Chi For You - Natural Energy Academy Instructor
Tai Chi For Health Instructor
Tai Chi For You have a wealth of experience in the ancient Chinese martial art. We offer daytime classes, evening courses, school sessions, corporate sessions and even Hen party bookings. Accessible for anyone, all ages and levels of fitness, classes in Ashford, Hamstreet & Appledore Kent.
An experienced teacher who prides herself on knowing everyone's names helping to make them friendly classes and has the opinion she wants people to attend because they want to and not because they have already paid, pay as you go and we stay a positive happy class!
In 2018, I am pleased to announce I have been offered the great privilege of becoming one of Master Joe Lok’s in door students. This is a huge honour and will only ever be for the few. It is not decided on ability only but on character, kindness and dedication. I am travelling to China in summer to attend the ceremony and work with my Sifu Master Joe Lok. I am dedicated to my Sifu, his system and continuing his pursuit to contribute to the good health of all.
Master Joe Wai Man Lok is based in Hong Kong and has spent his life learning martial arts and traditional Chinese medicine. He has combined his knowledge of the two and created his own Chinese exercise system, his Tai Chi Qigong energy system “Phoenix in Graceful Clouds of Blessing” - exercises to circulate internal energy and promote holistic health for body and mind. He has examined the intrinsic relationship between the practice of Tai Chi, Qigong and internal cultivation methods, Neidan. He is an inspirational speaker and high level martial arts teacher/practitioner. His “you tube” following is extensive.
I became one of his 3 original teachers in the UK in 2016.
There are different styles of Tai Chi Chaun each with different moves but all provide health benefits. The Tai Chi Chaun sequences ‘forms’ we teach include the Phoenix in Graceful Clouds, Sun Style 73 step, Fan Form and Yang 24. The latter I was taught by Dr Paul Lam from Tai Chi For Health ‘TCH’. All my forms are easy to learn and avoid low stances, high impact moves and uses gentle postures that make it suitable for all. The controlled breathing has been found to help lower blood pressure, while the gentle flowing movements are great for improving muscle strength, flexibility, balance and co-ordination
Our classes and workshops provide an opportunity to learn this gentle form of exercise whilst standing or being seated. For those who feel they would prefer to sit or are unable to stand, I can help you to learn a set of smooth movements designed for this. The forms we practice from ‘TCH’ are approved by Arthritis Care UK and Diabetes Uk and are tested to help improve strength, co-ordination, fall prevention and help reduce arthritis pain.
You do not need to take my word for it there are plenty of studies and research to suggest Tai Chi can help fall prevention by improving stability, mobility, balance and co-ordination, it can also help fatigue, can help you learn to relax under pressure, cope with strains of everyday life and any other health problems where gentle movement, strengthening of muscles and an uplifting feeling are benefited. I have included details of some recent research on the website. Whether you are looking for prevention or cure of health conditions the Tai Chi journey is one where you learn external movements that increase blood circulation and internal breathing and focus that helps your life energy flow freely.
I personally am living with MS and have found an improvement in my balance, co-ordination, physical and mental strength.
How it Works
- Seeks to balance mind, body & spirit (emotions)
- Combines meditation & movement
- Exercises all major joints & muscles
- Provides low impact exercise
- Improves balance, coordination & flexibility
- Tai Chi For Health is accessible for anyone
For your information we are qualified Dr Paul Lam Tai Chi For Health Instructors and are Members of the Tai Chi Union For Great Britain. Hold HSE certified Emergency First Aiders and hold insurance for our classes.