Derek Cooper

Tai Chi and Feng Shou Kung Fu teacher

Based in
Kings Lynn, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Docking, downham market, Heacham, Hunstanton, King's Lynn
Derek Cooper | Tai Chi and Feng Shou Kung Fu teacher

Make an enquiry Phone: 01553 674779

e-mail:
[email protected]
[email protected]

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.

"I enjoy Tai Chi and wish that I had started lessons years ago. I feel better after class both physically and mentally." (TAO student)

"T’ai Chi helps me to motivate my limbs with ease and get around more freely. The breathing exercise helps me to relax. I also enjoy the friendly atmosphere in the group sessions." (TAO student and MS sufferer)

Feng Shou (Hand of the Wind) is a system of Kung Fu. It is an internal form of Chinese martial arts being both dynamic and fluid utilizing kicks, punches, locks, throws, controls and grappling. It is suitable for both male and female, young and old and is very adaptable to competition in both light and full-contact sparring.

Kombat Kids:
Our Kombat Kids classes are specifically designed for the 5-12 and 13-17 year age groups.

Classes incorporate principles from T'ai Chi, Feng Shou and the throwing arts of the Li system giving children a good basic grounding in all aspects. Children are encouraged (but not pressured) to participate in competition to give them confidence, discipline and self reliance.

The children are encouraged not only to improve the way they perform the techniques but also in their manners and respect for others.

Class Instructors
All our classes are taught by qualified instructors who also have coaching and first aid qualifications.
All instructors are CRB checked.

Derek is currently teaching both T’ai Chi and Feng Shou in the Norfolk area. For the last few years Derek has competed very successfully in the veteran categories of the Governing Body : BCCMA National Championships and is known affectionately as “a bit of a terrier”!!
Qualifications:
BCCMA Qingda (semi-contact sparring) Judge
BCCMA Sanshou (full contact sparring) Judge & Referee
Competition Success :
2002 BCCMA National Push Hands Champion

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. Competition training is available from 5 years to veteran.

Group Classes

Wednesday Kombat Kids (Junior Kung Fu) class

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Docking Primary School
Location: 
Chequers Street, Docking, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Wednesday, 18:00 to 19:15

Wednesday Tai Chi class

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Docking Primary School
Location: 
Chequers Street, Docking, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Wednesday, 19:15 to 20:15

Friday Tai Chi class

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Pine Residents Hall
Location: 
Wilton Road, Heacham, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Friday, 18:30 to 19:30

Friday Feng Shou Kung Fu class

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Pine Residents Hall
Location: 
Wilton Road, Heacham, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Friday, 19:30 to 21:00 by prior arrangement

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

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Membership
Only once you have enjoyed training with us for 2 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!

Annual Membership subscription rate:
Adults - £40
Juniors - £30

Make an enquiry Phone: 01553 674779

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