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Jason Chan Wai-Ming

Tai Chi Master / Spiritual Teacher

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Education. Literature. Sports.

Jason Chan is a Taoist Tai Chi Master, an inspiring spiritual teacher, and a powerful energy healer. Jason trained in martial arts in Hong Kong where he was born and brought up.

Jason Chan, author of The Radiant Warrior (Hay House 2009) has been teaching Tai Chi, Chi Kung and meditation in the UK and Europe for over 20 years. Jason Chan is also a very well known and popular figure on the British and Irish ‘mind, body spirit scene’. During this time, Jason has inspired and uplifted thousands of people through his enlightening teaching and presence. His aim is to pass on the benefits of vitality, natural health, inner strength and spiritual awakening to all those who train with him. Jason currently runs teacher training courses and personal development courses in the UK and Ireland and retreats in the UK, Europe and Thailand.

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Kenny Ren

Chinese Performer of Saxophone & Magic

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Arts. Culture. Dance. Entertainment. Music. Sports.

Kenny Ren aims to build cultural partnerships between artists, schools, businesses and communities across the UK and China.

Kenny Ren was born in a tradition art family in Shandong, China. He enjoyed growing up with arts and music and found that he was gifted, developing as a multi-talented artist.

In 1994, he joined the Opera House of Shan Dong and qualified as a professional musician. In 2001, he further studied in Malaysia and in 2003 he moved to the United Kingdom.

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Joanna Nim Heung Yeung

Community Learning Officer

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Arts. Community. Culture. Education. Sports.

At the age of 10, Joanna emigrated from Hong Kong to live in the UK. In 1992, she moved from Lincoln to London, where she was exposed to more of the multicultural life of Britain and became an active member of several local youth clubs, representing the needs and interests of young people from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Since 2000, Joanna has worked in voluntary and organisations and local government building relationships and engaging community groups to take an active role in developing a positive social well being for themselves and others.

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Hong Y Soo

Footballer

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Sports.

Hong Y ‘Frank’ Soo can be seen as the first non-white man to play for England, representing them in unofficial Internationals during World War II. ‘Frank’ Soo became the first player of Chinese origin to play in the Football league. Playing for Stoke City from 1933 to 1945, Soo would probably have played at international level for England had World War II not intervened.

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Wang Haijun

Taiji Competitor and Instructor

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Culture. Sports.

Wang Haijun had an impressive record as a Taiji competitor, having won gold medals three times in the Chinese National Martial Arts competition. He is also a grade one coach, having gained his qualification in the Wuhan Sports Academy in China. Since coming to the UK he has worked tirelessly to increase the standard of Taiji practice in this country and he is currently mentoring groups throughout the UK, Ireland and the USA.

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