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Master Han Jin Song

08-04-2009 16:02 BJT

The founder of Tai Chi Australia, Master Han Jin Song commenced practicing Wushu (Chinese Martial Arts), which includes Tai Chi, over 35 years ago at his local province sports school in China. He trained there for nearly ten years before entering the Beijing University of Physical Education, now the Beijing Sport University, where he majored in Wushu and Tai Chi, graduating with a Bachelor degree.

Because of his outstanding performance in both academic and technical areas, Master Han was offered a teaching position at the Wushu Department of Beijing Sport University. He was mainly responsible for teaching foreign students from all over the world and at the same time coaching Wushu students at the China Olympic School. Many of his students have won gold medals in both China National Championships and International Competitions.

Master Han has acted as a judge at many International competitions including Japan and facilitated dozens of International seminars. He has been a Technical Adviser for the Chinese Institute of Wushu Research in Great Britain since 1987. Since settling in Australia he has obtained his Masters Degree of Applied Science majoring in Sports Psychology in Melbourne, and has been a skills coach and technical adviser for many Tai Chi Schools all over Australia.

In 1994 Master Han was appointed to the honorary position of National Wushu Development Officer by the Australian Kungfu (Wushu) Federation. He led the first Australian team to compete in the 3rd World Wushu Championships in USA in 1995 as Team Manager and Coach. In 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005 Master Han was again the Australian Team Coach for the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th World Wushu Championships in Italy, Hong Kong, Armenia, Macau and Vietnam.

Master Han Jin Song is one of the 11 Executive Members of the Technical Committee of the International Wushu Federation - the world governing body for Wushu and Tai Chi. He is also the Secretary-General of the Oceania Wushu Federation, the Secretary-General of the Australian Kungfu (Wushu) Federation and Vice-President of the Alumni Association of Beijing Sport University - Australia.

Master Han is the first International Judge accredited by the International Wushu Federation in Australia and one of only three professionals ranked 7th Duan (9th Duan being the highest) by the Chinese Wushu Association in this country.

In recognition of his achievements and contribution to the development of Wushu and Tai Chi in Australia the Chinese Wushu Association bestowed on Master Han the Wushu Development Award in 1999. The Chinese Wushu Association introduced this Award to allow due recognition of those who have made a significant contribution to the development and promotion of Wushu and Tai Chi internationally.

In summary, Master Han Jin Song brings skills, expertise and experience to Tai Chi Australia that cannot be matched by any other school in the country.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CCTV.com

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