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Academy of Qi Dao. Portland, OR. Lama Somananda Tantrapa.
Affley, Harry. Bubbling Springs, Portland Oregon
Alphabetical Index to the Valley Spirit Fitness and Well Being Website
American Occupational Therapy Association
Argos, Jason. Eternal Treasure Gong Fu & Qi Gong. Instruction in Xing Yi, Tai Chi, Pa Kua, I Chuan, Hsin I, Buddhist and Taoist meditation. Ukiah, California, 707-485-1198.
Arthritis - Exercise Therapy: Taijiuan and Qigong
Ba Gua Zhang: Resources, Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Notes
Barrett, Dave. Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Portland, Oregon.
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Bates, Robert. DCM, MMQ. Bellingham, Washinton. Healer and teacher.
Beijing Baguaxhang. San Francisco, CA.
Bendigkeit, David. Sensei. Shintaikido Tai-Chi and Chi Gung. Pacifica, CA.
Bodhiwork Institute Petaluma, CA
Body Balance Eileen Wheeler, Grass Valley, California, Yang style.
Bonney, Marilyn. North Valley Tai Chi Chuan. Chico, California.. Yang style forms and weapons. Student of Doc-Fai Wong.
Broadsword Weapons and Taijiquan Yang and Chen Style Taijiquan
Breathing and Taijiquan
Brenner, Chris (Aka: Jin Taiyang). Chen Style Taijiquan, weapons, push hands. Auburn, Sacramento, CA.
Brodsky, Greg. Santa Cruz, CA. 204 Frederick Street, Santa Cruz CA. 831-427-1467. Student of Cheng Man-Ch'ing and William CC Chen. Includes some articles.
Brumbaugh, Viola Wise Orchid Martial Arts, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Kung Fu. Yang and Chen Taijiquan Traditions. Seattle, Washington. 206-321-0613
Budo Education Center.
Sacramento. Yang, Chen, and Chi Kung training.
Burnett, Gene Yang
Style Tai Chi Chuan, Tchoung Ta-Tchen. Private instruction. Ashland, Oregon.
Center. San Francisco, CA.
Calendar of Tai Chi Workshops by Tai
California Tai Chuan Directory
Central Oregon Internal Arts Association: T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Baguazhang, Xingyiquan and Qigong. Board Members: Chris Matthews, Charla Quinn Ranch, and
Steven Foster-Wexler. The work in the areas of Bend, Redmond, Sisters, LaPine, and Prineville. I
Chen Qingzhou Martial Arts Association. Menlo Park, California.
Chen Style of Tai Chi Chuan: Resources, Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Notes
Chen Style Taijiquan Workshops, Seminars, Lectures, Camps in 2012
Chico Kodenkan. 254 E. First St., Chico, California, 530-343-6551.
ChiLel Qigong Mt. Shasta, CA. Workshops and retreats. Chi-Lel ™ Qigong (Zhineng Qigong) was developed by Grandmaster Dr. Pang Ming of China. Director: Luke Chan.
Chinese Kung Fu Association. Portland, OR.
Chou, Paul. San Francisco, CA. Chen Tai Chi.
Choy Kam Man (1920-1994) taught Yang style Taijiquan in San Francisco from 1959. His father, Choy Hok Pang established the U.S. Taijiquan Academy in San Francisco (1939-1947). UTube, West Wind Tai Chi "The forms and postures taught are based on those transmitted and developed by the Choy Family lineage, including Master Choy Hak Pang, Master Choy Kam Man and Sifu Frank Choy, and by Sifu Marshall Clymer, a senior disciple of Master Choy Kam Man. Master Choy Hak Pang was a student of Grandmaster Yang Cheng Fu as well as other renowned teachers."
Cinnabar Swan: Healing Arts. Isabeau Vollhardt. Ashland, Oregon. Acupuncture, TCM, Taijiquan, Qigong.
Clark, Leroy. Kenmore, WA.
Classics of Taijiquan
Cloud Hands Blog: Taijiquan and Qigong
Cloud Hands Website: Taijiquan and Qigong. Red Bluff, CA.
CloudWater, Chi Fusion Beaverton, Oregon
Cole, Jessie. Teaches Bagua Zhang in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. (360) 772-8418
Complementary and Alternative Healing University San Francisco Bay Area.
Cooper, Amy. RYT 500. Shasta Yoga Center. Mt. Shasta City, California.
