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Jules Keizan McGough

I have over 20 years of experience as a martial arts teacher and from 2008 to 2020 along with my wife Leoni McGough ran a Zen centre for meditation, qigong, tai chi and aikido in Stuttgart (AikiStuttgart).

Certified Medical Qigong Trainer, (MQT ®)Medizin und Lebenskunst Akademie, München.
Certified Phoenix Qigong Instructor, Natural Energy Academy, Hong Kong自然道功學會
Ordained Zen Priest and Zen Buddhist Dharma Holder (Zen Teacher), Eiryu Ji, New Jersey

Basic training Shiatsu, European Shiatsu Institute, Heidelberg

5th Degree black belt in Aikido, Aikikai Hombu Dojo, Tokyo

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My Teachers


Master Joe Lok, Taoist designate Bright and Clear Wudang Dragon Gate 20th generation 

Natural Energy Academy, Hong Kong.

Tai Chi

Sifu Barry McGinlay, World Tai Chi champion, European gold medalist

Tai Chi–Life School, London


Eran Junryu Vardi Roshi – Eiryu ji Zen Center, New Jersey


Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei - New York Aikikai

In recent years, my own practice and teaching has focused more and more on meditation and qigong - especially the health-promoting aspects of these disciplines. In addition to my freelance work as a Qigong teacher, I am employed at the Katharinen hospital in Stuttgart, where I work as part of an integrative team with cancer patients teaching Qigong, Zen and meditation.

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