Welcome to the

Shibashi Training Academy


Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK

Providing accredited training courses to become an instructor of Tai Chi Qigong

View our accrediatations here

What are you looking for?

Qigong Instructor Course      Training Guide 

 Further Training Modules             Qualified Instructors

To ask a question, or if you cant find what you are looking for, please contact us

Covid-19 update click here

Our Story

We have been practicing and promoting Tai Chi Qigong for many years and eventually reached the point

where we did not have enough time to meet the demand.

Like many passionate people, we also knew that our knowledge should not end with us.

The Shibashi Training Academy was the next natural step to enable us to train others to be able to pass on our knowledge and experience of this amazing health.

We have been humbled by those who have successfully completed our courses as they are working with groups of people that we never imagined possible.


The initial 6-day course course begins by changing the health of the trainee Session Leader who then, in turn, is able to pass this knowledge and transformation onto others.


We want to share our knowledge with you to help you lead a healthy, active, joyful life


 We want to help YOU get the best out of YOU

We encourage questions and interaction because this is YOUR journey

Our role is to support YOU along the way

To find our more about the Tai Chi Qigong Instructor course click here


To find our more about our Tai Chi Qigong classes and Debbie's Holistic Health Clinic click here


We look forward to meeting you.

Debbie & Mark Gannon

What's in a Name?

Here at the Shibashi Traning Academy we teach a variety of Qigong sets and Tai Chi Forms. However our aim is to teach you the structure and essence of each movement, the 'how' rather than just the ;'what'.


We decided to use the popular Shibashi Qigong Set 1 as the foundation course as it is easily adapted to suit all ages and abilities. We have adapted this set so it can be enjoyed by a beginner but also has the capacity to teach deeper knowledge and techniques, which we offer through further training modules, such as body alignment, arcs/spirals, neigong, rooting, meditation and practical application and energy healing.


For us Tai Chi Qigong is a way of life.

When we had to decide on a name for the Academy we wanted it to represent all of what we do.

Shi Ba Shi - can be written as 十  八  式  meaning 'ten 8 steps/form, or 18 Movements relating specicifally to the Shiabshi Qigong Set.


Shi Ba Shi, written as 是   八   世 can also represent deeper aspects of this amazing Eastern Health Art and how we wish to share our knowledge


Shi, 是, means 'am', to be. We encourage all of our instrcutors to be themselves, to 'be' the movements and  to go with the flow.

Ba, 八, can be translated as 'eight' which is a very lucky number in Chnese. It also means to grow and increase wealth, and in this case we aim to help our instructors with their personal development and growth as well as using the movements to improve their health and well-being.

Shi, 世 , can mean centuries, representing the wisdom and  knwoledge that has been passed down from our ancestors, which we, in turn, are passing on in our lifetime. 

Written as 是   八   世  we translate 'Shibashi' Training Academy as 'Being Life' Training Academy

COVID-19 Update


We are accepting bookings for our courses and further training modules, however we are also watching the Government guidelines and will let you know if or when something changes.


We have been putting measures into place to keep us all safe while attending the studio,

we will let you know what you need to do nearer to the time when you are attending your training.


We look forward to welcoming you all

We wish you all good health

Debbie & Mark


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