Tai Chi Chuan

Grupo Arte em Movimento - Juiz de Fora, MG - Brazil
Si Fu Clodoaldo S. Castro and Si Mo Cida


Following the way of Tai Chi Chuan

Sifu Clodoaldo has begun the practice of Tai Chi in 1987. And learned a variation of the Yang style.

Then, he participated of a Formation Course with the teacher Eugênio Brigato (from Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil) who is a follower of the Grandmaster Hu Sin Shan, Yang style.

He belonged to a demonstration team of Grupo Gesto Cotidiano from Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

In Petrópolis he participated of various Workshops, both Yang and Chen styles. The teachers were: Grandmaster Shen Hai Min (Student of two important Grandmasters from Yang Style: Fu Zhongwen and Yang Zhen Duo), 1996, 1997; Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang, heir of Chen Family, 1997 and 1998; The couple from Hong Kong, Chen Shek On and Chen Iun Sok kei; The french teacher, Micheline Bogey (Wild Goose Chi Kung); The master Estevan Ribeiro (Fan and Tui Shou); and others.

He also participated of Workshops on São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, both in Brazil, with others national and international masters.

In 2013 he learned new forms from Wu Hao style (Tai Chi Chuan) with his Dai Sihing Kalman Wong, in United States. In 2014, he also did a seminar with Grandmaster Jimy Wong.

Clodoaldo has pioneered the teaching of Tai Chi on the city squares of Juiz de Fora, for example: Jardim Glória, Bom Pastor, Melquita, Parque da Lajinha, and for more than 15 years in a square of Mariano Procópio Museum. He is Founder and Technical Director of Grupo Arte em Movimento of Tai Chi Chuan, TAO – Centro de Cultura Oriental, Juiz de Fora, MG - Brazil.

Clodoaldo with Grandmaster
Shen Hai Min
Clodoaldo with
Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang