atlantic Books, 1979.
Chen, Wei-Ming. T?ai Chi Ch?uan Ta Wen: Questions and Answers on T?ai Chi Ch?uan. trans. Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo & Robert W. Smith. Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books, 1985. Paperback. ISBN: 0-938190-67-9
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There is an interesting mix of CMC lineage tai chi schools in Australia. Professor Cheng Man Ching is at the head of the lineage tree with masters Lo, Huang and Hsu as some of his first generation students.
The schools in Victoria are of American-Taiwan lineage. The remaining schools are either of the lineage of Master Huang or Master Yap Seiw Ting.
Andy Bulka Tai Chi, Melbourne, Victoria. Australian / Taiwan / American influence. <---- you are viewing this website now.
Middle Park Tai Chi, Melbourne, Victoria, Andrew Barry (retired) Martin Inn and Ben Lo influence / American influence.
Cheng Zi Taichi Study Association, Melbourne, Victoria, Bill Law. Master Hsu and Taiwan influence.
The Willow Tree School of Tai Chi & Chi Kung, Morgan Buchanan. Student of Bill Law.
Australian Tai Chi Chuan Li Chi Hsiang School of health and Defence, Yap Seiw Ting influence.
Roman Czemaiwsky, student of John Hartley
Darren Cox, student of Roman; email@example.com
Ray, email unknown.
Steve Frost , student of Wu Kwok- Chung :- firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Ward and Yolk. Tony's email: email@example.com Huang influenced.
Robin Chambers, student of Patric Kelley:- firstname.lastname@example.org website is www.sydneytaichi.net Huang influence.
Sometimes practice at Bronte Park.
Yap Seiw Ting influence.
Website: Thai Keik Australia
Deborah Warland, Chief Instructor Thai Keik Australia, South Australian Branch. Yap Seiw Ting influence.
Senior student of Wayne Hansen.
John Hartley, Honorary Patron, Li
Chi Hsiang Tai Chi Chuan School of Health and Self Defense, Yap Seiw Ting influence.
Roger Cotgreave's www.byrononline.net/taojones Huang influence.
Sing Ong Tai Chi. Founded by Yek Sing Ong, who started Tai Chi Chuan in 1961 and learnt directly from Huang Sheng Shyan for more than 30 years. Yek Sing Ong lives in Auckland, and his students teach Tai Chi Chuan throughout New Zealand. http://www.singongtaichi.co.nz/ Huang influence.
Any updates to the above - please let me know.