Welcome to the


Tai Chi Qigong

Training Academy UK

formally known as The Shibashi Training Academy


Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK

Providing accredited training courses to become a Session Leader of Holistic Tai Chi Qigong



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Our Accreditations

Covid-19 Update October 2021​

  • We will continue to reduce the number of people attending training courses and further training

  • We will continue to provide each attendee with their own space in both the theory room and the studio.

  • We encourage the use of face coverings while in close proximity to others.

  • We encourage good hygiene and will continue our usual high standard of cleaning.

  • Please contact us if you have any questions relating to our covid processes and protocols.

Qigong Instructor Course

Training Guide

Further Training Modules

Qualified Instructors


Our Story

We have been practicing and promoting Tai Chi Qigong for many years. Like many passionate people, we knew that our knowledge should not end with us. The Academy was set up to train others to be able to pass on this amazing health art.


We have been humbled by those who have successfully completed our courses as they are working with groups of people that we never imagined possible.


The initial 6-day course begins by changing the health of the trainee Session Leader who then, in turn, is able to pass this knowledge and transformation onto others.


We want to share our knowledge with you to help you lead a healthy, active, joyful life

We want to help YOU get the best out of YOU

We encourage questions and interaction because this is YOUR journey

Our role is to support YOU along the way

To find our more about the Tai Chi Qigong Session Leader course click here

To find our more about our Tai Chi Qigong classes and Debbie's Holistic Health Clinic click here


We look forward to meeting you.

Debbie & Mark Gannon

What's in a Name?


Here, at the Holistic Tai Chi Qigong Training Academy UK, we teach a variety of Qigong sets and Tai Chi Forms. However, we do not just teach you the movements, we have a wider, holistic, approach.

Our aim is to teach you the structure and essence of each movement, body alignment, breathing, the health benefits and how to adapt the moments for people of all ages and abilities, creating an inclusive environment for everyone.

We teach you the 'how' rather than just the 'what'.


We decided to base our foundation course on the popular Shibashi Qigong Set 1. We have adapted this set so it can be enjoyed by a complete beginner but also has the capacity to teach deeper knowledge and techniques, which we offer through further training modules, such as body alignment, arcs/spirals, neigong, rooting, meditation and practical application and energy healing.


For us Tai Chi Qigong is a way of life.

When we had to decide on a name for the Academy we wanted it to represent all of what we do.

The Chinese symbols within our logo are:


Shi, 是, means 'am', to be. We encourage all of our Session Leaders to be themselves, to 'be' the movements and  to go with the flow.

Ba, 八, can be translated as 'eight' which is a very lucky number in Chinese. It also means to grow and increase wealth, and in this case we aim to help our instructors with their personal development and growth as well as using the movements to improve their health and well-being.

Shi, 世 , can mean centuries, representing the wisdom and  knowledge that has been passed down from our ancestors, which we, in turn, are passing on in our lifetime.

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