Paul Brewer

I began studying T'ai Chi Ch'uan in 1984 with  Dr. John Kells of the British T'ai Chi Ch'uan Association. I have practised ever since and began teaching professionally in 1989. 

SanSou Practice

I have taught at, trained and provided teachers for various fitness and leisure centres, corporate clients and other organisations. 

Whilst studying Acupuncture at the  College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading in 1994,

  I met Dr. Shen Hongxun, founder of the Buqi Institute

an organisation dedicated to bringing eastern knowledge to the west. 

Bend Bow 1995

Born in Shanghai in 1939, Dr. Shen began his Taiji study aged 9, and was, in my opinion, the epitome of authentic Taijiquan, a living conduit to a past age, possessed of skills, knowledge and abilities far beyond the means or understanding  of the modern generation of self styled famous teachers and "masters".

Shen Steps Out


I subsequently left Acupuncture college to study his teachings in Taijiquan, Taijiwuxigong, Wuxi Meditation and Buqi, a Taiji based Energetic Healing system of which I have been a qualified practitioner for several years. 

Sword Walk

As a result of our close relationship we formed the Heaven Mountain Taijiquan College UK in 1996. Despite the passing of Dr. Shen I continue to study, develop and teach Taiji, TaijiWuxiGong, Meditation, Qigong and Buqi Healing.

Me n DS Shrop 1

I am currently enjoying my 32nd year of practising Taiji. 

Classes run continuously throughout the year and there is a substantial programme of classes, courses, weekend workshops and various seminars both in this country and abroad, in association with both Shen Jin and the Buqi Institute  

Lineage Map

Paul Church

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