Useful Links

 Below are a few useful links of individuals and schools that have influenced my learning and teaching of both Tai Chi and Martial arts over the years.

Tai Chi in Switzerland – Regula Müller, a very good friend is much like me in that she is very passionate about teaching Tai Chi and runs numerous classes in both Cantons Nidwalden and Aargau. 

Master Luo Mei Juan founder of the Long Tou Shan Tai Chi School, located in the legendary beauty spot of Yangshuo in southern China, was founded in 2006 as a place for students to practice and develop a greater appreciation of Tai Chi and Qigong The school was founded by Master Mei who is an excellent Tai Chi practitioner. In 2008 Master Mei was elected as one of “The top 10 Female Warriors of the 21st Century” founded by Natascha Mathis located in the heart of Switzerland. Natascha has a passion for unlocking our potential to realize all of our energies through various activities, such as Winter swimming, Aqua-fitness, Qi Gong, Tai Chi Chuan, Ice bathing and Smovey (=Vibroswing-System).

Tai Chi Instructor in China, Li – from Chenjiagou Village, the birthplace of Tai Chi in the centre of China is the co-founder of “All Ways of Life” lives in China and also shares my passion for practicing and teaching Tai Chi Ch’uan.

Qi Gong Master Mantak Chia– from Thailand is the founder of the Universal Healing Tao System. Master Mantak Chia has been named twice as Qi Gong Master of the Year by the International Congress of Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong.

Tai Chi Quan Grand Master Chen Xiaowang – from China is the 19th generation of Chen family. Born in Chen Village in Chenjiagou Henan Province, China. He is a senior national martial artist and professor in the Chinese Martial Arts International Promotions Centre.

Tai Chi Quan Grandmaster Chen Zheng Lei – from China is the 19th generation of Chen family and the 11th generation direct-line successor of Chen Family Tai Chi Quan. Officially recognised as one of the Top Ten Foremost Martial Artists by the Chinese State Government.

Master Chen Zi Qiang in my opinion is one of the finest Chen style Tai Chi practitioners in this modern day. He is the nephew of Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang. Whenever I attended the Chenjiagou school in China, what impressed me most about Master Chen Zi Qiang was not only his abilities as a martial artist and a Tai Chi practitioner/instructor but was his ability to lead by example in his teachings and in the way in which he ran the school which on occasion had 100 plus students at any given time.

The Chen Village School of Tai Chi – The most famous of the Tai Chi schools in Chenjiagou, located in the middle of the Chen Village, currently administered by the brothers Master Chen Xiaowang and Master Chen Xiaoxing.

Jia Cyr – Jai is a good friend of mine and like me believes very passionately that wellness is within each and every one of us. Jai lives in Xàbia, Alicante Spain and runs his Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes at various locations in and around the Javea area.

Dr Paul Lam a world leader in the field of Tai Chi for Health and Improvement. Dr Lam is a family physician from Sydney and is also one of the founders of the Tai Chi for Health Institute.

The China Tai Chi Guide – A Directory of Yang & Chen Tai Chi Teachers and Schools in China. The author of this web site is Anthony Fidler a very serious practitioner of Tai Chi since 1997.

A List of Recognised Chen Style Taijiquan Masters – Past and Present written by Nick Gudge

Paul Baumann and his wife Juanita Baumann founders of Kushido Karate school in Switzerland are two of the most dedicated and influential martial arts practitioners I have known. In 2006 I spent 6 months in Switzerland training as the Uchi Detchi to Renshi Paul Baumann.

Renshi Miskolczi Attila 6th Dan and Hanshi Yoshio Kuba 10 Dan Okinawa Gōjū-ryū Karate Do instructors – Budapest Hungrary.

Rony Kluger, certified as Hanshi, Ku Dan is a truly dedicated instructor for Okinawan Gōjū-ryū Karate Do, Yamanni Ryu Kobudo  and Krav Maga. He is the Founder & Leader of the International Budo Academy Karate Do International Israeli System of Military Self Defence, Krav Maga International – IBSSA. Kancho Rony lives in Israel and teaches at the Honbu Dojo in Petach Tiqva

Grandmaster Saiko Shihan Goshi Yamaguchi. I had the privilege of training with Grandmaster Goshi Yamaguchi when I and a like minded group of karate addicts attended a series of seminars and courses run by Hanshi Peter Brandon 

Hanshi Peter Brandon is the president of Africa Goju Kai Karate. Peter is a visionary and pioneer that has catapulted Africa into becoming one of the most formidable continents in the world in the art of Gojuka

The Karate Blog is a very useful site if your looking for karate-related information, including karate spirit, practice tips, gear reviews and more. The dojo is located in Shenzhen, China and the instructor is Luo Jinghui, Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate 4th Duan, from Hong Kong. Since 1993, he has been practicing traditional Okinawa Goju-Ryu karate and has refined all the sets of ancient weapons (nunchakus, long sticks, bumpers, ronin forks, and sickles).In 2009, Lui Jinghui was formally appointed as the head of the dojo in China by the Okinawa Goju-Ryu Association, responsible for the technical training of this school in China, and trained more than 1,000 athletes, coaches, and referees, and trained many outstanding athletes. The Karate Blog