Wee Kee-Jin is the principal instructor at the Taijiquan School of Central Equilibrium based in Auckland with associations in Wellington, New Zealand and Brisbane Australia. Although only in his late forties he has dedicated himself to Taiji for well over twenty years, with most of that professionally teaching in Singapore, where he was born, and in New Zealand where he immigrated in 1991.
He is internationally recognised as a senior instructor of the Huang Sheng-Shyan system and is in ongoing demand by schools and associations in Europe and Australia. Twice a year Jin gives workshops in England, Holland, Germany, Austria, Norway and Denmark, plus every few months he crosses the Tasman to Brisbane, Australia.
Considering himself a lifetime student of Taiji, Wee Kee-Jin appreciates that personally living and training with Grandmaster Huang full time for four years, was an opportunity denied to thousands of his co-students. Only four other people ever had the privilege.
Over the southern hemisphere summer months Jin hosts visiting students from Europe, America and Australia, providing them with residential training including personalised tuition, and access to his schools’ classes.
The travelling distance hasn’t deterred many from returning regularly. This is probably not just a reflection of Jin’s depth in understanding Taijiquan, but also his open and accessible teaching style.
Wee Kee-Jin fondly reminds us that dedicated practise will get you so far, but if you don't find enjoyment in your training you will mentally resist your internal progress.