Master Graham Horwood

Graham Horwood

Graham Horwood is widely regarded as one of the original and most established Teachers of Tai Chi in the UK and having been so for over 35 years.

Graham has led an extraordinary life and fought back from adversity in his early life to become an inspiration and help people across the globe in the art of Tai Chi and Complementary Health.

He established the Taoist Group in 1976 and since then Graham established himself as one of the UK’s first and most prominent Masters of Tai Chi. He excelled following his 10 years practicing and teaching Tai Chi with Master Chu King Hung, who informed Graham that he was the first of his students to understand the internal principles of Tai Chi.

He wrote and published several books and made numerous Tai Chi instruction videos.

Graham Horwood, first started martial arts with Judo, then Wado Ryu Karate, under the auspices of Tatsui Suzuki.

In 1969 Graham studied Aikido and Tai Chi Chuan, then Hung Gar, with teacher and black belt grades (UK Martial Arts Commission registered by the Ministry of Sport).

Then in 1977 Graham began his relationship with Master Chu King Hung, third adopted son of Yang Shou Cheung. Yang Shou Cheung was the eldest son of Yang Cheng Fu (who learnt from his father Yang Chien Hou).

He also learnt Hsing I and Pa Qua with Master Chu and his teacher, Master Hon Sing Wun. He  also studied and practiced herbal, complementary and Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1969.

Graham attended numerous workshops in China with Grand Master Yang Zhengdo in Beijing as well as with Wang Li Shen being a Taoist Monk and Martial Arts Grand Master at Wudang Shan where the many teachings of Tai Chi Chuan, Pa Qua Chang and Hsing I including Chi Kung methods were confirmed to Graham Horwood.

Graham taught Tai Chi Chuan in London and the Home Counties for a variety of groups for over 20 years. He was also a Jungian analyst (London & Zurich) focusing on health, the individuation process and dream analysis.

He was additionally a writer and journalist with several books published including:

Tai Chi Chuan and the Code of Life: Revealing the Deeper Mysteries of China’s Ancient Art Health and Harmony.

The Key to Health: With Cures from East to West.

He also released numerous Tai Chi demonstration Videos not only displaying his expertise in Tai Chi Chuan but helping others to learn this great art from the true Tai Chi Master.

Tai Chi Chuan and the Code of Life Book

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Tai Chi Chuan and the Code of Life Book

Tai Chi Chuan & The Code of Life for Both East & West details how to build chi, circulate and store it. In order to understand the energetic method of Tai Chi & Chi Kung, Graham Horwood has highlighted parallels from its source, The I Ching and the archetypal principles from both Eastern & Western philosophy and medicine. The text and diagrams show the synergy between the different cultures, yet show how they are all linked. This enables the beginner or the experienced Tai Chi practitioner to improve their understanding of Tai Chi. This will strengthen both the mind and body opening the gateway to the inner person.

Plus an exclusive set of Chi Kung Exercises which will augment the building, circulation and storage of chi for the healer and martial practitioner. These are accompanied by an explanation of where chi comes from and the its application for the mind and body as well as the flow in the meridians.

Key to Health is a comprehensive guide on how to maintain or retain good health by balancing lifestyle relative to personality, gender and environment. So if the body is left alone, it will always try to heal itself, naturally. Here Graham Horwood lays out a classic, yet simple way to cover this. One major mainstay of health is food, but what type and how much? There are any number of suggested diets, peddled in all the media sources, books and on television by a variety of so called experts, nevertheless always changing and different. Whereas if you can harmonise the energy potential of food, one is free to judge what to do. Modern society and travel mean that we have lost or discarded many of our traditional and wholesome diets which were built up by trial and error over the centuries.

The simple, yet effective, method in Key to Health is self empowerment. This knowledge replaces habitual eating with informed choice. Therefore, delicious food can become a healing tool in itself. In 1985 one in forty people were destined to contract cancer. At the beginning of the 21st Century, one in three Westerners are threatened, yet in China it is still one in one hundred thousand. What is wrong? The answer is lifestyle, which Key to Health shows how to balance naturally. If knowledge is power, then self knowledge is freedom.

These simple principles, explained here in detail, have been tried and tested successfully for at least five thousand years, first cited in the Yellow Emperor’s Treatise on Internal Medicine. Also featuring an A-Z of health complaints with cures, using natural healing as well as a complete section of fortifying Breathing Exercises – Chi Kungs. These help balance and store up a surplus reserve of internal energy – Chi – in order to assist the healing process as well as relieving stress.