Our long-time friend amd colleague, the Tai Chi Fan-Master Sue Hix is joining our 2016 Tai Chi Teaching Team to add what she describes as a blend of seductive grace like dance, and the deadly intent of martial arts: the Double-Fan form! I first saw this performed in the mountains of Colorado in 1992 and it completely captivated me so I jumped at the chance to include this beautiful practice in our retreat this year.
Sue began Tai Chi yang style long form in the early 90’s as a local evening class. Youth and ambition moved the spirit to study further afield with Chris Pei who visited Nottingham in the mid 1990’s, from USA. Chris was an inspiring teacher having been an Olympic gymnast prior to his wushu arts and led studies in yang style hand, sword and sabre forms.
In the late 90’s Sue’s journey turned to Qi Gong, learning Wild Goose Qi Gong with Michael Tse and this influenced some aspects of Tai Chi, alongside training in Taoist arts with Mantak Chia and Kris Deva North.
In the early 00’s Sue found another local in Peterborough who could offer tuition in a yang style Fan form. In 2014 news came that the same local had mastered a double fan form and so the journey continued using two fans.
We have just 5 places left on this year’s training, now with a rare opportunity to learn a rare and compelling form: Tai Chi Fan!. It could be you!