John Hine is a veteran Tai Chi teacher who has been training for most of his life in Tai Chi and the martial arts, and runs one of the longest established and successful chains of Tai Chi classes in the UK.
He is a founder member of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain (TCUGB) and an Honorary President and Advanced Instructor, who has served on the TCUGB technical committee. He spent much of his life studying under Buddhist and Taoist teachers.
Prior to his Tai Chi training he became a teacher in several martial arts including karate, Tae Kwon Do and Shaolin Kung Fu. He also became a teacher of Xsingyi and Bagua, sister arts to Tai Chi.
John trained two Gold medallists and one Silver medallist at the International Open Competition. Whilst he was training in the martial arts he also succeed in becoming qualified in Chinese medicine and nutrition. Later he also qualified as a therapist and Coach who, through his one to one consultations and seminars, has helped thousands of people to achieve happy and successful lives.
John’s book Yang Tai Chi Chuan has sold over 27,000 copies in English around the world and is publish in Spanish.
John has written, and been quoted in, health and coaching articles for many national magazines and newspapers including Natural Health, The Daily Express, Health & Fitness, Woman & Home, Psychologies and many more.
His psychological based articles on performance at work have appeared in European CEO Magazine, Winning Edge, Business Now, Venture, Women in Banking Finance, and Start Your Business to name but a few.
Hine Tai Chi Schools
In order to spread the art of Tai Chi and its benefits, John Hine created Hine Tai Chi Schools. He created a sophisticated training regime to train advanced Tai Chi students who wanted to become Tai Chi instructors. Those instructors were offered franchises to operate their schools under the umbrella of Hine Tai Chi Schools.
All of the franchised teachers train weekly with Master Hine and adhere to the same high standards and levels of instruction as his own school instructors. They are taught how to teach the detailed moves of Tai Chi and the psychology of teaching in the teacher training programme.
Master Hine is currently considering offering the Tai Chi franchise training to people from outside of his own schools. If you are interested in a change of career to become a Tai Chi instructor please email us through our contact page.