This year in November the 1st World Kungfu Championships will be held in Emei, China. We have 14 athletes from our school who have qualified with excellent results in the National Championships, and now we want to make our country proud on the international stage!
~ the Pei Lei Wushu team at the Melbourne Nationals this year ~
The Pei Lei Wushu and Tai Chi Association has been established in Sydney, Australia for over 20 years. With our wonderful Master Alice Bei Dong guiding us, our school is a friendly, passionate and strong community of martial artists. Pei Lei school regularly performs in local celebrations and events, such as the annual Chinese New Year celebrations, Australia Day celebrations and Malaysiafest Food Festival
~ Members of the team performing at Rainbow TV's 5th Anniversary Celebration ~
Over the years, athletes from the school have competed nationally and internationally in various competitions with excellent results. Three years ago at the last major competition, the 6th World Traditional Wushu Championships, our athletes brought home 2 silver and 5 bronze medals, including a bronze for our group performance and the highest score overall amongst the Tai Chi group performances.
~The competitors from Pei Lei in China in 2014 ~
We have all been training hard for 3 years and now we need your support to help us get there!
What's the money for?
Each athlete is required to pay for their uniform, air tickets, visas, shuttle buses, accommodation and insurance. Even though we are all dedicated to representing Australia, it's an expensive enterprise!
Support from our friends, family and the martial arts community means the world to us, and any contribution that would ease the burden of our expenses would be hugely appreciated!
Whatever funds we recieve will be distrubted equally amongst the athletes.
Meet the Athletes
Sifu Alice Bei Dong - Australian Team Head Coach
The school was founded by Master Alice Bei Dong, former member of the esteemed professional Shanghai Wushu Team and 5th Generation Disciple of Yang-style Tai Chi by way of renowned Grandmaster Fu Zhong Wen. Over its 20+ year history, Master Alice has led her students to great success in numerous national and international competitions including the World Traditional Wushu Championships, World Wushu Championships, International Wushu Grand Festival, World Chin Woo Athletic Association Championships and World Taijiquan Championships.
Sifu Alice has dedicated her career to the practise and teaching of Chinese martial arts, and her generosity, support and exceptional skill continually inspire and drive her students to great heights.
Jimmy has been a student of Sifu Alice Dong for the past 6 years, practising and learning Taichi, bagua and various Taichi and wushu weapons form.
Jimmy began training in martial arts at a young age, and that experience has helped to shape his taichi and wushu form in recent years. Sifu Alice has been his mentor in developing his taichi and wushu skills.
Wanting to challenge himself and keep fit, he entered competition with taichi in 2014 at the Nationals and the World traditional Taichi and Wushu championship in China (2 bronze medals). Recently he has also achieved 2 golds ( Oceania championship 2016), and 3 golds and 1 bronze (National kungfu and Wushu championship in Melbourne, 2017).
Cheryl been a student of Taichi, Taichi weapons and Bagua with Sifu Alice as her mentor for 6 years. Cheryl's enthusiasm for this martial art lies in its health benefits, self defense and the comeraderie it brings between practitioners.
Most recently Cheryl has recieved 3 gold medals at the National Kung Fu, Wushu championships in Melbourne 2017, qualifying me to enter for the 7th World Wushu Championships. Previous accomplishments include a gold at the 2016 Oceania Championships and 2 bronze medals for an individual and team event at the 2014 World Traditional Wushu championships in Chizhou, China. Cheryl also has a 3rd Duan grading and 2 silver medals from the 1st World Traditional Wushu Championships, Zhengzhou, China.
Mitchell has been a traditional wushu student of Shifu Alice Dong since 2012, focused on Yang and Chen Tai Chi and Baguazhang.
He started competition in 2013, and has since won numerous gold and silver individual and group medals at the national level. In 2014, he represented Australia at both the World Traditional Wushu Championships and World Taijiquan Championship in China, achieving Silver for individual Yang Tai Chi and Bronze for group Yang Tai Chi.
Mitchell has been an instructor at Pei Lei Wushu for the last two years, teaching Tai Chi and Bagua Zhang. Mitchell fell in love with wushu for its integrated civil and self-defence benefits and is proud to be a part of Australia’s thriving Chinese martial arts community.
Krista has been learning tai chi, bagua and weapons forms for 5 years from Sifu Alice. In the last two years she has also become an instructor at the school.
Her passion for martial arts comes from the strength, balance, flexibility and self defence training it offers, as well as the wonderful sense of community she has when training with others.
At the recent Australian National Championships she received three gold medals and qualified for the international competition in all categories she entered. Over the last few years she has recieved 4 gold medals at the 2016 Oceania Kungfu and Wushu Championships, 2 gold medals and one silver at the 2016 Taichi Association Australia Championships, 2 gold medals and one silver at the 2015 National Championships and was a member of the group performance that achieved bronze in the previous International competition in 2014.
Gerard has been a practitioner of traditional chinese martial arts for over 14 years. He has been privileged to be an indoor disciple of master Zheng Kang Hui who was a direct student of the famous Wan Lai Sheng.
In 2016 he joined Pei Lei Wushu Association under Master Alice Bei Dong focusing on Traditional Yang style.
