About:  

 

Hello ~ contact Taiji4you Mike on: info@taiji4you.co.uk

 

A car accident in 2001 left Mike with constant Neuropathic Pain. Among other things, a spinal injury resulted in permanent Sciatic Nerve damage.

In 2003 the NHS introduced him to T'ai Chi ~ This was the only post-accident activity he found which could take his mind away from the continuous pain ~ He has continued to practise it ever since as a major part of his pain control.

He now performs and teaches various Yang-style Taijiquan Forms, Qigongs and relaxation techniques to beginners, regulars and pain sufferers; these include ~

Yang Chengfu Main Form '108'  ;  Beijing Simplified Short Form '24'  ;  Arthritic Form  ;  Imperial Qigong  ;  Tiger Bones  ;  Eight-Pieces-of-Brocade  ;  Shibashi '18'  ;  Microcosmic Orbit  ;  Jam Jong  and  various Breathing techniques

 

Mike has UK High School level 'CRB/DBS' clearance and 'Tai Chi Instructor' Tradesman Public Liability Insurance

He has held classes in Residential Homes (seated Tai Chi) & Bootle Sports Centre for 'Active-Sefton' and also as part of 'Hugh Baird College's Community Outreach Program' etc.  ~  1-to-1 Lessons in your own home (or with friends) are available too.

 

Mike says:

" I recommend everyone should try T'ai Chi at least once because it is a tasking yet enjoyable practise.  This makes it a wonderful exercise for both your mental & physical health and general wellbeing, regardless of your current ability "

" The NHS introduced me to T'ai Chi (Billy Watson's Qigongs & 24 form) at the world-leading Walton Neurological Pain Clinic, when I attended their famous 'Pain Management Program'

I maintained that P.M.P. ethos at the self-help group for pain sufferers S.M.I.L.E. with (Bill Pirrie's) Exercise class, audio tape Relaxation & T'ai Chi class (Gary Streamer's White Crane Qigongs & 24 form)

I have been practising T'ai Chi with The White Tiger Taiji School since 2003 (My sincere thanks go to Roger Billingham R.I.P. Sept'16, who was an inspirational and patient mentor to me with his Qigongs, 8, 18, 24 & 108 forms etc. for 13+ years. I will miss him, his inspiring presence, his ever ready smile and unique brand of humour. He was a true character with a wonderful attitude to life, great style, compassion and lack of ego)

My own path into teaching began accidentally by assisting Sheila at her Maghull & Lydiate U3A Tai Ji class as a volunteer in 2008 (Thank you for the push)

Roger of The White Tiger Taiji School awarded me with an Instructor Certificate in 2009

In 2011 I launched a 'Taiji for Beginners' class at the U3A, to lead people up into Sheila's class; again as a volunteer

In March 2014 I officially started self-employed tutoring as Taiji4you in Maghull

I was soon invited to start a class in Aintree, then in Bootle and even held a course of outdoor classes in Moorside Park, Crosby during the Summer of 2015 for Pioneer Fitness & 'Friends of Moorside Park' "