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I must have practiced T'ai Chi for a year when I began to feel my body begining to undergo more profound changes. My knee injury healed completely. My lungs felt stronger, I began to sleep better and wake up earlier. Soon I was functioning on six hours sleep instead of eight. My respiratory and digestive system recorded a marked improvement. As a result, the texture of my skin changed. It became cleaner, firmer and tighter. But the change that surprised me most was my improved strength and stamina.

I was fortunate to study T'ai Chi again under Dr. Bacher in Miami in 2001. After having taken private lessons for a month, I integrated T'ai Chi movements and Yogic postures and offered workshops in many Yoga schools across the city of Miami.

But my ultimate dream was to learn T'ai Chi directly from the Grandmaster. This dream became a reality when I made a trip to Singapore in 2002 and received instructions directly from Grandmaster Zhu Tiancai, the 19th generation descendant of the Chen family.

   
 
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I could not believe my luck when I was able to visit Chenjiagou village itself, in the years 2004 and 2007, and receive further intensive training under the Grandmaster Zhu Tian Cai and his two sons (He has four sons, all of who are highly polished T'ai Chi practitioners).

I now practice and teach traditional T'ai Chi system exactly the way it is practiced in Chenjiagou village, where T'ai Chi took birth.