Sleeping Lion is the name of the clubs formed by Carl Bateman dedicated to teaching
the Traditional 97 Step Sun Family Form of Tai Chi Chuan .
Carl is approved as an
Instructor in the Sun form by David Martin, President of the Sun Taijiquan Organisation,
and also as an advanced instructor with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain. He started
studying Tai Chi Chuan twenty five ago in the Yang Long Form, and for twelve years
he trained in the Lee family style. He is also a past holder of a first dan in Tae
Kwon Do, certified by Hee Il Cho, and has also trained in Ju Jitsu.
The Sun form is
very suitable for people with a wide range of health issues. The stepping techniques,
continuous movement, higher stances and breathing techniques so characteristic of
the Sun Form, mean that training this form of Tai Chi Chuan is not only possible
but most enjoyable.
Carl was invited to China by David and Su Ying Martin, where he was privileged to
be introduced to and train with several of David’s Tai Chi brothers . He has made
three trips to China with his wife, Dorothy, and has also trained in Germany with
Zhang Zhen-hua and Dirk Lehman.
We are pleased that we can offer training in Classes, Private Tuition, and Corporate
Training to suit your circumstances. Also we would be interested in hearing from
anyone, having completed a short Sun form, wishing to extend their experience to
study the full Traditional Sun 97 Step form.