MDA Midlands
Tai Chi

Mind, Body and Spirit

About Us

Welcome to the Northampton and Birmingham branches of the international Master Ding Academy founded by Master John Ding, 6th Generation Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan lineage.

Aims of the Academy 

To further the development and transmission of Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, while preserving the complete ancient Chinese art

To inspire and empower everyone who wants to experience the extraordinary benefits to health and wellbeing through our classes and courses

Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi

We offer a full syllabus under certified tai chi instructors personally trained by our Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan lineage holders, Master John Ding and Master Alan Ding.

The Midlands area, covering Northampton and Birmingham, specialises in promoting the benefits of tai chi. We teach tai chi to promote health, but we also teach the higher level aspects of tai chi including self defence and the martial arts.  

Master Ding correcting student on tai chi principles

Tai Chi Principles

At Tai Chi Midlands (Northampton and Birmingham), our emphasis is on demonstrating the concepts and principles at the core of the internal art as taught by Master Ding.


Training regularly harmonises the mind, body, and spirit – whether you practice for health, meditation, self healing, fitness, self defence or all of these. 

Direct Lineage Holders

As a member, you will have access to two Yang Style lineage masters and join an international network of people who enjoy Tai Chi with our academy. 

MDA Midlands Tai Chi offers classes and workshops locally, but uniquely at the academy you can experience higher level of aspects of tai chi through workshops and retreats with international Masters John and Alan Ding. 

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