Jae Macaskie Willis
Jae Willis began his practice of Tai Chi Chuan with Sifu Gary Wragg at Wu's Tai Chi Chuan Academy, London in 1996. He became an instructor at the London Academy in 1998 and a Disciple to the Wu Family in 2001. He is a registered A Grade Instructor with the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain (TCUGB), and is certified as an Advanced Instructor with the International Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan Federation. Jae trains regularly with Master Wu Kwong Yu.
In 2001 Jae moved to the West Country (UK) where he set up The Somerset Training Centre for Traditional Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan. His classes cater for all ages but Jae has become best known for his work in teaching Tai Chi to young people.
Jae's background is in sailing, outdoor pursuits and performing arts. He has worked with young people in all of these fields since 1992.
In addition to his private Tai Chi classes for children, Jae also teaches in schools.
Over the years Jae has competed in national and international competitions, winning hand and weapons Forms as well as fixed and moving-step Pushing Hands events. In December 2010 he competed in the European Tai Chi Championships and achieved a gold medal in the Freestyle Pushing Hands event (under 85kg).
Jae trains locally with practitioners of other styles of Tai Chi as well as with other martial artists including practitioners of Judo, Kick Boxing and MMA, and he has also set up an all-styles Pushing Hands group (open to all levels) that runs monthly.
Jae teaches weekly classes and runs workshops at his centre in Somerset and also periodically runs Pushing Hands workshops at the Archway Academy in London.
Clips of workshops and competitions are available to view and download from Jae’s Youtube channel: WuStyleUK http://www.youtube.com/user/WuStyleUK.
For more information have a look at The Somerset Training Centre website: www.wustyle.co.uk
Jae’s contact details: +44 7931 437 963 / email@example.com