Tai Chi Masters Chee Soo - Howard Gibbon

 

 Tai Chi Classes Edinburgh

Senior Instructors Denise Cunningham and Angela Fallon and new Insructor Cris Rea are fully qualified and insured teachers with the East-West Taoist Association. They have been practising Lee Style T’ai Chi for many years and continue to train under the expert guidance of Master Howard Gibbon Chief Instructor for the East-West Taoist Association.

The Scottish clubs are well established. The instructors are very proud of their loyal, dedicated students, who continue to develop and progress.

At the same time - New beginners will find a warm, happy, relaxed welcome at any club and a very pleasant introduction to the wonderful art of Lee Style T’ai Chi Chuan.

Classes

Monday

1 - 2 pm

Fairmilehead Church Hall

Frogston Road West,

Edinburgh EH10 7AA

Angela Fallon

0131-446 3504. 

Mob:07786056778

email 
Monday 7.30- 8.30 pm Oxgangs Neighbourhood Centre 

 71 Firrhill Drive,

Edinburgh EH13 9EU

Angela Fallon

0131-446 3504. 

Mob:07786056778

email

Tuesday 12.15-1.15pm

Juniper Green Village Hall

1a Juniper Park Road,

Edinburgh EH14 5DX

Denise Cunningham
0131-449-34683468
mob:07850-097697

 email

Tuesday 6 - 7.15pm St Serf's Parish Church 

280 Ferry Road,

Edinburgh EH5 3NP

 Angela Fallon

0131-446 3504. 

Mob:07786056778

email

Tuesday 7.30-8.30pm

St Serf's Parish Church

280 Ferry Road,

Edinburgh EH5 3NP

 Angela Fallon

0131-446 3504. 

Mob:07786056778

email

Tuesday 7.30-8.30pm

Gibson Craig Hall

156 - 158 Lanark Road West,

Currie, Edinburgh EH14 5NY

Denise Cunningham
0131-449-34683468
mob:07850-097697

email 

Thursday 1- 2 pm

University of Edinburgh

Kings Buildings.

West Mains Road EH9 3JW

Angela Fallon

0131-446 3504. 

Mob:07786056778

email

 Thursday

6.15-7.15 pm

The Salisbury Centre

2 Salisbury Road, EH16 5AB

Rea Cris

07816230335

email 

 

District Instructor Angela Fallon's Profile

Hi, my name is Angela Fallon and I am a Master Grade Teacher 2nd Teng Chi with East West Taoist Association.  I have been practicing Tai Chi for 13 years and started training with the Lee Family Arts travelling to Hull for courses.  After leaving the LFA I looked around at other Lee Style Associations and travelled monthly to Coventry to train with the Taoist Cultural Arts Association.    I eventually found the right balance in a learning environment here at East West Taoist Association and I continue to travel to Scarborough on a monthly basis to benefit from Howard Gibbon’s knowledge and expertise.   This regular training helps me continue my development and gives me an opportunity to train with skilled students and teachers from other parts of the country  

 

In the past, I lived and worked in SE Asia for 5 years, teaching English and studying Mandarin Chinese. I was introduced to Tai Chi, Taoist Yoga and Taoist healing techniques but I think my passion for these arts started in childhood: I grew up with ‘Kung Fu’, ‘Monkey’ ‘The Water Margin’ and ‘Hong Kong Phooey!’ When I was in primary school, I remember a teacher came to our school and demonstrated the graceful art of calligraphy. It was tremendously beautiful and had us all captivated. I still have that passion for the Taoist Arts and hope my enthusiasm comes across in class.  

 

I am married to an Artist and we both feel blessed to be doing what we love.   To pay the bills we have other jobs. I work for the University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences.

 

Personal Profile For Istructor Rea Cris

I qualified as a T’ai Chi teacher in 2010 with the East West Taoist Association.  I started practicing T’ai Chi in 2006 with Angela Fallon and continue to train with Angela and Howard Gibbon to develop my skills and understanding of the arts.  It is a pleasure and a humbling honour to be a T’ai Chi teacher and have the chance to pass on the art.  Teaching T’ai Chi is about helping others help themselves and with my classes I hope to offer my community a chance to improve their health and well being.

 

Even as a teenager, I always wanted to learn T’ai Chi and have always had a passion and fascination for the East. When I finally got around to finding a class, it felt very natural and instinctive; as if I was coming back home and I know I will be practicing T’ai Chi for the rest of my life. In 2008 I got the chance to visit China and would love to return and hop over to Japan as well.

 

I grew up in Greece and came to the UK to study and fell in love with Scotland (and I really don’t mind the weather!). I have a masters degree in art history, but my other passion in life is the environment and I have the incredible luck to have a job I love. I’m an administrator for an environmental organization and I also have an e. co-blog

 

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Testimonials

Just a note to say hi,

I have been taking my time with each move.  I'm up to move 21, yeah!!!!!  Your instructions are excellent.

