Teacher and Founder
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Paul has been practicing and teaching Tai Chi Chuan since 1995 and founded the Lancaster School of Tai Chi Chuan in 2002. He is passionate about maintaining the essence of Old Yang Style Tai Chi, a rarer line passed down through Yang Shou-hou, the brother of Yang Cheng-Fu.
Paul has also been teaching a private group called simply: 'Martial Arts - Principles and Applications'. In this group he has taught instructors and practitioners from various martial arts backgrounds, including Kung-fu, Ju-jitsu, Karate, Taekwondo and Aikido, and also security professionals.
Due to the material taught, there will be a casual, informal interview for applicants.
I came into Tai Chi from a background of social care and psychotherapy and work using Tai Chi as a therapeutic and rehabilitating / self empowering tool as well as teaching Tai Chi for self defence. Having studied in psychotherapy for five years I became more and more convinced in the therapeutic value of Tai Chi not only as an effective body therapy but also as an affordable form of pro active self healing.
Alongside daily studies at the Lancaster School I have taken studies with other Tai Chi
schools and teachers and have gained skills in teaching a Tai Chi for Arthritis and the elderly and guiding a Neurolymphatic internal workout. I hold a diploma in Tai Chi for seated and rehabilitating students having studied a Tai Chi aimed at the needs of those in nursing homes and hospital wards, including staff needs.
I continue in regular advanced teacher training studies and also in annual course updates of
teaching a Tai Chi for rehabilitation. I run a class at the local Neuro Drop In Centre for all neurological rehabilitation and also at the over fifties youth club in Morecambe. I run a practical and immediate self defence class for all, whether wheelchair bound or octogenarian, teaching simple and effective defence/attack.
As well as the regular group classes available, I offer a one-to-one workout for students
needing more detailed attention incorporating stress relief techniques and dietry guidance
alongside any other emotional or psychotherapeutic needs the student may wish to explore.
As a registered practitioner at Dacrelands Health Centre I liase with other practioners in the natural and holistic health fields to nurture and maintain a comprehensively holistic study to the art of Tai Chi Chuan.
Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan - The River Room
I will be teaching students the Yang Cheng Fu long form, qigong, push hands and various martial drills and applications to further the students' understanding of the form. There will also be a strong focus on good stance work, breathing, posture and alignment.
Available for regular classes at the Trinity United Reformed Church
, and private sessions either at Halton Mill
or a suitable space. Please contact me directly for further information. Students who are more advanced are advised to contact Paul Florkowski for further training. Thank you.