The Ji Hong Tai Chi College was founded in Edmonton, Alberta in 1989 by Masters Hong Yuan Luo and Jennifer Gu. Both Masters specialized in Wushu (Chinese martial arts) at the University of Guangzhou and were instructors and lecturers at the South China Normal University. In addition to many articles and an earlier publication on Tai Chi theory, Master Luo and Master Gu published a book under the title “The Ji Hong Tai Chi System, Evolution of Theory, Methodology and Applications”.
The name of the college was chosen in honour of the late Tai Chi Grand Master Ji Hong Luo, the father of Master Hong Yuan Luo. Owing his recovery from a terminal illness to the healing benefits of Tai Chi, Grand Master Ji Hong Luo dedicated more than 30 years to research Tai Chi and develop the foundation of a modern, systematic and scientific teaching method for Tai Chi, which he formulated in “Theory of Systematic Approach to Tai Chi” and “Scientific Training Methods of Tai Chi.” By adopting the works of Grand Master Ji Hong Luo, his son and daughter-in-law, Master Hong-Yuan Luo and Master Jennifer Gu continued his research and created the “Ji Hong Tai Chi System” which has proven to be a highly successful training and teaching method for Tai Chi.
The “Ji Hong Tai Chi System” is a contemporary, versatile and scientific training method for teaching a traditional health/exercise and martial art system. Students who practice Tai Chi using our method benefit from better health, balance, core strength and mind/body harmony, which not only helps them deal with stress but also provides the foundation for high performance in day-to-day activities. At the competitive level, Ji Hong students have been impressively demonstrating the success of this training system over the past 20 years, even winning championships on both the national and international stages.