INTERNAL WAY ACADEMY Welcomes You
INTERNAL WAY ACADEMY
The main goal of this school is to improve health. Students first learn how to build a structured, connected and fluid body. This is achieved firstly from practising 'standing' exercises. These methods strengthen the body and the mind, working softly with the connective tissue, ligaments and tendons. Students become stronger, rooted and develop an increased sensitivity to touch. This foundation is then gradually and carefully applied to movement, such as Qigong, Tai Chi Ball, partner drills and Tai Chi form. Students also benefit from combining these principles to stretching (Yoga) and breathing exercises. This way of training has enormous benefits for mental and physical health. At higher levels the training integrates mind, body and spirit becoming a way of life.
Essential Tips for Beginners
1. Practise sincerely and with an open, focused mind.
2. Remain soft as possible at all times.
3. Don't give up or get frustrated if you feel you are not making progress
4. Five minutes training by yourself is infinitely better than no training at all.
5. Be prepared to give and take honest, constructive feedback from your fellow students.
INTERNAL WAY ACADEMY Instructor Spotlight
Roger began his martial arts training in 2000 studying at the Tai Chi Tong Long Association. Two years later he started training in Northern White Crane and Southern Jow Gar at the Shaolin Gym. He continued to train at both these schools for the next 12 years. In 2010 Roger began classes at YMAA Orient sport studying Yang style Tai Chi Chuan under Zibi. He soon realised a great passion for Internal Arts . Tai Chi gradually became his focus and only training. He regularly taught classes at this school. In 2016 Roger was introduced by Zibi to the London Central Free Push Hands group in Regents Park. Here he met Lindon, teacher of 7th Breath Integrated Power. Impressed with the skill and soft power of Lindon and his students he began classes. With both Lindon and Zibi's approval he has decided to begin teaching a combination of the two schools. He set up the Internal Arts Academy aiming to teach others and increase his own understanding of Internal Arts through teaching whilst continuing to train under his teachers.
Classes Wednesdays 7.30pm to 9pm
£10 per class