Grandmaster Tse Seminars March 2017

Once again, Grandmaster Tse Wei Jing (Michael) returns to Brisbane and Wellington to teach Wild Goose Qigong and Chun Yuen (Northern Shaolin) Quan seminars for the classes here and any interested newcomers.  Students from Wellington, Kapiti Coast and Hawkes Bay classes, joined by colleagues from Australia, come together for this special time of learning new skills and polishing old ones.  Two years ago Master Tse organised instructor training in Wellington for senior students and next March, there will be a second instructor training day this time in Brisbane. Invited students and instructors from New Zealand will travel to Brisbane for this and other seminars taught by Master Tse.

New Zealand Programme

Five Tiger Breaking the Gate Dao (Chun Yuen Quan)

Wednesday – Thursday 1-2 March 6.30 – 9.00 pm.  Venue: Porirua College

Heavenly River Monastery Hard Qigong

Friday 3 March 6.30 – 9.00 pm.  Venue: Porirua College

Plum Blossom Gong (Dayan Qigong)

Saturday – Sunday 4-5 March: 1.00 – 5.00 pm Sat; 11.00 am – 3.00 pm Sun. Venue: Porirua College

Refining and Polishing (Chun Yuen / Qigong)

Monday 6 March 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm.  Venue: Porirua College

Australia Programme

Peaceful and Calm Meditation

Thursday 23 February 6.30 – 9.00 pm  Venue: Mt Gravatt Stadium

Enlightenment Gong

Saturday 25 February 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm ; Sunday 26 February 11.00 am – 3.00 pm  Venue: Mt Gravatt Stadium

Dayan Qigong Healing Hand Gestures

Monday 27 February 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm.

Instructor Training

By invitation only.  Friday 24 February.


For New Zealand – use contact form on this website

(or contact your Sifu)

For Australia – visit Wild Goose Qigong Australia




Introductory Qigong Courses

Sifu Shaw will run a daytime and an evening introductory course in October.  These courses introduce students to the principles and basic movements of Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong.  Selected movements from the first two foundation forms, Balancing Gong and Healthy Living 1 Gong will be demonstrated, practised by students and benefits explained.  You will complete the course able to practise these movements at home and experience some benefits of this ancient health practice.

Proposed times: Monday evening 5.30 – 6.30 pm ; Wellington City
Tuesday Morning  10 – 11 am ; Karori

Cost: $45 for the three lesson course.
Free one year registration with Tse Qigong Centre (worth $60) for students who decide to
continue with classes beyond the introductory course.

Proposed dates:  If sufficient registrations of interest, courses will begin October 10 (city) and October 11 (Karori).

Register your interest here using the contact form or reply form below.  Please leave your email address, a mobile phone if you have one, and which day and location you are interested in.


"... more than just exercise..."

Learn Qigong – “more than just exercise”

‘Qi’ is your internal energy. It’s the ‘fizz’ we notice when feeling healthy and rearing to go – or notice the lack of when unwell or just feeling down. The ancient Chinese discovered they could work with this Qi using movement and meditation and build up reserves of Qi while also flexing and strengthening the body.   Our Qigong tradition originated nearly 2000 years ago. It developed from observing the movements of the beautiful Wild Geese resting high up in the Kunlun Mountains of western China.

Instructor Cynthia Shaw has recently returned from two weeks intensive training in the UK – a journey she undertakes most years. She has been teaching these skills since 2004. Grand Master Tse Wei Jing, originally from Hong Kong, requires Tse Centre authorised instructors to participate in training and testing preferably every year – to ensure the skills are passed on with continuing integrity.

Returning to the source is hugely stimulating,” says Cynthia. “I return refreshed and keen to pass on this treasure trove of health enhancing practice to the classes in Wellington.”

Sifu Cynthia is starting beginner classes next school term. From her experience, seniors especially can gain much benefit from practising these gentle but dynamic movements. If you would like to improve your balance, gain greater flexibility of joints and back movement, develop deeper relaxation, then try out Wild Goose Qigong. Of course, these benefits apply to men and women of all ages.

Anyone interested in a three week introductory course, or joining an existing class, contact 021 613 081 or leave a message here at



Wild Goose Seminar 2 – October 15

Following on from the successful seminar in May (see previous post) Sifus Cynthia Shaw and Belinda Hadfield are leading the second Wild Goose seminar for 2016.  This one will be held at the Memorial Hall in Paraparmumu from 10am – 3pm on October 15.

Once again, non-members are welcome to join Tse Qigong Centre members to begin to learn this beautiful skill which is at the heart of the Dayan Qigong tradition.  Students who began to learn the form in May will continue their learning and experienced students will again have the opportunity for in-depth polishing and refining.

