Mr. Mark Williams
December 2017, 1st Dan Black belt EOMA
Mr. Wayne Ley
In 1987 I remember watching a martial arts film one night when I was just
9 years old, and I said to my mum & dad, I want to do that! So I went along to the Barnstaple Leisure centre and joined
up with Mr. Peter Hill learning Wado Ryu karate, I managed to get my 'Yellow belt' in 1988.
When I turned
11 years old I trained in a Kung Fu style called Lau Gar with Mr.
Chef Prince. I studied with him for 3 years.
In 1996 I started Freestyle Tae Kwon Do gaining my Black Belt
In May 2001 I then started training with Andy Coles in what became Earth Ocean Martial Arts and have been
their ever since.
I've also completed a Basic body guard course, held a SIA licence in security, I am
First Aid trained, and have an up to date CRB enhanced disclosure certificate (DBS).
April 2013, I
was certified by Mr.Andy Coles to be an instructor of Earth Ocean Martial Arts.
June 2013, 1st Dan Black Belt of Earth Ocean Martial arts.
December 2017, 2nd Dan in EOMA
Guest Black Belt Examiner
Mr. Ian Godfrey
December 2017, accredited honorary Black Belt Examiner
INSTRUCTORS of Cheng Ba Gua Zhang
I began my Tai Chi practice in 2004 studying under Lindsay Jenkins of the Cotton hands Tai Chi school. I studied under
Lindsay on a weekly basis for 3 years learning the Peking 24 step form, the Shi Ba Shi qigong set, the eight silk brocade
qigong set and the Zhuan Zhuang standing postures. During this 3 year period I also studied Long fist Kung fu from Matt Williams
of the ancestral mountains kung fu school (now learnkungfu.org) on a twice weekly basis reaching Orange belt.
moved to Devon in 2007 and continued my Tai chi practice under Tim Prescott of Tien Tien Tai Chi Chuan. From him I learned
the simplified 24 step Tai chi form, the 42 step competition form and the 38 step Sun style Tai chi form. I studied with Tim
on a weekly basis for about 2-3 years.
From 2007 to the present I have been studying Cheng style Baguazhang from
Andy Coles of Earth and Ocean martial arts on a twice weekly basis. From him I have learned the eight main energy postures
of the Cheng system as well as the eight main palm changes. I have also been taught the swimming dragon form, the Bagua sword
form and the Deer horn blades form. I have been complimenting this practice with the home study of the Bruce Frantzis Bagua
I have also learned the Xing Yi Quan (Shanxi style) 5 element fist form from Andy Coles.
March 2010 I attended a week long intensive Tai Chi training event in Brighton where I learned internal components of Tai
Chi from Bruce Frantzis of Energy Arts.
In 2010/2011 I studied the Cheng Man Ching short form under Ranald Macdonald.
In 2011 I attended and passed a Sun style level two instructor training course under Faye Yip of Deyin Tai Chi Chuan. This
course qualifies me to teach the 38 step Sun style Tai Chi form.
At the same time I started an 18 month Tai Chi instructor
course with Tai Chi nation, which I passed with a distinction. The course qualifies me to teach the 24 step compact Tai Chi
form, the Shi Ba Shi qigong set and Daoyin practices.
I have also studied Dragon and Tiger Qigong with Mike Turner
of Better Health Tai Chi.
As well as the above I also practice the 88 step Yang Tai Chi Form, the Marriage of Heaven
and Earth Chi Kung, the Wu style Tai Chi short form and Taoist and Zen meditation.
2013 April, being granted
recognition and certified by Mr.Andy Coles to be an instructor of Cheng Ba Gua Zhang.