Instructor Listing

All technique skills of instructors on this list are approved by Chen Style Tai Chi Centre. The certificate is issued by Master Liming Yue. The instructors on the list below are all independent instructors and they do not belong to the Tai Chi Centre (unless specified). The level of technique is required to be reviewed every year by Master Liming Yue, free of charge when the instructors take part in the seminars or join regular classes within the Centre or online, otherwise the level of skills assigned may be not accurate therefore we will remove their names from the list below for those who do not review their level of skills over one year. The Centre also won’t take any responsibilities for their teaching and behaviour apart from approving their Tai Chi skills and teaching standard.

The standard we used for the instructor levels is according to the Wushu Duan Wei system implemented by the Chinese Wushu (Martial Arts) Association in China. Some of instructors listed below have also achieved the Duan Wei grading from China Wushu Association as indicated.

Foundation Level Instructors:

Instructors within this level can teach Tai Chi Foundation exercises including:
Warm Up, Side Step, Single and Double hands Silk Reeling Energy exercises, Breathing exercises, Tai Chi Stance and Tai Chi 8 Form and Qigong exercises specified on the certificate.

First name Surname Area Date of Assessment & Review
Remark
Yupa Beastall West Midlands 6th July 2014 To be reviewed
Ute Scholl Devon 6th July 2014 -18th June 2022 include Qigong
Mark Pountney Merseyside 6th July 2014 To be reviewed
Muhammad Bashir Manchester 5th July 2015 To be reviewed
Nicola Briffitt Warwick 13th December 2015 To be reviewed
Qasim Ishaq Kent 13th December 2015 To be reviewed
Paul Shanahan Blackpool 8th January 2017 To be reviewed
Donna Burston Northwich 2nd July 2017 To be reviewed
Susan Natalie Harrison Prestatyn Denbighshire 2nd July 2017 To be reviewed
Agata Alcaniz Watersheddings 2nd July 2017 To be reviewed
Jonathan Adler London 2nd July 2017 To be reviewed
Sarah van der Meer Canterbury 9th December 2018 To be reviewed
Soranny Perone Surrey 8th December 2019 To be reviewed
Sue Mcgregor Manchester 8th December 2019 To be reviewed
Luong Van Vui Viet Nam 9th July 2023 include Qigong
Nguyen Thì Duy Đưc Viet Nam 17th December 2023 include Qigong
Trinh Lien Viet Nam 17th December 2023 include Qigong

Level One Instructors:

Instructors within this level can teach all Foundation Level exercises, Tai Chi 8 Form, 11 Form or 18 form and First 15 of any long form such as , Laojia, 83 Form.

First name Surname Area Date of Assessment Remark
Jane Placca Manchester 15th October 2012
Colin Knightley Halifax 15th October 2012
Fernando Dinis Oporto, Portugal 15th October 2012
Teresa Pereira Manchester 15th October 2012 To be reviewed
Paul Maxfield Devon 15th October 2012
Nick Waites Aukland 12th December 2011-13th February 2023
Debbie Harvey-smith Dublin, Ireland 26th February 2012 include Qigong
Paul Gascoyne Stafford 16th June 2013 To be reviewed
Barry Kirwan Dublin, Ireland 16th June 2013 include Qigong
Barbara Hill Ayrshire, Scotland 22th June 2014 include Qigong
Sven Dietz Friedrichroda – Germany 23rd July 2014 include Qigong
Tobi Glanville London 14th December 2014 include Qigong
Victoria Richardson Chorley 14th December 2014 include Qigong
Paul Keogh Dublin, Ireland 14th December 2014 include Qigong
Nick Stew Worcester 14th December 2014 include Qigong
Paula Guzzanti Northern Ireland 5th July 2015 to be reviewed
Mary Walden Ropley 13th December 2015 include Qigong
Ana Mazuran Beckinghamshire 3rd July 2016 include Qigong
Fatima Alvarez-Ossorio Galway, Ireland 16th October 2016 include Qigong
Mary Ray Manchester 8th January 2017 include Qigong
Nikolaos Karagiannis Athens, Greece 2nd July 2017 include Qigong
Jonathan Foulger Halifax 2nd July 2017 include Qigong
Ziqing He Xiangtan, China 10th December 2017 – 13th February 2023 include Qigong
Brian Penman East Kilbride, Scotland 10th December 2017 include Qigong
Angus Kaye Granada, Spain 10th December 2017 include Qigong
Glen Robertson Liphook, Hanpshire 7th January 2018 include Qigong
Russell Ackers Manchester 2nd September 2018 include Qigong
Agnes Grip Poole, London 2nd September 2018 include Qigong
Toby Lipton Norfolk 2nd September 2018 – 5th February 2023 include Qigong
Alastair Thompson-Carse Burntwood, Staffs 9th December 2018 include Qigong
Sameena Azam Chingford, London 13th January 2019 – 31st January 2023 include Qigong
Amanda Thurland Cheltenham 7th July 2019 include Qigong
Mark Pagliaro Blakeney, Glos 8th December 2019 include Qigong
Narges A. Marvasti Watford 8th December 2019 include Qigong
Jenna Robins Stockport, Manchester 9th December 2018, 16th February 2020 include Qigong
Geraldine Winnall Exmouth, Devon 22nd July 2023 include Qigong
MOUSTAFA KAMEL KHEDR EGYPT 20th September 2023 include Qigong

