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Martial Arts Bio:
The following is in chronological order, with approximate starting dates for various studies. Only since 1997 has my training been more serious, about 3-4 hours per day. I emphasize that I am a student only, with no claims to mastery. I also teach, with the understanding from my students of that caveat. I am very grateful for what I have learned from each of these teachers. But I have been a slow learner. Very enthusiastic though, with increasing enthusiasm and diligence all the time.
1972: Study of Shaolin and Northern Tai Mantis Kung Fu, under Kam Yuen and Raymond Wong, Los Angeles, California
1974: Study of Yang style Tai Chi, 108 long form, Push hands, etc., under Master Tseng at Tseng’s Tai Chi Academy, Venice California
1992: First exposure to Chen style Tai Chi , along with various Qigongs under Master Chen Yun Xiang
1995: #Ninjitsu arts training, Qigong, and Kendo under 9th degree Ninjutsu master Mark Saito.
1998: #Juko-ryu Ki Breath internal energy breath training and certification under Ed Sakarnoski
#Wudong Tai Chi, internal arts, and Qigong training and certification under Master Yuan Ming Zhang
#Study of Liu He Bafa under Grand Master Liang Shou You
# (Long term, 8 years) Golden Bell internal arts and Qigong training under Dr. Don Zhang and Ed Fleischman
# (Long term) Study of standardized Yang Tai Chi and Bagua Zhang under LI Wang (U of I, Iowa City)
1999: #Study (Introductory)of I Chuan under various masters, including Master Yang Fukui, and Victor Chao
# (Long term, 15 years) Study of I Chuan and internal arts with Fong Ha
#Study of Tai Ji Gong and internal arts under Shaolin Master Xiangyong (Shawn) Liu
#Study of push hands with Grandmaster Dr. Tao
# (Long term) Study of Zhineng Medicine and healing Qigong under Dr. Zhi Gang Sha
#Study of Chen style Tai Chi:
Ren Guang Yi, Silk Reeling, 19 Form, 38 form, Cannon Fist, Straight Sword, Broadsword
Chen Xiao Wang, Silk Reeling, Laojia Yi Lu, Push Hands, 6 Healing Sounds
Chen Zhenglei, Silk Reeling, 18 Form, Lao JIa Yi Lu, Xin Jia Yi Lu,
Xu Tian Cai, Silk Reeling, Lao Jia Yi Lu, Lao Jia Er Lu
# Tidal Wave Chi Kung and Mind Light Nei Kung with Dr Gary Clyman
# I Chuan, structural mechanics, internal power principles with Richard Tarracks
# (Introductory) of Pre Heaven Power Method with Dr Wei-Chung Lin
# (Introductory workshop) of Hebei Xin Yi with Sifu Henry Look
# (Introductory workshop) of Jiu Long (9 Dragon) Bagua Zhang under Dr John Painter
# Beginning in Summer of 2003, Chen Style Taijiquan, Hong’s Practical Method, and Hunyuan Qigong, from Chen Zhonghua (Joseph Chen)- International Standard Bearer of Hong’s Practical method of Chen Tai Chi and direct disciple of the top 2 students of Chen Fake: Feng Zhiqiang, and Hong JunSheng. Following the second year of study, gained certification as Level 1 instructor for Lao Jia, Hong’s Practical Method. Completed Full Time, Master Level Instructor Training, with Chen Zhonghua, at Daqingshan, (The Big Green Mountain),China, in a 3 month intensive program, in Summer of 2007.
# Subsequent to my training in China, there have been several workshops with Master Chen, in Fairfield, Iowa, in Bentonville, Arkansas, in Milwaukee, and most recently in October, 2013, in Iowa City, Iowa.
#Now retired from martial arts competitions. Most recent awards:
August 2000, International Wushu-Kung Fu championships, Baltimore Maryland
Gold Medal, first place-internal styles-for Liu He Bafa
Bronze Medal, third place, internal styles, all ages division, weapons-for Chen Tai Chi straight sword
March 2001 – Pro Am/AKA International All Martial Arts Championships in Chicago:
First Place, Internal styles, seniors division, for Liu He Bafa
First Place, Tai Chi Chuan, all ages division, for Chen Tai Chi