'Standing like a tree – moving like water’

Tai Chi & Chi Kung


William Walker is a student of Master Lam Kam Chuen and a practitioner of Chi Kung and Tai Chi with over 20 years experience. He currently teaches both Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung and Lam style Tai Chi along with Wu Tang Dragon Sword Form.

About Styles

Chi Kung (here called Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung – or standing like a tree) consists of standing postures (also seated and lying) either held for a period of time, or combined with specific movements and steps.

Tai Chi (here called ‘Lam Style Tai Chi’) consists of slow movements accompanied by natural breathing that calms your mind and lifts your spirits, improving both mental and physical health.

These are ancient Chinese practices and well known to have a wide range of benefits including:

  • Strengthening immune system
  • Improving circulation
  • Raising energy for everyday life
  • Improved balance
  • Strong back and supple joints
  • Maintain bone density
  • Stabilising blood pressure
  • Core stability and strength
  • Easier breathing
  • Calm, clear mind
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William Walker Bio

William began his practice of Chi Kung in the early 90’s after a temporary injury. Living at the time in Singapore he was introduced to Master Xie Li and ‘Kong Jin Chi Kung’.

In 1994 William started training in Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung with Master Lam Kam-Chuen in London and subsequently became an instructor within ‘The Lam Association’, being given permission to teach Chi Kung, Tai Chi and Wudang Dragon Sword Form.

Since 1999 William has taught weekly classes in Chi Kung and Tai Chi, at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, south London and, more recently, in Herne Hill and West Norwood, south east London. He has also led workshops in schools and centres.

By profession William is a teacher of special needs children and has taught Tai Chi and Chi Kung, within the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, to children with autism and learning difficulties.

William is on the UK listing site for mindfulness teachers and has completed a number of courses and meditation retreats. He has a long standing interest in Buddhism and Taoism as well as masters’ degrees in Theology and Philosophy of religion. He enjoys gardening, walking and theater. He has traveled widely, especially to the far-east and China.


The Herne Hill Methodist Hall

155, Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill, SE24 9HU.

Tuesdays: Tai Chi (incl Chi Kung) : 6.30 - 8.00 pm.

Saturday morning:

Chi Kung: 9.30 - 10.30 am / Tai Chi: 10.30 - 11.30 am

Jamyang Buddhist Centre

The Old Courthouse, 43 Renfrew Road, Kennington, London SE11 4NA (www.jamyang.co.uk)

Monday evenings: Chi Kung: 6.00 to 7.00 pm. Tai Chi: 7.15 to 8.15 pm

West Norwood Library and Picturehouse

Norwood High Street, SE27 0HX

Mondays mornings: Chi Kung 10.00 - 11.00 am / Tai Chi: 11.00 - 12.00 noon

Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung and Tai Chi classes:

Classes start with gentle warm up exercises drawn from the Chinese exercises of Toa Yin, as well as internal stretching exercises and walking Chi Kung. These are followed by either Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung or Tai Chi.


The current cost of classes is between £8.00 and £10.00 per hr, (£12.00 for 1.5 hrs.) Concessions available, Contact teacher for details.

Private lessons can be arranged with the teacher personally.

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West Norwood, London SE27

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079105 49371