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Ziran Qigong Instructors are currently located in Victoria, NSW, Tasmania and Western Australia. To find a suitable class, course or arrange private tuition, contact a Certified Ziran Qigong Instructor in your area. General inquiries can be directed to


Master Liu Deming
Director: ZiRan Qigong International / ZiRanMen Kungfu Australia

Master Liu is the 5th generation inheritor of the Liu He Zi Ran Men lineage.

​He began his study of Ziran Kung Fu and Qigong in his teens with Master Hong Zheng Fu, and later, with the legendary Grandmaster Wan Lai Sheng. After graduating from Beijing University of Physical Education, Master Liu accepted a teaching post at the famous Shaolin Temple,  then spent 12 years teaching at the Fujian Institute Of Physical Education.

When he came to Australia, Master Liu set up and taught at his own school - The Ziranmen Kung Fu Academy. He also taught for 10 years at the Melbourne University Tai Chi and Wu Shu Club.


He was the founder of the Australia Wu Shu and Tai Chi Practitioners Association (WTPA) and also lectured at the Victorian College of the Arts. Master Liu is the head coach of Shaolin temple Wu Shu Training Centre in Australia, and honorary Vice President of The International Kung Fu Federation.

Master Liu continues to develop Ziran Qigong and teaches students and instructors internationally.


Abby Lee

Ziran Qigong Master Instructor

Abbotsford, Kew, Yarraville

In addition to training under the direct guidance of Master Liu Deming since 2005, Abby has also trained with various Qigong and martial arts masters from China and Thailand. She is passionate about sharing the philosophy, knowledge and skills of this ancient art form through teaching Qigong classes (group and private) and running workshops. As a holistic health practitioner, Abby is also available for private and group sessions in Psychosomatic Therapy, Sound Healing, Counselling/Coaching and Hypnotherapy.


In 2016 Abby was honoured to be accepted by Master Liu as a 6th Generation disciple of the Zi Ran Men lineage.

For more information and class times visit​:
or contact Abby on 0412 398 368.  Email:

Ralph Spethmann

Ziran Qigong Master Instructor

Northcote, Richmond

2016 - 2017     Ralph jointly manages the Ziran Kung Fu Academy in Richmond and as a senior instructor, teaches regular Qigong and Tai Qi classes in Richmond and Northcote. In August 2016 Ralph trained intensively for 4 weeks with Master Liu in the Daiyun mountains, China and was honoured to be accepted by Master Liu as a 6th Generation disciple of the Zi Ran Men lineage.

In 2016, together with with Master Liu and fellow disciple Toby Mills, Ralph has been developing the Ziran Qigong Online Learning Academy enabling the benefits of Qigong to be accessible to many more students.

2009 - 2015     Under the guidance of Master Liu Deming, Ralph trained in Zi Ran Men, Tai Qi Quan, Cheng Shi Bagua and Ziran Qigong. In 2015 Ralph spent two weeks intensively training with Master Liu in China and completed his Level 2 Ziran Qigong Instructor Certification, furthering his commitment to and his knowledge of Nei Jia Quan (Internal martial arts).


1996 - 2009     Ralph studied at the Wu De Hui Martial Arts Academy ATCM (Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine) founded by Professor Wong Lun in the disciplines of Wu Gong (Chinese holistic martial arts), Tai Qi Quan, Tui Shou (push hands), Bing Qi (sword and knife weapons training), Dao Zuo (meditation training), Tang Shou (original Chinese form of Karate) and Judo. Throughout this period Ralph also regularly practiced yoga to improve his wellbeing and further his knowledge. With the closure of ATCM and the retirement of Professor Wong Lun, Ralph sought to further enrich his knowledge and practice with Master Liu Deming at the Ziranmen Kungfu Academy.

After many years experiencing the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine and through his personal study of Chinese philosophy, Ralph is now in a unique position to support the journey of others.