Both Sifu Belinda (in 2015) and Sifu Cynthia (in 2016) have recently travelled to the UK and participated in Wild Goose seminars led by Grandmaster Michael Tse.  This was an important opportunity to deepen their understanding of and proficiency in performing the 1st and 2nd 64 Wild Goose forms, and to re-connect with the world wide family of Dayan Qigong instructors.  They look forward to sharing their insights with students in New Zealand in this seminar series.

For detailed information and registration form, email or phone 021 613081.



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Successful Wild Goose Seminar

Fourteen students from Wellington, Kapiti Coast and Hawkes Bay attended the 1st 64 Wild Goose Seminar led by Sifus Cynthia Shaw (Wellington) and Belinda Hadfield (Kapiti Coast) last Saturday. Once again, the event was hosted at Porirua College in a large, airy space called ‘Tangare”, for which thanks to senior Qigong student Susanne Jungersen who is Principal of the College.

This was an opportunity for experienced students to polish the movements and refresh the energy in this beautiful form, the foundation of the Dayan Qigong system – and also for a couple of students to begin to learn it. The commitment from the students and positive energy in the room made this a highly valuable and enjoyable day for both teachers and students. Yummy snacks were shared, old friendships caught up on and new ones forged.

Everyone left looking forward to Part 2, on October 15. Here are some comments from the students who attended:

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Thank you Sifu Belinda and Cynthia! This was a fantastic day with some great polishings to take away. It was also great to see other students again and share the energy! – Liz Waterhouse

A very informative and worthwhile workshop. Lots of bits of polishing to pratise. Thank you Sifu Belinda and Cynthia. – Barb NM.

 Excellent idea to polish 1st 64 with our two knowledgeable and adept teachers. I thoroughly enjoyed this and realise yet again that learning even just this one form is a life long journey. I learnt heaps. – Susanne

Thank you Sifu Cynthia and Belinda for this opportunity to polish. It was a most enjoyable and enlightening session. There was good, positive energy in the room. I have learnt a lot today and had many moves clarified. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and skill. – Regards, Nicola Venning

 Very, very educating in the way of transitioning and balancing of the form and of body and mind. Thanks very much for sharing your knowledge. – Nick Klaus

A great session – thank you. “Each move has its importance – let the qi arrive!” Thank you for the day. – Brenda

 Picked up some great tips. Looking forward to practising later. Thanks. – Cormac.

So nice to have the time with Wild Goose and camaraderie of geese. I felt more confident about the form and received excellent tips and polishings to put into practice and to develop my eye to help my students. Great day – thank you! – Jennifer

 Great day. Great teachers. Many thanks. JM.

Well, well – it was certainly worthwhile for me! Deciding at the last minute to travel down from the Bay! I’m sure the good qi has helped my illness disappear. I certainly know that I was most distressed at the thought of missing today – especially as the timing is perfect. I have just completed and passed the 1st test. Thanks teachers!!! – Bethne.

 The course on Saturday was very enjoyable and it was great to meet up with people from Wellington and Hawkes Bay.  It’s always stimulating to see demonstrations and watch for new details in a familiar form, so having you, Cynthia and Sifu Belinda available was really good.

I’m looking forward to the follow on in October to work on 2nd 64. Best regards, Derek



Wild Goose Qigong Seminars 2016

With Sifu Belinda Hadfield and Sifu Cynthia Shaw

  • Seminar 1: May 21 at Porirua College 10 .00am – 3.00 pm
  • Seminar 2: October 15 at Paraparaumu Memorial Hall 10.00 am – 3.00 pm

Opportunity to begin to learn, review or polish the lovely 1st and 2nd 64 Movements of Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong

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 two intensive seminar days 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.

  • For both new and experienced learners, Day 1 (May 21) will focus on First 64.
  • For experienced learners, Day 2 (October 15) will focus on Second 64
  • For all others, Day 2 will continue your learning and polishing from where ever you got up to on Day 1

Each day costs $100 (non-members $160). Bring lunch but tea and snacks are provided.  You may enrol for one or both days.

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

Registration closes Wednesday May 18th.




Seven Star Opening Gong

Master Michael Tse March Seminars in Wellington

What a packed two weeks! Four days of seminars in Brisbane followed by six days in Wellington. The programme here included 5 Tiger Broadsword, Introduction to Hard Qigong, Seven Star Opening Gong, Moon Gong and a Polishing evening to finish off. For some of us much of it thankfully was polishing, re-learning or perhaps adding a little with only the Moon Gong as completely new learning. For others, much of the week in New Zealand was new learning and yet everyone seems to have absorbed this really well. This of course is largely because of Master Tse’s wonderfully clear teaching. The lectures were inspirational. It was also wonderful to welcome our friends from Australia and UK. In New Zealand students come together from three regions and refresh friendships and make new ones. Such a great family! We are very lucky.

