Restore Peace and Balance in Your Life One Step at a Time...with Tai Chi

Peaceful Steps

"Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness."

~Lao Tzu


In the beginning...

I began my search for peace and balance in 2004 when I took weekly classes in the Guang Ping Yang style of tai chi at the Lotus Garden Meditation Center in Carmichael, California from Sifu Robert Nakashima. It was a wonderful year of discovery, discipline, perseverance, and inner exploration.

The big move and the search for a new teacher

After moving to Michigan and taking some time off to adjust to my new life, I began searching for a new tai chi instructor in 2008. I found Han Hoong Wang, Director of the Michigan Tai Chi Center in Southeast Michigan.

She teaches the traditional Yang style 103 form, which is different from what I had learned in California, but has enough similarities for me to make the transition smoothly. Han's enthusiasm for tai chi is contagious, and her pursuit of excellence is unwavering. I feel very fortunate to have her as my teacher.

Out and about, and abroad

Our group participates in events and festivals around Southeast Michigan as well as tai chi symposiums here in the U.S. and abroad.

My journey has included the Year of the Tiger Celebration with the Detroit Tigers, Chinese Heritage Night with the Detroit Pistons, and pre-concert festivities for the Chinese New Year Celebration at the DSO's Orchestra Hall.

In the summer of 2012, I went with our Michigan tai chi group to participate in the Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan 4th International Invitational Tournament in Shanxi, China. That was an intense and inspiring experience that I will never forget.

I have attended seminars with Grandmasters Yang Jun (5th generation lineage holder) and Chen Xiaowang, and the 2014 tai chi symposium in Kentucky.


I am both a teacher and student, as I continue my studies in Yang style hand form, sword, saber, and push hands.

  • Certified Instructor (Level 4, Copper Tiger ranking) with the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association. (See bio.)
  • Certified Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi Level 1 Instructor with the Tai Chi Qigong & Feng Shui Institute


The journey continues....

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