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Laura's Biography

Laura Ichajapanich started Taijiquan (T'ai Chi Ch'uan) in 1994. She initially studied the Yang-style Long Form in London with James Drewe before going on to study the Yang-style Simplified 24-move Form (Beijing Short Form), 42-move International Competition Form as well as the Yang Long Sword Form, the 32-move and 42-move Sword with Professor Li Deyin and the Longfei Taijiquan Association in the UK and Beijing. She has studied Tui Shou (push hands) with Master Wang Yan Ji. Laura has also attended several seminars to learn qigong health sets of exercises with Mark Atkinson of the European Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong Association.

In 1991 Laura completed a post-graduate teaching certificate at the Institute of Education in London and since 1998 has been teaching Taiji in various colleges, offices and centres around London.

In April 2001 she attended a seminar in London to learn Zhanzhuang (standing like a tree) and Chansigong (silk reeling) with Chen XiaoWang. Struck by the powerful and spiralling energy of this style, Laura's focus changed and she has gone on to learn the Yin/Yang Qigong and several Chen forms with Master Chen and Kinthissa. Although Laura had met Kinthissa at school in Bangkok in the 1970s it was by chance that their paths crossed at a Chen XiaoWang seminar in London years later. Since then Laura has been training with Kinthissa in London and Oxford, and attends taiji retreats in Kinthissa's home in Italy.

www.laurataiji.co.uk

 

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