Our Tai Chi teachers are highly experienced with a unique understanding of traditional Chinese internal health practices.

Cristian Lopez

Cristian is an experienced teacher with broad experience of the internal health arts such as Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Meditation. In 2000, he founded “Wudang Principles UK” in Portsmouth & Southsea. He has also hosted events taught by world-renowned martial arts masters. Today the same school continues under its new name of the Five Elements Academy of Tai Chi and Qi Gong.

Cristian Lopez has over thirty years of experience in the internal healing arts, including Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Dao Yin, Kung Fu, Meditation and Tui Na (Chinese massage) and other Chinese internal health methods.

In the past, Cristian has enjoyed a varied career working as a Biomechanics and Movement therapist in the areas of Theatre, Dance and Drama therapy. Throughout his extensive career in Theatre Anthropology, Physical theatre and Dance, he never ceased his lifelong fascination with Tai Chi, Qi Gong and the areas of internal health, body rehabilitation and the benefits they could offer to our rushed society.

Cristian has devoted his life to helping others less fortunate. For most of his life, he has worked with refugee children, adults and students through Tai Chi, Qi Gong Therapy and other Chinese internal health arts. Cristian has also worked with vulnerable adults, health industries, the NHS, schools, colleges, university sports centres, and cultural centres around the UK and abroad.

Nowadays, Cristian works alongside his devoted students, the NHS and Councils. He is devoted completely to helping others from vulnerable groups and the community as a whole, both to alleviate immediate suffering and in pursuit of a better, happier world.

 

Our Tai Chi teachers are highly experienced with a unique understanding of traditional Chinese internal health practices.
Our Tai Chi teachers are highly experienced with a unique understanding of traditional Chinese internal health practices.
Our Tai Chi teachers are highly experienced with a unique understanding of traditional Chinese internal health practices.

Captivated at the young age of 12 by his martial arts teacher and a sticker album that he discovered, left behind by a previous occupant in his new home he knew his destiny was written for him. Since then he has trained continuously for over thirty years in a variety of martial arts under instructors such as Enrique Quiroz (Karate, Gojo Ryu and Kenpo), Yang Hong (Original Family Yang Style Tai Chi), Chen Lei (Chen style Tai Chi), Ismet Himmet (Wudang Principles) Master Tan Li Long and Grand Master Shi Fei (Wudang Shan Mountains), John Barbery (Pak Mei) Norman Torok (Wudang Principles) Jacob Isaksson (Wudang Sweden) as well as Peter Jones, Master Earl Montague (Wales) and Grand Master Chen Xiao Wang (Chen Style).

Cristian Lopez

Head Instructor and Founder of the Five Elements Academy of Tai chi and Qi Gong.