Hi, my name is Sheila Dickinson and I am President and Master Instructor of the LFA T'ai Chi Health Arts. Soon after attending my first T'ai Chi class I developed and have continued to have an amazing enthusiasm for the wonderful movements I learnt.
From personal experience I gained much more energy, I found an inner peace and a greater strength of mind and purpose to help me to deal with every day life.
The following is an extract that
appears in each of my LFA T'ai Chi Health Art books as I feel it's
important to pay tribute to my late Grand Master Chee Soo and the past
Masters of our T'ai Chi Helath Arts.
I would not be teaching
the Lee Family Arts without the guidance and patience of my late Grand
Master Chee Soo, who spent most of his life teaching the Lee Family
Chee Soo is in my
thoughts constantly and I offer my sincere thanks for receiving the
benefit of his wisdom and understanding.
Chee Soo wrote five books
published by the Aquarian Press, sadly at the time of writing only one
title remains in print today ‘ The Chinese Art of T'ai Chi Chuan'.
In this book he traces
the history of the Lee Style back to HO-Hsieh Lee circa 1,000 BC.
It is stated that the
Lee Family have always been Taoists and that the Lee Style is a Yin and
Yang style, this means that everything within it is in complete balance
Chee Soo occasionally
spoke of his own Grand Master, Chan Kam Lee and told of how they had met
during 1934 in Hyde Park in London.
In those days there were
very few Oriental people in London and the two became friends.
It was a friendship that
would change Chee Soo's life forever. After Chan Kam Lee's death, Chee
Soo dedicated himself to maintaining the knowledge and wisdom he had
learnt from Chan Kam Lee.
While staying with my
family and myself, Chee Soo talked to me about the future of the Lee
Family Arts and the direction he wished them to take.
On Monday the 16th May
1994 Chee Soo asked me to give him my word that I would not let the Lee
Family Arts die.
Sadly, Chee Soo died on
the 29th August 1994.
It is with the greatest respect to Chee Soo that I offer
my own writings and understanding of the lessons he taught me.
The names of LFA Tai Chi
instructors who have trained, qualified and still maintain their own
training can be obtained from the Lee Family Arts official register of
The LFA can only vouch
for the quality and content of that which is taught within an official
LFA registered class.