The Internal Athlete is an evolving project spawned by Sam Moor, who currently resides with his family in a beautiful little village in Sussex, in the South Downs National Park, UK. For his local training schedule see: sussextaichi.co.uk
Sam started training in martial arts as a teenager. After a few years of hard graft, and seeking a more sustainable and harmonious method of training, he began his journey into internal martial arts at the age of 20. Since then, Sam has focused the majority of his time upon training in the Chen style of Tai Chi and the related arts of Yiquan and Qigong.
Sam has trained extensively in China and Europe making numerous trips over the years to Beijing, Zhengzhou & Chenjiagou (Chen Village) for intensive tutelage. He also has a deep interest in and passion for the natural world.
Sam is instructor certified by the Chinese Internal Arts Association, the Chen Xiao Wang World Taijiquan Association and is an associate instructor for the Chen Bing Taiji Academy. He has a Ba(hons) in Philosophy and History, and diplomas in bodywork and Anatomy/Physiology.
Sam can usually be found training and enjoying time with his partner Antonia (antoniastringer.com) and his family. When time allows, he likes to melt into the beautiful Sussex wilds in search of the legendary leviathan (thetaoofcarp.com)
Sam is a widely published author, having written for a variety of publications over the years on the subject of internal martial arts. He has also worked as a University Lecturer in the same vein – he now has little time for formal education as he feels it only contributes to the world of delusion.
It is Sam’s aim to share what he has learned as well and as clearly as possible so that more people can discover the vast enjoyment, benefit and liberation that internal arts can offer but without the whiff of dogma and doctrine.