Ongoing Richmond Classes

Mondays: 6:15 - 7:30pm 

Melbourne Girls College, Yarra Boulevard, Richmond

Ongoing Northcote Classes

Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:30pm

Fridays: 9:30 - 10:30am

Naturalis Clinic, 9 Langwells Parade, Northcote


Ziran Qigong Beginners Course
Tuesdays: 6:00 - 7:30pm

Naturalis Clinic, 9 Langwells Parade, Northcote

Private Qigong Classes 

Available for individuals or groups by request.

To discuss your needs and to make an appointment please contact Ralph on 0418 519 926 or email: 


Shifu Adam Martin

Ziran Qigong Level Three Instructor


Adam began his training at the age of 12, in the Japanese martial arts. He later discovered the Chinese martial arts and trained in Wing Chun and Shaolin Kung Fu in Australia and abroad.


​​In 2004 Adam returned to Australia and began training in Ziran Qigong, Zi Ran Men, Cheng Shi Bagua and Liu He Tang Lang under Master Liu Deming. In 2010, Adam was made a Shifu of the Ziranmen Kung Fu Academy, holding a 2nd Duan Black Sash Grading. Adam continues to train and teach directly under Master Liu Deming. In 2012 Adam was contracted to instruct Level 8 students from the prestigious Australian Ballet School in Ziran Qigong as part of their cross training program. Adam now resides on Victoria's surf coast where he teaches gong fu & qigong at the 5 Elements Kung Fu Academy

In 2016 Adam was honoured to be accepted by Master Liu as a 6th Generation disciple of the Zi Ran Men lineage.



Wednesdays @ Gail Cooper Room, Grant Pavillion Torquay 7:45pm

Adam can be contacted on 0439 612 752 or via email:​

Dr Andrew Chambers

Instructor: LiuHe-ZiRanMen KungFu, Ziran QiGong and TaiJi Quan

South Yarra - LiuHe-ZiRanMen Kungfu Academy

Andrew began his martial arts journey in the early 1990’s. 

Training in the Korean discipline of Taekwondo, and later in the discipline of WingChun Kungfu.


In 2001, Andrew discovered and undertook the disciplines of LiuHe-­ZiRanMen Kungfu, ZiRan-Qigong and TaiJi; of which he continues to dedicate his time, training and teaching.


Andrew founded the LiuHe-­ZiRanMen Kungfu Academy, in January 2016. He is the Director and Head Instructor of the academy, based in South Yarra, Melbourne (AUS).


The academy offers; ZiRan Qigong and TaiJii classes, Shaolin Kids Kungfu classes and Traditional LiuHe-ZiRanMen Kungfu classes. Classes are held over the course of Monday and Wednesday evenings, and Saturday mornings.


Andrew also offers Traditional Chinese and Oriental medicine treatments; incorporating the use of Acupuncture and ancillary techniques, Moxibustion, Shiatsu Acupressure, Sotai musculoskeletal alignment, Tuina Remedial massage, TCM Herbal medicine, Medical Qigong, and Dietary and Lifestyle coaching.


For any further information please do not hesitate to contact us here at the LiuHe-­ZiRanMen Kungfu Academy. Alternatively please follow the link below to our website at your convenience.




Brook Allen

Ziran Qigong Level Two Instructor

Hobart, Tasmania

​Brooke specialises in a variety of Oriental Therapies including Shiatsu, Traditional Thai Massage, Eastern Cupping Traditions (TCM & Thai) and Moxibustion. Brooke holds a Diploma of Oriental Therapies and is a nationally accredited Shiatsu & Traditional Thai Massage Therapist. He is also the Tasmanian representative of the Shiatsu Therapy Association of Australia (STAA).


Clinical Qigong (Zi Ran Qigong) is integrated into Brooke’s treatments, working with the elderly as well as stroke victims. Brooke continues his training in Eastern modalities under the guidance of Grandmaster Wayne Oldham (Chinese Doctor) - Tactile & Remedial Medical Specialist, who follows in the Tiedazhang tradition (Tieda means fall and hit, Zhang means Dr; also known as Bone-Setter).
This is a long standing tradition of martial arts healers who specialise in injuries.


