The T’ai Chi Centre

‘The T’ai Chi Centre’ was founded in 1995 and holds classes in South West London. The school teaches the full Yang style syllabus of the British T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association. Tuition ranges from beginner to advanced and includes Instructor training.

The Teacher

Mark Raudva began studying T’ai Chi in 1985 after graduating with honours in Human Psychology, he studied with Dr. John Kells at the British T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association for nine years. Mark began teaching in 1989, he founded ‘The T’ai Chi Centre’ in 1995.


Dr. John Kells founded the B.T.C.C.A. in 1968 - it is the oldest T’ai Chi organisation in Europe. In 1976 Dr. Kells was the first Westerner to become an internationally recognised Master of T’ai Chi Ch’uan, he has had many notable teachers, one of the most important being Dr. Chi Chiang Tao (left) who was Professor Cheng Man-ch’ing’s (right) top student.