Mr. Gaëtan Diotte, an Honours graduate of Traditiional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture), is a 6th generation teacher and has been practicing and teaching Tai Chi, in Ottawa/Hull area, for over 30 years.
Currently, he is teaching Tai Chi and Qi Gong to the Acupuncture students of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Program (TCM) at the International Academy of Health, in Ottawa.
Gaëtan's Tai Chi Master was Marshal Kwei. It was through Marshal's kindness and patience that Gaëtan learned the art of Tai Chi. Along the way, he spent 5 years studying Goju Karate with Sensei Cass and later on spent 4 years learning additional Qi Gong and Tuina with Sifu Kim.
Today, Gaëtan only teaches individual students and very small group classes. He also teaches Advanced classes to select students at his home.
Certified Instructors (Graduates)
Ms. Jessica M. Wilson, is one of those select students. In August of 2009, Ms. Wilson received her certification as a teacher of this lineage of Yang Style Tai Chi. She is currently in Chicago.
Mr. David Wieland, is another. In November of 2011, Mr. Wieland was presented with his certification as a teacher of this lineage of Yang Style Tai Chi.
Lineage of this branch of Yang Style
Founder Yang Fu Kui (Lu-Chan)
2nd Generation Yang Jian (Jian Hou, Chien Hou ) third son
3rd Generation Yang Zhang Qing , (Sau Chin,Yang Cheng-Fu), third son
4th Generation Wu Kuei-Ching: Shanghai
5th Generation Kwei, Marshal: Shanghai, Ottawa
6th Generation Diotte, Gaëtan: Ottawa
7th Generation Wilson, Jessica: Chicago : Wieland, David, Ottawa