In October 2004 I was invited to become one of the family when my Sifu, Grand Master
Eddie Wu accepted me as a disciple. As the ceremony took place in Hong Kong, during
a tour of China, Hong Kong and Macau, which Sifu lead, the occasion was especially
momentous for me. Our team participated successfully in the First World Traditional
Wushu Festival in Zheng Zhou, China.
My Tai Chi journey started in 2001 when I was introduced to the form by a club member,
who was teaching in Caledon, west of Toronto. The health and wellbeing aspects of
practicing soon became clear and I began a weekly trek to the Toronto academy. In
practicing Tai Chi I found new confidence and self awareness, as well as a continuing
sense of wellbeing. I am interested in the study of Chi Kung, the health and spiritual
aspects of Tai Chi and also in the weapons forms.
Outside of the studio, I work for Variety -The Children's Charity (Variety Village) as
Director of Finance; in my spare time I play the flute, and continue the long process of
renovating a grand old 1868 house in Trenton, Ontario.
Name: Diana Finch
Disciple of: Grandmaster Eddie Wu Kwong Yu
Certification year: November 2006
Certification level or Subject: Intermediate Level