Bio Simon Wong
T’ai Chi Practitioner & Partner for the T’ai Chi inspired Morning Qi Sessions co-conducted with Per.
Simon is an experienced T’ai Chi practitioner whose training began 28 years ago. Along the way he has deeply experienced T’ai Chi as a potent self-transformational medium – and as a self-healing and recuperative modality, when in 2004 two of his spinal discs herniated due to years of high impact martial arts training leaving him unable to walk properly – by 2009 he proved his Doctors wrong that he would never be as physically capable as before.
Always open to expand his learning – by that same year he achieved an RYT200 yoga teaching certification to go alongside his Diploma in Personal Fitness from the UK, as well as attained techniques and a level of strength he had not reached prior to the injury. He has also found T’ai Chi as hugely beneficial in the grief process, after losing his wife to cancer in 2008.
He attributes much of his achievement to the consistent practice of T’ai Chi, which he first taught in London Chinatown in 1994 at the Kung Ho Association.
His martial abilities have also been applied to stage and screen – while in the UK he did two professional tours with Polka Theatre in Wimbledon Broadway and Soho’s Yellow Earth Theatre, as a lead and supporting physical theatre actor making use of his Taichi skills in live performance. In Asia he is known as the face of Samurai Burger, when his martial arts skills came in handy filming green screen fight sequences choreographed by Hong Kong action veterans.
Aside from his love of T’ai Chi, he’s a Partner in the award winning design Singapore firm Chemistry, and a member of Mensa.
He believes in living harmoniously, expressing one’s authentic self all along the way.