Instructors

“Space between heaven and earth is empty so is never exhausted, giving all things life and propagation.”
– Laozi

Rei Yoon’s Résumé

Current positions:

– Certified instructor of Traditional Yang-style Taijiquan (Rainier Taiji Foundation)
– Secretary, Sarm Society of Organic Movement
– Director, Soil and Soul Organic Movement Inc.


Background:

– Disciple of 7th lineage Master Gary Gao
– 23 years of training in Tai Chi with extensive teaching experience
– Experience in Taekwondo, wrestling, fencing, yoga, etc.

 

Education:

– Marist College Canberra (1989-1992)
– Bachelor, Sociology, Seoul National University (1995-1999)
– Master, Environmental Policy, Sogang University (2001-2004)

 

Work Experience:

– Osan Airbase, Air Force (1999)
– Ministry of National Defense, Korea (1999-2002)
– Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Korea (2006-2012)
– Songkwang Buddhist Temple (2013-2014)
– Korean Natural Farming (2002-2004, 2014-2018)

 

Teaching Experiences:

(Korea & Australia)
– Ministry of National Defense, 1999-2001
– Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2009-2010
– Seoul National University, 1998-2014
– Apple (Sydney, Australia), 2010
– Confucius Institute (Sydney, Australia), 2010
– Mir Culture Center, Korea, 2016

(Canada)
– Pinetree Community Centre, Coquitlam
– Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre
– Maple Ridge Leisure Centre
– Korea Plaza, Burnaby

 

Medals:

– Champion, 24-form and Chen style form at Australian Tai Chi competition (TCAA) (Sydney),
2012
– Champion, push hands at Traditional Kung Fu Invitational (Vancouver), 2013
– Champion, fixed-step and moving-step push hands at Tiger Balm Internationals (Vancouver),
2015
– Champion, push hands at Traditional Kung Fu Invitational (Vancouver), 2015
– Champion, restricted-step push hands at Daqingshan Tournament (Rizhao, China), 2016
– Champion, Yang-style 24-form at Daqingshan Tournament (Rizhao, China), 2016
– Bronze medal, fixed-step push hands, Tai Chi World Cup (Taipei, Taiwan), 2016
– Champion, fixed-step and moving-step push hands, Yang-style and Chen-style form
demonstration, 9th US Open Martial Arts Championship (New York), 2017
– Champion, fixed-step push hands, 40th Can-Am International Martial Arts Championship, 2019