Grandmaster Li Rong

Master Li Rong is the founder and director of the Tristar Taiji and Qigong academy located in Vancouver, Canada.

She began her training in Chinese martial arts at the age of 8 years old. Throughout her childhood and adolescence in China’s Sichuan province, Master Li studied many martial arts forms under a number of renowned masters. In 1979, she entered the prestigious Wushu department at the Chengdu University of Physical Education and became a professional wushu coach and judge. From this time on, she continued her training under some of China’s greatest martial artists, studying many styles including: Yang Style, Chen Style, Wu Style, Sun Style, 42 Taijiquan, 24 Taijiquan, Taiji in 8 Forms, Bagua, Xingyi, and traditional hand/weapon forms as well as Qigong for health. In 1995, she won the title of World Champion for the Chen style of taijiquan and the double straightswords. Currently, she holds a seventh duan ranking in wushu, the highest rank in Canada.

Jennifer Heisch

Jennifer is an assistant instructor at the TriStar Taiji Academy with ten years of previous experience in strength and stability training and teaching. She currently works in the Social Services field. Jennifer started studying Tristar Taiji and Qigong in 2012. She is a Gold and Bronze medalist in the first Sanya-Nanshan World Taiji Culture Festival, in Hainan, China (2016) and has performed at Guang Han High School (2016) and the Sichuan Technical University in Chengdu, China (2018).

Molly Lee

Molly is an assistant instructor at the Tristar Taiji academy with 15 years of experience in training and teaching martial arts to adults and children. She has Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta with a minor in Physical Education. Molly is a Gold Medallist from the International Taijiquan Exchange Competition in Tokushima Japan and had performed at the Sichuan Technical University in Chengdu, China.

Shanny Rann

Shanny is an assistant instructor at the Li Rong Wushu and Qigong Academy with 20 years of experience in classical ballet and modern dance. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Women's Studies at Simon Fraser University and had won a gold medal at the International Taijiquan Exchange Competition in Toushima Japan.