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 qualified as a Deyin Institute Instructor, Level 1. In March 2019 he became a Level 4 instructor.
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, the 16 and 32 step Yang Sword forms, and the Yang Taiji 13 Sabres form.
The above 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 can also give tuition in 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 often involved in some sort of musical group, from madrigals & barbershop quartets to folk, pop, blues, jazz & rock.
John designs and maintains interactive websites for the Deyin Institute, as well as several other sites. He specialises in online databases, object oriented php, html and javascript. He also ran Chorus Rehearsal, a site providing audio aids for Choral Singers, from 2001 to 2012.
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