Level Two:

Instructors within this level can teach all Level One exercises and Tai Chi 18 Form, or First 15 movements of 83 Form or First 15 movements of Laojia 74 Form with some applications and Push Hands.

First name Surname Area Date of Assessment Remark
Yuhong Zhang Sale 15th October 2012 – 31st January 2023
Pedro Moura Oporto, Portugal 15th October 2012
Domingos Antunes Oporto, Portugal 15th October 2012
Paul Lightfoot Telford 15th October 2012
Stuart Agars Yorkshire 15th October 2012
Dale Phillips Cannock 15th October 2012 To be reviewed
Karl Smith Altrincham 15th October 2012
Robin Wooldridge Birmingham 15th October 2012-31st October 2021 Include Qigong
Kevin Copeland Co. Clare, Ireland 15th October 2012-31st January 2023 include Qigong
Richard Bennett Malwern 15th October 2012 include Qigong
William Farmer Exeter 15th October 2012 include Qigong
Jesus Jimenez Borjabad Madrid – Spain 16th September 2012 include Qigong
Riccardo Romano Torino – Italy 21st October 2012 include Qigong
Chiara Comoglio Torino – Italy 21st October 2012 include Qigong
Frederik Willem Frederiks Church Stretton 8th December 2013 include Qigong
Valia Varoutsou Manchester 8th December 2013 include Qigong
Jerome Albert France 6th July 2014 include Qigong
Fabio Ingannamorte Rome, Italy 6th July 2014 include Qigong
Jane Greer Manchester 6th July 2014 include Qigong
Jon Cawley Rawtenstall 6th July 2014 include Qigong
Adrian Axisa Malta 16th October 2014 include Qigong
Alana Axisa Malta 16th October 2014 include Qigong
Jennifer Teagle Macclesfield 14th December 2014 include Qigong
Kevin Prosser Wolverhampton 14th December 2014 include Qigong
Safeena Aslam Manchester 14th December 2014 include Qigong
Ruth Marsland Manchester 13th December 2015 include Qigong
Mhairi McGowan Glasgow 10th January 2016 include Qigong
Robert Bichan Dundee, Scotland 8th January 2017 include Qigong
John McCard Saltcoats 11th December 2016 include Qigong
Antonio Antico Turin, Italy 14th May 2017 include Qigong
Franco Gogliani Turin, Italy 14th May 2017 include Qigong
Vincenzo Turello Turin, Italy 14th May 2017 include Qigong
Sarah Beveridge Sutherland 2nd July 2017 include Qigong
Mark Humphreys Preston 2nd July 2017 include Qigong
Simon Lang Derbyshire 2nd July 2017 include Qigong
Stephen Jones Halesowen 2nd July 2017 include Qigong
Hexi Kuang Xiangtan, China 2nd July 2017 – 13th February 2023 include Qigong
John Ellis Broseley 2nd July 2017 include Qigong
Catherine Lear Stourport-on-Seven 2nd July 2017 include Qigong
Francesca Tomada Turin, Italy 2nd July 2017 include Qigong
David Bowker Watersheddings 7th January 2018 include Qigong
Richard Matthews Jersey 2nd July 2017 – 13th February 2023 include Qigong
Tanith Blackwood MAASTRICHT, Holland 08July 2023 – 17th December 2023 include Qigong
Sandy Malandrini Sorano, Italy 30th June 2023 – 17th December 2023 include Qigong

Third Level:

Instructors within this level can teach all Level Two exercises and First 30 movements of 83 Form or Laojia 74 form, Push Hands and Sword (or Sabre).

