Yuri began training in traditional Chen style Taijiquan in September 2000; under Master Ben Milton, founder
of the Bristol School of Tai Chi Chuan.
After moving to Glastonbury in 2001 Yuri began training with Malcolm Droy
of Southwest Tai Chi in 2002 - whilst remaining a distant student of the Bristol School of Tai Chi Chuan.
2007, under Malcolm Droy's guidance Yuri began teaching in Glastonbury.
Since then Yuri has taught Chen style
Taijiquan on a regular basis in Glastonbury (and Cheddar since 2009).
Yuri still trains, weekly, with Malcolm Droy
and occasionally, when time allows, with Master Ben Milton in Bristol.
Yuri practices most of the Chen forms:
Laojia - 'Old Frame'
Xinjia - 'New Frame'
Double Broad Sword
Over the years Yuri has had the good fortune of
attending many workshops given by top level Chen style Taijiquan practicioners including,
Grandmaster Chen Xiao
Grandmaster Zhu Tian Cai
Master Chen Yingjun
Yuri is also a member of a monthly Pushing
Hands club hosted in Baltonsborough by Wu style teacher, Jae Willis; and Yuri also studies Pushing Hands with Chen style teacher,
Brendan Burnett of the Man Lian Tai Chi Club International; based at North Petherton near Bridgwater.