About theInternational Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association, Ireland
Who we are and what we do?
We are a School for Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan in Ireland, member of the Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Affiliated School, Bulgaria, Stara Zagora, representatives of the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association (IYFTCCA). Our Association has more than 40 schools around the world teaching Tai Chi as passed down from the Yang family.
The purpose of the Association is to enable everyone to have the chance to try and learn the art of Tai Chi Chuan as an exercise for reducing Stress and a Healthy Lifestyle and to promote the Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan worldwide.
How has the IYFTCCA been created?
In October 1998, Masters Yang Zhenduo and Yang Jun established the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association, uniting the existing Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Centers. The first Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Centers were created in the U.S. in 1995 by Masters Yang Zhenduo and Yang Jun and their top students. Currently, there are 28 Centers in 12 countries. The Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Centers are committed to teaching Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi as taught by the Yang Family in China.
About our School in Ireland.
Our representative in Ireland is Dr. Ivan Kolev. He started practicing Chinese Martial Arts in 1999 at Traditional Chinese Martial Arts Club – WuDang, Bulgaria. His interests have always been directed in the “internal” styles like Tai Chi Chuan, Xing Yi Chuan, and Ba Gua Zhang.
Ivan studies Yang Family Tai Chi from Grand Master Yang Jun – 6th generation descendant and 5th generation lineage holder from the Yang Family. He is also a disciple of Master Yang Yaheng, a.k.a. Tihomir Todorov – disciple of Grand Master Yang Jun and official representative of the IYFTCCA for Bulgaria. In 2011 Ivan has successfully passed the exam for 1st rank, Copper Eagle, in the IYFTCCA and is now teaching Yang Family Tai Chi classes in Ireland.
For more information about Dr. Ivan Kolev click here CV-Dr IvanKolev.