Luke Deefholts

My martial arts experience began with several years spent learning Tomiki style Aikido, as I felt that I needed some form of discipline todevelop a more rounded lifestyle. But it was not enough; my teacher did not teach meditation. Iwanted to reach deeper and although I had read about meditation for years I had never adopted aformal practice. I then spent several years deeply involved in Siddha Yoga, livingin Ashrams in India and the USA.

After leaving this group I studied Shiatsu and qualified as a practitioner. Shiatsu involves working with energy; we often practised Chi Kungexercises in our classes and this in turn awakened my interest in Tai Chi.

I practised Yang style before I found Sifu Gary Wragg and Wu Family Style at Bethnal Green, in
2006. I was immediately impressed by the quality of the teaching and the feel of the Academy and
signed up for membership on the first evening. What more can I say? I’m still here many years later.

In April 2009 I became a Closed Door student of Sifu Gary Wragg,and a Wu Family disciple in aceremony with Grandmaster Wu Kwong Yu in May 2013.

I’ve participated in numerous competitionsand events at national and international level.

I am also an instructor at the Bethnal Green Academy, teaching beginners and intermediates.

One thing thatI have discovered is that there is a lot of love in Tai Chi; you can find it in the practice and in thegoodwill and support that exists among the club members and in the Wu Tai Chi family whereveryou go in the world.


Name: Luke Deefholts
City: Bethnal Green
Province/State: London
Country: England
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Disciple of: Grandmaster Wu Kong Yu
Disciple year: 2013
Disciple Status: Teaching Disciple
School: Wu's Tai Chi Chuan Academy, Bethnal Green, London