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The first seed to create the organisation; Practical Tai Chi Denmark (PTCC DK), was sown already in 1990 as the first club was established in Vejle. Tai Chi Master Torben Rif officially founded the organisation, PTCC DK, in 1995.
The organisation is an offspring from the PTCC International – led by the teacher of Tai Chi Master Torben Rif; Dan Docherty.
Sifu Torben Rif’s idea behind the creation of PTCC DK was to expand the knowledge of Wudang Tai Chi Chuan and to open clubs across the country. His vision was to create an organisation, which would stand for quality and seriousness; an organisation where the individual student would feel welcome and safe as well as feeling confident in the teaching. The instructors were to have a good and solid education to back them up and they should be able to teach all aspects of Wudang Tai Chi Chuan.
PTCC DK distinguishes itself by offering Tai Chi Chuan as a complete martial art with both the well-known soft meditative movements and the less known, but effective self-defence techniques with and without weapons.
The name Practical Tai Chi Chuan refers to, that the techniques taught in the organisation must be practically useable in an actual self-defence situation. The name came as Chinese journalists referred to this style as Practical Tai Chi Chuan after a demonstration by Grandmaster Cheng Tin-hung in Hong Kong. The primary style of PTCC DK is Wudang Tai Chi Chuan, founded in the middle of the 20th century by Cheng Tin-hung of Hong Kong (Dan Docherty’s teacher).
PTCC DK on the world map!
PTCC DK has made a mark on the world map by having competed at numerous international competitions with great success as well as having arranged the Danish Open Tai Chi & Internal Arts Championships 1999, 2000 and 2001. In 2002 the organisation had the great honour of hosting the second European Taijiquan & Internal Arts Championships & Festival with success. In 2003 PTCC DK also arranged the Scandinavian Open Tai Chi & Internal Arts Championships.