Robert’s martial arts experience includes training in arts such as Lau Gar Kung Fu, Wing Chun, Taekwondo, Bushi Kempo Jiu Jitsu, Five Ancestors Kung Fu, Judo, Shotokai Karate. and a few others. He studied Kyu Shin Ryu Karate for over 30 years reaching the rank of 5th degree Black Belt. However Tai Chi has been his most prolific area of study.
He has trained with a number of great Tai Chi instructors such as Erle Montaigue, Richard Watson, Simon Watson, Professor Li De Yin, Master Wang Yanji, Trevor Reynaert, Nick Taylor, Bruce Miller (USA), Ng Sifu (Malaysia), and others.
His main style of Tai Chi is Yang but he also has experience of Sun, Chen and Lee styles.
He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Martial Arts and Sports Psychology from the University of Derby. His degree was earned after three years of full time study, as a mature student, between 2007 and 2010. This degree makes him one of only a handful of people and probably the only Tai Chi instructor in the country, with both a formal UK academic qualification in, and practical experience of, martial arts.
His main interests are Tai Chi for health and wellness, and Tai Chi for self defence. He has taught (and teaches) Tai Chi and Self Defence seminars in the UK, USA, and Malaysia.
As an instructor his main emphasis is making Tai Chi easy to understand and giving students all the information they need in order to learn and develop their skills.
He has also written several books on martial arts including “The Metamorphosis of Tai Chi: Created to kill; evolved to heal; teaching peace” ISBN: 978-1916494411 (Available from Amazon and leading bookstores).
If you have any questions about Tai Chi, please contact Robert, he would be very happy to answer them.