Bao Sen Liang - Chief Instructor
Master Bao Sen Liang developed a passion for martial arts, or wushu, since he was very young. In 1965, he started to practise Southern style wushu, and over the years, he learned from many instructors and renowned martial artists in various styles. He later realized from his extensive studies that internal martial arts was the key to achieving breakthrough in his training and devoted his effort to learning Tai Chi. His pursuit of Tai Chi eventually led him to Master Hong Yuan Luo, whose instruction enabled him to achieve significant progress by allowing him to discover the true meaning of this internal martial art and establish a solid foundation.
In 1991, Master Bao Sen Liang officially began as the Chief Instructor at Ji Hong Tai Chi School and has been teaching ever since. Throughout the years, his teaching methodology and experience have cultivated a number of exceptional practitioners, including some who achieved medals at various competitions. In addition, some of these exceptional practitioners have been groomed to become excellent instructors.
Master Bao Sen Liang is appreciated as a highly qualified instructor who is approachable, attentive to details, and seriously committed to cultivating both student interest and potential. He is genuinely dedicated to help each student discover the health and wellness benefits from practising Tai Chi.
Henry Wan - Instructor
Henry began his martial arts journey in his teenage years with formal Taekwondo training in Hong Kong and Canada. An injury during an intensive black belt training disrupted his martial arts journey, yet his passion for martial arts never diminished.
He started Tai Chi in 2006, and was attracted to the unique characteristics of this martial art. Under the guidance of Sifu Bao Sen Liang at Ji Hong Tai Chi College, Henry learned various styles of Tai Chi and its characteristics, from beginner classes to in-depth lessons, from learning moves and refining them; understanding internal and external energy; tension versus relaxation; the relationship between mental tension and physical state; internal control to self control and opponent control; with the help of Sifu Liang, Henry was able to breakthrough the physical and mental barriers and stereotype from the past. Sifu Liang has been guiding him to another dimension of martial arts.
The successful results achieved by him and other students in local and international competitions has proven the effectiveness of the Ji Hong Tai chi system and teaching methodology.
Henry holds a Chinese Wushu 4th duan in Chen style Tai Chi issued by the Chinese Wushu Association and is a Ji Hong Tai Chi qualified instructor.
As an instructor, Henry is aware of various obstacles that students face at various levels. He is able to identify the causes, provide appropriate advice and direction for overcoming these obstacles as well as promote continuous growth and improvement. Classes are held in a friendly and open-minded atmosphere, to ensure that each student fully benefits from each class.
Helen Lau - Instructor
Helen has been practicing Tai chi since 1998 with various instructors, but she was never satisfied because she didn’t feel like she was learning the true meaning of this martial art. In 2006, Helen joined Ji Hong Tai Chi College in Richmond Hill, and under the guidance of Master Bao Sen Liang, she was able to not only improve her mental and physical skills, but also gained an in-depth understanding of Tai Chi Chuan along with its principles.
Her Tai Chi teaching experience as a qualified Ji Hong Tai Chi instructor started in 2010. Since then, she has gained much appreciation of students at all levels regarding their needs, and often, their challenges in understanding Tai Chi. Helen’s objective is to create a friendly and relaxed environment for her students, with encouragement and a systematic approach to teaching. She also connects with her students and checks for their understanding. It gives her great satisfaction when she hears feedback from students that they find enjoyment and health benefits from learning and practising Tai Chi in her classes.
In August of 2013, Helen had the opportunity to participate in the 7th International Taijiquan Exchange Competition in the City of Jiaozuo in China’s Henan province, the founding place of Chen Style Tai Chi. She received a bronze medal in her age group, and she was grateful to Master Liang for his guidance and encouragement.
Helen is a firm believer that Tai Chi is an excellent exercise that can help everyone’s mental and physical well-being, no matter if you are young and aged. At Ji Hong, we believe and practice the old Chinese saying that “learning is boundless”. Regardless of your proficiency in Tai Chi, we are here to help.
Charlmane Wong - Instructor
Charlmane has been studying Tai Chi at the Ji Hong Tai Chi & Qi Gong school in Richmond Hill since 2011. Under the guidance of Sifu Bao Sen Liang, her interest in Tai Chi continues to grow. She is also amazed at the profundity and wisdom of Tai Chi, a traditional Chinese martial art, while having first-hand experience in the improvement of health after practicing Tai Chi for a period of time. As a result, she has been actively sharing the benefits of Tai Chi with others. In recent years, Charlmane also discovered the wonderful health benefits of Qi Gong. She believes that this ancient health exercise is indeed worth promoting.
Charlmane has always been passionate about teaching. Her past work has also brought her teaching experience. Therefore, it is a pleasure for Charlmane to be certified as an instructor at Ji Hong Tai Chi & Qi Gong school and to share the experience of practicing Tai Chi and Qi Gong with students. Charlmane has strong observational and analytical skills. She can explain the principles of Tai Chi in simple language, making it easier for beginners to understand and remember. Having gone down the same learning path, Charlmane realizes the challenges that Tai Chi presents to beginners, and is a very patient instructor. Charlmane hopes her passion for Tai Chi and Qi Gong Health inspires others, and together attain good health through persistent practice.
Aileen Wong - Instructor
Aileen's enthusiasm for Taijiquan traditional martial arts began in 2010. She and her husband visited the open house of the Ji Hong Tai Chi College in Richmond Hill. They saw the inspiring performances of the instructors. Aileen was attracted by the natural, beautiful, smooth and harmonious movements of Tai Chi, and then she signed up at the spot to become a Ji Hong student.
Many medical reports believe that practicing Tai Chi is good for both physical and mental health. Soon after Aileen's first level of Taijiquan class , she realized and totally agreed with the fact that practicing Taijiquan requires high concentration of the mind and no distracting thoughts, which can calm the mood and then achieve the effects of decompression and help the soothing of pain.
Under the guidance of Master Bao Sen Liang and a long period of training on various styles of Tai Chi forms, Qigong and weapons, Aileen has reached an advance level in Tai Chi and then extended to complete the instructor course. Since 2018 being an official Taijiquan instructor, Aileen is dedicated in every aspect of her teaching to raise the interest of her students and to lay out lessons so that they can easily grasp the main points of techniques.
Aileen is attentive to the progress of students, and the class atmosphere has always been pleasant through seeing her conscientious, patient, caring characteristics, and especially considerate in her teaching approaches by use of simple language, clear demonstration of movements and detailed explanations of routines. As an instructor and a friend, good relationship between Aileen and her students is indeed built up by sharing, listening and trusting.
Last but not least, Aileen treasures and feels that sharing experiences and listening to the students' voices is also a pleasure. She hopes to share her passion of Tai Chi with others, and passes on the quintessence of the martial art that she has learned.