Since 1990 I’ve been involved in martial arts, starting with Yang Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) my root and first love in these martial fighting arts.
1990-1992: Virginia Beach/Richmond Va. Yang short form, Taoist Neigong, Pakua, and Hsingyi.
1992-1997: Madame Weiqi He, Husband Coach Xu Jengheng, Sifu Zhou Jianhua. Richmond Wushu and Yang Tai Chi chuan (Fu Zhongwen’s Yongnian Taijiquan Assoc.) and Park Bok Nam’s Lu family Pa Kua chang.
Education:1996- Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University.
1997-2004: Omei Wushu school Madame Lu Xiaoling. Black Sash Level 3 Omei Wushu and kung fu.
Qi Elements school of Tai Chi and Massage Therapy. Sifu Nancy Bloomfield.
Private lessons with Sifu Cheng Xianhao: Yongnian Taijiquan.
2004 Membership in Yang Family Association (Yang Jun). Rank 3 certification Gold Eagle 2014.
Education: 2006: Virginia Board of Nursing Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)license.
2004-2011: Northern Virginia Mixed Martial arts. Jeff Ruth Head instructor. Muay Thai, Boxing, Judo, Brazilian Juijitsu.
2011-2013: United States Wushu Academy, Coach Christopher Pei. Yang Taijiquan and SanDa.
**1992-present: Dedicated to the Yang Taiji origin with Fu Zhongwen’s Yang family branch, Yongnian Taijiquan. Madame He Weiqi and Coach Xu Jengheng, Sifu Cheng Xianhao, Sifu Damon Bramich, and recognize Sifu James Fu as Yongnian leadership.
2014-2018- Graduate with Masters in Acupuncture (MSA) from Virginia University of Integrative Medicine. Dec. 2018
Places I trained at and network with friends:
Tidewater Tai Chi in Virginia Beach/Norfolk- Sifu Don Davis
Taiji in the Park- Sifu Wilson Pitts.
U.S. Yongnian Taijiquan Association- Madame He Weiqi.
Park Bok Nam’s Pakua Academy: Sifu Park Bok Nam
Richmond Wushu- Sifu Zhou Jianhua.
Hangzhou branch Yongnian Taijiquan- Sifu Cheng Xianhao.
Omei Wushu School- Lu Xiaolin, Johnson Thomas.
Capital Qigong- Ma Shuren, Rick Smith.
CMAI (Chinese martial Arts Institute) Sifu Clarence Burris III, Coach Li Ying.
Qi Elements Tai Chi and Massage- Sifu Nancy Bloomfield.
USWA (United States Wushu Academy) Coach Chris Pei.
Capital Hill Tai Chi- Dr. David Walls-Kaufmann.
Fleming Park (Hsingyi and Bagua of Robert Smith)- Stephen Goodson.
David Chen Memorial Park- CMC taijiquan friends.
Push hands night- Takoma Park/Wu Shen Tao (Paul Ramos).
Tai Chi Center- Free park class of Warren Conner.
Northern Virginia mixed martial arts- Jeff Ruth and Derek Sierra.
Pentagon MMA Muay Thai and BJJ- Vivek Nakarmi.
Khun Kao Muay Thai Gym- Brooks “Kru Khun Kao” Miller.
Mainstreet Crossfit- Khemeran Ing and David Carter.
Everybody fitness- Wushu with Robert Zaremba.
Gold’s Gym Boxing- Annandale Va.
Annandale Boxing club- Leo Rossiter
9 Round boxing- Springfield Va.
Virginia University of Integrative Medicine.- Fairfax Va.