Testimonials

Working with Sifu Crockett helped me greatly to heal the muscle tension and nervous exhaustion associated with my stressful job and overwork.”

“I have been studying with Sifu Lou Crockett for over 12 years giving me a deeper awareness of my body, and knowledge of how to deal with force without tension.”

“Lou’s knowledge of the “body-mind-in-motion” is remarkable.  He offers very specific and hands-on feedback as to how students are using (or misusing) their bodies.”

“I have been studying with Sifu Lou Crockett for over 12 years. Taiji Neigong is an extremely rewarding practice, giving me a deeper awareness of my body, and knowledge of how to deal with force without tension. Through it I have increased my strength and flexibility, and am learning to apply internal principles to everyday life.” Nicolas Demers, MSc., Web designer

“I’ve been a long time student of Daoist martial arts, having worked with various teachers who are highly skilled in their own practice.  Despite my best efforts to embody the powerfully subtle, internal wisdom of T’ai Ch’i philosophy, I lacked the hands-on guidance and feedback Sifu Lou Crockett offers.  I have been studying with Lou Crockett for one year and am currently undergoing a radical transformation in my awareness.  The various solo and interactive exercises Lou uses to teach Neigong are effective in enabling the body to move as a truly integrated unit in all kinds of everyday situations.  This embodied integration connects perception and action as I sense an increasing expansiveness to my being as well as a greater capacity to respond to the world from an intuitive space.  Lou’s knowledge of the “bodymind-in-motion” is remarkable.  He offers very specific and hands-on feedback as to how students are using (or misusing) their bodies and skillfully teaches techniques and concepts that demystify T’ai Chi’ philosophy.” Sean Park, MA  Arts Education PhD (student), Simon Fraser University

“I have been a student of Mr. Crockett since 1999.  I have found him to be a knowledgeable instructor, with an open mind.  He continually improves his own knowledge of Tai Chi and is very willing to pass his knowledge on to us, his students, in methods that help us to learn the practice.  Mr. Crockett employs verbal, written, and tactile methods to help us understand how to understand the theory, and understand how our own individual bodies can apply the martial arts systems in the most efficient manner. Mr. Crockett has seemingly endless patience with his students as he works in both the team environment, and one on one.  He is able to understand how each student is learning the craft and adapts his teachings to each individual. Finally, I must add that Mr. Crockett imparts an enjoyable atmosphere to his classes.  He has a fine sense of humour that, when combined with his own humility, allow his students to feel comfortable learning with him.  I look forward to attending class with him. In my own personal experience, I have taught another martial art style to hundreds of individuals through my own career.  In my professional experience as a Project Manager in the transportation engineering and construction field (21 years), I deal with individuals and teams on a daily basis.  From this experience I am able to appreciate Mr. Crockett’s interpersonal skills, and his strong ability to coach and train individuals in a challenging field. ” 
Pat Cruickshank, P.Eng., MBA

I have been a neigong student of Sifu Lou Crockett since the summer of 2009. Neigong (內功, “internal skills”) is a system of training whereby the practitioner harmonizes inner and outer energy through breathing, concentration, stillness, and mindful movement. Working with Sifu Crockett helped me greatly to heal the muscle tension and nervous exhaustion associated with my stressful job and overwork. Sifu Crockett’s skillful and patient teaching has helped me become more grounded and steadily gain increased balance and strength in body, mind, and heart. He is exceptionally good in explaining neigong practice in clear and accessible language.”  Heesoon Bai, Ph.D. Professor at Simon Fraser University

“I have had the pleasure of training as a tai chi &  neigong student of Sifu Lou Crockett both in the past as well as recently reconnecting with him earlier this year. I have also studied other martial arts over the years and always return to the foundations that Sifu Lou Crockett has taught me. The values in his teachings are a blend of the practical and the theoretical skills that one needs to truly understand an art.  Having recently recovered from a lower back and hip injury the training I have received over the last 4 months has greatly improved my core strength ,stance and body alignment. As a martial artist you train and develop skills that you hope you don’t ever have to use in a real life self defense situation. I have had to rely on the skills that Sifu Lou Crockett has taught me and do know they work in a self defense situation.  I appreciate that he is truly passionate about his teachings and he is always looking at improving ways of disseminating & communicating information to his students.”  Joel Coelho  Director & Group Lead, Western Canada Scotiabank Leasing Group

“I have studied Neigong and Tai Chi with Lou Crockett on and off since 1982. He inspires this type of loyalty in his students for many reasons: (i) He is patient, encouraging but always truthful in his interactions, (ii) He continues to pursue his own studies at greater and greater depth – truly embracing life-long learning in his own practice, (iii) His methods have great depth and integrity but are never rigid – rather they are personalized for each person/group and for each lesson, and (iv) In my experience he is able to work with a remarkably diverse range of people. In addition to various martial arts, I have practiced Pilates very seriously for twenty-five years. I continue to be amazed at Lou’s knowledge of anatomy and more importantly, biomechanics. His teaching of the centuries old practices of Neigong, etc.,  is always based on this deep knowledge – critically important in preventing injuries and in finding the best ways to move and stay healthy,” Martin Gotfrit Professor, Associate Dean, Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, Simon Fraser University

1 Comment

  1. Williamka

    A round of applause for your forum topic.Thanks Again. Much obliged. Leusink

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