Crandall, Joseph 1564-A Fitzgerald Dr. #110, Pinole, CA 94564, (510) 223-9336. HeBei Hsing I, Pa Kua Chang.
Crystal Springs Tai Chi. Ray Sidwell, Victoria, B.C.
Da Yuan Circle. Liu Ming, Master. Taoism, meditation, qigong. 2633 Telegraph Ave #305 Oakland, CA 94612
Dean, Lyn. Paradise, CA. 530/ 877-5411
Dale, Andrew T. Xin Qi Shen Dojo. Taiji, Bagua, Aikido. Seattle, Washington.
Diabetes - Exercise Therapy: Taijiquan and Qigong
Dieperslott, Jan. Warriors of Stillness. Walnut Creek, CA.
Dillon, Paul Liuhebafa in Santa Rosa, California.
Dojo Rats Blog. Seattle, Washington.
Dong (Tung) Family International Tai Chi Chuan Association. CA and Oregon.
Eight Section Brocade Qigong
Elinwood, Ellae. Ashland, Oregon
Embrace the Moon. Seattle, WA. Yang Style. Kim Ivy, Ken Wright, Derryl Willis.
Offers high quality workshops.
Arts Certified Instructors - Northern California See
Evolving Body Mind Institute.
Oakland, CA. Teachers: Brent Hamby and Adam Caldwell.
Carmen Master Teacher, Sacramento. Teaches Yi family
Taiji and Qigung, the Chen family Taiji (Chen Qingzhou lineage), and Meihuazhuang (Plum Flower
Post) Yan Zijie lineage, and Yang style standardized forms. He has an extensive
background in weapons: sword, broadsword, staff, and taiji fan.
Baguazhang and Wushu Sifu in San Francisco, CA.
Fong, Gregory Portland,
Oregon Taijiquan, Yi Quan.
Foss, Michael. International Healing Tao Certified Instructor, North Coast Healing Tao, Santa Rosa and Ukiah, CA, (800) 578-4744/(707) 485-5026.
Kumar. Master teacher
and noted author. Energy
Arts Inc., P.O. Box 99,
Fairfax CA 94978. Phone 415-454-5243. Master Frantzis has over 40
years of experience
in many internal and external martial arts and in qigong. He has traveled widely in Asia, and speaks and reads Chinese. He has published many
books and articles on Tai
Chi Kung. He conducts workshops and seminars all around the
world. Energy Arts.
A highly respected Grand Master.
Gao, Jiamin Master, S. Wushu Center. Portland, Oregon. Master Gao, Jiamin. 503-227-3738.
Garofalo, Michael P., M.S. Instructor at Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Red Bluff, California. Mike has been publishing on the Internet since 1992. Mike began his practice of Taijiquan and Qigong in 1986. He has taught Taijiquan and Qigong since 2000; and Yoga since 2004. He teaches at the Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center and at the Tehama Family Fitness Center, both in Red Bluff, California. He teaches Taijiquan (Yang 24, Yang 108, Sun 73, Sword 32, Cane 36, Chen 18, Chen Broadsword 23, etc.) and various styles of Qigong and Yoga. His many web publications (e.g., The Spirit of Gardening, Cloud Hands, Months, etc.) are widely cited and rank high in search engines, and he serves up over 2,500,000 webpages (excluding graphics) each year. He is currently (June 2010) studying Chen 23 Broadsword and the Five Animal Frolics Qigong. He is an avid and knowledgeable gardener, and lives in a rural area in Northern California. He is a semi-retired library administrator, grant writer, webmaster, and technology manager. He has been publishing at Green Way Research since 1996. You can contact Mike by email or by cell phone at 530-200-3546.
Gillespie, Lillibet (Sifu Lillibet Gillespie) International Taijiquan and Shaolin Wushu Association. Ashland and Medford, Oregon.
Gilman, Michael Yang Style in Port Townsend, Washington. He has written many articles, books and produced videotapes.
Ginko Grove Daoist Center Wu Wei Lin. Qigong, Bagua, Daoist teaching. Olympia, Washington.
Golden, Jane. Master Teacher. Teaches Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, fast forms, qigong, weapons. Sonoma County, CA. Offers workshops and retreats that are very popular with intermediate and advanced Tai Chi practitioners in Northern California.
Golden Shield Qi Gong. Santa Cruz, Monterey, Palo Alto. Darren Huckle, L.Ac.
