Sifu and Shihan Eddie Jardine, founder of the Tai Chi International Society and Yushinkai in South Africa has been on an in-depth journey in martial arts for nearly five decades. His openness to learning and studying of various forms took him on many trips to China and Japan. Eddie was fortunate to meet O’Sensei Gansho Inoue, chief instructor of Yushinkai in Tokyo, Japan. It led to a fruitful relationship and the expansion of Yushinkai to many countries throughout this holistic martial arts style enjoys a strong presence in Japan and the rest of the world.
Sifu Eddie began teaching Tai Chi in the late 70's that evolved into the International Tai Chi Society, the first school to be registered in South Africa. He was taught by a number of masters in different Tai Chi forms throughout Asia. After many years of walking the path, he focused on the Yang style which is oracticed widely throughout the world. The Tai Chi Society besides regular classes, runs specialist workshops throughout the country.
One of the most import aspects of learning, is the teacher you choose. Being taught with the right heart and mind will guide you on your path to martial arts. The spirit within which we practice is based on respect for each other and the philosophy that everyone learns from each other - the master learns from the student and the student learns from the master. This transfer of knowledge is enshrined in the concept of yin/yang.
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