Lao Shui Taijiquan
John Smith
John Smith is a Tai Chi teacher living in Market Drayton, Shropshire, UK. He is a professional tutor who has been teaching continuously since 1996.
He currently studies with the two chief instructors at the Deyin Taijiquan Institute, who are Master Faye (Li) Yip, and her husband Master Tary Yip. Following extensive instruction from them both, in November 2013 he became a Qualified Deyin Institute Instructor. In June 2016 he qualified as one of their Level 2 instructors.
He is qualified by the Deyin Taijiquan Institute to teach several well established Chinese taiji forms, including the 24 Step Yang Short Form and its close relations, the 88 step, the 16 Step and the 8 Step Beginner's forms. He is also qualified to teach the 42 Step Competition style, and the 16 and 32 step Sword forms. These styles all adhere closely to the specifications laid down by the International Wushu Federation. The Deyin Institute also specialises in Sun style taiji, and John is qualified to teach the 13 and 38 Step Sun Styles.
John also teaches the Long Yang Small Circle form as learnt from his primary teacher in the fundamentals of internal martial arts, Peter Gilligan, the author of What is Tai Chi? Peter sadly died in 2015.
In addition he teaches various styles of Qi Gong including a traditional version of the popular Eight Treasures (Bā Duàn Jǐn).
He is a registered instructor with the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain
When not involved in some tai chi related activity, his main occupations are web site design and music. He plays guitar in several styles, and is usually involved in some sort of musical group, from madrigals & barbershop quartets through folk, pop & blues to jazz & rock.
He has designed and maintained interactive websites for the Deyin Institute, as well as Children's care homes, Staff Employment agencies and various Artists. He specialises in online databases, object oriented php and javascript. He also ran Chorus Rehearsal, a site providing audio aids for Choral Singers, from 2001 to 2012.
John Smith
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