Details on the location of the class.
Splash Stockton is a modern, spacious leisure facility located in central Stockton. Here you will find an offering of a range of sporting, fitness and leisure activities for all ages and abilities.
Splash Stockton first opened in 2001 when it was transformed from the old Stockton Swimming Pool. In 2008-2009, the facility underwent huge refurbishments and doubled in size in a bid to cater for the growing community and improve the facility as a whole.
With a huge range of brand new facilities for all of the family, Splash is now so much more than just a swimming pool. Some of the facilities available include a two storey Activ8 gym, a large multi-use sports hall, waves & flumes, Jacuzzi, food and drink facilities and more! Splash is extremely popular with families as there is so much to keep everyone entertained.
Visitors of this health and leisure facility will also find a number of classes they can take part in including a range of fitness classes and swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. Guests can also become a member so they can benefit from exclusive access, offers and discounts to the chain of Tees Active clubs across the North East of England. Leisure card holders can benefit from discounted prices, advance booking, free spectator entry and more.
This Stockton based club is a great place to host a party with many different events available to cater for childrens parties. They can also provide party food for your guests with a choice of buffets serving hot or cold food. Choose from soft play, mini soccer, swimming parties and more – your children are sure to have the time of their lives.
Details on the instructors teaching the class.
I was introduced to Yang style tai chi by 2 local instructors, Edwin Tolputt in 1999 and Martina Marie-Luise Paulinus in 2000. After years gaining a good foundation and as a keen student I was encouraged to take part in advanced Yang style training which gave me the confidence to train with Master John Ding.
I made two visits to China with Master Ding to work with numerous Yang masters to improve my skills. Meeting with Grandmaster Yang Zhen Guo was a real highlight. I studied Traditional Chinese Medicine in more depth and qualified as a Medical Qigong Therapist in 2005, then qualified through ICHM as a Senior Yang style instructor in 2006.
I was able to offer Qigong exercises and tai chi forms including Medical Qigong, Shibashi and Wild Goose, Meditation, Yang 8, Yang 10, Yang Foundation form, Yang Long form, Yang Straight sword, Yang Staff form, Yang sticky and Push hands as well as share my knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Wishing to broaden my experience in 2005 I trained with Grandmaster Xiao Wang where I first experienced silk reeling and Chen style push hands. Two further introductory experiences of Chen style were gained working with north east instructors Keith Thomas and Stewart Agar.
However, it was not until 2008 that I began my training with Grandmaster Liming Yue and in 2009 it was a delight to train with Grandmaster Chen Zheng Lei. Over the years I have gained experience of Health & Breathing exercises, Silk reeling, Wu Qin Xi, Ba Duan Jin and Liu Zi Jue Qigong forms, Chen 11 Forms, Chen 18 Form, Loa Jia Form parts 1 & 2, Chen Push Hands, Chen 11 and Chen 16 Fan forms, Chen Sabre form, Pear Blossom Spear form and Chen Straight Sword form. Additionally, in 2014 I began training with Master Faye Yip working on Yang 24 Form and the Kungfu Fan Form. Experience has also been gained in Yang 18 Fan Form and the Beautiful Sunset Fan Form.
In 2012 I qualified as a 3rd level Chen style Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor. In the summers of 2012, 2013 and 2014 I was lucky enough to return to China with Grandmaster Yue and have also attended Internatial Seminars in Scotland, Germany and Italy during this period, where I was able to gain more experience of Chen style Tai Chi, various Qigong Forms, weapons training and also an introduction to Xin Jia. In 2014 I was honoured to be accepted as a Senior Indoor Student of Grandmaster Yue.