Sam Moor is the senior instructor for Sussex Tai Chi. He started training in martial arts as a teenager. Seeking a more integrative and sustainable way to train he started learning Tai Chi at the age of 20. For the last twenty years Sam has focused the majority of his time upon training in the original Chen style of Tai Chi. He has also trained thoroughly in the related arts of Qigong (Chi gung) and Yiquan (mind-boxing).
Sam has studied Tai Chi extensively in China making numerous trips over the years to Beijing, Zhengzhou & Chenjiagou (Chen Village) for intensive training. Sam's mentors are Chen Xiao Wang, Chen Bing and Karel and Eva Koskuba. In 2013 Sam was honoured for Chen Bing to become president of Sussex Tai Chi.
Sam is instructor certified by the Chinese Internal Arts Association, the Chen Xiao Wang World Taijiquan Association and is an associate instructor for the Chen Bing Taiji Academy. He is an associate lecturer at Chichester University and has Ba(hons) in Philosophy and History, and diplomas in bodywork and Anatomy/Physiology.
When he's not teaching or training Sam can usually be found enjoying time with his family or out fishing in the Sussex wilds for the legendary leviathan.
Sam is a widely published author and is well known for his down-to-earth and modern take on Tai Chi. He currently writes columns for Tai Chi & Oriental Arts Magazine, the Chichester Observer and has his own blog The Internal Athlete. He is also working on a forthcoming book. It is his aim to promote Tai Chi as simply and clearly as possible so that everyone can enjoy the vast benefits of 'the pearl of Chinese culture'.
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