Su first learnt tai chi in the early 80’s from Doctor Li Wong, a traditional Chinese doctor who teaches and prescribes qigong and tai chi to his patients for prevention and recovery from illness. In the nineties, Su began training with Master Charles Tsui-Po and gained national and international recognition after competing at numerous local, state and national competitions and as Australia’s representative in two World Wushu Championships and five World Traditional Championships held in Asia. As part of her own training and development, Su began teaching in 2000, setting up her own school, Chi Generation, in 2011.
In 2009, Su ‘found’ the Wudang style while competing at the 3rd World Traditional Championships in Wudang, China. Very few people knew of this style, let alone heard of it, outside of China at this time. After training alone for 2 years, Su entered a competition in Hong Kong, performing the Wudang 28, the Fu Chen and Sword routines and met Wudang Master Yun Xiang Tseng (Wudang Chen) who encouraged her to train in Wudang, China. Su is honoured to have been a student of Grand Master Zhong Yun Long and to now be recognised as Wudang San Feng Australia.
On her return from training in Wudang in 2011, Su set up classes to teach this beautiful style of tai chi. From small beginnings, Su now runs a full timetable of weekly classes and regular workshops, both here in the hills and travelling to regional centres to share her knowledge and passion for the Wudang style.
Su believes these arts offer a gift in their ability to seemingly stop time while we gather and care for ourselves – mind, body and soul – giving energy to our bodies, giving our minds a break from personal & worldly worries, allowing our selves some calm and quiet. The stress and strain heaped upon us from all directions wears us down. Emotional stress affects our physical being and we all need a rest from this constant barrage of anxious expectation. These beautiful arts give us the chance to connect, physically and mentally, with all that is wonderful in this world and in this life. The training we do in class brings an inner stillness to our practice. Eventually, this stillness carries through to our everyday life, giving us a calm centre to hold to while we manage all the storms and confusions of life.