Welcome to the Lotus Nei Gong school of Daoist arts. This is the main website of our international association. Here you will find information about what we teach, where you can study with us and about the teachers within our school.
Lotus Nei Gong was established by me, Damo Mitchell, in early 2004 as a small school of Yang-style Taijiquan and Qi Gong based in the city of Cardiff, South Wales (UK). At the time, I was running small weekly classes and basically finding my feet as a teacher of the internal arts. Qi Gong was the first art that I taught as I believed (and still do) that it is one of the greatest studies a person can undertake in order to improve their health as well as elevate their spirit. Over the years, the school has grown, expanded into an international association of like-minded teachers and now has a complete syllabus of Chinese martial, medical and meditative practices.
The aim of the school is to provide quality instruction in the Daoist internal arts. As well as this, we strive to ensure that students have a structured path of progression through their chosen internal arts.
The syllabus is based on my personal study which began in childhood and has now continued for over three decades of in-depth study; over a decade of this being spent traveling and studying extensively in the far east. This study includes cross-referencing and comparing the methods and systems of numerous master-level teachers across Europe, China, Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It is our belief that we offer a complete and traditional-style route into the Daoist arts of China.
We have classes all across Europe and America. These classes are headed by highly skilled students of mine who have been personally trained over a long period of time in whichever aspect of our system they have chosen to dedicate their time to.
We hope to see you at some stage in your own practice. Please feel free to contact us through the site with any queries you may have.
All the best to you
Technical Director and Head Teacher of Lotus Nei Gong International
Technical Director / Head Teacher
Damo Mitchell is the sole founder of the Lotus Nei Gong International School. He began his training in the martial arts at the age of four and his continued this practice unbroken for the last three and a half decades. His studies have taken him across Europe and the Far East in search of authentic masters and now he teaches the summation of his studies within his own school…
Roni Edlund met Damo in 2007 and has been training with him since early 2008. She is his wife as well as his close student and has studied the martial arts, medicine and spirituality with Damo and his own teachers in both the West and the East. Since beginning her practice, she has been a full-time practitioner and now assists Damo with his teachings as well as running her own classes and courses.
Jason Smith practiced various martial arts in his youth but really began his studies properly when he met Damo Mitchell in 2008 in the UK. Jason studied martial arts, Qi Gong and Nei Gong with Damo in his classes until he decided to take his practice further and become a live-in student of Damo and Roni, studying the arts in the classical way.
Clara Hendley is a practitioner of Qi Gong and martial arts (she is also qualified to teach) as well as the key administration assistant for Lotus Nei Gong International. When any questions or bookings come our way, it is Clara that you will initially make contact with. She is always happy to help and provides the friendly face of our organisation!