Green Way Blog. By Michael P. Garofalo, Red Bluff, California
Green Way Research. Valley Spirit Taijiquan Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo, Red Bluff California. Yang Style: 24 Form, 108 Long Form, 32 Sword Form, 36 Cane Form. Qigong, Yoga, and Walking. Indoor and Outdoor Practices.
The Guen System: One Effort Living. Michael J. Guen, Ph.D. (Psyschology), L.AC. Wasah Institute, Vertical-Force, Santa Rosa, California. Address: Wasah Integrative Medicine, 1049 Fourth Street, Suite G., Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Phone: 707-815-4014. Mr. Guen teaches Dong Haichuan - Yin Fu - Gong Baotian - Gong Baozai style ba gua quan as well as Yang Shouzhong style tai ji quan. [An Interview with Dr. Michael Guen, Ba Gua Quan Master, conducted by Robert Chu, L.Ac., QME, PhD.] The website includes a training schedule, articles, and information on Dr. Guen. Take a look at: Baguaquan Pao Chui Video, 2:24 min.
Gu Shen Qigong. Red Bluff, California
Hamby, Brent. Oakland, CA. Kung Fu, Tai Chi.
Hallander, Jane (1944-2002) Novato, Marin County. Master teacher and noted martial arts author. Remembrances in T'ai Chi (April 2002).
Heartwood Institute Garberville, CA.
Hiple, Deborah Mt. Shasta, CA.
Hong, Fang. Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Seattle, WA.
House of Yoga. Nancy Sutton's House of Yoga. Redding, CA.
Howard, Kent. Chico, California. Shifu Howard is a writer, educator, and martial arts instructor. Websites: Non-Violent Self-Defense, and Wang Shujin's Bagua Zhang. He teaches Wang Shujin's Bagua Zhang and Taijiquan. Teaches at the Chico Kodenkan. Shifu Howard is the translator of the book "Bagua Connected Palms" by Wang Shujin. (530) 893-4381
Hsue, Wesley. Portland, Oregon. Tibetan Chi Gung.
Hubbard, Alan. Sifu. Easter Ways Martial Arts School Fair Oaks, Sacramento County, CA.
Integral Ch'uan Institute. Sifu Fong Ha. Ch'i Kung, I-Ch'uan, Taiji Ruler, and T'ai-Chi Ch'uan. San Francisco, CA.
International Institute of Medical Qigong Pacific Grove, CA. Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson.
Ivy, Kim Embrace the Moon. Taijiquan in Seattle, Washington.
Jeffcoat, Fern. Yang Style Taijiquan. Bel Marin Keys/Novato, California
Jensen, Doug. Redding, California. Certified to teach Qigong and Tai Chi by the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (Roger Jahnke).
Johnson, Jerry Alan Ph.D., D.T.C.M., D.M.Q. Pacific Grove, California. Website A very influential master teacher and author.
Kelly, Sean. Ashland, Oregon. Guang Ping Yang style Taijiquan.
Kieffer, Nancy. Yang and Sun style Tai Chi Chuan, and Chi Kung. She is a Master Trainer authorized to teach the Tai Chi for Arthritis (Level I and Level II) Instructor's Workshop. This is the method developed by Dr. Paul Lam, M.D., Australia. A Sun style short form is taught to Level I Instructors. Walnut Creek, California.
Kirke, Theresa. Teaches Yang style Tai Chi, is a Level I Tai Chi for Arithitis Instructor, and teaches the Guo Lin Walking Qigong for Cancer. Ft. Bragg, CA. Email: email@example.com.
Kunlun Nei Gung: The Art of Bliss with the Portland Kunlun School. Portland, Oregon. Jeff & Janice Godfrey. "Our primary practice is the Kunlun "spontaneaous" Nei Gung, however, most students start out learning 5 Elements qi gong and I-Jong of the Maoshan tradition. We also offer the Gold Flower of Maoshan the Red Phoenix of Maoshan and a host of other Maoshan, Wu Dang, Hawaiian, and other practices from the Kunlun system. This is not a martial system to be clear, although many arts will benefit from the Kunlun energy. We focus mainly on awakening the dormant inner potential and the attainment of gold dragon body for the men, gold phoenix for the women."
Kuo, Lien-Ying (1895-1984) A very influential San Francisco tai chi and qigong teacher.
