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 (Yang Ban Hou Lineage) and Shaolin Chin Na with Chinese master Dr. Yang, Jwing Ming (Boston) and currently studies with Sifu Ding Teah Chean (John Ding) in London (Yang Chen Fu Lineage). He is a qualified instructor with the Master Ding Academy of Tai Chi Chuan and has been studying with Sifu Ding for over 25 years.

Certification in Tai Chi covers Traditional Yang Style Short Form and Long Form, Zhang Zhuan Chi Kung, Academy Core exercises, Posture Testing, Martial Applications, Spiral Aspects of the Form, Ta Lu and Breathing Meditation.