About Matthew

Dr Matthew Brewer is the founder and head instructor of Daoist Internal Arts and is a full time internal arts teacher. He is a Senior Instructor in the B. K. Frantzis Energy Arts system and is a Registered Instructor with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain. He has studied Tai Chi and related practices since 1994.

His first teacher was the much loved Brian Cookman, the first head of The Tai Chi and Chi Kung Forum for Health. Matthew and Brian started training with Master Bruce Frantzis in 1999.

He holds instructor certificates in:

Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body120012201022019
Longevity Breathing 12002
Dragon & Tiger Qigong1200322017
Heaven & Earth Neigong22004
Gods Playing in the Clouds1200722016
Wu Style Tai Chi Long Form- Provisional22008
Wu Style Tai Chi Long Form 22011
Wu Style Tai Chi Short Form22011

He is a re-certifier in:

Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body1
Dragon & Tiger Qigong1

Note on levels: these levels are from the old system. Under the new system level 1 has been converted to 3; level 2 to 5; and level 3 to 7.

He holds a PhD in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Kent at Canterbury where for many years he taught Chinese Philosophy part-time on two M.A. courses.

He is the designer, coordinator and lead instructor of the Tai Chi for Chronic Pain Service for Kent Community Health NHS Trust.