Master Ding Academy Cork

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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 Cork provides authentic Yang style Tai Chi Chuan classes in a variety of locations across County Cork.



Turners Cross Community Centre, Church View, Coolacussane

Tuesday 6:30 - 7:30pm                          Instructor: John Buckley

Thursday 7:00 - 8:00pm                         Instructor: Maria Exposito


Carrigaline Community Complex, Church Rd, Carrigaline Middle, Carrigaline, Co. Cork

Wednesday 8:00 - 9:00pm                      Instructor: Maria Exposito


Bandon Town Hall, 81 An Phríomhshráid Thuaidh, Cloghmacsimon, Droichead na Bandan, Co. Contae Chorcaí

Thursday 7:15 - 8:15pm Beginners         Instructor: Mary Niles

Thursday 8:15 - 9:15pm Advanced          Instructor: Mary Niles


Douglas Community School, Clermont Ave, Douglas, Cork

Classes run periodically as part of Adult Education Courses.

Instructor: Maurice Shanahan


Olympic Karate Club, 83 Shandon St, Gurranabraher, Cork

Additional training. Instructor invitation only


If you are interested in starting Tai Chi, do contact our instructors:

John Buckley          t:  086 8058533     e:

Maria Exposito        t:  086 0522224     e:

Mary Niles               t:  087 2492921     e:

Maurice Shanahan  t:  086 1714634     e:


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