Langan, Bernard In Motion: A Center for Moving, Healing, and Martial Arts. Bernard Langan is the director of the Taoist Internal Arts Association and Co-founder of In Motion. Albany, CA.
Laronge, Joseph A. Sifu. Salem, Oregon, Willamette University. Temple Style Tai Chi Chuan.
Bob Lau's School of Internal Martial Arts. Bellingham, Washington. Classes in Chen and Yang Taijiquan, Xin Yi Quan, foundational training in martial arts, and Qi Gong. I had the pleasure meeting Bob Lau at the Tai Chi for Arthritis workshop in April, 2006. His form work is outstanding, his knowledge very extensive, and his manner enthusiastic and outgoing.
Lee, Eric. Sun Tai Chi News Palo Alto, CA.
Leung, David. Sifu. Eugene, Oregon firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 541-683-8511.
Liang, Qiang-Ya Fu Internal Martial Arts. Oakland, CA.
Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School. Portland and Seattle. Principal Teachers: Dr. Liu Dong and Master Liu He. Offering workshops and self-cultivation/teacher training programs.
Liping Julia Zhu. San Francisco. Qi Health and Healing.
Li, Terry. San Francisco, CA. Yang style. Successor to Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo.
Liu Jishun. 395 Orchard Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, (408) 523-1526. www.wuhaotaichi.com Wu Tai Chi, Hao Tai Chi.
Li's Tai Chi and Kung Fu Academy. Cupertino and Santa Rosa, CA. Master Li Shu Dong. Chen and Yang styles, qigong, Kung Fu, weapons, push hands, Kung Fu. 10268 Bandley Drive Suite #107 Cupertino,CA 95014 (408)973-8880.
Lo, Benjamin Pang Jeng Universal Tai Chi Ch'uan Association, San Francisco. One of Cheng Man-ch'ing's senior students. Yang Style.
Look, Henry (1927- ) Tri Internal Martial Arts. Sacramento, CA Guang Ping Yang Taijiquan.
The Longevity Center of Classical Chinese Chinese Medicine Arnold E. Tayam, D.M.Q. (China) and Shasta Tayam, L.Ac. offer you the very best in Classical Chinese Medicine and Medical Qigong Therapy. San Jose, California. Chen style Tajiquan is taught.
Liang, Qiang-Ya. Fu Style Internal Martial Arts in Oakland, CA. Bagua, weapons, taiji.
Lucero, Nancy. Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Seattle, WA.
Luong, Horace Victoria, British Columbia. Horace teaches through the University of Victoria and holds classes in tai chi 24-form, 48-form, Yang style, Sun style and other sword and fan forms.
Mccolley, Barbara Rei. Co-founder of In Motion: A Center for Moving, Healing, and Martial Arts. Albany, CA.
Malby, Robin. Certified master teacher of Tai Chi for Arthritis. Central California.
Martin, William. Author, teacher and counselor. Conducts workshops on Tai Chi Chuan, meditation, and Zen. He and his wife, Nancy, operate the Still Point, an educational and consulting center in Chico, CA, where they live. "The Sages Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for the Second Half of Life."
Maslin, Lin-Yi. Teaches Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan. Nibukikan Martial Arts Studio, 636 Nord Ave, Chico, CA. (530) 342-1579.
Mitsueda, Karen. Yang Style Tai Chi instructor, Redding, California. Phone: 530-275-8963. Teaches at the Shasta Community College Extension Program and with the Cottonwood Community Center.
Morning Crane School of Qigong. San Francisco Bay Area, CA.
Mosher, Hal 9 Crescent Lane, Fairfax, CA 94930, (415) 453-2057, email@example.com, peacefulwarriortraining.com. Tai Chi Chuan, Hsing I Chuan, Pa Kua Chang. Marin County, California.
Mount Shasta Institute of Holistic Therapies Offers instructional programs and certification in Qigong for Health Instructor and Medical Qigong Therapist, and massage therapy. Director and Head Instructor: Patrice Thiessen, O.M.D., L.Ac.
Natural Arts Center Yang style taijiquan forms, qigong, sensing hands, push hands, sabre, sword & spear classes in Eugene, Oregon. Instructor: Jim Madras. Workshops are offered.
National Neigong Research Society. Menlo Park, CA.
