Younis Fakhfakh holds a Degree in Psychology from the University of Birmingham and a Masters Degree in Psychoanalytic Studies from Leeds Metropolitan University. During his time as a student, he began training in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu Martial Arts and as a result of this became increasingly interested in physical therapies as well as those relating to the mind. In 1998 his instructor in Doncaster introduced him to Amatsu, and indeed helped a back complaint he had at the time. From this time he began studying the system and on returning to Ireland, completed his training with William Doolan in Dun Laoghaire in 2001. Since then he has done postgraduate training in the Shinden jutsu and Kenku Jutsu levels of the therapy with Dennis Bartram. He also attended a seminar taught by Thomas Myers (author of the book Anatomy Trains) on Structural Integration (also known as Rolfing), as well as another with James Waslaski on Orthopaedic Massage.
In 2005 he received his Godan (5th dan) in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu from Hatsumi Sensei , giving him the right to teach this Martial system. In 2006 he was given permission to teach Wu style Tai Chi by Sifu Sam Li. He has been training in a system of Martial Arts, Body Awareness and Mind Training known as Cheng Hsin since 2006. This was first developed by Peter Ralston (based on the latter’ s extensive 50 years experience of Martial Arts in the Far East and the West). He has also attended several seminars on the Feldenkrais Technique.
Today he runs busy clinics in Dublin and in Delvin, Co Westmeath. He runs Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, Tai Chi and Cheng Hsin style classes, often looking for the universal principles common to these disciplines. He attends regular classes in Martial Arts and Yoga, and constantly updates his training in Amatsu and other Physical Therapies
For further information or to book an appointment contact Younis on 086 3057323 or email Younis@dublinnaturopathyclinic.co