Happy 80th Birthday Professor Li from every one


From 14 to 17 July 2017 there will be a very Special Event in Europe with participants from all over the world and especially from Asia and Europe to celebrate the 80th birthday of Professor Li Deyin. A living icon of the diffusion and simplification of Tai Chi Chuan and Wushu in China and later around the world.

It is an unique opportunity to attend this important event and learn or perfect the techniques of Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung to take care of health and defend health.

IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO BE AFFILIATED TO THE DEYIN INSTITUTE and  IT IS NOT A PROBLEM THE LANGUAGE the are good teachers and translators from Germany, France, Portugal and other countries with whom you will not have any problem of communication.

There are unique opportunities and this is one of them. If you can.... yo will enjoy going to the Inter-Fest 2017 to be held at Lilleshall National Sports Center, Newport (UK)

Taiji Interfest 2017 – A Retreat for the Mind, Body & Spirit
Theme: Legacy, Sharing, Learning & Growth
Date: 14 th – 17 th July 2017

A unique retreat specially designed to invigorate the mind, energise the body and release the inner potential of the spirit. Two of China's most respected Tai Chi and Qigong Masters plus Europe's leading teachers will conduct the training, including:

· Philosophy of Taoism in harmony with Tai Chi and Qigong to enrich our life, health and spirit
· Tai Chi & Qigong for health, wellbeing and mindfulness
· Push Hands and applications for self defense

The whole event will be overseen by one of the world's most respected Grand Masters Professor Li Deyin. He will also be sharing his insights in considerable depth on the principles, philosophy and history of Tai Chi. Such insights are rarely known to the western world.
This event is suitable for Tai Chi and Qigong enthusiasts of all disciplines and levels.
The Event is to be held at Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Newport UK, a centre of excellence for sport and conferences with spectacular surroundings and beautiful gardens.

An event absolutely not to be missed!!!

Location: Lilleshall National Sports Centre,
Pave Lane, near Newport,
TF10 9AT,
(Satellite Navigation postcode TF10 9LQ)

Training includes:
  • Ma Wang Dui Health Qigong
  • Yi Jin Jing Health Qigong
  • Taoist Daoyin Qigong and Meditation (Wudang Style)
  • Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan
  • Tai Chi Push Hands
  • Tai Chi Martial Applications
  • Traditional Sun Style - 38 Steps Short Form
  • Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Broad Sword
  • Yang Style 24 Step Tai Chi Quan
  • Taoist Meditation & Taoist Qigong Exercise
  • Taiji & Taoism Symposium

(An icon alive of Tai Chi and Wushu in China)

Professor Li Deyin

Professor Li Deyin is one of China's most famous Tai Chi Masters and creator of a number of modern-day competition routines such as 24 Step Taijiquan, 48 Step Taijiquan, Taiji Kungfu Fan and Xiyangmei Taiji Kungfu Fan. He is also the highest authority on 24 step simplified Yang style Taijiquan, 88 Step Traditional Yang Style Taijiquan, Wudang Taiji Sword and 32 step Yang Style Taijijian in the world.

Professor Li was born into a traditional martial arts family and his grandfather, Li Yu Lin (disciple of Sun Lu Tang), was his teacher. His early training mostly focused on Ji Ben Gong (foundation skills) which included kicks, body stretching, splits, handstands and somersaults as well as basic Shaolin training including Shaolin Fist, Shaolin Sabre and Staff. His grandfather used to say 'Children need to get a good foundation in their legs and waist because these skills are difficult to train when you get older.'

As he matured, his grandfather set him to practice Xing Yi Quan which involved daily Zhan Zhuang (pole standing) and Wu Xing Quan (Five Element Fist). This training was repetitive and intensive and the same movements were practiced for more than 20 or 30 repetitions. Master Li Yu Lin said, 'the simpler the movement, the more advanced skills can be developed'. Professor Li also trained in Chen style Taijiquan with Master Li Jingwu and in Wudang systems.

Professor Li believes that Taijiquan evolves with the social, economic, environmental and cultural developments. It offers great benefits to today's fast paced society and the five main styles (Chen, Yang, Woo, Wu & Sun) should include the old long forms as well as simplified short forms and competition forms that were introduced later, because they remain true to the principles and characteristics of the traditional styles.

Since 1960 until his retirement in 2000, Professor Li taught professionally for 40 years and, since 2000, he has continued to teach in seminars around the world.More recently, he has given the teaching in Great Britain over to his three disciples: Master Faye Li Yip (his daughter),Master Tary Yip (son-in-law) and Master Simon Watson and has taken an advisory role, overseeing the training of the students by his disciples and ensuring the highest standard of teaching is maintained.

Professor Li teaches that the spirit needs to challenge the human body to be faster, higher and stronger. Tai Chi training stresses harmony in nature, calling for the unity of people and nature, mind and body and stillness within motion. Getting the right balance and harmony is essential to good Tai Chi practice. His teaching style is warm and encouraging and his disciples are precise and extremely knowledgeable. All levels of Tai Chi players cannot fail to flourish under the guidance of Professor Li and his disciples.


Juan Valero with Professor Li Deyin wife and daughter