North Oakland Tang Shou Tao
Northwest Fighting Arts Sifu Jeff Patterson. Portland, Oregon. "A great pupil of Punong Guro Leonard Trigg, known in Oregon and the world over as a Lameco Maestro and Tai Chi practitioner, Sifu Jeff Patterson has been teaching Tai Chi for over 10 years. Styles include: Yang, Chen, Sun, Wu, Baghua, Xing-I, Yichuan and Praying Mantis."
Northern California Healing Arts and Holistic Practitioners Directory
Northwest Tai Chi and Qigong. Spokane, WA. Offering classes in Yang, Chen and weapons in Taiji, and various methods of Qi gong. Bryan Knack.
Northwest Tai Chi Chuan Association
Northwest Tai Chi Chuan Association. Spokane, WA. Instructors: Sifu Harvey Kurland, Jeff Herda, Daniel Brasher, Kevin Harms, Bernie Elmdorf, Donna El-Din.
Old Oak Daoist Center. Jacob Newell. Sebastopol, CA. Taiji, Qigong, Acupresssure Massage.
Olson, Stuart Alve San Francisco area. He has published many books and articles about Tai Chi and Chi Kung. An indoor disciple and close friend of the late T. T. Liang. Decades of experience in these internal arts. Conducts workshops and seminars worldwide.
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine Portland, OR.
Oregon Yin Style Bagua Association. Sifu: Kevin Nakaji. Lion System of Yin Style Bagua. Lineage: Yin Fu, as taught by He Jinbao. The Bamboo Grove, 134 SE 2nd and Taylor, Portland, Oregon. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pa Kua Chang:: Resources, Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Notes
The Possible Society of
California Berkeley & Bay Area, CA.
Price, John: Shen Lung Xing- Yi Kung Fu. Redding, CA
Push Hands (Tui Shou)
in Tai Chi Chuan. Links, bibliography, quotes, notes. 25Kb.
Qigong and Taoist Training Center. Michael Rinaldini is a Taoist priest and Qigong teacher in Sebastopol, California.
Qi Dragon Health and Healing Featuring Liping Julia Zhu. San Francisco. She is a certified Qigong instructor from China and a disciple of Taoist Master Yu Anren. She is the Qigong instructor at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a licensed acupuncturist, and a Zen student, currently residing at the San Francisco Zen Center.
Qigong Classes - Valley Spirit. Red Bluff, California. Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo
Qigong Institute. Berkeley, Menlo Park, CA. A website with extensive resources.
Qigong Institute Directory of Qigong Teachers and Therapists
Qigong Teachers - National Qigong Association - California
Qigong Teachers - National Qigong Association - Oregon
Qigong Teachers - National Qigong Association - Washington
Raynolds, Nando: Cheng Man-Ch'ing Yang style. Yang 24, push hands, saber, sword. Qigong. Raynolds, featured instructor in "The Everything Book on T'ai Chi and Qigong" has been a student of T'ai Chi for 27 years. He has been teaching for 17 years and also holds his 2nd degree black belt in Kenpo Karate. He teaches privately and through SOU in Ashland Oregon.
Red Bluff, California: Tehama Family Fitness Center T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong. Instructors: Kevin Weaver and Michael Garofalo. Within 35 miles of Redding and Chico; within 20 miles of Orland and Anderson; within 10 miles of Corning, Cottonwood, and Los Molinos. Interstate 5 and South Main (Highway 99W) intersection.
Red Bluff, California, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo, Red Bluff California. Yang Style: 24 Form, 108 Long Form, 32 Sword Form, 36 Cane Form, 73 Sun Form. Qigong, Yoga, and Walking. Indoor and Outdoor Practices.
Red Bluff, California: Valley Spirit Center
Red Bluff Community Center. Red Bluff, California. Former instructors: Pat Long, Joyce Harrison.
Reinhertz, Paul. Yang Tai Chi, Qigong, and weapons teacher in Napa and San Francisco Bay area.
Rice, Stuart Sacramento, California. Yoga and Pilates teacher. Master YogaFit teacher. I studied hatha yoga for 200 hours with Stuart in 2005-2006.
Richie, Scott Richmond, CA. Wu style of Tai Chi. He offers a number of detailed lessons on-line.
Rising Lotus Qigong. Christina J Barea, DP, MMQ. Santa Clara, California.
Rubbo, Donald and Cheryl Lynne. Cultivate Chi Internal Healing Arts by Rubbo. San Francisco, CA.
Sacramento Tai Chi and Qigung "Our research includes Yi family Taiji and Qigung, the Chen family Taiji (Chen Qingzhou lineage), and Meihuazhuang (plum flower post) Yan Zijie lineage."
