Mr. Eddie Wu
Mr. Eddie Wu, 5th Generation Wu Family is the Gate Keeper of the Wu Style. Mr. Eddie Wu travels regularly to China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Europe, as well as many parts of the United States and Canada promoting taiji quan around the world. Mr. Wu also collaborates with medical, business and sporting professionals to bring the benefits of Taiji Quan to other fields.
He currently fulfills the following roles within the martial arts community:
- Chairman, International Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan Federation
- Chairman, Wu's Tai Chi Chuan Academy, Toronto, Canada
- Chairman, Hong Kong Wu's Tai Chi Chuan Academy Headquarters
- Director & Vice President of United Wushu Association of Ontario
- Chairman, Traditional Wushu Association of Canada
- Chairman & Director, Confederation of Canadian Wushu Organizations
- A member of the Canadian Olympic Committee
Mr. Jim Liang
Mr. Jim Liang is the Head Instructor of Ji Hong Tai Chi Academy, Toronto. He has been studying taiji with Master Luo and Master Gu since 1980. Mr. Liang has been teaching taiji since 1991 and has also successfully competed in national and international tournaments:
- 1992: "US National Chinese Martial Arts Tournament" in Orlando, Florida, (2 Gold medals for Tai Chi Weapons and Chen Style Form)
- 2004: "5th Invitational Wushu Tournament" in Beijing, China, (two Gold medals, Chen style Tai Chi Sword; Yang style Tai Chi form);
- 2005: "The 3rd International Taijiquan Exchange Competition of Jiaozuo, China, (Gold medal in Chen Style Tai Chi form).
- In 2005 he was awarded the Class "B" Sanshou Judge Certificate by the International Wushu Federation in Beijing, China. In 2006 he was the Head Judge for the COTTQA Taiji Push Hand Competition at the 6th Pan Am Wushu Championships.
Mr. Frank Lee
Mr. Frank Lee
Ms. Evonne Tan
Ms. Evonne Tan is a certified Instructor of the International Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan Federation and a Canadian Wushu Judge. In 2006 she achieved the Level 7 Martial Artist Achievement Award from the Confederation of Canadian Wushu Organizations. She is currently the Director of Marketing, Wu’s Tai Chi Chuan Academy, Toronto where she previously held the position of President (1997-2002). In the 1st Canadian Chinese KuoShu Federation championship, she was awarded the Gold in the Traditional Tai Chi competition and Silver in the weapons. She enjoys being part of the organizing committee for taiji championships and was one of the lead organizers for the Traditional Tai Chi section - 1998 & 2006 Pan American Wushu Championship in Toronto, Canada. Ms. Tan is the eldest female disciple of Grandmaster Eddie Wu (Head of the Wu Family & Gate Keeper of the Wu Style).
Mr. Albert Wong
Mr. Albert Wong’s interest in Taiji began with his father-in-law Mr. Luk Man-Nin and Master Chan Cheong Lap back in Hong Kong. In 1997, he continued his learning from Master Wong Tei Yeen in Wu Style Taiji, qigong, sword form and push-hands. His Yang style started from Dr. Yu Bin. Currently, he is focusing on the structures and full range details of the Old Yang style, Yang Shaohou branch from Master Khin Bu. In addition to his volunteer work in teaching taiji and qigong in Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, he is currently teaching 48 International Competition Forms, Taiji Kung Fu Fan and Qigong in Extreme Fitness Club. He has actively participating in the Judge’s panel in Taiji Competition events since 2003 and has been awarded Diploma as Certified Coach in 2002. Promoting Taiji to the community is his motivation to explore further.
Mr. Paul Rumyee
Mr. Paul Rumyee is one of the founding members of COTTQA and has been a COTTQA Board member since its inauguration in 2005. He is a student of Dr. Yu Bin and has practised Yang Style Taiji for over 10 years. For his contributions to the taiji community he was presented the Grade 6 Coach Level Award by the Confederation of Canadian Wushu Organizations.
Mr. Rumyee was a lead organizer in the 2006 Pan Am Taiji Championship. As a certified COTTQA and PanAm judge, he contributes as a judge and referee in both the push hands and taolu competitions. He is an Information Technology professional.
Mr. Doug Collins
Mr. Doug Collins has been practicing taiji quan for over 18 years. He achieved the Level 7 Master Degree awarded by the Confederation of Canadian Wushu Organizations, and is a COTTQA Certified Judge for Taolu and Push Hands. He is a certified instructor of the International Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan Federation (Advanced Level and the Fall Prevention Program).
He works in the field of rehabilitation, providing assessments on accident victims. He holds a Degree in Adult Education & Masters in English, and also teaches taiji quan as recreational therapy. Aside from competing in various competitions, Mr. Collins volunteers as a judge and referee for several taiji tournaments, including the 2006 Pan Am Wushu Championships. Doug Collins is a disciple of Grandmaster Wu Kwong Yu (5th Generation Wu Family).
Mr. Patrick Wu, CFP
Mr. Patrick Wu is one of the founding members of COTTQA and has been a COTTQA Board member since its inauguration in 2005. He was awarded a Level 7 Master Degree by the Confederation of Canadian Wushu Organizations. He has been practising Yang Style Taiji for more than 14 years, and has won 2 gold medals and 2 bronze medals during the Taiji competition in 2000 and 2001 in Canada. He has over 19 years of teaching Taiji. In the past 5 years, his students won 4 gold medals, 3 silver medals, 3 bronze medals. He is currently teaching taiji in Markham area. He is an Executive Committee member of both COTTQA and the Confederation of Canadian Wushu Organizations.
Mr. Wu was Assistant Vice President of Citibank Hong Kong. He has over 12 years experience as a financial advisor, practising estate and retirement planning, and is a licensed Life Insurance agent and Mutual Funds representative of Manulife Financial Group.