Damo Staff Seminar in Hawkes Bay 13 October

Sifu Belinda Hadfield continues her Damo Staff teaching in the Hawkes Bay, hosted by her student Sifu Jennifer Leaf.  For details contact Sifu Jennifer Leaf or Sifu Belinda Hadfield at

Damo Staff is one of the key forms in the Chun Yuen Quan (North Shaolin) syllabus within the Tse Qigong Centre teaching.  It is great fun, really good for co-ordination and posture and straightens out those shoulder issues acquired from too much computer work!  It uses a brow height wooden staff.  Another staff form taught by the Tse Qigong Centre is 13 Grab Stick which is a shorter staff (breast height) but uses many similar movements.  13 Grab Stick will be taught by Grandmaster Michael Tse when he next visits New Zealand in early March next year.


Classic Te Horo scene at foot of Tararua Range.  Backdrop to Sifu Shaw's new home north of Wellington.

New Class Starting at Te Horo Community Hall (Otaki)

Sifu Shaw has advertised a Wild Goose Qigong class in a new location on the North Kapiti Coast.  Having moved her household to the Otaki area, Sifu Shaw has decided to offer a class or classes in the area.  Te Horo Community Hall is not far from where she now lives.  It is a historical building dating to the early 20th century and is well used in the Te Horo Community.

At this stage Dayan Qigong classes will be taught on Wednesdays 11am – 12 noon, starting on 17 October.  If there is subsequent interest  in the  skills of Chun Yuen (North Shalolin) Quan and / or Chen Taijiquan, these may become available also.

Meantime classes continue in Wellington on Tuesday morningings at Karori Recreation Centre and Tuesday evenings at Clyde Quay School in Mt Victoria.

Beginners are always welcome at any of these classes.


Master Tse Returns to New Zealand

On 28 February, Master Tse will start his 2018 seminar series with a Chun Yuen (North Shaolin) called 13 Grab Stick.  For students who have learned the Damo Staff, the movements will be familiar and they will enjoying wielding the shorter staff.  The Qigong form this year continues with the lovely Plum Blossom Gong and on the weekend, experienced students will be going deeper into the skill of Heavenly Monastery Hard Qigong.

Registrations close this Friday to avoid a late fee.  Any non members interested in the evening seminars can contact me to discuss.

Courses are also being run in Brisbane starting 21st February – I can send the programme if anyone wishes to see it or contact Wild Goose Qigong Australia

The New Zealand programme is:

Wednesday 28 February:  13 Grab Stick   6.30 – 9.00pm, Porirua College, Driver Cres, Porirua

Thursday-Friday 1-2 March:  Plum Blossom Gong    6.30 – 9.00pm, Porirua College, Driver Cres, Porirua

Saturday-Sunday 3-4 March: Heavenly River Monastery Hard Qigong (members only)   Saturday 1-5pm, Sunday 11am – 3pm

Monday 5 March: Polishing and Reviewing Seminar:  6.30 – 9pm Porirua College.


Change of day and venue for evening class

Classes resume in Karori and Wellington city this coming week.  Karori classes remain the same at Karori Recreation Centre with Chun Yuen Quan at 11am and Wild Goose Qigong at 11.30 am.

But in Wellington city there is a change of both the day and the venue – though the times remain the same.  Classes will now be held at Clyde Quay School Hall, 27 Elizabeth Street, Mount Victoria and will be held on Tuesday evenings instead of Mondays.  Times remain the same with Chun Yuen Quan at 6.30 pm and Wild Goose Qigong at 7.00 pm.

The first classes for the year ate Tuesday 30 January.  As always, beginners are welcome to start at any time. 


Successful Seminar introducing Chen Taiji Quan

The following comments were received from students who attended the first in a new seminar series introducing Chen Taijiquan to Tse Qigong Centre students in New Zealand.

“After all these years I have never tried my hand at Taijiquan.  I have of course seen it being demonstrated by Tse Sigong and some of the very skilled Tse Qigong Centre students but it was a thrill to have the opportunity to learn more about this very famous martial art. Cynthia’s presentation describing the roots of Chen Taiqiquan was so interesting and I look forward to reading Master Tse’s book.  The whole day was just great with step by step learning of new moves and trying to get a sense of the movement from the waist. I thought Cynthia demonstrated this very well and you could see the energy of the form.  It was also good to recognise the need for strong roots without forgetting the relaxation principle. This resonated with students who already practise Wild Goose Qigong and Chun Yuen Quan. ‘Intricate’ is a word that comes to mind for me to describe the movements of Chen Taijiquan.  Thank you Cynthia for all your study that has enabled this skill to be offered to us and I look forward to the next seminar in December.”  – Belinda Hadfield

Thank you Sijie. So clear! I really enjoyed both the lecture and all the moves that we covered. I’m feeling challenged but also full of energy. Brilliant!   – Jennifer

Fabulous day! Great instruction and it is wonderful to be learning a new skill. Thank you.   -Liz

Thanks very much for presenting the seminar on Saturday.  The energy is really different from Qi Gong and I must admit I found it harder to adjust to than I thought I would, having done some Yang style Taiji Quan in the past (a long time ago though!). Never-the-less it was very enjoyable.  Looking forward to the next session in a month.   -Derek

Wonderful energy, terrific to be learning a new form – challenges me! Thank you Sifu.  -Nicola

Fantastic workshop today learning Chen Taiji Quan with Sifu Cynthia. Great commitment to have people from Napier and Kapit Coast to participate. I’m looking forward to the next workshop 2nd December.  -Catherine

The next seminar will be held December 2.  Beginners may start the form then and others will review and continue learning the 19 Form.