Schneider, David Monterey, CA. Yang Tai Chi and other internal arts.
Seattle School of Chen Taiji Sifu Derryl Willis Seattle, Washington
Seattle Tai Chi Institute Sifu Martin Mellish. Seattle, Washington
Self-Discovery Tai Chi. Nadav Aharonov. Portland, Oregon. 502-234-7016. Cheng Man-Ching Yang style.
Shambhala Mystical Retreat Center Ashland, Oregon
Shambhala Teachings: The Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Shaman, Allan Michael. Tai Chi Chuan Teacher, recently moved to San Francisco. Thirty plus years experience in Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong in US and Asia. Teaches Indoor Yang Style, Cheng Hsin Tui Shou, San Shou, Wu Qin Xi (5 Animal Frolics), Wuxiang Qigong, Tai Chi Sword & Saber.
Shapiro, Bob. Cloud Hands Tai Chi and Qigong. Bow, Washington. Phone: 360-757-4212
Shasta College Community Education. Yang style. Redding, CA. Presenter: Karen Mitsueda.
Shen Lung Xing- Yi Kung Fu. Sifu John Price. Redding, CA
Shui Long: The Water Dragon Internal Art and Meditation Ashland, Oregon.
Shuey, Mark Sr. Cane Master, Incline Village, Nevada.
Simms, Susan. Kher Style Tai Chi Chuan. Paradise, CA.
Simon, Al Hillsboro, OR Director of ChiFusion Program. CloudWater website.
Smiling Panda Qigong, Michael Eakin, Stockton, CA.
Smith, Valerie. Tai Chi at East Bay Aikido. Oakland, CA. Also, Maestro Ron San Miguel.
Spivak, Martin. Salem, Oregon. Taijiquan. Also teaches indoor style of Xin Xia Yilu. AKA "Moling"
Staff Weapons and Taijiquan
Standard Simplified 24 Form Taijiquan in the Yang Style
Stanford University Taiji and Wushu Club
Subject Index to the Valley Spirit Fitness and Well Being Website
Sun, Key Ph.D.. Scholar of Taoist psychology and Taiji practitioner, Steilacomm, WA.
Sun Style of Taijiquan: Resources, Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Notes
Sword - Simplified Standard 32 Sword (Jian) Form Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Red Bluff, CA
Sword Weapons and Taijiquan
Tai Chi Berkeley Lenzie Williams, senior student of Ben (Pang Jeng) Lo since 1975 and teaching since 1978, offers instruction in Cheng Man Ch'ing's Yang style Tai Chi.
Tai Chi for Arthritis. Instructors certified by Dr. Paul Lam. CA and Oregon.
Tai Chi for Diabetes. Instructors certified by Dr. Paul Lam. CA and Oregon.
Tai Chi Chuan in Berkeley Yang style Tai Chi in Berkeley, CA. Instructor: Andreas Asmus.
Tai Chi Network
Tai Chi Sage. San Francisco Area. Nanjing Integrated TaiChi form. Joe Deisher, Sid Fontana, Wendy Ballen, Linda Scheer, and I-Chung Chang.
Tai Chi 24 Form
Taijiquan Classes - Valley Spirit. Red Bluff, California. Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo
Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto Yang style teaching in Palo Alto, CA. Instructors: Robert Brown, James Bilanski, and Michael Chan.
Taoist Studies Institute Seattle, Washington
Tehama Family Fitness Center Red Bluff, CA. T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong. Instructors: Kevin Weaver and Michael Garofalo.
Ten Shin Aikido. Chico, California. Jaime Calderon Sensei.
Three Treasures Internal Arts Bagua, Xingyi. Oakland and Berkeley.
Thirteen Postures of Taijiquan: 8 Gates and 5 Steps
Tiantian Qigong. Seattle, WA. Kris Caldwell. Soaring Crane qigong and other forms.
Tien Shan Chi Kung North Seattle, Washington. Steve Gray. 206-362-1524
Tong, Benjamin R. Ph.D. San Francisco, CA. School of Taoist Internal Arts, San Francisco. Benjamin R. Tong, Director. Classical Yang Tai Chi Chuan, QiGong, mind-body health consultation. 415.362.4591 (Home office, so please do not call after 9 p.m., PST.
Tom, Raymond. Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Stockton, CA.
