My name is Jun, your Tai Chi & Qi Gong Instructor at The Art Of Tai Chi School.
How I came to Tai Chi and Qi Gong
Through external martial arts like Karate and Kung Fu I came to know Tai Chi and Qi Gong. I then became a student of Master Yaw Hwa Chin. I trained Tai Chi with him for about ten years, but before that, since 1983, I was already his Karate, Kobudo and Hung Gar Kung Fu student. I also learned Tai Chi from other Chinese instructors in between those years. My focus is Tai Chi and Self-Defense. In 2015, I received my YTSD Master Instructor Certificate from Master Yaw of Asia Budo Center in Zürich.
1981- graduated from the Far Eastern University in Manila with the degree in Clinical Psychology and had done my practicum at V. Luna Military Hospital in Manila where I worked with wounded and traumatized marine soldiers who fought with the insurgents in the southern island of Mindanao.
1982-1985 advanced studies at C.G. Jung Institut (Küsnacht, Zürich) in Analytical Psychology. Among the lecturers: Dr. Bash (Psychopathology), Dr. Schellenbaum (then the Director of Studies), Mario Jacoby and Verena Kast, and also from visiting lecturers like Dr. Anthony Stevens, Dr. Macguire and Stanislav Grof, among others.
1985- Admitted at the Philosophische Fakultät 1 of the University of Zürich and took up lectures and seminars of Professor Norbert Bischof and Doris Bischof- Köller (Grundlagenforschung und Motivation Psychologie) and Professor Detlev Uslar (Anthropologische Psychologie).
My studies, however, re-inforced even more in me the desire to connect psychology and psychotherapy with asian martial and healing arts and philosophy, taking the body and movement, the physical, as the bridge to approach the mind. To synchronize these two aspects through lifetime training has always been the focus of my martial arts' work and passion.