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Center States Tai Chi Chuan offers classes in Professor Cheng Man-ch'ing's 37-posture Tai Chi Chuan form.

Cheng Man-ch'ing (1900-1975)
learned Tai Chi from the famous Yang master, Yang Ch'eng-fu. He was also a professor of poetry, painting, and calligraphy as well as a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine. Professor Cheng was one of the first masters to teach Tai Chi openly to westerners.

View a picture of Cheng Man-ch'ing & Poem: Hall of Happiness

Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo
studied Tai Chi with Cheng Man-ch'ing for 26 years in T'aiwan. In 1974 Mr. Lo moved to San Francisco and founded Universal Tai Chi Chuan Association. He has translated several core works on Tai Chi theory and practice into English.

Kim Wm. Kanzelberger is a student of Benjamin Lo and has been practicing Tai Chi since 1975.


Mr. Kanzelberger founded Center States Tai Chi Chuan in 1980. His classes emphasize Tai Chi for health and personal growth, but also deal with the self-defense and sport aspects. People of all ages and walks of life have benefited from his concise instruction and ability to convey the spirit of the practice.

Currently:

  • Director, Center States Tai Chi Chuan
  • Leads Tai Chi retreats and workshops in the United States and Europe.
Since 1980:
  • Tai Chi instructor for St. Luke's Hospital's Lifewise Program.
  • Tai Chi instructor for St. Joseph Health Center.
  • Faculty member of the Massage Therapy Training Institute where he taught Tai Chi principles to massage therapists.
  • Pioneered the use of Tai Chi as a treatment modality for eating disorders and post-traumatic stress at Menorah Medical Center and Charter Hospital (1984-1993).
  • Lectured and taught classes for: AT&T, Southwestern Bell, Fortis Benefit Life, Hallmark, Jewish Community Center, U.S. Department of Defense, and many other businesses and civic groups.
  • Lightweight Push Hands Champion at the U.S. All-Taijiquan Championships, a nationally recognized tournament (1989, 1990).
  • M.A. Psychology, 1986.



 

 


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