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 info@newzealandqigong.com 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 wildgooseqigong@xtra.co.nzwww.wildgooseqigong.nz 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.

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: info@.newzealandqigong.com or wildgooseqigong@xtra.co.nz or jleaf@qiworks.nz or phone Sifu Cynthia 021613081. You will be sent a registration form to send with payment.





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 www.newzealandqigong.com.



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 info@newzealandqigong.com or phone 021 613081.