Dave Robinson


My name is Dave Robinson and I am a full time Tai Chi Chuan instructor, teaching in the Tyne and Wear, Durham and Northumberland area. I began my training in martial arts with Karate in 1974 and in 1996 after attending a Tai Chi class at my local gym, I was hooked from day one, and began learning the simplified 24 step Yang style Tai Chi Chuan.

In 1999 I gained my assistant coach award with the Wu Kung UK and began teaching part time whilst working in local authority as a Landscape Architect.

In 2001 I attended a workshop by Master John Ding and was so impressed by the authenticity and depth of the teaching that I began to train in Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan with Master Ding Academy instructor Mike Watson. In 2007 I was awarded my Advanced Level One Course Teaching Certificate and began teaching full time in 2012.

Training in the the martial arts has been a constant theme running through my life, bringing health, well being and a positive attitude toward life. My aim is to promote the art of Tai Chi Chuan and inspire others to practice this holistic art to bring harmony of mind, body, spirit, and well being to their lives.