Miriam and Neil have been studying martial arts since 1988. In 1997, they travelled to Taiwan to meet with Master Wang Fu Lai, the chairman of Cheng Ming Chinese Martial Arts Association headquarters based in Taichung, Taiwan. He accepted them as his personal students.
Miriam and Neil studied under the sole supervision of Master Wang and in 2001 were honoured and bestowed the title of “indoor pupils” to Master Wang Fu Lai and gave the title of International Cheng Ming, Victoria for their dojo. This gave them the honour of fifth generation students in the hierarchy of the Cheng Ming system of Taiwan.
Miriam and Neil are the most senior of Cheng Ming students in Australia since they are the first Australians to be bestowed "indoor pupils " to Master Wang Fu Lai. They are official Australian representatives of the Cheng Ming system. In 2008 Miriam and Neil represented Australia in the first International Championships Competitions held in Taichung, Taiwan. They won 7 medals between them. 1 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze for Australia and their dojo in Diamond Creek.
Our system is taught with a non-violent approach and the only competitions held are those in Taiwan every four years when all world associations of the Cheng Ming system are invited to compete for their school and students.
Our systems offers three main catergories:
- Tai chi chuan
- Ba Gua