“Chris Ray is a rare instructor who is able to combine an understanding of modern physiology with the traditional practices of qigong and martial arts. He draws on his deep experience of dance, martial arts, meditation and yoga to explain synchronised mind and body control in a manner that is concise and practical. Over almost two decades, I have worked with Chris and witnessed him develop his students based on their individual requirements, from rehabilitation through to peak physical and mental performance. It takes personal commitment and is not easy, but if you are looking to make profound change with a dedicated and sincere instructor, then I cannot recommend Chris Ray highly enough.”
Julian McIntyre
CEO of McIntyre Partners
“I have known Chris for over 10 years as a teacher, a colleague and a friend. Throughout that time, Chris has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence in everything that he teaches and practices. I have been struck, not only by his mastery of the internal martial arts, but also by his commitment and open-mindedness in understanding the nature of the human condition. There are very few people who truly embody what they teach; Chris is an exception to this rule. I highly recommend his work.”
Graham Kennedy
Principal, Institute of Craniosacral Studies
“Chris Chappell has an approach to the internal arts which is simple: does it work and can you learn it? In this, he follows a traditional Chinese logic. The Chinese don't ask why, they ask how. Chris combines utterly fearless practicality with a ruthless eye for perfection and a nose for bullshit. In all our China adventures, I have had to rely on him for guidance. Chris has insights into bodywork which amaze me, and his continuing education, most recently in Myo-fascial Integration, is testament to his high standards and restless search for perfection. There is no better person in England, and perhaps in Europe, who can teach Chi Gong and Tai Chi, than Chris Chappell. I am proud to call him my colleague, but he is also my mentor, and my Tai Chi Elder Brother. If it's Internal Arts you seek, look no further.”
Jan Golden
Dir: Tai Chi Ireland
“Chris Ray is able to cut through the mystique of an art shrouded in secrecy to offer a direct, coherent and effective training method. Whether your interest is in meditation, martial arts or health and rehabilitation Chris offers an unparalleled breadth of knowledge. I have studied with him for fifteen years and his continued quest to improve his own practice is a perennial source of motivation. The level of functional training he offers is truly rare and grounded in the length and seriousness of his own practice. Chris is absolutely committed to teaching and improving the well being of others, and has all the requisite skills to transform a serious student’s well being.”
Matthew Wood
CIO. Lancaster Investment Management