Melbourne School

With branches throughout Western Australia, the UK and Europe, this unique and profound system of Chinese internal arts now has a presence in Melbourne. With a strong and growing interest in these arts among people on this side of Australia, it is a great pleasure and an honour to now be able to share them. We offer classes in a range of locations, with beginner courses as well asmore advanced training for ongoing students.

Those who are a part of our school come from a range of backgrounds, with interests in health, self-cultivation and the martial arts. These disciplines are intimately linked by a common primal root, one that we cultivate through our Neigong training, and explore through our practice of Qigong and the internal martial arts of Xingyiquan, Xinyi and Baguazhang. We nurture and encourage all the aspects of our arts, as we do the diverse range of people who practice them; everyone has something unique both to receive and to offer.

The Melbourne branch of Internal Intent is led by senior student Hannah Clemen.


After an initial foray into Japanese martial arts in her youth, Hannah began studying qigong and other internal methods in the late1990s. In 2001 she began learning Chinese internal martial arts and Daoist practices with Roy Jenzen, and has been a committed student ever since. In 2005 she travelled to China and trained intensively with Di Guoyong (Xingyiquan) and Yao Chengguang (Yiquan), before returning to Perth in 2008 to resume deeper ongoing study with Roy Jenzen. Hannah began her own teaching in 2010, first in Perth and more recently in collaboration with branches of the Internal Intent School in the UK, Austria and Germany. In late 2014 Hannah moved to Victoria to establish the new Melbourne branch of the Internal Intent school.


Latest News: may 2017

We are very happy to announce the next series of classes commencing in August 2017. Please see below for details. There will be further announcements soon about other upcoming focus days and workshops.


These 8-week courses offers an excellent foundation in these methods. With a focus on key principles of natural structure and movement, it allows the new practitioner to begin the process of releasing and unbinding the 'normal' body, allowing the 'natural' body to emerge the root to be established. These are essential stages for accessing the resources within that allow us to cultivate deep health and wellbeing, as well as the power of true internal martial arts. As a part of this stage of learning, the student is also taught the classical qigong set “The Eight Pieces of Silk” (Ba Duan Jin).

Brunswick East:

Fleming Park Hall: 104 Victoria St, Brunswick East

8-week course commencing Wednesday August 16 2017

Class Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Course cost (8 weeks of classes): $150 full / $130 concession


Throughout each week, we hold a number of intermediate and advanced classes in Brunswick, Clifton Hill and Abbotsford. These classes are open to all students who have completed an introductory course and wish to continue their training in a committed and ongoing manner. 


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