​Angelo is a professional trainer with extensive experience in the field of adult education. His passion for nature, healthy living, fitness and working with people drove him to obtain qualifications in biomedical science and horticulture. Leaving the corporate world far behind, and when not teaching Taijiquan, Angelo teaches horticulture and writes professionally on the topics of permaculture and edible gardens.

Angelo’s passion for wellbeing and the martial arts started in his early teens when he began practicing Karate. He then went on to study Taekwondo under Master Jung Myung Oh and Jujitsu under Shihan Anthony Flask. As an adjunct to his martial arts studies, he took up weight training and bodyweight exercises as a teenager and has maintained a life-long commitment to physical training ever since. His studies also led him to having a fascination with the associated weaponry to the point where he has an encyclopedic knowledge of Chinese weapons through the ages. In addition to the external side of the arts, his internal journey saw him delve deeply into Eastern philosophies and the practice of meditation for healing.

Looking into the issue of lifelong training, and the maintenance of optimum health and fitness into old age, Angelo realized that heavy physical training and fast, hard external martial arts styles could not be practiced indefinitely. His search for a martial art that could be practiced to any age led him to look into the Chinese internal arts. This is where he discovered Taijiquan, a gentle yet powerful martial art, a moving meditation and a system for maintaining health and fitness with eastern philosophical underpinnings.

Angelo has now been studying Taijiquan and Qigong for almost a decade, participating in numerous intensive training programs, assisting in the organization of National competitions, teaching at the Corporate and Local Government level as well as supporting Youth, Seniors, and people with Disabilities to gain the enormous benefits of these remarkable arts. He is also an Industry Accredited Martial Arts Instructor with Martial Arts Australia.

We have no doubt you will gain as much from Angelo’s vast knowledge and passion for the internal arts as we do.


Email Shifu Angelo Eliades - angelo@jinli.com.au


JinLi Summer Break 2021 Practice Classes

Thornbury - Sunday 10 January - 11.00am
Elwood - Wednesday 13 January - 9.30am
Prahran - Sunday 17 January - 9.30am
Northcote - Monday 18 January - 12.30pm
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Tai Chi at Docklands

EVERY Thursday morning 7.45 to 8.45am at The Deck on The Dock, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands
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Qigong POP-UP Class

The perfect way to manage the rigours of the Festive Season!! Have Fun... Enjoy... Feel healthier and better about yourself... Thursday mornings 9.30 to 10.30am
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Tai Chi and Qigong: A Look Beyond the Practical

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LIVE Seminar Series
Fortnightly from August 2020
Suitable for anyone interested in learning more about the theory behind Taiji and Qigong
Numbers limited to allow for interaction

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Outdoor Tai Chi and Qigong Classes

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Want to get outside for your Tai Chi and Qigong Classes again?
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Come to any of our outdoor classes... you'll be made more than welcome.
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Professor Yang Yu Bing in Melbourne, Australia

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9 to 17 May 2020 Qigong and Taijiquan Workshop Programs. Private Lessons and Small Group Training Available. A unique opportunity to learn from one of the most highly sought after Professors at Beijing Sport University. All Programs and Training in English.
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Chinese Lunar New Year - Massed Taijiquan Performance - 1 February 2020

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Join the largest gathering of people doing Tai Chi in the Southern Hemisphere - Saturday 1 February 2020!
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