Taoist Tai Chi Society Portland, OR
Transformation Arts Tai Chi and Qigong Lead Instructor: Michael Vazquez. Assistant Instructor: Zachary Krebs. Lineage style Tai Chi and Qigong emphasizing the relationship of balance, change and movement to art and science. Eugene, Medford, and Ashland, Oregon. (541) 708-1163.
Tsao, Jesse Master. Teaches Tai Chi in San Diego, California. He offers many very good instructional DVDs and a distance learning program and Tai Chi and Chi Kung certification program. Tai Chi Healthways.
Turk, Michael East/West Health Center: Qigong and acupuncture. Chico, CA.
U.S. Wushu Center. Portland, Oregon. Master Gao, Jiamin. 503-227-3738.
Universal Tai Chi Study Group San Francisco, CA.
Universal Tao Certified Instructors in Northern California and in Oregon. Associated with Universal Tao System developed by Master Mantak Chia.
University of Oregon Wushu Club Eugene, Oregon.
Valley Spirit Taijiquan Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo, Red Bluff California. Yang Style: 24 Form, 108 Long Form, 32 Sword Form, 36 Cane Form. Qigong, Yoga, and Walking. Indoor and Outdoor Practices.
Van Fleet, Steve Medford, Oregon
Vannadia: PDX Tai Chi. Portland, Oregon, Tai Chi and Qigong. David Vanadia.
Vollhardt, Isabeau L., L.
Cinnabar Swan Healing Arts.
Ashland, OR. Teaches Kuang Ping Yang style Taijiquan and
Dragon (Shui Long) Qigong.
Henry Wang Tai Chi
School, Search Center. Grandmaster Wang; Comox, B.C.
Warriors of Stillness. Jan
Diepersloot. Walnut Creek, CA.
Sifu. Master Teacher. Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan. Indoor disciple of Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang. San Francisco, CA. Author of
many articles in Tai Chi magazines. A helpful and encouraging gentleman. Chen
Organizes tours to Chen village in China.
Master Teacher. Arcata and Trinidad, California. Teaches Cheng Man-Ch'ing Yang style, and Chen style. She
was certified to teach tai chi chuan by Master William C.C. Chen in 1988, and
by Jou Tsung Hwa in 1989. Ms. Waters offers informative and enjoyable workshops in the summer in beautiful Trinidad. Moved to Colorado recently.
Way of Warriorship:
Mr. Weaver teaches many Qi Gong forms and the long Temple Mandarin
Taijiquan hand form. Mr. Weaver learned the Temple Taijiquan form from Lenny Valvallet
(Douglas Armstrong) from Redding, CA. Mr. Weaver is a senior student
of Master Valvallet. Kevin teaches at at the
Fitness Center, Red Bluff, CA. Classes: Monday
- Friday, mornings. Mr. Weaver also teaches Taji and Qigong elsewhere in
I think Mr. Weaver is a very
teacher, a fine athlete, and a gentleman.
Wen Wu School of Martial Arts
Dr. Yun Chung Chiang, Professor Hui Liu, Dr. Erlene Chiang.
Quang Ping Yang Taijiquan. Berkeley, CA.
Wheeler, Eileen "Body
Balance lies in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California where Shih Fu Eileen Wheeler teaches traditional classes in Yang Style Tai Chi
Chuan, Tien Shan Pai Style Kung-Fu, and Taoist Meditation."
Willamette Valley Tai Chi.
Dwight Cambell. Yang style. Salem and Lyons, OR.
Williams, Lenzie Yang style. Berkeley Tai Chi, CA.
Wilson, Jess. Qigong Yeyoung Meditation. Sacramento and Elk Grove, CA. Student of Grandmaster YeYoung. Qigong, Taichi and the Five Chinese Healing Arts.
Wong, Doc-Fai. Grandmaster, Ph.D., L.Ac.. Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, Push Hands, Weapons, Qigong. San Francisco, CA. Plum Blossom Tai Chi Federation. A very influential teacher with many students and affiliated teachers in Northern California and Oregon. He is the author of many books, magazine articles, and instructional videotapes. He has won many awards for his work and skills. He organizes numerous workshops,
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Wong, Tony Chen Style Taiji, San Francisco Bay Area. Master Wong Wai Yi (Tony), B.A., M.S.. Master Wong's lineage is from Master Zhang Xuexin and Master Chen Qingzhou. Master Wong is a cofounder of the National Neigong Research Society, and the American Chen Taiji Society.
