School of Tai Chi Chuan was established by Hennie
Barnard on 1 August 2001 after continuous request by his
students to take them to a higher level in their Tai
At that time he
was teaching Tai Chi at four different colleges through
the community and Adult Education Programmes of
Wellington New Zealand.
The first two years of the school's
existence, classes were held at two different town halls and one
After considerable searching Hennie and
Hettie found premises for the school in the central business area of
Hutt City (greater Wellington Area).
All members got together and with a
great combined effort repainted and redecorated the school.
After two weeks the school was officially opened on the 1 August 2003 by Mr Glen
Keith, President of the New Zealand Chinese Martial Arts and
International Wu Shu Council.
The school offers classes on nine
different levels which include weapons namely the sword, walking stick, short
staff, fan and saber. Other classes and activities
include meditation and stress relief, Qi Gong, Tai Chi for
Arthritis, Back Pain, Senior Citizens and Tai Chi for Children.
The school concentrates mainly on Yang Style.