Since my early teenage years, I have been fascinated with the power of the mind and its relationship to cosmic energy or universal energy. In the Orient, they call this energy chi or ki. In India it is known as prana. Everyone has this energy. For instance, when we finish working out or going for a run, we feel "energized." On the other hand, when we come down with a cold or we don't get enough sleep, we feel de-energized or depleted of energy. The fact that we are living tells us we have energy.
My quest has always been on how to increase this energy, chi or prana, and through Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Meditation, my questions have slowly begun to get answered. This is the path that has chosen me, and that I have embraced. In many ways, this is my spiritual path.
This search started while taking Tae Kwon Do as a teenager and then gradually evolved to other studies such as Judo, Chi Kung and Tai Chi Chuan. I want to also mention that meditation has been an important part of my life too, and feel blessed to have found a spiritual teacher to guide me on this path.
However, it wasn’t until I started studying the Yang style Tai Chi Form with Grand Master William CC Chen that I began to understand the body mechanics of Tai Chi Chuan from the internal to the external. In addition, how applying the body mechanics of Tai Chi Chuan can improve other physical activities such as, tennis or other sports or martial arts.
My teachers have been very few, and this too I feel evolved and opened up when I was ready to embrace these practices. I now know why I was frequently coming across the phrase, "when the student is ready, the Master will appear" in many of my readings.
I hope to continue practicing and teaching what I have learned during my apprenticeship with Grand Master William C.C Chen. I also hope to share what was taught to me by other teachers I have come across. And this includes workshops that I have taken throughout the years with different teachers. I am blessed to have studied with these teachers and grateful for their openness in teaching all that they know.