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The potential benefits of learning Tai Chi are enormous and varied...


If you suffer from tension and stress, you will find that, with practice, Tai Chi will help

you will learn to relax, and be able to do so whenever you wish.


If you are shy and timid you will find that in time your posture and breathing will improve,

making you in turn feel more balanced, confident and in control of yourself.


If you suffer from anger and frustration you will soon remember again the natural

beauty and rhythm in life, which cannot be forced, but lived with in harmony.


If you suffer from ill health, you will find that the practice of Tai Chi will help improve your

general health and well-being, increase your energy, tone your muscles, stretch your body,

improve your posture and balance, improve your immune system and circulation,

improve your strength and flexibility.  We could go on and on...


And if you are perfectly healthy and happy,

 you will find that Tai Chi is a beautiful, life-affirming thing to do.



We asked some of our regular Tai Chi students what is was that prompted them to attend their local Tai Chi classes originally. 



Who is Howard Gibbon?


Howard Gibbon was born in Hull in 1946 and began training under Chee Soo in 1973. He has been an instructor of both Tai Chi Chuan and Feng Shou Kung Fu since 1976 and is the holder of the 6th Tengchi Master Grade. He lives with his wife and mosaic artist Gisela in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. 


Howard’s early fascination for Tai Chi soon grew into a life-time vocation, realizing that Tai Chi went beyond a purely physical discipline, but Tai Chi was also a tool for self-development, spiritual growth, and a way of helping himself and others to achieve holistic health and well-being. Extremely proficient in the Feng Shou self defence arts, Howard nevertheless felt a special love for the various Tai Chi Forms, K’ai Men and Dao Yin. In fact he is famous for being Chee Soo’s only instructor who practised the Tai Chi form every morning, with the exception of Christmas Day, for 15 years! (And he is still practising the Tai Chi form, with an odd exception, on a daily basis!) 


Chee Soo had hundreds, perhaps thousands of Tai Chi students who entered his training halls through the years, but in the end there were only four in the country who stayed long enough to gain the highest Master Grade Chee Soo issued in his life time. One of those students was Howard, respected by his peers as the foremost authority on the Lee Family Tai Chi form. Howard’s and Chee Soo’s friendship was legendary and it is a privilege for those who today train under Howard to be shown an art so ancient, taught as he was taught, undiluted by fads and fashions, imbued with love, enthusiasm, precision and quality. 


Chee Soo passed away in 1994. In order to safeguard the continuation of the Arts and their philosophy, Howard founded the East-West Taoist Association in 1999. Howard has a weekly Tai Chi evening class as well as taking regular all-day Tai Chi courses and grading days. 


The many who are and wish to become Tai Chi instructors for the Association are keenly supported. See Teacher Training.


Howard is also the author of the Amazon Kindle book ‘You Me & Tai Chi’ and also various

Tai Chi training DVD's and Manuals, published by East - West Publications.


Students Say How Long They Have Practised Tai Chi 
And The Benefit They Get From It. 


Letter from Chee Soo to Howard - June 1984



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