My name is Mathew, I'm 41, and I live with my wife and children in SE London. I was first introduced to martial arts through Judo at the age of 7 which I learnt for a couple of years before moving onto other sports during my school years. Towards the end of this period, I was reintroduced to martial arts and started training in Chinese Gong / Kung Fu. After practicing and also teaching over the course of 15 years, I discovered the Internal Arts and in particular, Taijiquan.
My first experience with HME Taijiquan was at a workshop with Sifu Adam Mizner in late 2015. At this workshop I was taken aback by the authenticity and quality of the teaching, the subtle & effective skills demonstrated and also the possibilities for the cultivation of body & mind. Shortly after this workshop I started training diligently in this system through both solo and partner practice following the teachings of Sifu Adam Mizner and the senior instructors, and it wouldn't be an understatement to say how the results of this training have massively enhanced my personal, family and work life!
Since becoming an HME affiliate instructor in Bexleyheath, London in January 2022, my goal has been to deliver the same teachings to the local and wider communities in order to pay forward the benefits of HME Taijiquan.
In my classes, I operate a friendly, open & cooperative environment, where members are encouraged to support each other's development and also have fun in the process. Whether you are completely new to Taijiquan or you are a seasoned practitioner looking to experience the uniqueness of HME Taijiquan, we have something to offer you!
I look forward to seeing you in class!