Affiliated School Director, Certified Instructor
Valentina Marinai was born in Florence in 1977.
She has always found martial arts fascinating and in 2003 she began to practice and study Tai Chi Chuan at Shuangbaotai association in Florence.
In 2006 she started following seminars held by Master Yang Jun.
Since October 2006, she has followed the weekly Instructors training held by Roberta Lazzeri at Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center of Florence. She assisted her teacher during 103 form classes and started teaching to a group of students in a studio under the supervision of Roberta Lazzeri.
Besides the practice of Tai Chi Chuan, she has a graduate degree in Forest and Environmental Science and a PhD in Science and Technology for Forest and Environment Management. She is currently working on several scientific projects at the Department of Agricultural and Forest Economics, Engineering, Sciences and Technologies of the University of Florence.