A practical introduction to Tai Chi techniques for physical and spiritual well-being. Tai Chi calms the mind, improves coordination, and releases positive energy. Learn the basic Tai Chi movements before trying out different programs. From the classic Tai Chi routine, the Form, to Chi Gung, each movement is clearly explained in easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step color photography. Practical tips enable you to tailor the course to your needs, experience, time, and abilities.
Mark teaches Meditation and Martial Arts private lessons, group sessions and training courses. He currently studies Wing Chun Kung Fu with Andrew Sofos, Tai Chi with Zhuo Yang and Li Jing, Meditation with Kim Nataraja, and Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong with Li Jun Feng and Li Jing. He lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Mark was introduced to the internal arts in 1991 by Andrew Sofos of Wing Chun Kung Fu. After several years of training he decided to widen his study, taking up Tai Chi, Chi Kung and meditation with a focus on the medical and philosophical aspects of the arts. Mark initially studied with Rahman Khabir who trained under many famous teachers including Jou Tsung Hwa, Yang Jwing-Ming and Mantak Chia. During that period Mark received his Ph.D from University College London for research on the pharmacology and physiology of pain. In 2001 Mark was awarded the title of Sifu and decided to leave research to teach the internal arts full-time. Mark is one of few instructors qualified in both Eastern and Western medical science, and able to explain the benefits of Tai Chi and oriental healing arts from both perspectives.