Professional bodies

Longfei Taijiquan Association of Great Britain

The Jing Chi Shen School of Tai Chi Chuan is a member of the Longfei Taijiquan Association of Great Britain. The Association was founded by Richard Watson (Chair person) with his son Simon Watson (Chief Instructor) in 1991 at the invitation, and with the encouragement of, Master Li Tianji (1913-1996) and his nephew Professor Li Deyin (1938-). Professor Li is one of China's foremost Taijiquan teacher/coaches. Students continue to have opportunities to study with great masters such as Professor Li De Yin and Master Wang Yanji through seminars organised by Longfei. 

The cost for annual subscription may change. Currently the cost is £14.50.

British Council for Chinese Martial Arts (BCCMA)

Longfei is a member organisation of BCCMA and Ranjeet Sokhi is an instructor member. 'The Council' was set up in accordance with the UK Sports Council's guidelines in 1973 and was granted Sports Council Recognised Governing Body status in 1980. It has a current membership exceeding 75 Organisations/Associations in membership, representing over 10,000 members across all of the major disiplines of Chinese Martial Arts. There is now increasing encouragement for all instructors and students of Chinese martial arts to be insured through the BCCMA. This also applies to those students who wish to study Tai Chi Chuan purely for health benefits.


All students are expected to acquire insurance through the BCCMA after a period of induction (5 weeks). The annual cost for insurance is £7.00 but may change.


The Tai Chi Union

The Tai Chi Union for Great Britain is the largest collective of independent Tai Chi Chuan Instructors in the British Isles. It is an association of practitioners of recognised styles of Tai Chi Chuan.  Founded in 1991 it has grown to include a national list of over 400 registered instructors throughout the whole of the British Isles. Ranjeet Sokhi is a Grade A instructor registered with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain.

The Deyin Taijiquan Institute
Deyin Taijiquan was founded in 1994 by Masters Faye (Li) and Tary Yip with the encouragement and support of Faye's father, Professor Li Deyin, in an effort to promote Tai Chi, Qi Gong and internal martial arts to people of Wolverhampton, West Midlands. The Institute specialises on Yang Style Taiji, Sun Style Taiji, Wudang Sword, Xing Yi Quan, Taiji Kungfu Fan, Taiji competition routines.