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John Hine

Teacher, Founder

John Hine is a veteran Tai Chi teacher who has been training for most of his life in Tai Chi and the martial arts. He ran one of the longest established and successful chains of Tai Chi classes in the UK. He now focuses his attention on teaching advanced Tai Chi students, Hsing I and the Old Yang Style Tai Chi.

Master Hine is a founder member of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain (TCUGB) and an Honorary President and Advanced Instructor, he has also served on the TCUGB technical committee.

Sifu John Hine 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 Hsing I (Xsingyi) and Bagua, sister arts to Tai Chi. John trained two Gold 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 in his career, John 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 published in Spanish. 

John has written, and been quoted in over 30 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.  In 2016 John Hine achieved an Amazon bestseller on how to use your mind effectively



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I have been practicing tai chi for over 12 years and the benefits are numerous. Tai chi is a moving meditation that helps to relax the mind and energize the body. It also helps to improve circulation, flexibility, core muscle strength as well as providing mental stimulation.  The instructors are highly experienced and knowledgeable and are keen to develop students in improving their technique and getting the best out of their tai chi form.


Learning Tai Chi has been a fantastic physical and mental challenge.  The learning and ‘polishing’ will never end but that’s the joy and benefit of Tai Chi.  The class is very friendly and the teaching is always positive.  Tai Chi may seem very slow but the benefits into my favourite sport of skiing, particularly in relation to core strength and balance, have been amazing.


I began attending a Hine Tai-Chi school (I knew I needed to make changes) where I trained for four years before training directly with Sifu Hine for over ten years. Not only has it changed my life, replacing bad habits with good, and improving my health, but more importantly it has shown me the potential within us all to reach another level, not just to feel good but to feel great, to be able to not just cope with life but really enjoy it. So thank you Sifu for all this!

Elisa Simone

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