Biography: Tomasz (Thomas) Nowakowski living in London, visual and martial artist. He has studied different martial arts since 1966 and has been teaching T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Qi Gong since 1982. During last 30 years Thomas has taught Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong in many countries: Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Taiwan and United Kingdom. He has lead workshops at his own school as well as for different companies, cultural and educational institutions. Thomas was a judge at Open National Championship of Taiwan in 2004. He is co-founder The Centre of Taoist Arts Golden Hill (Zlaty Kopec) in Prague, International Push Hands Meeting in Prague and founder Tai Chi Art Centre London. In 1990 he met his current teacher Dr Ming Wong C.Y. and has studied his family style Tai Chi, Tai Ki Kung San Fung and some techniques and theory of Chinese medicine. Thomas is the author of “Shapes of Balance” system (structured development of perception).
“When you understand a technique, you know a technique. When you understand a concept, you know a thousand of techniques.”
Understanding a concept is the core of my Shapes of Balance teaching system.
The topic of my workshop will be practical research a concept of Chang San Feng 13th Fundamental Forms Tai Chi in individual forms and their applications with partner in Tuishou (Pushing Hands). Based on the comparison examples from San Feng and Yang styles. We will be working with timing, coordination, balance of structure and awareness of movements in action with partner.