Dan started learning
Chi in 1985. After a limited
exposure to Lee style, he met Peter
and Lavinia Warr,
in Milton Keynes and took training with them, learning
the 24 Step Yang Style (open handed) and also the 32
Step Sword Yang Style. This was followed by some
Men Bao in Dorset, and was
of other styles. After moving to Cambridge Dan's tai chi
continued with the Deyin
Institute, adding the Taiji
Kungfu Fan form, to his skills.
Further training was taken with the Deyin Taijiquan Institute
to Instructor level. Dan is registered as
Instructor with The
Tai Chi Union for Great
Taijiquan Institute (GB)
One of the leading Tai Chi
Organisations in the UK,
Founded in 1994 by Masters Faye (Li)
and Tary Yip with the encouragement and support of Faye's father, Professor
Institute was founded with the
intention to provide quality Tai Chi, Qi Gong and internal
The institute has links to many highly reputable
organisations, plus Tai Chi and Kung Fu masters in Europe, China,
Hong Kong, Japan, USA and other countries.
The Deyin Institute has a history which is backed up by an impressive lineage.
family goes back a hundred years in their martial arts, Faye's
great grand father, Grand
Lin started his martial art life
at an early age. His teachers
included famous Xing Yi Master Hao En Guan, Li Cun Yi, Xing Yi , Bagua
& Taiji master, Grand master Sun Lu Tang and famous Wudang
Master Li jing Lin.
Faye was seven years
old when she
Shaolin Quan, Her further study included Xing Yi, Bagua and
under her father's strict coaching
the invaluable tuition from her father. Faye also
received guidance form her great uncle Li
won numerous Gold and Silver medals on Taiji and sword routines
in major tournaments in China.
also one of the highest authorities in Europe in Traditional Sun
Style Tai Chi with direct lineage to the founder Grand Master Sun Lu
Tang. Master Faye Yip was the first person to learn and subsequently
the famous Taiji Kung Fu Fan. The first fan form created by
father Professor Li Deyin.
now working closely with the Tai Chi Union for Great
Britain in promoting Tai Chi in the UK. This
connections and networking with Tai
Chi enthusiasts in China. She is one of the four members of the
technical panel and sits on the executive committee of the Union as
as being the Chinese Liason officer for the Union.
grand father is one of the famous Chow Gar Praying Mantis teachers in
Hong Kong. For
over 20 years, Tary
has practised and taught
Southern Style Praying Mantis kung fu.
he came under
Li's strict supervision, he dedicated
most of his practice and teaching to the Traditional Yang and Sun style
Taiji, Xing Yi, Taiji Kung Fu Fan and Wudang Sword.
Tary Yip is one of the foremost instructors in Europe with
experience and knowledge to teach Traditional Sun
Xing Yi Quan. He is also a specialist in Yang style Tai Chi,
Link to Deyin
Men X. Bao.
Tian Ji. (Lung
Fei), noticed the special talents shown by Mrs Men Bao when
they worked in the Chinese
National Sport Centre, He convinced her to train in
chi, and became her instructor.
Deyin teaches tai chi all over the world, including
Bao's Lung Fei Tai Chi Association, through his friendship
with Men Bao.
Li Tiani and Mrs Bao.
Li Deyin and Mrs Bao.
Warr has been training
in and teaching Chinese Martial Arts for nearly 40 years. Peter's
Chinese father-in-law, introduced Peter to the arts. In 1980 Peter
formed his own Federation, the Wu Kung Federation.
In 1988 Grand Master Chen Yuhe asked Peter to study in China with his
older brothers. Grand Master Chen Yuhe accepted Peter as his disciple
(his adopted son). Peter also studied at the
Shanghai Physical Education Institute, where a Judges Course was
organised by the Chinese Wushu Association, under the auspices of the
International Wushu Federation (IWUF). After passing all the
examinations, Peter was the first European to achieve an IWUF
Judge's Degree. Since then Peter has officiated at all European and
was taught martial arts from an early age by her father Chee
Soo. Chee Soo
formed the British Wu-Shu Association
in 1958, He passed on his knowledge of the Original Li Style
Taijiquan to Lavinia.
has also taken instruction from
Grandmaster Chen Yuhe and
Professor Li Deyin. She is a Grade A instructor in
Yang Styles, 32 Sword form and 42 step combined form.
Link to Tai Chi
Union for Great
Britain Web Site
Link to Wu Kung Federation
to Lung Fei Tai Chi
Association Web Site