I am Sifu Mark Ryan, first student of Sifu John Hartley,Tai Chi Brother to Sifu Roman Czerniawsky.I also taught through my own school,the Blue Mountains School Of Tai Chi quite some time ago.I now teach occasionally,one student at a time.
Before learning Tai Chi, I was John’s student where the main focus was on the ‘hard’ styles,e.g. Lama, Wing Chun etc. One day John said to me that the ‘hard’ styles were good, though, perhaps Tai Chi might serve me better later in life. Of course, he was right,as now, I am ‘later in life’. That is what I mean by saying time is the witness to my Tai Chi, and how it has been beneficial to my health.
John Hartley, Founder and Principal Instructor of Inner Health School of Taijiquan, Adelaide