Having studied Chinese martial arts and Traditional Chinese Medicine since childhood, Shifu Liu came to the UK to teach by special invitation in 2001 and has been living and working in London ever since. He is the director of the Taiji Circle school in Camden, a registered charity. He originally studied Chen Tai Ji Quan (as therapy, martial arts, philosophy) and is the disciple of 19th generation lineage heir of Chen style Tai Ji Quan, Chen Xiaowang (one of the foremost masters of Tai Chi in the world today). Since studying with Grand Master Chen, Shifu Liu has achieved a 6th Duan Wei grading from the Wushu Association of China and is an ‘A’ graded instructor member of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain. Alongside his teaching, Shifu Liu has built an established practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine, specialising in Dian Xue Tui Na (acupuncture point and traditional Chinese massage therapy), Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition and diet. He studied these disciplines in China with a range of renowned masters including the brothers Wang Chang Qing and Wang Xing Qing for Dian Xue and martial arts therapy, Sun Zong Qi for herbal medicine, Mao Li Sheng for tui na massage techniques and Lu Xian Li for herbal medicine, nutrition and diet. In 2004, Shifu Liu began teaching De Bei Qi Gong – a powerful healing practice with active and meditative forms that was previously unknown in the UK. He also began exclusive workshops in Ying Qi Gong (a form of Hard Qi Gong or Steel Jacket Training) originating from Tibet. His teaching style is traditional and authentic, with an emphasis on relaxation, mental focus and dedication.