I have been practising meditation and yoga for a long time and don't know how I would have managed without them as they gave me the stability and direction I needed.   But now I have discovered Tai Chi and Qigong, and this has really revolutionised my life.   Why?   Because, through them, I feel I reach absolutely every part of me - body, mind and soul, for want of a better description - to know them and strengthen them, and to let go of the 'rubbish'.   After a very short period of practice, I felt so much more able to cope with whatever life throws at me.   And, what a bonus, my body feels much stronger and more balanced.   Also, importantly, I can see that there is so much more to learn through the practice of Qigong and Tai Chi.   I will be able to go on learning forever! ..............

Matt is a wonderful teacher.   He has so much knowledge and he demonstrates a very strong personal practice.   He is thoughtful, kind to all and infinitely patient.   He makes it clear to us that we should go at our own pace and learn from our own experience.   Also, we learn many things which we can practise at home by ourselves.    I would recommend Matt's Tai Chi classes to anyone and regularly do!   We are, by the way, from all walks of life and all ages.    RS

I Loved Matt's Class from the first time I went. I wasnt sure what to expect as I hadnt heard of Chi Kung before, but felt amazing by the end. I have been going twice a week most weeks, for 6years now and have found that it really helps my Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Any Mental tensions you turn up to class with will seem so much lighter at the end of the session. There is no pressure, no competition and you just work at your own pace. No two classes are the same and Matt will often structure the class to suit who has turned up that day. You don't have to commit to a block of classes but, of course the more often you turn up the better you feel.

I would recommend his classes to anyone who wants time out from life's hectic pace. Matt is a great advertisement for the benefits of regular Chi Kung and Tai Chi practise.

Alison Ball


Matt is a very friendly and down to earth person and has the ability to help you, and make you believe in yourself.

He too helped me on many occassions with my health and to be in tune with the energy that I use doing Tai Chi.



I have been training with Matt in the Carmarthen Tai Chi classes for a few years now, and would recomend him unreservedly as a teacher of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. He is extremely knoweledgeable both of the health aspects of the internal arts and also of their martial applications. The latter is essential to a comprehensive understanding of the arts.

Matt is freindly and very approachable and has enormous enthusiasm for teaching Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Knoweledge of a subject and the ability to teach it are not always synonymous, but we are fortunate in that Matt is extremely profficient in both!

Dr. John Kelly

(Retired Psychiatrist)

Over the last 9 years I have had the good luck to have had some very patient and knoweledgeable Tai Chi Instuctors, however I feel Matt's classes have taken my understanding of my own Tai Chi to another level. Whilst the responsibilty for the development of our Tai Chi rests ultimately with ourselves, it is not a journey we can undertake alone. I feel fortunate indeed therefore to have found in Matt a teacher whose commitment and abilities shine through in every leasson. The rest is up to me.


Ive been going to Matt's classes for over 6yrs - its the longest continual commitment I have made to any form of exercise class which speaks volumes in itself - AND I still get something new out of it everytime and come away feeling calm, refreshed and stronger.

Matt is welcoming to all - whether beginners or more advanced students and endlessly patient and caring about all those in the class.

I cant recommend his classes enough - for amazingly subtle yet complete mind/body/spirit workout there is nothing else like it.


To sum up I find these classes and the practise that comes out of it, a gift: it took years of knowing that I needed to do martial arts based healing before i finally got here,made the commitment and stuck to it. Now I wouldn't be without it: I want to be functioning at the best of my ability and enjoying my body all my life: not physically exhausted and struggling in middle age. I didn't realise how much tension I was holding and how that was affecting my life!

What I have learned with Matthew and Michael has changed my approach for the better and my body has breathed a sigh of relief.

I feel humbled to have such a teacher just down the road