Master Sam Masich
We are lucky enough to host Sam's UK seminars three times per year in February, June and November.
Canadian born, Sam now lives in Berlin, Germany, from where he travels the world teaching and inspiring students along their tai chi chuan journey. His first teacher, Brien Gallagher, was a student of Grandmaster Raymond Chung. as well as having black belts in other arts too. Sam then developed his studies with a number of other world-renowned teachers, apprenticing to Grandmasters Liang Shou-Yu and Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming.
Sam is a multiple gold medallist at national and international level, notabl being awarded 7 gold medals in the 1994 Shanghai Oberon Cup. He is now an international judge, officiating in China, Canada and the USA.
Sam is a certified 8th Duan master who has been recognised as one of the '100 Extraordinary Martial Arts Practitioners' by the International Wushudao Association.
We met Sam in 2007 and changed from the Cheng Man Ch'ing curriculum we had been teaching to the traditional Yang style curriculum. We are passionate about the way that the principles develop as students progress through the curriculum.
Adult Curriculum and (optional) Gradings
Many people begin learning tai chi chuan without any knowledge of its full extent and are surprised to find that there is a wider curriculum with weapons, partnerwork and internal conditioning. Once they get started, it can seem like an awful lot to learn and people want to have some structure to find their way through it. For that reason we have created a possible sequence for students to work through to track their progress.
This process is completely optional as there are many people who just want to come along to tai chi for health, relaxation and an hour or so off to meet people and learn some new skills this is all fine too.