First name Surname Area Date of Assessment Remark
William Wilkinson Blackburn 15th October 2012 Include Qigong
Chiara Gilardino Biella, Italy 15th October 2012 Include Qigong
Janet Murray Grindleton 15th October 2012 include Qigong
Christine Thomas Accrington 15th October 2012 Include Qigong
Arend Wymenga Kiltimagh, Ireland 15th October 2012 – 16th January 2023 Include Qigong
Stephen Brown Hartlepool 15th October 2012 Include Qigong
Hannah Horsfall London 15th October 2012;
www.fullcircleqi.co.uk/
include Qigong
Pamela Hedge Billingham 15th October 2012 include Qigong
Susana Gracia Perez Zaragoza – Spain 16th September 2012 include Qigong
Esquel Arias Colon Madrid 16th September 2012 include Qigong
Darren Chan Manchester 4th April 2013 include Qigong
Cemil Egeli Manchester 16th June 2013 include Qigong
Alasdair James Blaikie Edinburgh, Scotland 6th July 2014 – 31st October 2022 include Qigong
Martina Marie-Luise Paulinus Norwich 24th July 2014 include Qigong
Rebacca Wells Billingham 24th July 2014 include Qigong
Natalie Faria – Vare Gloucestershire 15th March 2015 – 31st October 2022 include Qigong
Paul Bellamy Gloucestershire 15th March 2015 include Qigong
Simon Jenkins Haverfordwest 5th July 2015 include Qigong
Patricia Flatt Oregon, U.S.A. 18th August 2015 – 13th February 2023 include Qigong
Lili Huang High Wycombe 10th January 2016 include Qigong
Akira Kurashima Japan 5th March 2016 include Qigong
Alda Gomez Devon 26th June 2016 18th June 2022; www.houseofmovement.com include Qigong
Nicholas Hall Cornwall 3rd July 2016 include Qigong
Katja Londa Oldham 11th December 2016 include Qigong
Laura Tatananni Rome, Italy 11th December 2016 include Qigong
Ivan Moss Manchester 7th January 2018 include Qigong
Luca Gremmo Biella, Italy 13th May 2018 include Qigong
Geoff Leversedge Norfolk 2nd September 2018 – 5th February 2023 include Qigong
Yongqiang Wang Prestwick, Glasgow 2nd September 2018 include Qigong
Carmen Chan Edinburgh 2nd September 2018 – 13th February 2023 include Qigong
Lucilla Raffi Rome, Italy 2nd July 2017 – 13th January 2019 include Qigong
Richard Hyett Upton-on-Severn 2nd July 2017 – 7th July 2019 include Qigong
Sara Baldwin Gloucester 7th July 2019 – 22nd July 2023 include Qigong
Michael Ogden Leigh 9th July 2023 include Qigong
Karen Lewin Upton-on-Severn 2nd July 2017 – 17th December 2023 include Qigong
Emma Dancock Stourport-on-Severn 2nd July 2017 – 17th December 2023 include Qigong

Fourth Level:

Instructors within this level can teach all Third Level exercises and 83 Form or Laojia 74 Form, Push Hands, Sabre, Sword, Long Pole with Martial Arts applications.

