Sussex Health Arts: The Five Keys Dragon & Tiger Tai Chi Circle Walking Meditation

The Sussex Health Arts Association is a group of Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Circle Walking Meditation (Ba Gua) and Meditation teachers, from in and around Crawley, who want to help the Community and individuals improve their health and well-being.


Our non-profit Association provides a series of classes and courses for improving health and well being and personal development through the teaching and practice of authentic Taoist Internal Movement Arts.

These movements massage and stretch the soft tissues of the body which in turn helps calm the nervous system and the mind; through this process the body and mind become connected. As the movements become more Mindful and the body opens up, an increased self-awareness is nurtured. Relaxation and improved overall health are the main benefits that individuals can experience through practising any number of the Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Circle Walking Meditation (Ba Gua) exercises that we in SHAA offer.

Through the 30 years combined teaching experience we are presenting an on-going and developing series of courses. These will introduce you to the fundamental elements of these Arts; the choreography and basic internal structure of individual exercises. Once this foundation has been lain, more advanced and internal elements within each movement and combination of movements will be presented.

We are all Instructor members of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain. These exercises and the overall system have their foundation in the ancient Taoist Water Method tradition taught by Lineage holder Bruce Frantzis.

  • Paul O'Donnel

    Paul is a qualified B. K. Frantzis Energy Arts instructor and is also a Registered Instructor with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain. Paul started training with both B.K.Frantzis and with Senior Instructor Paul Cavel in 1999.

  • Nina Thaddeus

    I began practising the Tai Chi Yang Long form in 1992, and in 2007 was introduced to the Taoist Water Method Tradition of Energy Arts, and commenced training with Jason Roberts in the Energy Gates and Dragon & Tiger Qigong sets.

  • Jason Roberts

    I have been interested in the Oriental arts from a young age, dabbling in Kung Fu and Tai Chi throughout my life, as well as exploring my mind through meditation. I am qualified Sports Massage Therapist and have a BA(Hons) Humanities.