What do the students say?
Shifu mastered his practice under the best teachers and is only now sharing this knowledge. He is a brilliant teacher with groups and individuals; his communication is excellent; he has the respect of his students and it is very clear that he operates at the highest standards of skill, care, patience and commitment. He is a force for good in the world and I would wholeheartedly recommind him.
I have experienced first-hand and observed in others how the Chan Way, through its practice of internal and external marital art, meditation and awareness of surroundings can help us to better understand who we are, how we interact with others and our place in the world… I am truly grateful of the opportunity to transform my life for the better and wish for others to be able to do the same.
I believe this practice has changed the direction of my life in a very positive way and I’m now more able to function and serve in my community. This also means that I feel able to share these positive lessons with others in my daily life. I believe if we all worked on ourselves in this manner we would see substantial benefits in our communities. More peace of mind, inner strength and stronger health are key to a healthy society.
I have waited a long time to meet someone like Shifu Matt Bindon. I came across his class over 8 years ago and through his training, what was a great past time has become a way of life.
It’s almost a year since I began my training and in that time I have phsycally become healthier and stronger, and have began disciplining my life which is changing me for the better.
They teach us to take our rightful place in the world and defend it if need be, to heal and increase our energy, to be wilful and dedicated to doing good. They help us to apply ourselves to changing our conditions and become the true hero of our life. They teach us persistence, patience, focus, intent… qualities which are difficult to develop, but reap true benefits. They give hope of learning a new way of life to get your health back on track.
At 58 years old, I was worried I might be looking at my current health as the ‘norm’. Within just 3 weeks I noticed a marked improvement in my energy levels. When I was strong enough, I began Taiji and have practiced this since that time. I feel healthier, stronger and fitter. My overall sense of wellbeing is greatly enhanced. My mental clarity, focus and effectiveness has improved. My emotional health has also benefitted — I am more optimistic and contented, stable moods, greater persistence. I have witnessed striking benefits and improvements in others during the last 18 months.
This has helped me with my balance, self-control and co-ordination
I like trying out new things, especially Tai Ji, and not being pigeon-holed for my journey with cancer.