Seminar Introducing Chen Taiji Quan Short Form

Chen style ‘Tai Chi’ (Taiji Quan) is one of five traditional Chinese skills taught within the Tse Qigong Centre.  Chen is the original Taiji skill from which other, often more commonly known Taiji skills, such as Yang style, have developed. Whereas Wild Goose Qigong is a skill purely for developing health and well-being, Taiji Quan originated as a martial art for defensive purposes.  None-the-less, both are internal and share some principles such as moving from the waist – in spiral movements in the case of Chen – and both support good health.

Sifu Cynthia Shaw will be teaching the Chen 19 Short Form in a series of seminars, starting on October 28th this year.  Cynthia’s Tai-Sigong is Chen Xiao Wang, current Grand-master of the Chen family skill, based in Chen Village, Henan Province in China.  Her Sigong, Tse Wei Jing (Michael Tse) led a party of Tse Qigong Centre members to Chen Village in October 2015.  “it was tremendously exciting to stand in Chen Family Temple, where some hundreds of years ago this skill first began.  And awesome to meet Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang himself and join in his 70th birthday celebrations.”

It is a privilege to be in a direct line of authorisation to teach this skill.  My Sigong Tse Wei Jing is a close student of Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang and is very particular to ensure the skill is passed down correctly with true energy so students can enjoy the health giving benefits of Chen Taiji Quan.

For further information contact Sifu Shaw at or phone 021 613081, or leave a message on this website.


Seminars to be held Terms 3 and 4

Wild Goose Qigong Seminar – Paekakariki Memorial Hall

Sifus Cynthia Shaw and Belinda Hadfield will be holding another Wild Goose Qigong seminar in September.  This will follow similar formats as the previous seminars where students who know the form are able to polish and refine their work; and students new to learning the form are able to add more to their work. The previous seminars have been very successful and Sifu Cynthia will have just returned from Instructors and the Wild Goose Qigong seminar in England so will be fresh with updates to pass on.  Even if you have not attended previous seminars, you are most welcome to attend and start your journey with this beautiful form.  This is likely to be the last Wild Goose Qigong seminar for some time.

Date:  Saturday, 30 September 10am – 3pm (this is a change to date previously advertised)

Venue: Paekakariki Memorial Hall, 98 The Parade, Paekakariki  (this is a change from previously advertised venue)

Fee:  $100 for members, $160 for non members

Contact:  Sifu Belinda, email telephone 04 297 0722 or 027 242 7988


Introduction to Chen Taiji Quan Seminar – Porirua College

Sifu Cynthia will begin teaching the foundation 19 Form from the Tse Qigong Centre Chen Taijiquan syllabus.  This seminar will be held October – November, date yet to be fixed.  Further information about this will be sent out later in the year.

Term 3 dates for classes

Term 2 classes finish the week of 4-8 July.  Term 3 classes begin in Karori on 25 July.

St Marks Monday evening classes recommence in Term 3 on 4 September.

Please email if you wish to begin classes in Term 3.

Wild Goose Seminar May 2017

Wild Geese Fly Over Porirua Again!

Last Saturday students came together again from Hawkes Bay, Kapiti Coast and Wellington to continue their learning and polishing of the 1st and 2nd Wild Goose Qigong forms. It was a day of highly focussed training for all.  From beginners to seniors of many years as students of Dayan Qigong, hearts, minds and bodies were on full alert for several hours training.  Instructors Sifu Belinda Hadfield and Sfu Cynthia Shaw were blown away by the development in everyone’s form.  Of course, hard work was interspersed with tea, cake and conversation as we caught up with friends from other regions. Sifu Belinda  started the day with a wonderfully clear and practical lecture on the yin and yang channels.  This was a great introduction to a day all about the healing powers of the Wild Goose Qigong.  At the end of the day, faces were glowing and everyone agreed they had gained a lot from the seminar.  Everyone was keen to hear when the next one would be held….

Next Wild Goose Seminar Date:  Saturday 23 September.  Don’t miss it!

Seven Star Opening Gong

Wild Goose Gong Seminar (No 3) 2017


Sifus Cynthia Shaw and Belinda Hadfield are leading another Wild Goose 1st / 2nd 64 seminar on May 27th at Porirua College.  

This is an opportunity to begin to learn, review or further polish the lovely 1st 64 Movements of Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong. A  continuation of the seminar series begun in 2016,  however both new and experienced learners may join in the 2017 seminars now. Senior students who attended in 2016 may be able to polish 2nd 64 Movements.

Sifu Belinda (Kapiti Coast) and Sifu Cynthia (Wellington) are both experienced instructors affiliated to the Tse Qigong Centre (UK) and have been teaching more than ten years in New Zealand. Some students have been with them for many years and others have recently begun their Dayan Qigong journey of learning.

Open to members and non-members, this is your chance to attend an intensive seminar day focusing on the Wild Goose 1st and 2nd 64 forms. This is the centre-piece of the Dayan Qigong System and no matter how many other forms you learn, these will remain life-long favourites. The 1st 64 works on post-natal illnesses and problems in the body and it helps balance the body and open the channels. The 2nd 64 works on pre-natal illnesses and problems, with the energy going deeper and with more intricate movements. Such is the depth of these forms, students and instructors constantly find aspects to discover and polish.

Cost: $100 members, $160 non-members (Non members are required to join the Tse Qigong Centre membership which costs $60, included in fee).

Bring lunch but tea and snacks are provided.

Enquiries to: or or or phone Sifu Cynthia 021613081. You will be sent a registration form to send with payment.