Meet the Teachers

Teacher spotlight: Linda Hallett

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts. I am a late-comer to martial arts. My background is nursing as a lifelong profession and horses (breeding, training and competing) as a total obsession. I came across the Daoist martial arts when I...
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Teacher spotlight: Donna Pinker

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts At the age of 14 I became extremely interested in Indian esoteric philosophies and spent a lot of time travelling to the city centre library. The Internet wasn’t invented and this was the only...
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Teacher spotlight: Mike Jones

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts I practised Ki Aikido for 16 years and got really good at falling over. Bonuses were breathing abdominally, releasing tension, developing focused yi and maintaining a centre of gravity at the lower dan...
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Teacher spotlight: Steve Galloway

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts  My ex drove me to martial arts when she sold my mountain bike behind my back and bought a trip to France for herself. I could not afford another bike in those days so zero cost Tai Chi worked for me....
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Teacher spotlight: Liam Bauckham

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts I got into the internal arts via the external arts. In 2007 I was learning Wing Chun in a small Somerset based school where I happened to meet Damo which started my journey into the world of the...
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Teacher spotlight: Neil Lodge

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts I spent many years practising Shotokan Karate which gave me a good foundation in structure and developing a strong spirit, but I began to search for other answers, this lead me to practise Aikido which...
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Teacher spotlight: Paul Mitchell

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts 35 years have passed since first I embarked on a life of training. My initial methods were of an external martial art nature. However to label a method of cultivation as external is in my opinion...
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Teacher spotlight: Sophie Johnson

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts I began exploring Qi Gong and Taiji yang style when I was 15, studying with someone whom I was told was one of the senior students of Master Chu King Hung, who had recently set up a school for Yang...
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Teacher spotlight: Nik Benedikt

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts. The journey into the internal arts for me began in the quietude of the forest with curiosity and a search for deeper connection. I was innately drawn to Qigong, martial arts, and meditation and...
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Teacher spotlight: Tino Faithfull

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts I’d like to say something about the concept of time in relation to training. I apologise in advance if this seems a bit off-topic… There’s an important question to ask yourself when you start studying...
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Teacher spotlight: Linda Hallett

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts. I am a late-comer to martial arts. My background is nursing as a lifelong profession and horses (breeding, training and competing) as a total obsession. I came across the Daoist martial arts when I...

Teacher spotlight: Donna Pinker

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts At the age of 14 I became extremely interested in Indian esoteric philosophies and spent a lot of time travelling to the city centre library. The Internet wasn’t invented and this was the only...

Teacher spotlight: Mike Jones

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts I practised Ki Aikido for 16 years and got really good at falling over. Bonuses were breathing abdominally, releasing tension, developing focused yi and maintaining a centre of gravity at the lower dan...

Teacher spotlight: Steve Galloway

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts  My ex drove me to martial arts when she sold my mountain bike behind my back and bought a trip to France for herself. I could not afford another bike in those days so zero cost Tai Chi worked for me....

Teacher spotlight: Liam Bauckham

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts I got into the internal arts via the external arts. In 2007 I was learning Wing Chun in a small Somerset based school where I happened to meet Damo which started my journey into the world of the...

Teacher spotlight: Neil Lodge

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts I spent many years practising Shotokan Karate which gave me a good foundation in structure and developing a strong spirit, but I began to search for other answers, this lead me to practise Aikido which...

Teacher spotlight: Paul Mitchell

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts 35 years have passed since first I embarked on a life of training. My initial methods were of an external martial art nature. However to label a method of cultivation as external is in my opinion...

Teacher spotlight: Sophie Johnson

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts I began exploring Qi Gong and Taiji yang style when I was 15, studying with someone whom I was told was one of the senior students of Master Chu King Hung, who had recently set up a school for Yang...

Teacher spotlight: Nik Benedikt

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts. The journey into the internal arts for me began in the quietude of the forest with curiosity and a search for deeper connection. I was innately drawn to Qigong, martial arts, and meditation and...

Teacher spotlight: Tino Faithfull

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts I’d like to say something about the concept of time in relation to training. I apologise in advance if this seems a bit off-topic… There’s an important question to ask yourself when you start studying...

Teacher spotlight: Roni Edlund

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts I started practicing the Daoist Arts when I moved over to England about 7-8 years ago. I was immediately intrigued by the strong effects that the practices had on my mind, energy system and the body. I...