T'ai Chi is an adaptable system of movement working on postural, physiological and psychological processes of the body improving co-ordination and body movement whilst using 96% of all muscle groups of the body. It has been used for centuries to optimise health and well being and is very adaptable for all age groups due to its versatility and ability to adapt to the individual.
David is an authorised Senior Instructor within the Taoist Arts Organisation (TAO) and holds a 4th degree Instructor grading in Feng Shou Kung Fu and a 3rd degree Instructor grading in T'ai Chi & Qi Gong.
As well as qualifications in the Li family system David is also a fully registered Acupuncturist, Chinese Formulae Herbalist and Tui Na Deep Tissue Massage Master Practitioner. The in-depth knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine helps when teaching the numerous qi gong (K'ai men and Tao yin) exercises within the system.
More information about the TAO:
The TAO was formed in 1995 and is a senior member of the Sports Council approved governing body for Chinese martial arts (BCCMA). The TAO has been successful in National and International competitions and has many gold medallists.
More details can be found at http://www.TaiChiMalvern.co.uk
Quaker's Friends Meeting Hall
1 Orchard Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3DA, United Kingdom
Date and time:
Every Tuesday, 7:00pm until 8:30pm
£35 for 5 week block or £8 per class drop in
Tai Chi Class
For more details see http://www.TaiChiSwansea.co.uk
Ynysmeudwy Community Hall
Old Road, Pontardawe, Swansea, United Kingdom
Date and time:
Every Thursday at 7pm for 2 hours
£30 full course of 5 weeks, or £7 per class drop in
Tui Na Practitioner
Tui Na (pronounced 'twee-nah') is probably the oldest system of bodywork still practised yet is still relatively unknown in the UK. It is one of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the others being acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary and qi gong.
The techniques of Tui Na and details of its uses in treating a range of health problems are already documented in a vast treatise - The Yellow Emperor's Classics of Internal Medicine, written about 2500 years ago. After such a lengthy period of development and evolution, modern Tui Na is probably the most tried and tested hands-on therapy in the world.
For more information http://www.TuiNaForHealth.co.uk
Acupuncture Course Completion
August, 2009 - June, 2010
Building on the first 2 years of the course the final year applied the knowledge to the application of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture. Included Ear needling, Wrist and Ankle, Scalp, Pain Relief and Cosmetic.
Tui Na Practitioner - Master
September, 2008 - February, 2009
The Master Practitioner course teaches advanced manipulation techniques that allow an even wider spectrum of conditions to be treated than those treated by osteopaths and chiropractors. It raises the practitioner to an altogether higher professional level in Tui Na Chinese massage than the foundation course.
Tui Na Practitioner - Foundation
September, 2006 - February, 2007
You learn the location and use of 100 effective acupoints. Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) theory is taught through the medium of Tui Na which is used in the practical context from the start. After completing the foundation level course, you will be able to treat many musculo-skeletal conditions with confidence and promote the health and wellbeing of your clients.
Only once you have enjoyed training with us for 4 sessions will we ask you to join our organisation membership scheme which includes Governing Body licence and free insurance cover - this cover is provided through a broker approved by the Governing Body (the BCCMA) and is a bespoke insurance cover - i.e. made to measure!