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Raymond Towers

Founder and Course Director, Raymond has studied Chinese Internal Health and Martial Arts for more than 48 years in China, America and the United Kingdom. He has been teaching for more than 30 years.

Raymond teaches the internal arts as energy cultivation, within the context of correct structure and movement. Raymond’s current research and self-development interests are in the areas of  Sung’ and ‘Té’.

Raymond’s teaching is now almost exclusively through the UKTQF's Shen Dao Programme. He is supported in his weekend classes by the students training full time with him during the week.

The 2016 Shen Dao Beginners Intensive will be taught by two of Raymond's full time students, Jud Gretton and Maria Woods.  Between them, Jud and Maria have now been training with Raymond for over 25 years. 


Many questions are asked about "lineage" to ascertain how and where a teacher learnt their skills. At the UKTQF we subscribe to the view that there is only one ‘lineage’ which we all share as we respect and honour the history and experience that has been passed down to us by all those with a passion for the arts. Below we pay respect to those who will be helping to teach and develop your skills through Raymond’s sustained periods of learning with them. The teacher training route for each of the disciplines taught by the United Kingdom Taiji Qigong Foundation is as follows:

Lee Style Tai Chi Chuan

Chee Soo

Raymond Towers

Yang*, Sun* & Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan

Cheng Huan Hsien

Wu Shu Tien

Ji Jian Cheng

Raymond Towers

*not currently part of the Shen Dao Programme syllabus

Baguazhang & Xingyiquan

Cheng Ting Hua

Sun Lu Tang

Wang Shu Tian

Sha Guo Sheng

Ji Jian Cheng

Raymond Towers

Baguazhang - additionally

Lu Shui Tien

Park Bok Nam

Raymond Towers

Medical Qigong

1 Dr Bisong Guo

Raymond Towers

 2 Yang Mei Jun

Ji Jian Cheng

Raymond Towers

3 Mantak Chia

Raymond Towers


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