Tai Chi Photos and Certificates

Receiving posture correction by Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei, 19th generation Lineage Holder and Standard Bearer of Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan. 2006.

Following a semi-private workshop with Master Chen Bing, 20th generation member of  Chen Family Tai Chi Chuan(center), with Master Jesse Tsao (far left) presiding.     

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 With Master Wen-Ching Wu at his Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan workshop in Asheville, NC during 2017.

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Chen Tai Chi posture on the Great Wall of China outside of Beijing during 2005.

After a workshop with Grandmaster Zhu Tiancai, 19th generation Lineage Holder and Standard Bearer of Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan. April 30, 2007.                                  

In China at Chen Village (the birthplace of Tai Chi Chuan) during 2005, standing in between Grandmaster Chen Xiaoxing, 19th generation member of Chen Family Tai Chi Chuan and my teacher, Master Jesse Tsao.

After a workshop with Professor Li Deyin, a highly distinguished world-renowned Tai Chi Grandmaster who provided 10 years of intensive training to my teacher. Circa 2008.

With former Shaolin monk Dr. PuQuan Xiao (in white) and Master Jesse Tsao (in black)                                   at a “Tai Chi & Self Healing Workshop” during July 2006 in San Diego, CA.

Tai Chi Sword play during World Tai Chi & Qigong Day on April 25, 2009 in Asheville, NC.

In Chen Village, China during 2005. Tai Chi play in Master Chen Changxing's famous courtyard, where Master Yang Luchan "spied" on his disciples, and ultimately learned from Master Chen, which lead to the creation of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. And so the story goes...

Statues depicting the transmission of knowledge from                                                                                   Master Chen Changxing (left) to Master Yang Luchan (right),                                                                                  in Chen Village, China, during 2005.

At the "1st Health Qigong Seminar for International Instructors" presented by the Chinese Health Qigong Association in Beijing, China during December 2011. This invitational event involved 124 participants from 31 nations. Together, we learned and refined 3 health qigong forms: Wu Qin Xi (5 Animal Frolics), Liu Zi Jue (6 Healing Sounds), and Shi Er Duan Jin (12 Piece Brocades).

With Professor Yu Dinghai, who taught the 5 Animal Frolics form for the Chinese Health Qigong Association at the seminar. Professor Yu is responsible for the new compilation of this classical form of qigong.

After several intensive training days at the international seminar in Beijing, I was pleased to receive my certificate of completion from the Chinese Health Qigong Association!

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Sharing a light hearted moment with famed Tai Chi Grandmaster Professor Li Deyin, who dropped by for dinner at the Beijing seminar. My famous Beijing roommate and good friend Karl Newmeyer is the last person on the right.


With my friend and teacher, Master Jesse Tsao, Ph.D., in San Diego, CA during March 2012. 

Although I’ve been teaching Tai Chi since 1992, I was certified by Tai Chi Healthways in 2008.

"Snake Creeps Down" (Tai Chi posture) amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, June 2012.

With Master Zhongxian Wu, during a workshop on Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong in Asheville, NC, August 4-5, 2012.

In Bali, Indonesia during July, 2013.


Co-leading Tai Chi play with Liz Ridley at World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in Asheville, NC, April 25, 2015


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Chen Tai Chi Sword Demonstration at World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in Asheville, NC, April 25, 2015

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With Master Yang Jun, the inheritor and lineage holder of Yang Family Tai Chi. This photo was taken on May 7, 2022 during a Tai Chi seminar in San Ciprián (San Cibrao), Galicia, Spain. Other related photos from the seminar are posted below.


Group photo of the seminar participants. I’m seated in the front row, third from the left.

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Click on the links below for photos from past World Tai Chi and Qigong Day events in Asheville, NC:

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2015

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2016

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2017

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2018

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2019


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