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Wu Zhongxian, Master. Chinese Shamanic Qigong and Taiji. P.O. Box 42366, Portland, Oregon. 503-936-3390 Email: email@example.com
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Xu, George. Master of Taijiquan: Chen Style, Wu style, qigong, XingYi, and weapons forms, San Francisco, CA. He leads workshops, retreats, and produces high quality videotapes. See also Shanti School
Yang, Jun. Yang Family member, 6th Generation. Master of Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Seattle, WA.
Yang Jwing-Ming. Grandmaster Yang has established a taijiquan and qigong training center in Northern California, Humboldt County. The training center opens in 2008.
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Vancouver, B.C., T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools
Virtues in the Martial Arts
Vitality, Health and Qigong
Walking and Labyrinths
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Walking Stick, Cane (Zhang, Jo, Short Staff, Gun Quan, Aikijo)
War Powers Authorization by Public Vote - 28th Amendment Proposal
Washington T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information
Water and Fire, Taoist Inner Alchemy, Dragons and Tigers
Waving Hands Like Clouds: T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong
Way of the Short Staff: Jo Do, Aikijo, Jojutsu, Gun Quan
The Ways of Walking
Wild Goose Qigong
Will Power, Self Control, Self Mastery, Choices, Strength of Character
Wudang Cane, Cudgel, Gun, Zhang, Staff
Wudang Mountain - Taoism, Taijiquan and Qigong
Wudang Martial Arts
Wudang Mind/Body Arts
Wudang Sword (Jian, Dao)
Wu Ji - Standing Meditation
Wu Qin Xi, The Five Animal Frolics: Crane, Bear, Deer, Monkey, and Tiger
Xing Yi Quan
Xing Yi Quan Five Fists
Xing I Quan (Hsing I Chuan) - Twelve Animals
Yang Family Taijiquan Genealogy
Yang Style Internal Martial Arts Index
Yang Style Push Hands and Da Lu
Yang Style Saber
Yang Style Staff
Yang Style 55 Movement Taiji Sword
Yang Style Taijiquan Index
Yang Style Traditional Taijiquan Long Form 108 Movements
Yang Style Taijiquan - Notes and Comments
Yang Style Taijiquan Short Form 24 Movements
Yang Style Taijiquan Sword (Jian) 55 Movements
Yi Jin Jing - Muscle and Tendon Changing Qigong
Yin-Yang Sensitivity Training: Sticking Hands - T'ui Shou
Yoga - Chinese - 12 Animals
Yoga Class, TFFC, Tehama Family Fitness Center, Red Bluff, CA
Yoga Class, Red Bluff, CA - Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo
Yoga and Qigong Classes, Red Bluff, California. Instructor: Mike Garofalo.
Yoga - Breathwork
Yoga - Dragon Yoga, Dragon Qigong
Yoga - Hatha
Yoga - Kriya
Yogalates: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Quotes, Notes
Yoga - Red Bluff, CA
Yoga - Taiji Index
Yoga - Valley Spirit Center
Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree
Zen/Chan Buddhist Poetry
Zen Buddhist Quotations
Zen Poems: "Above the Fog" by Mike Garofalo
Zen Poetry: Bibliography, Links, Quotations, Resources
Zhang, Gaui Gun, Cane, Walking Stick (Jo, Short Staff, Gun Quan, Aikijo)
Valley Spirit Center - Red Bluff, California
Red Bluff, Tehama County, North Sacramento Valley, Northern California, U.S.A.
Cities and small towns in the area: Oroville, Paradise, Durham, Chico, Hamilton City,
Corning, Rancho Tehama, Los Molinos, Vina, Tehama, Proberta, Gerber,
Manton, Cottonwood, Olinda, Cloverdale, Dairyville, Bend, Centerville, Summit City
Anderson, Shasta Lake, Palo Cedro, Igo, Ono, Redding, Shasta, Colusa, Willows,
Richfield, Fall River, Montgomery Creek, Alturas, McCloud, Dunsmuir, Yreka, Happy Camp,
Shingletown, Burney, Mt. Shasta City, Weaverville, Williams, Chester, Orland,
Susanville, Weed, Gridley, Marysville, Yuba City, NorCalifia, CA, California.
This webpage was first published online in July of 2004.
This webpage was last modified or update on October 28, 2012.
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