Raised Spirit Certified Instructors
Marcus Marquardt (Level I)
Dave Lewis (Level I)
Kyushu Island, JAPAN
Eli Zevin (Level I)
Garberville - California, USA
Ethan Charlesworth (Level I)
South Moreton, ENGLAND
New Wave Academy
Nick Lowe (Level I)
"I came to Nick proceeding a year-long stay in Wudangshan, where I studied Xuan Wu Pai in a small group school environment. My hope was to bridge some of the gaps contained in a more traditional style of training. I quickly learned that Nick's style was a refreshing, hands-on martial approach to the tutelage, and wonderfully effective, while still being steeped in traditional knowledge. In a few short weeks, I saw my understanding and capability as an internal martial arts practitioner grow in ways I had not expected or hoped for under the insightful guidance of one of the most gifted teachers that I have had the pleasure to know."
"I have been practicing Tai chi regularly for 18 months and have been practicing yoga for almost 4 years. In 5 days with Nick, I got a new awareness of my body that has alluded me in my purely yogic practices. Nick's very application-focused teaching style allowed me to internalize key Tai Chi principles in a way that purely drilling the form didn't allow me to. The format of the sessions was such that we covered core foundational movements that are easy to miss during form-work but are key to mastering it. By fusing careful attention to detail, and foundational drills with intensity during martial training Nick created incredibly fertile ground for learning.
The pace of the classes built up as the 5 days progress and the learning rate was incredibly high throughout. What I learned has become the core of my morning training and is arranged in such a way that I feel I need to do very little else to keep my progression up.
Needless to say, I'll be attending all of Nick's future workshops I can manage and recommend that anyone interested in pushing their physical limits does the same!"