Lately, Master Steve has returned to teaching most Tuesday classes to the higher level students. Teh Nei Chia Chuan Kung fu and application is the dominant theme of these classes where students can learn direct from a unique and supreme 10th Dan Grandmaster.
Master Steve is internationally bestowed titles of 10th Dan Grandmaster, Founder and Creator of his unique Teh Nei Chia Chuan style, by the officials of the supreme practicing martial artists international organisation, WOMA World Organizer of Martial Arts and affiliates. Though Master’s Teh Nei Chia Chuan schools do not award Dan level titles, and Master Steve humbly has students refer to him as Master Steve, the WOMA international martial arts community recognises him as 10th Dan and Grandmaster.
WOMA honours Master Steve consistently and to the highest levels. For instance, as Director of WOMA; Executive Committee Director on Sub-committees Advisory Council of Elders and Chinese Martial Arts Affairs; Board Member of World Chinese Martial Arts Organization; World Martial Arts Federation – Karate Do Association Certified 10th Dan Founder and Grandmaster and Board Member; Qualified Member and Tai Chi Grandmaster
– The League of Grandmasters, International Professors of Martial Arts Science – Educator and Global Commissioner for Certified Martial Arts Science Educators and Lecturers; Certified, Authorised and Registered in Martial Arts Science and Philosophy by the International Haya Goshinho Academy; Director of the WOMA Advisory Council; WOMA Traditional Oriental Medicine and Holistics – Official Council Member for Australian Affairs; WOMA Medical Group – Official President of Australia. Of astounding significance, Master never sought these honours, and nor did he ever pay for any of these honours. He was sought by the organisations. He was found and recognised by the martial art elite throughout the world.
No one is anywhere near as high a level in the application of Teh Nie Chia Chuan’s internal esoteric kung fu as Master Steve. Master’s blended Teh Nei Chia Chuan style of martial arts has evolved through experimentation and proving the supremacy of his style in application. There is the influence of his family heritage Diamond style Kung Fu and Muay Thai along with Master’s own evolved Kung Fu, with its overt and covert Muay Thai and Tai Chi influences. It is an internationally recognised, supremely unique style.
There are a lot of practical, likely scenario responses that Master includes in his curriculum, and it has benefited both himself and students who found themselves in situations where it is useful. Master commits a lot of curriculum towards self-defence for women and elders, too, as well as helping people to respond to muggers and those who may attempt to hold you against your will, whether they have weapons or not.
Master teaches hidden and overt ways of attacking and defending. Aside from learning to balance when in motion, appropriate students will be taught how to break falls which is very important, especially amongst the elderly. Falls make up a huge amount of hospital entries and ongoing health complications and perhaps significant forced lifestyle changes. To know how to fall safely is a life and living skill indeed. The Kung Fu leads on from the other brackets in moving applications.
Many have done Kung Fu, however, few would know the benefits of the Teh Nei Chia Chuan Kung Fu internal, esoteric style. Nor would many have the ability to execute soft style Kung Fu, with the emphasis on mind led incorporation of breathing and chi with conscious and subconscious applications, hinged on heightened sensitivity, manipulation, subterfuge and control taught by Master. Lately, Master teaches most of the Tuesday classes for the higher level students, and he teaches kung fu basics to beginners and intermediates in Saturday classes about 8 times a year. Your Senior Instructor will competently teach beginner and intermediate levels of Kung Fu and applied principles and detailed finesse applicable to more advanced students.
Due to our safety policy, we don’t offer freestyle combat or sparring. However, anyone who engages in freestyle full-contact Kung Fu away from our school will only benefit and lift their skills by incorporating the details and finesse found in Master’s curriculum. Nei Kung and Tai Chi lessons are pre-requisite for Kung Fu training. You simply won’t be sufficiently educated and conditioned, otherwise, and would remain unable to grasp the unique details required for high-level Kung Fu finesse. There are no shortcuts.
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What do I need to bring to learn Teh Nei Chia Chuan Health, Meditation, Breathing, Qi Gong, Massage, Tai Chi, Nei, Kung and Kung Fu?
Clothing – if you wish to comfortably manage the activities, wear flexible long shorts or pants and a loose t-shirt. We wear black pants and white tops.
After three months, you are expected to wear the uniform.
For formal occasions, you would be given plenty of notice and expected to have the formal uniform jacket.
Shoes – are not to be worn on the gym mat so you can have bare feet or socks/ stockings. It is recommended if you wear shoes on the tai chi lawn that they do not have a strong grip, for it prevents you from sliding, turning and spinning easily. Master always wears Kung Fu shoes, for they are cheap and flexible. Your Senior Instructor mainly has bare feet, enjoying the grounded feeling.
Water – we are on filtered rainwater at Forgedale. Bring a drinking vessel so you can rehydrate.
Loose-leaf folder or similar – if you wish to expedite your training, it is important to get into the habit of writing down what you learn and questions you would like to ask. Then over time, you will have created your own customised learning manual.
We suggest a different for each loose-leaf page so that as your learning deepens you can add to the page and add extra pages. A book can be frustrating and restrictive. Master is a stickler for writing things down and dating each entry. You will then know the context and gain an appreciation for your improved learning over time, too.
Though we may use videos as learning aids, reliance on videos is not considered an appropriate way for students to learn. We encourage memory enhancement and patience, letting the learning flow naturally.
Published books are available from Master who can be contacted via his Facebook page. In each class, we read one or two pieces of prose from Master’s books. Master shares a lot of his literature on his Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Teh-Nei-Chia-Chuan-Tai-Chi-Kung-Fu-147054698663845/
Insect protection – as we are in a bushland setting and may train outdoors or in the open gazebo.
Weapons – are provided for lessons initially. After three months, you are expected to have your own. Beginners start with the bamboo staff and a plastic tai chi training sword.