Teachers and Experiences
Chinese Kenpo Karate, starting at twelve years old, with Sensei Charles Mattera
Research and learning privately as a teen
Met GrandMaster Chan Poi in 1978, and in July of 1979, started training in Wah Lum Tam Tui Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu. I received instruction from GrandMaster Chan, Yao and Dorri Li, and the advanced generation of practitioners. My practice there continued through the 1980's. This set the foundation for my External Martial Art training in forms, weaponry (staff, double broadswords, staight sword, fatal flute and Kwan Do) and fighting. Trained at Wah Lum Temple, Orlando, Florida, with GrandMaster Chan Poi on Tornado Double Broadswords and Fatal Flute Forms. An immense thanks to Yao and Dorri Li, for all the classes and training sessions during the Wah Lum part of my journey, which set the foundation for future studies in the Martial Arts. I can't thank you enough. I cherish your friendship in my life.
Joshua Grant: Hsing I Chuan form
Steve Krischel: Meditation Instruction
He Wei Qi: Jian(Straight Sword) Instruction
Joe Lewis: American Karate - Style Fighting Instruction
Yuanming Zhang: Tai Chi Fighting Applications
***Kwan Sai Hung: Huashan Taoist Health, Meditative and Martial Arts
Liang Qiang-Ya: Fu Zhensong Style Ba Gua Zhang
Dr. He Deguang: Medical Qigong
Dr. Aihun Kuhn: Tai Chi, Chinese Diet Instruction, Qigong
Qian Timing: General Li Lineage Wudang Style Sword Instruction
Yang Jwing Ming: Hard and Soft Qigong, Meditation Instruction
Adam Wallace: Michael Tse Lineage Qigong Instruction
Xie Pei Qi & He Jin Bao: Yin Fu Style Ba Gua Zhang Teachings
Huan Zhang: Yang Tai Chi
Yang Zhen Duo & Yang Jun: Yang Tai Chi
Fong Ha & Donald Wong: Yiquan Teachings
Ming Wu: Qigong, Taooist Cooking with Qi
Zhou Xuan-Yun: Wudang Tai Chi. Sifu Zhou, thank you for sharing your Wudang Tai Chi with me, and for being such a kind and patient teacher. I admire you for your tireless efforts to spread your Wudang Art, and with The Daoist Benevolent Assoc., and the Xuan Ju Retreat Center, help people benefit from those practices. I am honored to know you.
Xia Chongyi: A precise, caring teacher of the Wudang Daoist Arts, explanations in great detail, and a superb Daoist Sword Master
Zhong Xue Chao (Bing): Wudang Five Animal Qigong & Wudang Tai Chi Saber. A consummate Wudang Master, who has a caring attitude toward his students, and will go over and over again his instruction, until every student comprehends. A great teacher.
Paul and Rosalie DiCrescenzo: Wudang Style Instruction. Thank you both for all your guidance and helpful ways in your teaching. Thank you, also, for leading me to Master Bing. All your work is definitely appreciated.
Li Siming: Taoist Meditation and Philosophy
Yang Hai: Hebei Lineage XingYi Quan & Meditative Teachings. A highly skilled, knowledgable XingYi Master in the traditional Hebei Lineage. Sifu Yang, thank you for your generosity and kindness in introducing me to your XingYi Lineage. I am indebted to you and am grateful for your friendship.
Sifu Mai Du: A special appreciation for Sifu Mai Du of Wah Lum Kung Fu and Tai Chi, who, after a brief time in her presence, and after conversing with her, revived the spirit of my Wah Lum training within me. Thank You.
***Kwan Sai Hung, ordained Taoist Monk of the Zheng-Yi School of South Peak Monastery, Huashan Mountain, China, considered the primary teacher of my life within the Taoist Health and Martial Arts.
There have been many others, fellow students, who have increased my knowledge and widened my understanding just by meeting them, training and exchanging ideas. Whether it was a brief time or extended studies, all of the above teachers have had a profound effect upon my life and Martial Arts journey. I consider it an enormous privilege to have spent my time with them, and I feel immense gratitude toward all.
This is my history up until now.