Richard was interested in martial arts from a young age and it was through training in Taijiquan and Qigong that he first became interested in acupuncture. After a Qigong course with Shaolin Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit in 2005, Richard read his book on Chinese medicine and was fascinated by its rich and insightful theory. He went on to study acupuncture at CICM in Reading, and continued martial arts training in Shaolin Kung Fu, Taijiquan and Eagle Claw Kung Fu, as well as various styles of Qigong with several different teachers. In 2013 he started training with Damo Mitchell in Daoist Nei Gong and Baguazhang. Since then he has been training more intensively and both he and his patients have found their acupuncture treatments seem to have become stronger and more effective.