Chris is a qualified teacher with more than 40 years of teaching experience.
Chris started to learn Tai Chi in 1994 with Steve Forde. Her learning and subsequent teaching were soon overseen by Dan Docherty.
Chris has travelled throughout Europe and U.K. to learn from Dan and his senior students. Notably Godfrey Dornelly and later Carl Burgess.
She has gained medals in The British Open Tai Chi Championships for advanced hand form and sabre form and has judged weapons and hand form competitions at national and European level
Several of her students have gained medals in competition.
Chris has organised Tai Chi workshops, and Tai Chi union events including Inter-university competition
Appointed Honorary Vice president of Tai Chi Union for GB in 2017
Dan Met his teacher Chen Tin Hung in 1975. Like his master he established his reputation by winning a major fighting contest in Malaysia in 1980. After 8 years of intensive training and travelling Dan gave up his job in The Hong Kong Police Force and returned to London where he established his Tai Chi Chuan teaching base.
Like his master Dan’s fighting achievements have overshadowed his vast contribution to the development of Tai Chi. He is a founder member of The Tai Chi Union For G.B. and has played an active role in The European Federation.
Dan travels extensively and has founded Tai Chi Schools throughout Europe. His quest for research adds a dynamic quality to his development of his system of Practical Tai Chi Chuan.
As an author he writes with insight and conviction on the practical, historical and philosophical aspects of Tai Chi Chuan
Dan ‘s open style of teaching leads his students to high levels of personal achievement