Tai Chi Masters Chee Soo - Howard Gibbon

 

Sue Bridges

County Coach - Sunderland Division

Tai Chi Sunderland

 

Profile Instructor Sue Bridges

Hi, my name is Susan bridges. I first taught classes in Jersey(14 years ago) and now live in the North East where it is my pleasure to pass on what I have learned. A beginner will find classes warm and friendly and will soon begin to piece together all the different aspects that are involved. Students will feel the benefits from the very first class and the more they practice the more they will gain.

 

I have recently opened a Feng Shou class on a Wednesday evening, see class list below. Today I continue to learn and develop under our Chief Instructor Howard Gibbons careful guidance attending his advanced classes monthly.


Living in Hull in 1989, following the Chang Ming Diet, I had my first introduction to Lee Style Tai Chi. There is something special about the Taoist arts and at end of each class I felt great, elated. Here was an exercise system that encompassed the physical, mental and spiritual. The instructor and some of the students had something that I knew I needed ...gentle discipline?...or was it energy?...or was it that they were content-at peace with themselves and the world? ....or was it the laughter and childlike nature that was so refreshing and unstuck? Within a few months I was attending classes and courses in both Tai Chi and Feng Shou with Howard. That was 25 years ago. I am very fortunate to have taken that first step. My qualifications are 3rd Tengi in Tai Chi and 1st Tengi in Feng Shou.


As County Coach I hold regular gradings/ training days where students can progress their development and really feel a sense of achievement. It’s also an opportunity to meet other instructors and students from other clubs. This helps to ensure a high standard is maintained across the North east.


The importance of Grading....... Grading is an essential part of your Tai Chi journey. Over many years of teaching my observations are : A student that most develops is one prepared to grade. A personal commitment to learn the arts properly opens doorways within and here their Tai Chi journey begins.

 

 

Tai Chi

Wednesday

9.30 - 10.45am

Ryhope Community centre,

Black road, Ryhope. Sunderland

Sue

0191 5518802

Mob: 07981832409

email Sue

 Kung Fu

Wednesday

6.45 - 7.45 p.m 
St. Mary's and St. Peters
Springwell Road
Sunderland SR3 4DY
 

Sue

0191 5518802

Mob: 07981832409

email Sue  

TaI Chi

Thursday

7:30 - 9 p.m.

Ryhope Community centre,

Black road, Ryhope. Sunderland

Sue

0191 5518802

Mob: 07981832409

email Sue

Tai Chi

Friday

10 - 11.30 a.m.

The Washington Arts Centre,

Fatfield, Washington. sunderland

Sue

0191 5518802

Mob: 07981832409

email Sue

 

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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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