First name Surname Area Date of Assessment Remark
Steven Burton Accrington 15th October 2012 Include Qigong
Pluto Vlachopoulos Athens, Greece 15th October 2012 Include Qigong
Sergio Terramoto Oporto, Portugal 15th October 2012 Include Qigong
Richard Northwood Cheshire 15th October 2012 Include Qigong
John Collins Ireland 15th October 2012 – 31st January 2023 Include Qigong
Marco Fasanotti Biella, Italy 15th October 2012 Include Qigong
Alan Smewing Stafford & Wolverhampton 15th May 2012 13th February 2023 Include Qigong
PEDRO ANTONIO MARTIN ALONSO Madrid – Spain 16th September 2012 – 13th February 2023 include Qigong
Bill Dancock Stourport On Severn 16th June 2013 – 31st October 2022 include Qigong
Fabio Ricciarelli Rome, Italy 18th October 2014 to be reviewed
Sue Hindle Preston 15th March 2015 (15th October 2012) include Qigong
Michaela Sinclair Glasgow, Scotland 25th February 2015 include Qigong
Li Ho Edinburgh, Scotland 5th July 2015 – 31st January 2023; www.chinawushutaichi.co.uk include Qigong
Douglas Craddock Sale 5th July 2015 include Qigong
Helen Beare Devon 5th July 2015 include Qigong
Monserrat Carrasco Alvarez Santiago – Spain 08th December 2015 include Qigong
Carla Scigliano Rome, Italy 8th May 2016 include Qigong
Fabio Varesi Rome, Italy 8th May 2016 include Qigong
Plamen Draganov Manchester 3rd July 2016 include Qigong
Jane Gratton Stafford 3rd July 2016 include Qigong
Scott Broadhurst Blackburn 8th January 2017 – 31st January 2023 include Qigong
Paul Cutland Halesowen 8th January 2017 – 31st January 2023 include Qigong
Laura Celli Pitigliano, Italy 27th August 2017 include Qigong
Claudio Gentili CESENA ( FC), Italy 7th January 2018 – 31st January 2023 include Qigong
Stefano Bazzoli Rome, Italy 18th October 2014 – 13th January 2019 include Qigong
John Sutherland Edinburgh 2nd July 2017 – 31st January 2023 include Qigong
Doru-Eduard Tapceanu Paris, France 4th April 2021 – 9th July 2023 include Qigong

Fifth Level:

Instructors within this level can teach all Level Forth exercises with better level of skills.

First name Surname Area Date of Assessment Remark
Pepe Arlandis Denia, Spain 15th October 2012 – 5th February 2023 Include Qigong
Nick Taylor Devon 15th October 2012 include Qigong
Anthony Rushton Worcester 1st October 2012 Include Qigong
Qiang Di Manchester 15th October 2012 – 31st January 2023 Include Qigong
Andrew Plant Accrington 18th September 2014 31st January 2023 include Qigong
Andrea Lori Rome, Italy 18th October 2014 include Qigong
MARIANO UCEDA SEBASTIAN Madrid – Spain 8th December 2015 include Qigong
Robert Byrnes Devon 10th January 2016 Include Qigong
Damian Kierans Monaghan, Ireland 8th Januay 2017 – 5th February 2023; www.damiankierans.com/taichi include Qigong
Marco Insalata Turin, Italy 13th May 2017; www.lacittadigiada.it include Qigong
Michael Singleton Leyland 7th January 2018 – 31st October 2022 include Qigong
Jamal Alek Manchester 13th January 2019 – 31st January 2023 include Qigong
Garry Seghers Cannock 16th June 2013 – 31st July 2023 include Qigong

Sixth Level:

Instructors within this level can teach all Level fifth exercises with excellent form movements at the level of national championships holder in China major competitions and good understanding about the Tai Chi principles.

First name Surname Area Date of Assessment Remark
Wenhua Kuang Xiangtan, China 10th November 2013 – updated Include Qigong
Aamir Rafi Tai Chi Centre 5th July 2015 – updated include Qigong
Pete Hornby Stafford 5th July 2015 – updated include Qigong

Seventh Level:

Instructors within this level can teach all Level Sixth exercises with beter form movements and understanding about the Tai Chi principles.

First name Surname Area Date of Assessment Remark
Liming Yue Tai Chi Centre UK 7th Duan on 24th October 2004 by China Wushu Association Include Qigong
Dongwu Zhang Chenjiagou Tai Chi Centre, Zhengzhou, China 7th Duan on 15th June 2007 – updated Include Qigong
Juan Chen China 10th November 2013 – updated Include Qigong