Oscar Muñoz Galeano has been practising and studying Taijiquan and Qigong since 1981, and he is been giving lessons ever since 1989. Throughout this time he has got the example and the teaching of different masters in Europe and China. oscar2

His actual teacher is master Chen Xiao Wang. This famous grand master is the 19th generation and most representative of the Chen family from Chenjiagou village, where Taijiquan was originated. Oscar is credited as Taijiquan teacher by Master Chen Xiao Wang and he represents the "Chen Xiao Wang World Taijiquan Association" in the Netherlands.

Preparation and Studies

He has trained and studied Qigong and Taijiquan in Europa, Australia and China, with different masters like: Benjamin Lo, William Chen, Liu Hsing, Kumar Frantzis, Jou Tsung Hwa, Wuang Xian, Chen Jong Fa.

In 1988 Oscar travelled to China, where he received teachings in Qigong Taijiquan and other internal martial arts, in the institute for fysical education in Beijing and in the school of Chenjiagou (Henan province) , where the Taijiquan is born. Here he got instructions from the master Chen Xiaoxing, member of the Chen family, bearer of the oldest tradition of Taijiquan.

During 10 years (1993-2003) he organised workshops in the Netherlands for master Chen Xiao Wang an at the same time he got private tuition from master Chen.

Professional experiencetai-3a

From 1989 on Oscar has been teaching to many students in Europe and South-America, he also has been teaching Qigong and Taichi with therapeutical, cultural and sportistic purposes, which enables him to work with people of different ages, professions and backgrounds, like theatremakers, martial-artists, dancers, artists, medics and teachers.

For 12 years he worked at the Frank Sanders Musical and Theatre Academy in Amsterdam, where he used Taichi to devellop a typical body-expression which has great affinity with the theatre work.

Oscar worked 18 years on project-basis at the Shiatsu-massage school in Amsterdam

He organised and gave workshops and seminars in institutes and places like: the international Theatre festival, Theatre-school Amsterdam, Taijiquan foundation Holland, the Montessori Lyceum Flevoland, Calland Lyceum Amsterdam, on universities, and for employees from several ministries, smaller and bigger companies like: KLM, Corus and Ernst&Young.

Periodically Oscar gives workshops in other European countries, and regularly he goes to Croatia, Slovenia and Barcelona.
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Guest-teacher with DasArts, department of the 'Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten' for the master Theater, during the semester "Body Politic" in 2006.

Invited teacher on several occasions in the university of Antioquia (Colombia) in the period 1991-2011, to give workshops at different faculties. In 2004 also for the Theatre-department to give body-expression (seen from Qigong and Taijiquan perspective) to students of the 6th semester.

At the present (and since 2000) Oscar has his own centre in Amsterdam Netherlands: www.taijicentre.nl