About Tai Chi Kung Fu Institute

Tai Chi Kung Fu Institute was founded in 1996 by Principal Master Shao Zhao Ming in Melbourne.

We are fortunate to be the only Chinese martial art school in Australia to be backed by the expertise of 2 Chinese National Champions and World Champion:

The expertise we offer culminate from a lineage that is second to none, and include the famous Grandmasters of Chinese martial arts:


"Become Your Best!"

"Become Your Best" is the principle we live by at the Tai Chi Kung Fu Institute.  So it's really not "about us" - it's about you.  We have found the way to complement modern lifestyle with practical traditonal martial arts that really work.  Our passion is to share this with you. 



Our Masters and Instructors are committed to bring out the best in you!    

Martial arts need to be taught and practiced correctly to gain the best results. That is why all our instructors are carefully selected and fully qualified to teach Master Shao's highly effective programs. Our instructors are accredited by the Australian Sports Commission, have been technically qualified through the grading system equivalent to International Wushu Federation standards, and fully covered by insurance.        

The skill level of our instructors can be proven by the results they and their students achieve. In national and international competitions, many are medalists.  In the context of health improvement – just read our Testimonials and see how our instructors have helped to change the lives of many students, for the better. 



Quality training in Chinese Martial & Healing Arts

Our school has been providing quality education for many years. Every year, students around the world with a passion for knowledge contact us about our programs and courses.  We realise that it is not always possible for students to attend our classes for various reasons, including geography, work & family commitments, or financial situation.  In response, we offer the following range of flexible learning options:






DVDs Professional Accreditation


Tai Chi-Qigong


Internal KungFu



Tai Chi & Qigong

Tai Chi & Qigong


Internal KungFu

Tai Chi & Qigong

By far the ideal way of learning, in-person classes allow you to learn in the presence of  experienced instructors.  You also benefit from the social aspects of being able to interact with peers, and experience the atmosphere of a group class.           

Convenient and cost-effective.  Saves travel time and puts you in control of when  and where you learn.  Learn from real class videos and refer to these as often as you like during your enrolment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Yours for keeps - DVDs are ideal if you want a training reference to keep and refer to over time.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Accredited courses available for fitness professionals to learn to teach Beginners' Tai Chi & Qigong.  Recognised by Fitness Australia & Physicial Activity Australia.     For more information: