Founder Taoist Group 1976
Graham Horwood founded the Taoist Group in 1976 and since then Graham established himself as one of the world’s most prominent Masters in the Ancient Arts of Taoism, Tai Chi and Complementary Health. He excelled following his 10 years practicing and teaching Taoism and Tai Chi with Master Chu King Hung, who informed Graham that he was the first of his students to understand the internal principles of Tai Chi.
Graham has led an extraordinary life and fought back from adversity in his early life to become an inspiration and help people across the globe in the art of Taoism, Tai Chi and Complementary Health.
Graham Horwood, first started martial arts with Judo, then Wado Ryu Karate, under the auspices of Tatsui Suzuki.
In 1969 Graham studied Aikido and Tai Chi Chuan, then Hung Gar, with teacher and black belt grades (UK Martial Arts Commission registered by the Ministry of Sport).
Then in 1977 Graham began his relationship with Master Chu King Hung, third adopted son of Yang Shou Cheung. Yang Shou Cheung was the eldest son of Yang Cheng Fu (who learnt from his father Yang Chien Hou).
He also learnt Hsing I and Pa Qua with Master Chu and his teacher, Master Hon Sing Wun. He also studied and practiced herbal, complementary and Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1969.
Graham attended numerous workshops in China with Grand Master Yang Zhengdo in Beijing as well as with Wang Li Shen being a Taoist Monk and Martial Arts Grand Master at Wudang Shan where the many teachings of Tai Chi Chuan, Pa Qua Chang and Hsing I including Chi Kung methods were confirmed to Graham Horwood.
Graham taught Tai Chi Chuan in London and the Home Counties for a variety of groups for over 20 years. He was also a Jungian analyst (London & Zurich) focusing on health, the individuation process and dream analysis.
He was additionally a writer and journalist with several books published including:
Tai Chi Books
The Tao of Tai-Chi Chuan: Way to Rejuvenation, by Jou Tsung Hwa.
Tai Chi Touchstones: Yang Family Secret Transmissions, edited by Douglas Wile.
T’ai Chi Ch’uan Ta Wen: Questions and Answers on T’ai Chi Ch’uan, by Chen Wei Ming.
The Essence of T’ai Chi Ch’uan: The Literary Tradition, by Benjamin Pang Lo.
Complementary Health Books
Key to Health: With Cures from East to West by Graham Horwood
The I Ching, or, Book of Changes (Bollingen Series XIX) (Bollingen Series (General)), translated by Richard Wilhelm.
Memories, Dreams, Reflections, C.G. Jung.
The Secret of the Golden Flower: A Chinese Book of Life, translated by Richard Wilhelm.
Man and His Symbols, conceived and edited by C.G. Jung.
Lao Tse. Tao Te Ching, Penguin Classics
Read Blue Eye by Tracy Elner..
A book dedicated to Graham Horwood