Chinese martial arts has become an integral part of his life, apart from the self defence benefits, through dedicated training it has helped him immensely in other aspects of his life. He is honored and grateful for the opportunity to represent PeiLei Wushu and Australia under Master Alice Bei Dong in the upcoming world kungfu Taiji championships in November this year.
His dedication to the arts has given him the opportunity to perform kungfu for a chinese opera Troupe in the Sydney opera house and was selected to represent Australia joining the top 18 from around the world to compete against the top 18 Chinese contestants selected for the 2007 Kungfu star competition organized by ShenZhen TV and held in the Shaolin temple.
More recently in May this year he joined the PeiLei Team for the Kungfu Wushu Nationals held in Melbourne where he won silver in the men's kungfu long weapon and gold in the men's traditional Yang style empty hand.
Desmond has been practicing Taichi for 6 years, primarily focusing on Yang Style and Chen style. He joined the Pei Lei school in 2013. Desmond began practising Taichi to improve his health, particularly his sleep apnea, and has found a great improvement since he began.
He has received a number of medals in Taichi competitions in Australia at State and National levels. He has also been the Overall Male Champion at the Taichi Association of Australia Competition for 3 years running.
Samuel has been practising Taichi for 4 years with Sifu Alice. His passion for Taichi was sparked by the health benefits from practising. Since starting, he has gained a great deal, both physically and mentally.
As a Taichi novice, he received a silver medal at the recent Australian National Championships and qualified for the international competition. In 2016 Oceania Kungfu Wushu Championship, he received a gold medal for a Taichi sword group performance.
Eugenia began her wushu journey in 2012 as a result of her interest in swords. Thanks to Sifu Alice Dong, over time Eugenia was led into a broader and fascinating world of wushu and she started practising traditional wushu, weapons, taichi and bagua. Now she enjoys the health benefits as well as the challenges, both body and mind, that wushu presents.
As a believer in continual improvement, she sees competition as a great opportunity to challenge and motivate oneself.
In recent years Eugenia's achievements include one gold medal at the 2014 National Kung Fu WuShu Championships in Melbourne, one bronze at the 2014 World Traditional WuShu Championships in China, one silver at the 2015 Australian Kung Fu WuShu Championships in Sydney, 2 gold medals at the 2016 Oceania Kung Fu WuShu Championships in Sydney and 2 gold and one silver medals at the 2017 Australian Kung Fu WuShu Championships in Melbourne.
Sherman began learning Tai Chi and sword from Sifu Alice in 2012. Sherman loves Taichi because it offers self defense, good for health, and improves strength.
In 2016, Sherman joined the Oceania Kung Fu Wushu Championship, achieving two gold medals. This year he joined the Australian National Championships in Melbourne and achieved one gold and two silver medals.
Angela began learning Tai Chi and Tai Chi sword from Sifu Alice in 2012. She believes practicing Taichi is good for health, helps mental and physical harmony and strengthens your self defense.
In 2016, she joined the Oceania Kung Fu Wushu Championship, achieving one gold and one silver medals. This year she joined the Australian National Championship, and achieved one gold, one silver and one bronze medals.
Sally Lin started to learn Taichi from mid 2008 to try out an alternative method of treating her injured lower back. Prior to that, doctors advised that she would need surgery to fix these issues. The practice of Taichi led directly to an improvement of the condition of her back which fascinated her and motivated her to keep practising. Moreover, Taichi improved her general wellbeing and helped her forge many friendships within the Taichi community. Sally has benefited tremendously from practising Taichi.
Sally has been actively participating in both national and international competitions, as competitions give her the opportunity to watch others and motivate her to improve her skills. She achieved two gold and a silver medal at the 9th Hong Kong Wushu International Championship in 2011. She won a gold and a bronze at the 5th World Traditional Wushu Championship for the two events she entered in 2012. Over the past years she received nearly 20 gold medals in total at the Australian National Championships.
May has been learning from Sifu Alice for a number of years.
She began competing in Taichi in 2015, earning a bronze at the Oceania Competition. In 2016 she recieved a bronze at the CCTA Yang style Tai Chi traditional competition and in August 2016 at the World Wushu Mingjian Conference she recieved a gold medal and a bronze. In September she won a bronze at the Oceania martial arts competition and most recently at the National Competition in Melbourne she recieved 2 bronze medals.
Rebecca has been learning Taichi from Sifu Alice since early 2000. Rebecca enjoys tai chi as it helps with relaxation of the mind and body.
She has participated in two international and a number of national competitions. Over the years she has received 4 gold medals and a bronze from Group Taichi, Chen style and traditional Yang style Taichi Form.
Stephen Lin has been studying under Shifu Alice for the past 6 years.
He believes that martial arts is much more than the training of the body, but also training of the mind. Practicing martial arts has given him a healthy lifestyle and a community of lifelong friends.
This year was his first time joining the KungFu and Tai-Chi competitions. In the Sydney TCAA Tai-Chi competition, he won a gold and bronze medal for Tai-Chi board sword and Yang style Tai-Chi respectively.
In the 2017 Australian National Championships, Stephen received a gold medal for 7 star sword and a bronze medal for Chen style 56 Tai-Chi.
This achievement is a reflection of Shifu Alice's excellent teaching and guidance.
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