Terry started his Taijiquan journey in 1974, and has had the good fortune to be taught by many excellent teachers:
White Cloud Kung Fu Society
His first teacher, in 1974, was Keith Alker. He is very grateful to Keith for instilling a continuing love of internal Chinese martial arts in general and Taijiquan in particular.
He also gave him a practical appreciation of the martial aspects of these arts.
Tse Qigong Centre
In the late 80's he joined the Chen style Taijiquan classes taught by Michael Tse in Manchester to learn Xinjia (New frame) which was developed by Chen Fake.
British Chen Style Tai Chi College
His next teacher was Sue Johnson. It was in her enjoyable classes that he was first introduced to the original form of Chen style Taijiquan: Laojia Yilu (Old Frame, first form).
Wang Haijun Chen Taiji Academy
He then had the very good fortune to join the classes given by the authoritive Wang Haijun in which he continued to practise Laojia Yilu and, hopefully refine his understanding of Taijiquan.
Chenjiagou Taijiquan GB
His luck continued when he joined the excellent classes given by his current teachers:
Davidine Sim & David Gaffney.
They are 6th Duan grade "indoor" students of the most highly regarded 19th generation Grandmaster: Chen Xiaowang.
They are also co-authors of two very interesting books on Chen style Taijiquan.
Over the years, Terry has attended many enjoyable and informative seminars and workshops; most recently by Wang Haijun, Zhang Dongwu, Xu Rong, Paul Sniady, Chen Zhenglei, Chen Xiaowang, Chen Xiaoxing, Chen Ziqiang, Wang Xian and his teachers : Davidine Sim & David Gaffney and Wang Haijun.
Some of the Instructors & Students of our parent school :Chenjiagou Taijiquan GB
1st July 2013
I am proud to announce that our parent school is the only Taiji school in the UK to be recognised as the Official UK branch of the Chen Village Taijiquan School
(Chenjiagou Taijiquan Xue Xiao).