Mike Gunn

T'ai Chi instructor

Based in
Coventry, United Kingdom
Mike Gunn | T'ai Chi instructor

Make an enquiry Phone: 07421 747122

I am a t'ai chi instructor in my spare time, as well as practising other aspects of the taoist arts, such as weapons, massage, dietary therapy, feng shou self-defence and feng shou weapons. T'ai chi is a gentle form of exercise for health and relaxation which originates from ancient China. Gentle flowing movements are combined with deep breathing exercises in order to cultivate the inner energy of the body or 'chi'.

I was taught by the Taoist Cultural Arts Association and have been teaching for the Association for more than ten years now. I do this because I believe firmly that people should be taught the skills to look after their own health, and prevent illnesses which arise as a result of our poor modern lifestyle. I believe everyone has a right to good health, and I have been fortunate enough to work with excellent teachers who have taught me to understand my own body, mind, spirit and energy. It is this knowledge I would like to pass on to the people in my community, through traditional taoist teaching techniques. Anybody who feels they would like to learn are welcome to attend the classes I run, detailed on my website.

Group Classes

T’ai chi for health and relaxation

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
St John Vianney church hall
Location: 
1 Bishopton Close, Mount Nod, Coventry, , United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 7.00 - 8.30
Rates: 
£5 (£3 concessions)

Feng Shou self-defence

The style we learn is called Feng Shou or Hand of the Wind Kung Fu. It is a soft or internal style: there is no blocking or hard physical contact. Instead you learn to neutralise the attacking force by turning it back upon itself. This means training the sensitivity so that you can learn to read someone's intentions.

This kind of exercise depends upon relaxation rather than tension or physical muscular development. Lightness, flexibility and technique are emphasised and everyone is encouraged to train with a spirit of friendly co-operation rather than competitiveness. It involves learning to deal with punches, kicks or grapplers using a wide range of responses, but it is based purely on practical self defence skills which are unsuitable for use in competitions or as a sport.

It is extremely effective and yet it does not involve any violence or aggression. Anyone who has marvelled at the spectacle of a little old man defeating people half his age and twice his size can appreciate that there is much more to self defence than just brute strength or muscle power. In fact the mark of a true Taoist is to have the maximum effect with the least amount of effort.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Manor Park Primary school
Location: 
Ulverscroft Road, Cheylesmore, Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Tuesday during the school term, 6.30 - 8.00
Rates: 
£6 / £4

T'ai Chi

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Manor Park Primary School
Location: 
Ulverscroft Road, Cheylesmore, Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Tuesday during the school term, 8.00 - 9.30
Rates: 
£6 / £4 per session

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Make an enquiry Phone: 07421 747122

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