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Kostas Kotsifakis, Affiliated School Director, Certified Instructor

 

I was born in Chania in the island of Crete in Greece, where I finished high school. I studied in England where he got a B.Sc. with Honors 2.1 in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Hatfield Polytechnic. I then took a Masters’ degree in Microprocessor Engineering and Digital Electronics from the University of Manchester (U.M.I.S.T.). I currently live in Chania and I own a computer consulting company.

My experience in Martial arts includes Shotokan Karate which I did at the University, and a bit of Aikido. I started studying Tai Chi in Chania in 2001, and then, in 2002 I went to a seminar of Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi with Grand Master Yang Jun in Italy. After this I continued studying and I have followed many seminars and have taken hundreds of hours of private lessons under Claudio Mingarini National Technical Director in Italy. I joined the ranking system three years later, and passed level 1 Copper Eagle, level 2 Silver Eagle, level 3 Gold Eagle and last the 4 th level Copper Tiger in Italy on the 10th of October 2009.

I practice the Hand Form (103, 49, 16, 13 forms), the sword from, the saber form and pushing hands. Having taken part in many seminars given by Grand Master Yang Jun in Italy, since 2002, I also organized two seminars with him in Greece in 2008 and 2009 on the 103 hand form and basic pushing hands.

I have been teaching Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi since 2003 in Chania, Crete, trying to share the benefits and beauty of Yang Family Tai Chi with people in Greece.

 

Kostas Kotsifakis
Chania, Crete, GREECE

Email: Kostas@yangfamilytaichi.com

 

Kostas


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