Sifu Morgan Buchanan began training in Tai Chi sixteen years ago at the University of Melbourne after which he studied Tung Ying Chieh’s method of Yang Style for three years with Master Yau Yee Kay. He then met his current teacher Master
Law Lun Yeung and has been learning Cheng Man Ching's Tai Chi method from
him for the last eight years. When he moved 800km north to Canberra, Australia
in 2003 Sifu Law sent Morgan to study with Sifu Eric Fitzgerald of A.C.T.
Fundamental Tai Chi Chuan.
Sifu Morgan Buchanan & Master Law Lun Yeung
In 2002 Morgan travelled to France to attend the 1st European Cheng Man Ching
Tai Chi Championships where he represented Australia.
He lived in New York for two years where he had the opportunity to practice with some of Professor
Cheng Man Ching’s direct students - Masters Maggie Newman, Ken Van Sickle and Bill Phillips.
He has also met and had the opportunity to attend lessons with most of Professor’s living disciples from Taiwan.
In terms of movement and energy training Morgan has studied Shamanic Dance and Bodywork with dancer and healer Zsuzsanna Soboslay and Zhineng Qigong (Chi Gong, Chi Kung) with Master Zhong Sheng.
He has been studying visualisation and meditation with a variety of teachers since 1991. He has taught T’ai Chi to hundreds of students for more than ten years and is a third generation inheritor of Cheng Style T’ai Chi.
Sifu Morgan's Instructor certificate issued by Master Law Lun Yeung,
President of the Cheng Zi Tai Chi Study Association (Melbourne Branch).
The association's international headquarters is in Taiwan, R.O.C and its president is
Sifu Morgan's Grand-Master Hsu Yee Chung. The Cheng Zi Study Association oversees
the Shr Jung School for Culture and the Arts founded by
that Professor's unique teaching on Tai Chi and the classical
is preserved and transmitted around the world.
In terms of martial arts training Morgan has studied Shotokan
Karate, Judo, Brasilian Jiu Jitsu, Kung Fu, Western Boxing and as a member
of the International Martial Arts Alliance has had the opportunity to train
and practice with a variety of instructors and students of many different
styles. Morgan gave away all his martial art practices to concentrate on Tai Chi.
Morgan is a writer and freelance editor by profession, focussing mainly on genre fiction. His writing site can be found at www.morganbuchanan.com
Catherine Buchanan began Tai Chi training with Morgan at
Melbourne University and assists her husband in running classes. She enjoys
Tai Chi foundation practices and seated meditation. Catherine has a Phd in
Astronomy & Astrophysics and works at the University of Melbourne. She is also a very good violinist.
Sifu Morgan with Grandmaster Hsu Yee Chung & Mrs. Hsu