Torben Bremann was born in 1960. He started his study of Tai ji Quan in 1987 as a student of Master Chu King Hung, learning the Yang style.
In 1989 Torben Bremann started learning Chen style Tai Ji Quan from Chen Guan Ming during his visit to Denmark and in 1994 he was introduced to Chen Guan Ming’s teacher, Chen style master He Gong De.
From 1994 to He Gong De’s death in 1999, Torben and De became close friends and De made him his main disciple and heir of his Chen Style heritage. Master He Gong De officially named Torben Bremann a 20th generation successor in the Chen style line.
In 1998 Torben met Master Yek Sing Ong and Wee Kee Jin, both indoor students of Grandmaster Huang Xiang Xian.
From 1999 to 2007 Torben was a very close student of Wee Kee Jin, arranging regular workshops with Jin in Denmark
and going to Wee Kee Jin’s home in New Zealand
From 1991 to 1997 he also had close contact with Patrick Kelly, one of Grandmaster Huangs close students in his later years.
In 2005 Torben succeeded in bringing Master Sam Tam to Copenhagen to conduct a workshop and later that year he visited Master Sam Tam in his home in Vancouver - together with Wee Kee Jin. From that time on he became one of Master Tam´s private students in the arts of Tai ji Quan, Qi Gong and Yi Quan and comtinues his study with Sam Tam.
Where it can be quite difficult for many teachers and students in the internal martial arts to be willing to change, empty the cup and start from scratch again when they meet a new teacher with a higher level than the former - Torben´s focus has always been on learning and developing his understanding and skills in the internal martial arts - and therefore sees himself as a life long student of these. As a natural consequence of that he has had different teachers who could help him on his diferent level and once they have taugth him what they could - it has benn time to move on. This process is what eventuelly in 2005 led him to his teacher - Sam Tam
Torben Bremann has a wide experience with teaching and he is known for his compelling and attentive way of teaching with emphasis on hands on demonstrations and plain explanations.
As to his own development in the arts of Qi Gong and Tai Ji Quan, Torben Bremann keeps an open and humble approach, always willing to investigate new paths to excellence. This openness is also reflected in his relation to his long term students with whom he generously shares all his insights.
He is the author of the only book on Tai Ji Quan in Danish that introduces and explains the fundamental principles of the art. He has just recently published his new book in Danish on Qi Gong. Both books are currently being translated to english and are expected to be published by the end of 2008.
Besides teaching Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong Torben Bremann has his own clinic specializing in treatment and rehabilitation of physical disorders.
Torben Bremann is a trained relaxation therapist and a practitioner of Chinese medicine. Moreover he has specialized in functional anatomy, motor analysis and physical rehabilitation.