Demonstrations and Seminars organised by Master McKinney

1982 - Demonstration for Mayor of Shanghai during the official opening of The Chinese Pagoda Centre in Liverpool
1988 - Largest Tai Chi demonstration in Great Britain to that date.Three hundred of Master McKinney's students performed various Tai Chi routines.
1988 - British seminar - Master Jifu Huang
1988 - First British seminar - Singapore Chin Wu Athletic Association
1988 - First British seminar - American Chin Wu Athletic Association
1990 - Largest Beijing 24 step Tai Chi demonstration in Britain to that date One hundred of Master McKinney's students performed and were filmed for TV.
1990 - First British seminar - Master Li Deyin
1991 - First British seminar - Master Xu Hao
1991 - First British seminar - Master Zhang Zheng
1992 - Wirral Martial Arts and Tai Chi Festival
1993 - Power of Youth Anti-Drugs Festival
1993 - Friends of the Parks Festival
1994 - Power of Health Festival
1996 - Demonstration at Martial Aid Festival
1999 - British Seminar - Master Allen Pittman
1999 - British Seminar - Master Xu Hao
2001 - British Seminar - Master Oren Ambar
2005 - British Seminar - Master Li DeYin
2006 - British Seminar - Master Xu Hao
2006 - British Seminar - Master Li Deyin
2007 - Bodyguard Seminars
2008 - Dong Yue Seminar
2008 - Taiji Sword Seminar
2009 - Street Defence Seminars
2010 - Be Calm Meditation Seminars
2011 - Self Defence Seminars
2012 – HRH Diamond Jubilee Demonstration
Master Mckinney Chinses Stright Sword
Direction & Choreography Film, Stage & Exhibition.
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Master McKinney started developing his skills as a director/choreographer in 1976 coordinating demonstrations and displays around the UK soon expanding to include many other countries. Along the way Master McKinney added both stage and film to this list including all the fight sequences for 'Romeo and Juliet in the 1998 professional production presented at the Oxford Shakespeare theatre. Master McKinney has been asked to help out on many film and stage projects and continues to direct and coordinate the choreography in many martial art dvd's and films in his capacity as Director for Diamond Eye movies.
Brian McKinney on set directing
Tai Chi for health
As Master McKinney’s reputation to teach health exercises widened a greater number of people became aware of the benefits. In the late 1980's a senior consultant at Walton Hospital Pain Relief Unit in Liverpool asked Master McKinney to introduce Tai Chi to the patients. This was the first time Tai Chi was taught in a British Hospital. Master McKinney was then asked to formulate a standard Tai Chi programme for pain sufferers. This programme became a blueprint for several other groups of chronic pain sufferers around Britain, for whom he became an advisor. Continuing his Tai Chi/Qi Gong work with the unwell, Master McKinney worked extensively in various venues with sufferers of spina bifida, heart disease, strokes, brain damage, psychological disorders and drug addiction. Thus, establishing and pioneering Chinese health exercises as a form of treatment in Britain.
Master McKinney has coached literally thousands of students in various disciplines. Some have had great success in sport. Some have had their health improved. Some have changed their lifepath. Many have attained black belts. Some of his students are still with him after thirty five years. All have hopefully enjoyed their “meeting of minds” and improved their lives in some way.
Master McKinney in the Media
1988 - Article on Master McKinney in 'China Wushu' magazine
1988 - Master McKinney appeared on various British TV programmes
1992 - Master McKinney was commissioned by a major pharmaceutical company to write a book on Chinese exercise for sufferers of chronic pain. First print 250,000
1994 - Master McKinney was interviewed live by BBC Radio
1995 - Master McKinney appeared on Sky Live broadcast across Europe to Russia and Japan
1998 - Master McKinney was the subject of a twelve page article in Fighters magazine, a foremost national martial arts magazine in Britain.
1998 - Master McKinney choreographed the fight sequences in Oxfords professional stage production of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'
1998 - 2012 - Master McKinney has been interviewed by many international media organizations .
 
 
"Never leave until drowning the decision to learn to swim"
Quote from Master BJ McKinney 2013.