My Teachers

As of September 25, 2015, I am now a certified instructor for Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Rehabilitation class. This form features simple, gently moving forms that can be done standing, sitting or even lying down. It’s a beautiful combination of the Yang, Chen and Sun styles, modified to be a powerful healing routine without being too exhausting for those with limited abilities.

3 students and 3 instructors of Tai Chi

Harvey Robbins, David Dunn, Lawrence Teague, Master YunXiu Yang, Jan Stittleburg and Grace Zhao

In November I was awarded a Certificate of Instructor from an Instructor Training Program offered by Grace Zhao of MingWellness having learned how to do and teach the Yang Style 8 form and Yang style 24 form along with several Qi Gong sets.

Master Tseng striking a pose at Purple Cloud Temple on Wudang Mountain, China

Master Tseng striking a pose at Purple Cloud Temple on Wudang Mountain, China

Fondly known as Master Chen, Master Yun Xiang Tseng was trained from the age of six at Wu Dang Mountain, made famous by the movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”.  Master Chen is a Taoist priest, Master of Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Kung Fu.  He has practiced the art of healing for over 25 years.  Master Chen’s mission as conceived by his master, Grandmaster Li, is to pass along the ancient Taoist wisdom to the west.  For more information about Master Chen and Wu Dang Mountain, please see Master Chen’s website: www.wudangtao.com. 

I have studied with Master Chen for over 8 years, at his semi-annual training sessions here in Atlanta. Master Chen travels between China and the US, with his home base in Colorado at the Aspen Lodge where he is building the first Taoist Temple in the USA to continue his tradition and training of more students. From Master Chen, I am certified to teach two forms of Qi Gong and the Square Foot form of Tai Chi.

Michael Issa practicing snake creeps down Tai Chi movement at Purple Cloud Temple on Wudang Muntain, China

Michael Issa practicing snake creeps down Tai Chi movement at Purple Cloud Temple on Wudang Muntain, China

Locally I take weekly classes with another of Master Chen’s students, Michael Issa. His studio in Dunwoody, Kaikudo, teaches Qi Gong, Tai Chi and karate.

Yingzhang Wang practicing Tai Chi in Stone Mountain Park

Yingzhang Wang practicing Tai Chi in Stone Mountain Park

Yingzhang Wang (Wang Shengzhang) started to learn wushu at four years old, Chi Kung (qi gong) and acupressure at seven. He arrived in the United States in 1985, and started teaching in 1991.
He currently teaches in Duluth, see his website for more details. Mr. Wang certified me to teach the 48 forms of Tai Chi Southern Style, a style I no longer teach.