In 2002 Brooke commenced training in traditional Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qigong. And continues to train under the guidance of Master Liu De Ming. Brooke has achieved his instructor certification from Master Liu and also holds government accreditation with a Certificate III in Sport Coaching specialising in Martial Arts. It was through Brooke’s traditional Chinese martial arts training that drew him to the Tiedazhang tradition and the desire to become a body worker. Harnessing these modalities to enrich and improve the health and well-being of others is Brooke's passion. This inspired Brooke to found Zest East West Urban Retreat in Hobart, Tasmania. Zest East West enables him to promote his belief in an passion for these rare traditional Eastern health systems and modalities.



​For more information and class times visit:​

Paul Dumais

Ziran Qigong Level Two Instructor

Byron Bay, NSW

2014 Running Ziran Qi Gong courses at Temple Byron in Byron Bay and available for

        group/corporate workshops, festivals and private classes.

2013 Taught at Kulcha Jam in Byron Bay. Taught at various yoga centres in Bali.

        Returned to Australia and completed Level 2 Ziran Qi Gong Instructor course.

2007-13 Ran popular Qi Gong workshops at festivals such as Rainbow Serpent,

        Solar Eclipse and Dancing Ground.

2012 Received the Level 1 Ziran Qi Gong Instructors certificate from Master Liu.

2011-12 Taught bi-weekly morning Qi Gong classes at Starseed Gardens, Byron Bay.

2007 Moved to Byron Bay, Taught Five Element Qi Gong, organised Tai Chi and Qi Gong

        workshops for Master Liu and delved deeper into Qi Gong and Tai Chi.

2004 Returned to Melbourne and started training intensely with Master Liu Deming.

2001 Moved to Cape Tribulation and started teaching Qi Gong classes daily.

2000 In preparation for the National Tai Chi competition, studied with Dao's Sifu,

        Master Liu Deming in Tai Chi 24 form and Sun Style, winning the Gold Medal.

1999-2001 Trained with Sifu Dao in Prahran, practicing Tai Chi - 24 Form, 42 form, Sun Style,

        Wudang Style, Ziranmen and Bagua.

1999 Sat a 10 day Vipassana Course in the blue mountains - first of many.

1998 Recieved Dao at the Caufield Dao Centre and was first introduced to Qi Gong 

1990's Trained in Tae Kwon Do, Wing Chun and Tang So Do in Melbourne.


Aus mobile: +61 414413532

For private sessions call +08 2144471797

Renato Keca

Ziran Qigong Level Two Instructor

Lismore, NSW

Renato lives and practices Traditional Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Lismore NSW. He has been a student of Liu He Zi Ran Men since 2001 and continues to develop his skills under the tuition of Master Liu.

In 2016 Renato was honoured to be accepted by Master Liu as a 6th Generation disciple of the Zi Ran Men lineage.


Renato teaches Wednesday mornings in Lismore from 7.30 - 8.30am and private guidance is available as part of his acupuncture consultations.
For more information and class times please call 02 6621 7520 or visit

Min Manifold

Ziran Qigong Level Two Instructor


Min began her training in wushu, taichi and qigong in 2004. She has over the last ten years focused her energies on taichi and qigong. She is a certified instructor of Ziran Qigong and Taichi training under the direct guidance of Master Liu Deming. 


Min has completed a doula course and followed her interest in taichi and qigong for women's health. She has also applied her training to run workshops in the area of dance and embodiment. She is passionate about sharing the philosophy, knowledge and skills of this ancient art form.  


Min is available for private Qigong sessions by appointment and runs Qigong workshops upon request.



Toby Mills

Ziran Qigong Level Two Instructor

Brunswick Heads, NSW

Toby Mills has been a student of Master Liu de Ming since 2002 & maintains a regular personal Ba Gua & Zi Ran Qigong practice. He is a practicing Osteopath.

In 2016 Toby was honoured to be accepted by Master Liu as a 6th Generation disciple of the Zi Ran Men lineage.

ClassesToby instructs a regular weekly Zi Ran Qigong class 8:00-9:00am Tuesdays.

The class is conducted outdoors on the riverbank park beside the Brunswick River shaded by a stand of large Norfolk pines.


Contact:Toby can be contacted at

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