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BACKGROUND

Many schools of Tai Chi Chuan have evolved
since the early days of the founding Taoist
monks. ZENON WUDANG TAI CHI CHUAN
(as practised in Tai Chi UK classes) is based
on the Wu style, the founder of which was Wu
Quan Yu(1822-1902),a military officer who,
after learning the harder elements of Tai Chi,
pleaded with the Taoist monks to endow him
with the full teachings of Tai Chi and Taoist
philosophy. The Monks acceded to his request
and taught him.





Sifu Mike Jacques


OUR LINEAGE

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OUR CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

The chief instructor and master of our school, Sifu Michael
Jacques has a lineage that traces back directly to
Wu Quan Yuwas (1822-1902), the founder of Wu style Tai Chi.
Michael is a British Tai Chi undefeated champion. He has practised
different forms of martial arts over the last 37 years out of which
he has been a Tai Chi Master for over 25 years.

In 1992,Sifu Jacques founded Tai Chi UK and established the
ZENON WUDANG TAI CHI CHUAN SCHOOL. In 1995 Sifu
Jacques codified the teaching of Tai Chi creating a grading
syllabus to enable teachers to be assessed according to their
knowledge and practical comprehension of Tai Chi. In 1997,
he developed a modular course for teachers of people with
learning difficulties and disabilities.

Sifu Jacques has a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Social
Science and a post graduate Certificate in Education. He has a
certificate in personal counselling skills and is also a Reiki
spiritualist healer. He is often called upon to judge international
competitions as well as attend seminars and give demonstrations
on Tai Chi and personal development.

OTHER THERAPISTS/INSTRUCTORS

Our team of qualified instructors and therapists led
by Sifu Jacques, includes Carlo Negri, Anthony Carney,
Agbeko Gbewonyo and Elizabeth Ogole who take classes
at a variety of venues. They follow the same syllabus and
Tai Chi style ensuring continuity wherever you choose to train.

For Instructors' profiles please click here.

At Tai Chi UK, we believe that a competent instructor/therapist
should have a wide range of skills so as to leave the customer
feeling relaxed, fulfilled and happy after each session. To
achieve this, an instructor/therapist must have good counselling
skills, know breathing techniques and have touch therapy skills.

To maintain this high standard of professionalism our
instructors and therapists are required to attend teacher
training seminars 4 times a year as part of the process of
renewing their teaching licence.

OUR CLIENTS

Among our clients are Holmes Place and Kensington Spa
health clubs,Priory school(a South London secondary school
for children with severe learning difficulties), Shell
International and Capital radio.