MDA Devon

We are located in the West Devon market town of Hatherleigh.

Our Tai Chi is characterised by a strong emphasis on building health, power and understanding of internal energy through experiential study of Tai Chi's concepts and principles. Our classes are designed to be Informative, Relaxed and Fun. We always welcome beginners and do not expect any special levels of health or fitness.

We teach all aspects of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan: Health, Strength, Confidence and Self Defence. So whether your interest is good health, energy development or martial arts, Master Ding Academy Devon is here for you.

Contact Number: 078 6464 6789



Hatherleigh Community Centre, Bowling Green Lane, Okehampton EX20 3HB
10:30 - 11:30 All levels Brian McDonald




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Brian McDonald

Brian has been training in martial arts since 1966, and has a broad knowledge of hand-to-hand and weapons based fighting systems including Judo, Tae Kwon Do (2nd Dan), Iai Do (Japanese sword), Shaolin Chin Na and Jo Do (short staff).

He has studied Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi, White Crane Chi Kung and Shaolin Chin Na with Chinese master Dr. Yang, Jwing Ming (Boston).

He has been a student of Sifu Ding Teah Chean (John Ding) in London for over 15years and is a qualified instructor with the Master Ding Academy of Tai Chi Chuan.