St Francis of Assisi Church Hall, Amersham Road, High Wycombe, , HP13 5AB
The Ru-chi academy was founded in 1988 by Grand Master Rudie Bynoe. He studied the Art of Taichi and Qigong in Malaysia under two teachers Master Li and Master Lee in the 1960’s and becoming a master in 1968.
He started teaching Tai Chi and Qigong in the early 1970’s in the UK around London and the Home Counties, settling in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire.
Master Rudie has trained with most of today leading Tai Chi instructors and is respected though out the country for his knowledge of Chinese Martial arts and his Qi gong skills.
Master Rudie is DBS Checked and does voluntary work teaching special needs kids Tai chi skills.
Master Rudie is insured through the Holistic services and each one of his instructors are fully insured through the same organisation.
Master Rudie is also a qualified instructor in Hangar, Tiquando, Bagua as well as Tai Chi and Qigong.
Steve Pell, instructor, studied Judo from the age of 6 until meeting Master Rudie in 2000 and chose to follow him and is now one of Master Rudies senior instructors living in the west Midlands.
Matt Ayres, instructor, studied Southern Style Kung Fu, Wing chung for 12 years Boxing for 5 years and Tai chi and Qigong since 2000, he is now one of Master Rudies senior instructors and is based in Aylesbury.
Chris Richardson has studied Tai chi under Steve Pell and now works alongside Master Rudie at the High Wycombe Club
High Wycombe, Hilltop Community Centre, Crest Road, HP11 1UA
The Yin and Yang symbol has a great meaning and was first referred to in the 4th Century BC and is mentioned in the ancient Book of Changes. The symbol and the small dots indicate that there can never be Yin without Yang and never Yang without Yin. It is the notion of complimentary opposites and is an all-encompassing constant process of change in our natural environment such as day and night, summer and winter, hard and soft, open and closed etc. When applied to Tai Chi we apply opposites so that they flow from one to another and are in complete balance. In Tai Chi walking we transfer weight from one leg to another in a slow and controlled way, when our movement is closed this is Yin when energy is stored, and when open it is Yang and the energy is released. Even the sides of our body can be described as either Yin or Yang. So there is a constant interchange of Yin and Yang in our movements when practising Tai Chi.