Master Ding Academy North East England

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Master Ding Academy (MDA) offers authentic, traditional Yang style Tai Chi Chuan classes.

Beginners and experienced practitioners are all welcome at any of our clubs. To take part, no particular level of fitness is required.

We believe in developing a friendly, supportive learning environment in our classes and provide various social events and local workshops throughout the year. 

We also welcome opportunities to work with community or corporate groups on an ad-hoc or long-term basis.

 All instructors listed on this website are certified to teach by the Master Ding Academy and must renew their registration annually. In addition, they are required, in a programme of continuous development, to improve their skills and understanding of Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan through regular training with Master Ding.

MDA Teeside provides authentic Yang style Tai Chi Chuan classes in Hartlepool, Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees


Instructor: Mike Watson




Total Fitness, Mandale Triangle, Middlesbrough Road, Stockton, TS17 7BN

Monday :          9.30am - 11.00am     Club members only

Wednesday :    5.00pm  -  6.00pm    Club members only

David Lloyd Leisure, Teesside Barrage Way, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 6QA

Monday :          11.30am -  12.15pm.  Club members only

Wednesday :     7.30pm  -  8.15pm    Club members only

Thursday :         9.15am  - 10.00am   Club members only

Dolphin Centre, Horse Market, Darlington, DL1 5RP

Monday :          1.15pm - 2.45pm

Bannatyne Health Club & Spa, Haughton Road, Darlington, DL1 1SS

Monday :          3.15pm - 4.45pm.    Club members only

Tuesday :        12.45pm - 1.45pm.   Club members only

Friday :            9.30am - 10.30am.   Club members only

Darlington Friends Meeting House, 6 Skinnergate, Darlington, DL3 7NB

Monday :          5.30pm - 6.30pm

Tuesday :        10.00am - 11.30am

Friday :            11.00am - 12.30pm

The Wilson Centre, Manor Gate, Long Newton, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 1DD

Tuesday :          3.00pm - 4.30pm

Grange Road Methodist Church, Tankerville Street, Hartlepool, TS26 8DU

Tuesday :         6.00pm - 7.30pm

Thursday :        1.15pm - 2.45pm  

Hart Village Hall, Front Street, Hartlepool, TS27 3AW

Wednesday :          9.30am - 11.00am

Friday :                   2.00pm - 3.30pm

Spennymoor Settlement, O’Hanlin Street, Spennymoor, DL16 6RY

Wednesday :          12.30pm - 1.30pm

Bannatyne’s Health Club. Myton Road, Ingleby Barwick, TS17 0WA

Wednesday :          3.30pm - 4.30pm

St Andrews Church Hall, Haughton-le Skerne, Darlington, DL1 2DD

Thursday :          10.30am - 11.30am

ARC Stockton Arts Centre, Dovecoat Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL

Thursday :          7.30pm - 9.00pm


If you are interested in starting Tai Chi class, do contact our instructor:

Mike Watson  

t: 07952 251025    e:

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