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The Wu Yi Jie He Family System of Chinese Healing and Martial Arts

Certified Instructors - Canada

The "WU YI JIE HE" Family System of Chinese Healing and Martial Arts is directed by Sifu George Picard, 4th generation Tai Chi / QiGong Master. Sifu Picard teaches and certifies students in this healing art that has been handed down from the Grandmaster and healer Wang Zi Ping through his daughter Grandmaster Wang Ju Rong and granddaughter Master Helen Wu.

The instructors or points of sale that follow specialize in using and instructing the Wu Yi Jie He Family System of QiGong and Tai Chi. If you cannot find an instructor near you on this list, contact us at 905-684-7950 or via email at george@georgpicard.com and we will try to assist you.

Some instructors will consult with you over the phone; others will want to see you personally. Any fees and charges are the decision of each practitioner for the various services performed and are the sole responsibility of you, the student. Wu Yi Jie He will not be held liable for any malpractice or other claims against instructors on this list.

If you would like to have your Dojo or school listed in our professional directory as a Wu Yi Jie He school of QiGong and Tai Chi, or you are a practitioner and would like to be kept up-to-date with the latest information on QiGong and Tai Chi, conferences or locations, please contact us at 905-684-7950 or via email at george@georgpicard.com.

  • Master George Picard

    QiGong & Tai Chi Master  -  Niagara, Ontario  -  Master George Picard started his martial arts training in 1971. He has trained in several styles of Okinawan Karate and currently teaches Okinawan GoJu Karate Jutsu, Okinawan Kobudo and most major styles of QiGong, Tai Chi and Tai Chi Weapons at his home Dojo, Glenridge Martial Arts Academy and Wu Yi Jie He Academy in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Master Picard started teaching ...
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  • Master Helen Wu

    QiGong, Tai Chi & Kung Fu Master  -  Toronto, Ontario  -  Master Helen Wu was born in Shanghai, China in 1956. She was trained by her grandfather, the legendary Chinese hero Grandmaster Wang Zi Ping, and her mother, Grandmaster (Professor) Wang Ju Rong, the first woman professor of Chinese martial arts in China. Watch Grandmaster Wang Zi Ping with his daughter Professor Wang Ju Rong performing with the straight sword. In the back...
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  • Master Simon Hu

    QiGong, Tai Chi & Kung Fu Master  -  Toronto, Ontario  -  Master Simon Hu was born in Shanghai in 1956. He began his training in the martial arts when he was 12 years old, studying under legendary martial artist Grandmaster Wang Zi Ping, and Grandmaster (Professor) Wang Ju Rong, the first female professor of martial arts in China. He was also trained by eminent Chinese Tai Chi Masters, such as Master Gu Liu-Xin and Master He Bin-...
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  • Angela Hemming

    Certified Therapeutic QiGong & Tai Chi Instructor (Level 6)  -  Niagara, Ontario  -  Angela started her journey to a better level of health and awareness in the year 2000 through the daily practice of Tai Chi and Qi Gong under the guidance of Sifu George Picard. Angela is a Certified Therapeutic QiGong and Tai Chi Instructor and holds a level 6 teaching certificate in the Wu Yi Jie He Family System of Chinese Healing and Martial Art...
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  • Laura Alderson

    Certified Therapeutic Qi Gong & Tai Chi Instructor (Level 6)  -  Niagara, Ontario  -  Laura Alderson started training martial arts in 2000 under Sensei/Sifu George Picard. His direction has been necessary to reach for the stars and to open many avenues of learning. It is with great appreciation and has inspired her to pass on the many benefits to others. Laura earned her Black Belt in Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate and Level 6 Teaching...
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  • Linda Noble

    Certified Therapeutic QiGong & Tai Chi Instructor (Level 6)  -  Niagara, Ontario  -  Linda has been a hairstylist since 1974. She worked long hours to accommodate her growing clientele and opened her own business in l992. Linda’s spiritual journey began in 1993 when an illness made her step back and re-assess her life. A “wake up call” she now believes was a huge nudge from the Universe, guiding her back onto her destined path in...
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  • Nancy Elkin

    Certified Therapeutic Qi Gong & Tai Chi Instructor (Level 6)  -  Niagara, Ontario  -  Nancy Elkin is a Registered Physiotherapist and a Certified Level 6 Instructor in the Wu Yi Jie He Family System of Chinese Healing and Martial Arts. "Tai Chi has been shown to be the perfect exercise for anyone whe a muscular-skeletal problem. Qi Gong and Tai Chi are low impact, so it is easy on the joints while strengthening lower extremity m...
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  • Sifu Kathy Wismer

