I have been practising Chen style Tai Chi Quan for over 12 years. It is a large part of my working and personal life. Sometimes I read articles and books, watch videos and demonstrations have long discussions with students and Tai Chi brothers and sisters, and I like to share them with my students, friends, and blogsters! This section is for anything to do with Tai Chi, Qi Gong & Kung Fu. Teachings, philosophies, videos, pictures whatever! Please leave comments or perhaps questions and I will try my best to answer them.

I offer only my personal opinions on this page and it is up to you to decide if you agree or not. I hope what I write is of interest and will help you along your Tai Chi or Martial Arts journey!


Please click for a short film of me practising Tai Chi in China

For more information on my Martial Arts background here is my biog from my website – Natural Elements:

“Paul has been a practitioner and teacher of Martial Arts for over 12 years. He is a 12th Generation lineage holder and disciple of Chen Style Tai Chi under the teachings and guidance of Grandmaster Gou Kongjie. Beginning at the age of 25, he trained in Wing Tsun Kung Fu, Shaolin Gong Fu, various Qi Gongs, Bagua Zhang and now specialises in Chen Style Tai Chi. Interested in all aspects from self defence to the spiritual, Paul continues to further his knowledge for his own development and in particular his students. He has studied with such luminaries as 34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk Shifu Shi Yan Zi and 34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk Shifu Shi Yan Ming (Yanmin Chen) for Shaolin Gong Fu. Through workshops with Tai Chi masters Wang Hai Jun, Liming Yue and Grandmaster Chen Zheng Lei & Chen Xiao Wang. Paul continued to expand his Tai Chi practise until finding his full time teacher Grandmaster Gou and taking discipleship with him. Paul began teaching with his old masters supporting people of various ages in class. He has taught and demonstrated on cruise ships, at private and corporate events, workshops, seminars nationwide, and has his own school in Bournemouth, UK. He has worked with various groups on a regular basis from Learning disabilities through to Parkinson’s Disease and has even worked with performers in training, bringing together his knowledge of martial arts, movement and acting. Paul has a diploma in Anatomy and Physiology and is at the master/teacher level of Reiki, treating and teaching throughout the year. He has judged Tai Chi, Kung Fu and San Shou at a number of events, notably at the Team Shaolin European Championships and for the British Shaolin Temple Association (BSTA) of which he is Technical Officer & Director of Coaching”.