Once again we are also grateful to Porirua College for use of the hall and grounds. Blessed with fantastic summer weather, many of the seminars were outside in the fresh air. Great Qi!

On the Saturday evening we got together at Dragon Restaurant in Tory street and were treated to a selection of delicious dishes all ordered by Master Tse. Over twenty people sat around getting to know each other from different regions and countries and learning more about Chinese cuisine and etiquette.

As well as a busy programme teaching classes and seminars in London, Master Tse travels overseas to teach seminar programmes for classes in Canada, USA, Australia & New Zealand as well as in Europe. He calls this ‘watering his flowers’ as not many overseas students are lucky enough to travel to England for refreshment although their instructors have to go at least every three years. He has even begun instructor training and testing overseas and says this is ‘planting new seeds’ so that the skills he teaches will carry on for future generations.

Thank you so much Sigong. You travel such a long way, pack in so much teaching including private lessons, and leave us feeling truly inspired and energised. Everyone is looking forward to next March!

This annual visit every March is anticipated eagerly and we now need to practise and polish all the new learning – and look forward to 2017.


Moon Gong with Master Michael Tse

6 March 2016

In this form, one of the things we do is to walk the Bagua using special hand gestures. This helps us to collect Yin energy from the moon. When the moon is full, we can get even more benefit. Yin energy which helps us to calm down Fire in the body. When someone has too much Fire, they can easily have high blood pressure, headaches and migraines, red eyes with dryness and burning, mouth ulcers and pimples. They can also have a problem with their temper, being easily angered and irritable. This form will help to smooth the Liver and Heart Qi and make the mind calm and body relaxed.































7 Star Opening Gong with Master Michael Tse

5 March 2016

This gentle form connects with the seven stars of the Big Dipper and the north direction. North relates to the water element and, thus, the kidneys. Healthy kidneys are very important for our good health and will give us lots of energy and help us to keep a clear and focused mind. So regular practise of this form will also help to develop our Sky Eye potential as our Qi gets stronger and body healthier.

































photo Master Tse teaching

Qigong and Tai Chi:  what’s the difference?

Qigong?  What’s that? Oh its sort of Tai Chi is it?  How often do I hear this sort of question!!  Where Tai Chi (Taiji Quan) is pretty well known in the West, many people have never heard of Qigong – let alone Wild Goose Qigong.  So here goes for an introductory explanation.

I often start this explanation by saying that ‘Qigong’ is a general concept a bit like ‘exercise’.  The western idea of exercise is based on physical movement – and there are many many different kinds and traditions of physical exercise, including sports.  In contrast, Qigong is based on the concept of ‘qi’ or internal energy that can be ‘worked with’ (gong) in skilful ways to strengthen internal organs, and promote a free flow of qi throughout the channels and acupuncture points of the body, increasing energy, stamina and a healthy immune system.

Qigong is integral to Chinese thinking and tradition about health and connects to Traditional Chinese Medicine,  5 Element Theory, the concept of Yin and Yang or balance in all things.  As such, it also permeates theory and practice of Chinese Martial Arts, including Taiji Quan (Tai Chi).

So here ,where Qigong and Taiji Quan overlap, is also where they diverge. Whereas Taiji Quan is a martial art i.e. developed for purposes of fighting and defence,  Qigong is about internal health and strength – i.e. primarily is about health.

Furthermore, just as there are many different kinds of martial arts, including several different traditions of Taiji Quan, so there are different traditions of Qigong.  The Qigong we teach is of course the Daoist Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong with its beautiful flowing movements that follow nature in the style of the movements of the Wild Goose as observed by the monks high up in the Kunlun mountain range hundreds of years ago.  Stretching, fluttering, gathering and releasing qi, movements that help qi move through the channels, connect to acupuncture points, fast and slow, moving to build energy and stillness to store energy – Dayan Qigong can heal, prevent ill health and promote optimal good health.

Of course, Taiji Quan is also good for health and usually this is how it is promoted.  But the movements were developed as training for combat, drawing on internal energies as well as specific movements for attack and defence.   Chen Taiji Quan is taught at the Tse Qigong Centre and is the ‘mother ship’ of later traditions such as Yang, Wu, Wu and Sun.  In addition to Dayan Qigong, I also enjoy training in Chen Taiji Quan, as well as the skills of Northern Shaolin ‘Chun Yuen Quan’.  All these different energies train the body and mind in different ways, all are enriching.