    Certified Therapeutic QiGong & Tai Chi Instructor (Level 5) - Niagara, Ontario - Kathy Wismer is an artist and mother who has trained in martial arts for 20 years. After 4 years of instructing a hard art she decided to turn her focus to the soft, healing and passive arts of QiGong and Tai Chi. After many hours of training and practice she became a Certified Therapeutic QiGong Instructor (QiGong, Lin Kong Jing & Zuhang Jing me...
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  • Roland Thomas

    Certified Therapeutic QiGong & Tai Chi Instructor (Level 3)  -  Niagara, Ontario  -  Roland Thomas is a Registered Naturopath and Certified Level 3 Instructor in the Wu Yi Jie He Family System of Chinese Healing and Martial Arts. "As a 59 year old marathon runner, I needed massage adjustment frequently... not anymore since I started Qi Gong and Tai Chi. As a practitioner of yoga for 30 years, I find Qi Gong and Tai Chi to be saf...
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  • Sensei David Wismer

    Certified Therapeutic QiGong & Tai Chi Instructor (Level 3)  -  Niagara, Ontario  -  David grew up and is now raising his family on the south shore of Lake Ontario in the Niagara Peninsula. He began his martial arts journey along with his wife Kathy and together they and have studied, trained and instructed in martial arts for over 14 years. He has Black Belts in Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan (Tae Kwon Do) and Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate...
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  • Sifu Tim Moynihan

    Certified Therapeutic QiGong & Tai Chi Instructor (Level 2)  -  Fergus, Ontario  -  Tim Moynihan currently lives in Elora with his wife Kelly and their three children Cody, Connor and Lauren. A long time resident he left the area for a period of time to pursue his love of teaching and instructing in Outdoor Education and Recreation. Sifu Tim Moynihan began his martial arts training in 1977 at the "Tai-Jitsu Den" under Sensei Chri...
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  • Dennis Pounall

    Certified 24 Postures Therapeutic QiGong Instructor (Level 1)  -  Elliot Lake, Ontario  -  An Introduction to Sifu Dennis Pounall Sifu Dennis Pounall has been practising the art of taijiboxing for about 15 years and has over 30 yrs experience in various martial Arts. He has competed both nationally and Internationally representing Canada. He has a practical yet open approach to the benefits of all “Traditional Martial Arts”. He be...
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  • Judy Ward

    Certified 24 Postures Therapeutic QiGong Instructor (Level 1)  -  Battersea, Ontario  -  Judy Ward currently teaches many different forms of holistic healing, spiritual growth and energy work at local community colleges in Kingston and Brockville, and independently through her holistic teaching and treatment practice "Search for Spirit". Judy has trained with many of the world's recognized leaders in holistic, spiritual and emotional he...
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  • Marilyn Picard

    Certified 24 Postures Therapeutic QiGong Instructor (Level 1)  -  Sydenham, Ontario  -  Marilyn's passion is to assist humanity, one person or one group at a time in the evolution of consciousness. She has lived her life surrendering to her inner directive which led her to work in several countries, many American states and parts of Ontario. Marilyn spent many years as a facilitator of international gatherings, retreats, workshops and s...
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  • Rev. Sayge Whitesong

    Certified 24 Postures Therapeutic QiGong Instructor (Level 1)  -  Milton & St. Catharines, Ontario  -  Rev. Sayge Whitesong, C.H.T. is a certified instructor in Therapeutic QiGong and has studied both Tai Chi & QiGong with Master George Picard & Master Simon Hu. Rev. Sayge continues to demonstrate & teach the many mind, body, health benefits of these ancient systems to those who seek the knowledge of self empowerment &am...
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  • Fabiola Hernandez

    Certified 24 Postures Therapeutic QiGong Instructor (Level 1) - I discovered QiGong in St. Catharine's by doing extensive research.  I suffer from chronic pain and have been recovering from two cervical spine surgeries which left me with 6 titanium plates, 10 screws, a metal cage and a piece of hip to hold my head up. I was born with scoliosis and it became severe spinal stenosis. I tried massage therapy, chiropractors, physiotherapy, yoga...
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  • Ron McShane

    Certified 24 Postures Therapeutic QiGong Instructor (Level 2) - Ron McShane has been practicing and studying martial arts for over 47 years. What brought me to Qigong was after years of doing hard martial arts I realized my body needed balance. Finding the soft side and healing aspect of martial arts through qigong was a natural fit for my lifestyle. It is the natural cycle of a true martial artist to go from hard to soft. I am a lev...
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  • Sensei Jim Kaufman & Maureen Kaufman

    Certified 24 Postures Therapeutic QiGong Instructors (Level 1)  -  Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario  -  Jim and Maureen Kaufman have studied and instructed martial arts for many years under Sifu George Picard. Jim has earned his Sandan (3rd rank) Black Belt in Goju Ryu Karate and is a Certified Level 1 QiGong Instructor. Maureen has earned her Shodan (1st rank) Black Belt in Goju Ryu Karate and is also a Certified Level 1 QiGong Instructor....
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