MDA Newcastle Upon Tyne

Master Ding Academy (MDA) offers authentic, traditional Yang style Tai Chi Chuan classes.
Beginners and experienced practitioners are all welcome at any of our clubs. To take part, no particular level of fitness is required.
We believe in developing a friendly, supportive learning environment in our classes and provide various social events and local workshops throughout the year. 
We also welcome opportunities to work with community or corporate groups on an ad-hoc or long-term basis.
All instructors listed on this website are certified to teach by the Master Ding Academy and must renew their registration annually. In addition, they are required, in a programme of continuous development, to improve their skills and understanding of Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan through regular training with Master Ding.
MDA Newcastle Upon Tyne provides authentic Yang style Tai Chi Chuan classes in this area.

Contact Number: 07909715202



Byker Community Centre
Headlam St, Byker,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne and Wear
11:00 - 12:00 All levels David Robinson


Denton Burn Community Association
Slatyford Lane,
Denton Burn,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne and Wear

14:00 - 15:00 All levels
David Robinson


Linskill Centre
Linskill Terrace,
North Shields,
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
Tyne and Wear
NE30 2AY
18:30 - 19:30 All levels
David Robinson


The Yoga Station
Whitley Bay Metro Station,
Station Road, Whitley Bay,
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
Tyne and Wear
NE26 2QY
17:00 - 18:00 All Levels David Robinson




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David Robinson

My name is Dave Robinson and I am a full time Tai Chi Chuan instructor, teaching in the Tyne and Wear, Durham and Northumberland area. I began my training in martial arts with Karate in 1974 and in 1996 after attending a Tai Chi class at my local gym, I was hooked from day one, and began learning the simplified 24 step Yang style Tai Chi Chuan.

In 1999 I gained my assistant coach award with the Wu Kung UK and began teaching part time whilst working in local authority as a Landscape Architect.

In 2001 I attended a workshop by Master John Ding and was so impressed by the authenticity and depth of the teaching that I began to train in Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan with Master Ding Academy instructor Mike Watson. In 2007 I was awarded my Advanced Level One Course Teaching Certificate and began teaching full time in 2012.

Training in the the martial arts has been a constant theme running through my life, bringing health, well being and a positive attitude toward life. My aim is to promote the art of Tai Chi Chuan and inspire others to practice this holistic art to bring harmony of mind, body, spirit, and well being to their lives.