José de la Cruz comes from Spain and lived in England for the past 12 years. José had been interested in Tai Chi as a gentle exercise since he learned that it could help to ease the discomfort in his back (José fell from a tree and damaged his back when he was 18 years old).
José started practicing Qi Gong and Tai Chi in 2005 with Mrs. Li. In 2009, Mrs Li was impressed with José ‘s techniques and positions, as well as his peer to peer skills during the classes, she asked if José be interested to become the instructor for the beginners. José has participated the Tai Chi tutor pilot scheme and started teaching beginner classes regularly in Pagoda. He was leading our outreach work at the African Elderly Association and learning to teach Tai Chi to young people.
José is currently leading the beginner and intermediate classes for Pagoda Arts.