Mark Long studied Karate at the age of 15 and progressed to 1st Dan black belt in shoto-ryu style. He went on to study Long Yang and Chen styles of tai chi.
In 1993, he enrolled at the college of integrated Chinese medicine to study acupuncture. After graduating in 1996 mark enrolled as member of the British Acupuncture Council.
In 1997 and 1999, Mark traveled to Hangzhou TCM college/hospital in eastern China for further training in Chinese medicine, medical qigong and tai chi.
It was on the second of these trips that Mark received extensive teaching from Zhang Xin Zhang, a philosophy professor and qi gong practitioner;
Prof. Zhang taught Mark a wide range of practices to engage the spirit, stimulate the Qi and develop the muscular-skeletal system.
Mark continues to actively study and currently offers tai chi and qi gong classes and workshops, as well as Qi massage and acupuncture
|Weekly for tai chi classes with qi gong are lead by Mark in Hastings and Bexhill, where beginners and the more experienced are able to work on their practice and skills.||Mark is available for consultation and for private tuition, he always happy to discuss and workout with your phyical and well-being requirements.|
Mark Shares His Extensive Knowledge of Tai Chi and Qi Gong.
Although learning Tai Chi can be attempted from books and DVDs, it is nearly impossible acquire the internal and postural skills, which offer the true benefits of Tai Chi, without a good teacher.
The Hastings and Bexhill Group Tai Chi Classes are open to all, young and old, beginners to the accomplished and various physical abilities
Mark is the driving force and inspiration for these classes which offer a warm welcome to anyone. Just come along to any of our classes and find out more
Our Tai Chi Classes In Hastings & Bexhill and Surrounding Areas
Tuesday morning Taiji – 1 hour • £7
St. Stephens church hall,
Downs road, Bexhill-on-sea,
For beginners and advanced.
Tuesday evening Taiji – 1 hour 15 minutes • £7
St. Stephens Church hall,
Wednesday evening Taiji – 1 hour • £7
St. John’s church hall,
For beginners and advanced.
New people are very welcome to join in the classes, even if you are a total beginner. Please phone Mark first for availability
One to One (or Two) Tuition is also available – Call Mark 07790 859551
Qi gong (pronounced chee-gung) is a method of movement and breathing developed from Chinese medicine.
Practices range from simple breathing techniques and gentle movement through to dynamic and physically demanding forms – you simply learn the forms appropriate to you needs.
There are forms which benefit arthritis and
skeletal problems, also forms which greatly help emotional and mental
ill health – the range of forms covers the whole spectrum of health.
Qi Gong is quite easy to learn and ultimately empowers you to
affect your own medical conditions and improve your energy.
“People of all ages and levels of fitness can learn and practice Qi Gong, so developing and maintaining internal vigor good levels of health.”
The many different Qi Gong exercises that have
specific uses in improving your health often have colourful names, for example:
Ba Dua Jin
Eight Section Brocade
For Improving the Constitution and and ideal when recovering from an
Yì Jīn Jīng
Changing Tendons Method
For improving tendon strength and muscular and nervous system health.
To name just two from the many different Qi Gong exercises available, each tailored to improve a specific part of your health.
Mark is happy to advice you on what might suit your specific needs
Improve Your Health, Vitality and Fitness
with Qi Gong
Qi Gong, a set of exercises, movements and
postures is aimed at improving your overall health. This can be in general well-being
terms or aimed at a specific ailment. The many practices and sets form an
important part of Chinese Medicine.
Qi Gong is a series of exercises that have
been developed over the centuries. The combination of choreographed
movements, in Qi Gong, help to open and cleanse the Energy Meridians (as
used in acupuncture).
Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese practice of cultivation the Qi (Life Force) that flows through all our bodies. Practicing
Qi Gong brings together; Mind, Body and Spirit by combining aerobic conditioning , meditation and breathing techniques.
Through the mediation in Qi
Gong one can illicit the feelings of happiness and inner peace while the
Qi Gong exercises stimulate the circulation of the blood and Qi.
Within Qi Gong mediation, where one is not in a trance, the feeling of
wellness and well being is enhanced.