First I watch you do the move.  Then, I try the move, while watching you. Then, practice until it feels right.  Then add it to the moves learned so far...practice and practice some more.

Truly enjoy watching you and Gisela; and your UTUBE video (with the group). Watching you doing the first 50 moves, on the DVD, helps to get the timing down for individual moves, flow from move to move, timing between the upper and lower body movements, when to shift your weight, etc.

Taking it slow gives me time to see/study the subtle moves, such as the feet.  The hand movements are easier to see, but the slight foot movements, take a little longer to get right.

Would love to travel to Scarborough, to take part in your classes. Maybe once I have the first 50 moves down. Hopefully, I will be retired in a year or two... Then, my husband and I hope to travel a bit. All the best to you and yours.

Regards, Irene Jones - Canada

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Howard is a superb teacher. I have learnt the short form from his excellent and painstakingly produced DVD. Being unable to find a style I enjoyed which was taught at a reasonable hour for me his DVD has been a godsend. I am only sorry that I cannot attend his classes in person. I thank him sincerely for his thoughtful and precise work. 

Paul Hillman

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Hi Howard,

Can I say that it was nice to meet you in person for the first time when you came up to Edinburgh in November this year, and as Denise (myown instructor) said I would, I certainly enjoyed all of your classes that I attended. I met some really nice people and I went away from each one having a had a great time, but also realizing that I have a lot to learn; a challenge which I will (hopefully) over the future years meets.I look forward to seeing you again when you are next back in Scotland.

Best Regards,

Jim. Anderson - Edinburgh

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Dear Howard,

At the age of 21 I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and have taken medication ever since (I am much older now!). A friend of mine, introduced me to Tai Chi and like so many people, I struggled at the beginning because there seemed to be so much to learn! However,I was confident enough to attend a day course. I was both excited and nervous - after all I was going to meet 'The Master'! You were not only helpful and encouraging but inspirational - I was hooked and began to take Tai Chi far more seriously. The results of my revised approach was that later in the year my blood pressure had reduced so much that I was taken off one tablet. My blood pressure has continued to reduce, in fact last Monday, I was taken off yet another tablet.

I appreciate that many factors may influence blood pressure however, I am convinced that the improvement in my blood pressure correlated directly with my involvement in T'ai Chi.

Thank you for being you and helping me and others like me to raise our horizons for personal achievement and enjoyment.

Kindest regards.

Barbara Lawes

 

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Testimonials

Hi Howard,

Many thanks for the replacement “Relax” DVD which I received the day after my email to you.  I couldn’t believe it!  This is the best customer care by far that I have ever experienced.

Thanks again.

Di Beckett – Derbyshire

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Hi there,

Just a line to to express my appreciation of your New Version Tai Chi form DVD.

It presents me with an excellent opportunity to study the minutia of movement required to perform and  correct myself accordingly, so many thanks for your efforts in the production of this DVD

Regards Charles Atkinson

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Howard,

Many thanks for your prompt response - I received the new DVD yesterday. As I have been struggling with "The Stork is Aroused" and "The Double Whip" sequences at my local Tai Chi classes for the last three weeks, I am pleased to say that I have now cracked it by following your crystal clear instructions on the DVD.

Thanks again,

Mr. Joseph William Taylor

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Subject: 

Just to say thank you for your very prompt response to my order for the DVD.  It arrived within 48hrs. It's a gift for my sister in law who has recently joined a Tai Chi class and is enjoying it as relief from a stressful job. I can't wait to see the results of using the DVD!!

Wishing you all the best for a peaceful Christmas and new year.

Julia Lee

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Many thanks Howard,

The Silk DVD is wonderful and I have already printed out the manual. Hope it isn't as cold with you as it is here.

Regards from Helen

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Thank you, Howard, for speedy delivery of DVD, which arrived yesterday and have also printed your eBook. 

I have practiced with your DVD and find it easy to understand and great for learning.

It is daunting when you first start to learn Tai Chi when you see all the moves you have to remember for feet, hands, arms & legs all at once, but you have broken it down into 'bite size' chunks which makes it much more managable. 

The eBook is very helpful & informative. 

Many thanks. 

Caroline Boom 

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I would also like to say that I recently received one of your DVDs - T'ai Chi Dance Vol 1 - as a gift (my partner bought it for my birthday, at my suggestion) anyway, what I wanted to say was how delighted I am with it, and how I am struck, pretty much every time I use it, by the thought that the people who made this DVD clearly cared about the quality of the experience that would be had by those using the DVD as an aid to learning. So, thanks for that; I'm sure I am very far from alone in appreciating it.
Best wishes.

David Littlewood

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