I have been practising and teaching Tai Chi and Qigong in the Harrogate & Knaresborough areas for 33 years.
I am a Grade A Instructor with The Tai Chi Union for Great Britain
My teacher is Robert (Bob) France who as well as being a Tai Chi Master with over 40 yrs experience is also a Reiki Master and very talented teacher of many Western and Eastern healing arts. He is now based in Thailand.
My other teacher is Nigel Sutton (one of the two founders of ‘The Tai Chi Union for Great Britain’) whose weekend seminars I have attended over the years, until 2009 when I was lucky enough to spend 2 months in Malaysia at Nigel’s training school. This was an experience I have waited years to take advantage of and having retired early from my teaching job I could finally go.
Over the years I have visited Malaysia another 5 times, for 2 months each time.
I have now spent over a year studying authentic Chinese Martial Arts in Malaysia.
I am a 4th Duan Master Instructor with Zhong Ding International, and certified with the Malaysian Association of Grandmasters of Martial Arts.
The word authentic highlighted above is very important if you are really keen to learn Tai Chi. There are many classes around offering what they call Tai Chi but in fact only offer Qigong exercises, and many classes around claiming to teach Tai Chi but are just recent made up classes with no authentic historical basis.
For those interested in what Nigel Sutton has to offer then the following links take you to websites of his association which contains details of the many classes (resuming when covid restrictions are lifted) around the UK and courses in Malaysia.
The amazing photo below was taken from the training hall in Malaysia and shows a local Malaysian Water Lizard of about 210 cm, or for UK & USA 7 ft, long. There is also a film of the lizard on http://www.youtube.com