These exercises have been developed over thousands of years to realign the posture, and teach the body to move in a relaxed, natural manner. As internal tensions are released, the natural energy of the body increases. The body can then heal itself, and internal power can begin to develop. When the movements are practiced correctly, they also form very powerful Mindfulness exercises - the benefits of which have now been widely accepted by the NHS, after many clinical trials have shown effectiveness in a wide variety of Mental and Physical Health areas.
It is the beauty of the Internal Arts that they can be adapted to take into account any disability, although those with more severe problems may find it necessary to have some individual tuition before graduating onto the group classes.
Principle Instructor, Mark Leonard, is one of very few practitioners to have dedicated himself to the full time teaching of these arts for most of his working life. He has taught full time since 1986, and his qualification as a Senior Instructor with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain guarantees a minimum of 20 years high quality teaching experience. He can teach all aspects of Tai Chi Chuan at all levels, and studies with some of the top masters in the world. Mark has a very dedicated approach – focussing very strongly on what his students need to practice, and more importantly HOW they should be practicing it in order to produce the maximum benefit. Whether you are interested in improving your health, on whatever level and for whatever reason, or whether you are interested in a top quality Martial experience, Mark is totally committed to providing what the student wants.