About Fredericton Classes

by Jean-Philippe Ranger

Classes are offered in the Fredericton area (at St. Thomas University’s O’Keefe Centre). Check here for our current schedule.

New students are always welcome.

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Here with my teacher Kee Hong (right) and his teacher Chen Zhonghua (middle)

All classes are taught by Jean-Philippe Ranger, PhD (21st generation tudi of Chen Taiji, Head Instructor of the Fredericton Chen Taiji Practical Method Association)


Originally from Ottawa, Canada, I have been practicing Chinese martial arts since the age of 18. When I am not teaching Taiji, I teach Greek philosophy at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB, Canada.

1999 – present: Focus on Internal Martial Arts

  • Summer 2012: Trained in an intensive full-time program with Chen Zhonghua at Daqingshan in China.
  • Since Fall 2009: Teaching Chen Taiji Practical Method in Fredericton, NB.
  • May-June 2008: Trained in an intensive full-time program with Chen Zhonghua in Edmonton, AB and Maple Ridge, BC.
  • 2006-2009: Teaching Chen Taiji Practical Method and Shaolin in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland.
  • Since 2004: I have decided to focus primarily on and dedicate my efforts to Grandmaster Hong Junsheng’s Chen Style Practical System and Push-Hands.
  • 2003: Spent several months in Paris, France, where I met and trained with a “Taiji great-aunt,” Master Lac Lemy (Hunyuan Taiji).
  • 2002: Became a 21st generation tudi (official student and representative) of Chen style Taiji under Kee Hong.
  • 1999-2004: Focused primarily, although not exclusively on Grandmaster Feng’s Hunyuan Taiji and Qigong. Attended several of Chen Zhonghua’s workshops.
  • 1999: Met my current teacher, Kee Hong (tudi of Chen Zhonghua), and was introduced to Hunyuan Taiji and Hong Junsheng’s Chen style Pratical Method.

1991-1999: Focus on External Martial Arts

  • 2002: Appointed as the head-instructor of the Stonelion Traditional Chinese Martial Arts Association (which includes three branches: St-John’s, Newfoundland; Ottawa, Ontario and Montréal, Québec).
  • 1998: During travels in Asia and Australia, I had the opportunity to meet and train with various teachers.
    • Studied Tibetan White Crane with the Pak Hok Kung Fu International Association in Sydney, Australia
    • Met and trained in Meihuaquan and Wujia Taijiquan with Chen Shaoying in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 1996-1997: Learned the Wu Style Taiji form at the Club de Judo de la Vielle Capitale (Quebec City).
  • 1991: Co-founded the Stonelion Traditional Chinese Martial Arts Association at the University of Ottawa, with my teacher Mathieu Ravignat (acted as assistant instructor until 2002).
  • 1991-2002: Studied Gu Ruzhang’s Beishaolin system with Mathieu Ravignat.
  • 1991-1998: Studied Shaolin Wuxingmen (and Modern Arnis) at the Young Forest Kung Fu Club in Ottawa.
  • 1991: Introduction to Chinese Martial Arts.

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TJ Maher February 2, 2015 at 5:52 pm


I have recently discovered your Tai Chi classes in Fredericton and would like to come by to observe a class if that is possible.

I have trained Tai Chi and Kung Fu with Sifu Shi Yan Ming at the USA Shaolin Temple in NYC and am looking to continue training now that I am staying for a bit in Fredericton.

Be well



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