Ian Souch was taught by Chris Rooke (A british trained Teacher) in Durban South Africa, initially in the early nineties, before being trained by AK Baynes in Johannesburg where he obtained his teacher qualification.
AK, as he was fondly called, was trained by Master Su Chin Miel, who happened to be Master of the School of martial arts that I first started at  whilst at University.

Ian later trained under various schools in the UK on travelling here including Wu style tai chi with Michael Jaques (Zenon Wudang Tai Chi Chuan School) affiliated to Dan Docherty, and then with Audra Marshall from the Wu Tan Tai Chi UK.

Ian’s main thrust of study however, has been in Chen style Tai Chi under Eva and Karel Koskuba from the Chinese Internal Arts Association in Swallowfield near Reading, and their senior student, Karen Pounds.
Their tutelage has been under Grandmaster Chen Xiowang  who is the 19th generation lineage holder of Chen-style Tai Chi Chuan. He attended several seminars with him in the past, as well as with Grandmaster Zhu Changhai based in Belfast.


Ian currently teaches regular classes in Marlow and is available for private lessons.

In contribution to his own development, he is now qualified to teach for Buckinghamshire Adult Learning.

Bucks Free Press article