Paul Bromley discovered Tai Chi at age 21, in 1993. Suffering from acute tendonitis which he acquired while studying jazz guitar, he attempted conventional western therapeutic methods to manage the symptoms with little success.
After trying a Tai Chi class out of desparation, he realized how little he knew about his own body, and became an instant enthusiast. The symptoms of tendonitis resolved within a few months and have remained in remission ever since.
In his career as an Occupational Therapist, he uses Internal Arts to help people understand their bodies, relax their minds, and cultivate their spirits.
Paul completed the Medical Acupuncture Program in 2013 in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta with Dr. Steven Aung, and is registered to practice acupuncture in his work as an Occupational Therapist. He integrates his understanding of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medical theory while constantly striving to deepen his understanding of the Internal Arts.
The effect of Moy Lin Shin and the instructors who continue to teach his system independently, inspire and comprise the roots of Paul's system of practice.
Outside of Mr. Moy's sytem, Paul has studied Qi Gong with Dr Steven Aung, Eva Wong, Mrs. Kwan Siu Lan, William Aarvo Tucker, Mark Rasmus and others.
Paul was also fortunate to learn Gao Style Bagua Zhang, Chen Style Tai Chi, and Hebei Style Xing Yi from William Aarvo Tucker, a long time student of Luo De Xiu and Wang Hai Jun.
Paul studied Yiquan with the late Francis HT Chan and students. Francis spent many years learning this Art from both Han Xing Xiao and Han Xing Yuan, and was truly a master of the Art. He also founded the Canadian Yiquan society.
From 2017- the present, Paul has been focusing on the various interpretations of the Huang Sheng Shyan system of Taijiquan with prominent teachers of this lineage such as Mark Rasmus, Damo Mitchell, Adam Mizner, and the system of Patrick Kelly.
His love for Internal Arts has resulted in many friendships internationally, with teachers and practitioners as he continues to explore the endless and fascinating path of internal cultivation.
Now entering his third decade of practice, Paul has developed his own system to consolidate, simplify and deliver his ever evolving understanding.
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