Me & Tai Chi
My Tai Chi journey started in 1980 with John Kells to whom I give my heartfelt and eternal thanks for starting me on this amazing path of discovery.
Since then I have studied many other martial arts for fun and for fitness but also I think, in a quest to understand what it truly means to encounter the force/touch of another whilst maintaining a sense of my own space and personal equanimity.
I have, along the way encountered many great teachers but they have not all been martial arts masters and my thanks also go to the following wonderful human beings, all of whom have shaped my Tai Chi practice and deepened my knowledge and experience of the mind/body continuum:
Akong Rimpoche with whom I took refuge into the Kagyu lineage,
Ida Rolf for structural Integration and for bravely showing the fascial matrix to the world long before most were ready to listen.
Hubert Godard for his insights into tonic function and its effects on human movement
Ron Kurtz for Hakomi and the gift of Loving Presence and assisted mindfulness,
Franklin Sill’s cranio sacral osteopathy
Mick Poole and my many other Judo Sensei
Master Mauricio Robbie, Martin Dell, Kevin Chan, Nick Brooks, – Jui Jitsu
My simple and sincere wish is to pass on the many blessings I have received to the best of my ability for the benefit of all beings.
Keith has won National and International awards in Chinese Wrestling, Judo, Sumo, Kung Fu and Brazilian Jui Jitsu and has been British and European champion in both fixed and moving step push hands 12 times.
Keith is registered as a senior instructor with The Tai Chi Union of Great Britain for whom he is an Hon.Vice President.