Michael Watts

                                                                                                                   dmichaelwatts@gmail.com

      

Advanced Level Instructor of Tai Chi Chuan (TCUGB) (originally assessed by Mike Tabrett, vice-president/ Senior Instructor TCUGB).
Instructor Level Certification to teach Yang-Style Cheng Man-Ch’ing Short Form Tai Chi (Awarded: 2014 by Sifu William C. Phillips, former student of Cheng Man-Ch’ing, founder of Patience Tai Chi Association)
I can now also teach Huang Style Short Form after taking four years of individual instruction (2014 – 2018) in this style, from Senior TCUGB Instructor, John Linney)
Club or organisation if applicable
Tai Chi & Qigong for Health and Relaxation
Contact: email: dmichaelwatts@gmail.com
Websites: http://www.shibashi-taichiqigong.com/
https://www.michaelwattsgraphology.co.uk/

Countries classes held in: Cambridge, UK. Overseas: Annecy, France and also Ystad, Sweden.
Other Tai Chi/Qigong organisations certifying my qualifications:
http://www.taichiunion.com/instructors/?i=1168
http://www.patiencetaichi.com/public/BIO_Michael_Watts.cfm
http://healthqigong.org.uk/instructorinfo/instructor_information.php?nad=794

Formal Qigong qualifications

Instructor Level Certification to teach:
· Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi Set 1 (Awarded by Sifu Wing Cheung)
· Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi Set 2 (Awarded by Sifu Wing Cheung)
· Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi Set 3 (Awarded by Sifu Wing Cheung)
· Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi Sets 4 & 8 (Awarded by Professor Lin Housheng) – Also attended in 2018, the Shibashi 4 Medical Qigong workshop with Sifu Wing Cheung
· Ba Duan Jin – Eight Pieces of Brocade (Awarded by BHQA)
· Yi Jin Jing – Muscle Tendon Strengthening Qigong (Awarded by BHQA)

Tai Chi & Qigong – personal history
· 1994, London, UK: individual instruction in Cheng Man Ch’ing Short Form with Master John Eastman
· 2009, Hertfordshire, UK: Cheng Man-Ch’ing Tai Chi Intensive with Glyn Williams (TCUGB Senior Instructor)
· 2012, Malaysia: one-month individual instruction in Qigong and Huang’s ‘Five Loosening Exercises’ (Master Len Lee Nam and Alvina Lai)
· 2012, Taipei, Taiwan: one-week instruction from Chief Cheng Man Ch’ing Instructor, Master Zuen Wei-Ming
· 2014, New York, USA: Omega Institute, 14-day, 72-hour intensive workshop in ‘Qigong Healing’ with Qigong Master Robert Peng
· 2014, October, New York, USA: one-month intensive individual ‘Form-Revision’ instruction from Sifu William C. Phillips
· 2014–2018, Cambridge, UK: Four years of individual instruction in the Huang Sheng Shyan Style Short Form, with John Linney (TCUGB Advanced Instructor)
· 2015, Nov 2, Sheffield, UK: three-day workshop in Huang Style with Master Wee Kee Jin
· 2015, November 10, Cambridge, UK: TCUGB Instructor Certification Assessment by Mike Tabrett, Vice-President/Senior Instructor for Tai Chi Union of Great Britain
· 2016, May 13–22, Hastings, UK: Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi 1 & 3 instructor training and certification workshops and five-day semi-private Meditation/Shibashi Retreat with Sifu Wing Cheung (Tai Chi Division Champion of the 2005 Canada Kung Fu and Wushu Championships)
· 2016, May 26 – June 2, Telford, UK: Ba Duan Jin and Yi Jin Jing Health Qigong instructor training and certification workshops with the British Health Qigong Association (BHQA)
· 2016, Sep 24–25, Baden-Baden, Germany: Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi sets 4 & 8, instructor training and certification workshops with Professor Lin Housheng (pioneer and creator of Shibashi)
· 2017, Mar 27–Apr 2, Hastings, UK: Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi 2 instructor training and certification workshop and five-day semi-private Meditation/Shibashi Retreat with Sifu Wing Cheung
· 2018, April 20-21, Bonn, Germany: Comprehensive (refresher/repeat) Tai Chi Qigong (Instructor) Training Workshop with Sifu Wing Cheung – Shibashi Level 2
· 2018, April 28-29, Hastings UK: Comprehensive (referesher/repeat)Tai Chi Qigong (Instructor) Training Workshop with Sifu Wing Cheung – Shibashi Level 3
· 2018 May 30-31, Hastings UK: Shibashi 4 Medical Qigong Workshop with Sifu Wing Cheung
· 2018 Total 4 hours private instruction with Sifu Wing Cheung (one hour in Bonn and three hours in Hastings)
Michael Watts, BSc (Exp.Psych) has authored eight published books covering the fields of Handwriting Analysis, Alternative Therapies and Existential Philosophy.
Hobbies: Hanggliding and music.