About James Drewe
James Drewe has studied tai chi and qigong since 1975, is the author of 3 books on the subject, & is an Instructor Member of Tai Chi Union of Great Britain.
He is also a qualified secondary teacher (PGCE, Goldsmiths), a teacher of Dr. Lam's Taiji for Arthritis, and has been teaching since 1988.
Currently he runs taiji and qigong classes in London & Kent.
James Drewe has studied with Masters Chee Soo, Chu King Hung, Richard Watson, Wang Yanji, Lam Kam Chuen, Hu Xiao Fei, Prof. Zhang Guangde, Professor Li Deyin, and most recently with Master Huang Ping.
He became involved in the Chinese Health Arts in 1975 when he began by studying Gongfu and Taijiquan.
He rapidly became interested in the philosophy behind these forms of exercise and also in both meditation and the use of diet to promote health.
Since then he has taken an interest in a variety of other health arts and has qualified as an acupuncturist.
In 1980 he began learning the Yang family style of Taijiquan and Zhan Zhuang Qigong under Master Chu King Hung, later broadening his taiji training with Richard Watson, learning the core 'modern' syllabus of both hand and sword Yang Forms. He has also studied many of these with both Prof. Li Deyin and Master Wang Yanji. He currently trains with Huang Ping.
Apart from Zhan Zhuang Qigong, which he studied with Chu King Hung, and Lam Kam Chuen, James has studied a therapeutic Qigong called Daoyin Yangsheng Gong.
This consists of sets of exercises for the body ‘systems’, e.g. exercises for the Cardiovascular, Digestive, Respiratory, & Skeletal systems, as well as exercises for the Liver, and Kidneys, amongst others.