Friends and family mourns the passing Dan Docherty

Dan Docherty Death – Cause of Death – On the 10th of December 2021, a tweet posted by Practical Tai Chi Chuan Galway confirmed the unexpected passing of Dan Docherty. According to the tweet, Dan Docherty taught Tai Chi while he was alive. Tai chi, short for T’ai chi ch’üan or Tàijíquán, sometimes also known as “Shadowboxing,” is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for defense training, health benefits, and meditation. Tai chi has practitioners worldwide.

In China, tai chi is categorized under the Wudang grouping of Chinese martial arts; that is, arts applied with internal power. Docherty passed away at his home on the 9th of December 2021. Practical Tai Chi Chuan Galway described Docherty as a “fighter, scholar, teacher and an accomplished writer…” His contribution to tai chi in the UK will not be forgotten. The funeral arrangements and obituary will be released by the family at a later time.

Practical Tai Chi Chuan Galway said in a tweet; “I am saddened to hear of the passing of my teacher Dan Docherty. My condolences to Ellen, Ronan and the extended Docherty family. He was many things, fighter, scholar, teacher and an accomplished writer. He will be forever missed. A toast to you Dan, Renaissance Man.”

Ellen DochertyTai Chi Anti Virus said in a post; “Dan Docherty, my father was found yesterday deceased in his home. We think it was a heart attack but it will be confirmed by the coroner. I know how much the Tai Chi family meant to him and what he means to you all, he dedicated his life to the art and will be missed.”

Photo Credit – Internal Alchemy Tai Chi Chuan & Qigong

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