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Canadian Workshops/Seminars: Push Hands Theme

Josephine Anderson, the Canadian representative for the WTBA since 1998, is prepared to offer introductory workshops in the Erle Montaigue system, anywhere in Canada.   The workshops will concentrate on the Yang Lu Chen form and the premier old yang style form, with elements of push hands, both single and double,  providing the supportive material and the primary access point into further martial art's training. Training methods that develop striking power and fajing will be introduced as skill levels in the first two categories begin to develop.
Josephine Anderson, who has passed all criteria to teach the Erle Montaigue fighting/healing system for the WTBA  has taught for the past 26 years in Canada and the US. She was awarded Senior Instructor level 6 in January 2015 and is currently the highest ranking female in the WTBA.

In Memoriam: To Read a Eulogy Dedicated to Erle Montaigue, see "A Dedication to a Life" on the Articles page
Double Dragon Tai Chi Studio
is owned and operated by chief WTBA instructor for Canada, Josephine Anderson,  Senior instructor Level 6
Josephine teaches in Ottawa, and hosts Eli Montaigue's bi-annual Canadian workshop.

Teachers certified with the school under the WTBA:
Valerie Seeto


  • WORKSHOP/SEMINAR March 5th and 6th, 2016 - SEMINAR: Push Hands Theme JOSEPHINE ANDERSON  CANADIAN REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE WTBA SIXTH DEGREE LEVEL       MARCH 5TH AND 6TH, 2016 The theme of the workshop will be SELF DEFENSE push hands.  The development of the self defence aspects of push hands by Erle is unmatched by any other system -- Tai chi or otherwise. Although training in push hands for self defence is implicit in the abstract exercise of push hands itself, in terms of timing, coordination, and proper sticking-- this workshop will carry on in the tradition for which Erle (and now Eli) was famous, emphasizing real combat push hands in the sense of taking the hidden applications within the exchange of partners, and making them ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2016, 1:07 AM by Admin User
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Eli Montaigue Taiji Seminar hosted in Ottawa by Double Dragon Studio

For more information or inquiries, email info@doubledragontaichi.ca

Group photo May 2010 WTBA Workshop

Erle Montaigue's YouTube Channel

TheWorld Taiji Boxing Association

"The WTBA is an organization of like minds from all over the world coming together in friendship and harmony (well most times).

Erle Montaigue began the Australian Taiji Boxing Association back in 1979. It soon became clear that the organization had outgrown the 'Australian' part so we changed it to the World Taiji Boxing Association.

Erle Montaigue is the head of the WTBA worldwide and we have a number of Country Representatives around the world. These are students and friends who have trained with Erle for many years and have risen to a high level of competence in Erle's system of Internal Gung-fu.

We now have representatives in around 30 countries with well over 10,000 students being in some way associated with the WTBA as 'WTBA members'.

There is no real hierarchy in the WTBA as this is how Erle Montaigue likes it, plain and simple without titles or bowing down to anyone, just a bunch of friends training together with a like goal of harmony and great good health and along the way perhaps some self defense.

The WTBA has no uniforms or any other patches or other lofty names like 'Sensei' or Master or Loucher etc. We are simply here to help each other up the ladder."

From Erle Montaigue's WTBA page - Click here to read in full.