Mike Hart

T'ai Chi Ch'uan & Ch'i Kung teacher

Based in
Swansea, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Anywhere in South Wales
Mike Hart | T'ai Chi Ch'uan & Ch'i Kung teacher

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Qualifications:

Instructor Member of:
British Council for Chinese Martial Arts (Sports Council Recognised)
Chanquanshu School of Daoist Arts (Head of Chanquanshu Wales)
Scotland and Wales Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Association (Vice-President for Wales)
Trainer of Cheng Hsin Internal Martial Arts direct student of Master Peter Ralston (www.chenghsin.com)

Affiliations:
Beijing University of Physical Education (Beijing Sports University)
Wudangshan Sanfeng Academy, Hubei, China
Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society (FRAS)
Member of the Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding (SACU)

Mike has recently qualified at Level One (Fuzang Anmo - Visceral Massage) in Chinese Therapeutic Masssage and is a member of the Complementary Therapists Association under the umbrella of the General Council for Massage Therapies (Governing Body for Massage Therapy in the UK). He's now been working toward Level Two (Tuina Anmo) for several months.

One-to-one lessons

Group Classes

Taijiquan - All Abilities

Our regular taijiquan classes are for all ages and levels, beginning with a basic warm up and progressing to the study of the principles and structures of taijiquan and how to train them in "set" or sequence of choreographed postures.

Most important in performing a taijiquan set is how you design and structure your movements and the emphasis in the classes is on developing the skills to acquire an actual direct experience of the principles and structures being studied, rather than confusing the experience with concept, thoughts and ideas (and even fantasy in some cases!). For example, thinking about relaxing is fine, but it's not relaxing!! What is the experience of relaxing? This is what we gear the classes to, direct experiential understanding of the mind and body to create consciousness and skilful movements, from moment to moment.

Your first lesson is free, so why not come along and try it out.

(Qigong classes are taught separately, as qigong is performed in a different manner to taijiquan, so although the movements look similar, and may even have similar names, the execution and purpose of the postures have different functions)

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Hill Chapel URC
Location: 
North Hill Road, Mt Pleasant, Swansea SA1 6XS, West Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Tuesdays and Thursdays 18:30 - 19:30
Rates: 
£6.50 pay per lesson or £20 pm for one lesson per week. More discounts available, the more you study the more you save

Experience

Training Record

Record of Training
1979 Began training in Wado-Ryu Karate, moving on to start with Li Family Style T’ai Chi, Feng Shou Kung Fu & weapons training. Introduced to Chinese Massage
1983 Became the youngest instructor in The International Wu Shu Association (Li Family Styles). I taught Li style until 1989.
1989 – 1993 Worked away for a number of years and also studied more Karate, Aikido and Wing Chun Kung Fu
1993 Began studying the Yang Style Taijiquan (108 step form) with World Taiji Boxing Association
1996 Qualified as an instructor with WTBA. Set up first T’ai Chi School
1997 Met Gordon & Maria Faulkner of Chanquanshu School of Daoist Arts.
1998 Became registered instructor with Tai Chi Union for Great Britain
1999 Became Head of Chanquanshu Wales. Began studying Daoyin Yangsheng Gong with Gordon
2000 Became registered instructor with British Council for Chinese Martial Arts.
2001 Started training in Cheng Hsin Internal Martial Arts with Peter Ralston (Texas)
2002 Became a member of SACU (Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding)
2003 Made Vice President of Scotland and Wales Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Association
2003 Made an Official Cheng Hsin trainer by Peter Ralston
2003 Formed Chanquanshu (Wales) Ltd
2004 Became a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society (FRAS)
2005 Started classes in Glamorgan Health & Racquet Club
2006 Became a full-time professional teacher
2006 Employed by JJB Fitness Centre, Trostre in their Ki studio
2007 Employed by Barnardos to teach staff relaxation and destress through Taijiquan
2009 Qualified at Level One in Chinese Therapuetic Massage (Fuzang Anmo - Visceral Massage). Now studying Level 2 - Tuina Anmo.

Some of the organisations Chanquanshu has taught at:

• National Probation Service
• GlaxoSmithKline
• City & County of Swansea
• CYCA (Carmarthenshire Youth and Children’s Association)
• Foothold (Health & Well-Being Project)
• Merthyr County Council
• Swansea University
• DVLA Swansea
• Esporta Health Clubs
• JJB Fitness Centres
• Neath Communities First
• Family Housing Association
• U3A - University of the Third Age
• Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres
• Village Hotels

Dates: 
May 1979 - Nov 2009

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


Last login: 9 years 13 weeks ago


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