Keith’s interest in martial arts began in the 70’s with the study and

practice of Judo and Tomiki Aikido.His work lead to an interest in

Psychology with a particular leaning towards the work and writings

of Carl Gustav Jung which in turn introduced him to the study of

the “I Ching” (The Book Of Changes) and the “Tao Te Ching” by Lao

Tzu and Daoist philosophy.This inevitably resulted in taking up the

practice of Tai Chi and joining the Daoist Tai Chi Society in the late



Keith moved to Sussex in the mid 90’s and joined the Zhong Ding

organisation and began his passion for the Tai Chi Chuan of

Professor Cheng Man-Ching. Work and frequent travel abroad lead

to periods away from attending classes but he continued his study,

solo, on the Tai Chi “form” and Qigong.


He is very proud to have been awarded second Duan instructor with

Internal Alchemy Internal Martial Arts School and in the Taoist

tradition, to continue, always to be a student of Tai Chi.


Keith will be running a NEW 10 week Tai Chi course starting January 13th

2020 Mondays 19-00 until 20-00.


PACA Adult Learning

Chalky Road Portslade


01273 422632.


Tai Chi beginners.(Introduction to Cheng Man Ching 37 posture form and Qi Gong).



Keith Charnley