Instructor Chris Marshall is a life-long advocate for the benefits of martial arts.  For more than twenty years, he has studied under world-class masters of Chinese Kung Fu and Tai Chi. 

Chris has traveled across the United States and abroad, in pursuit of these legendary methods and skills. He loves to share his passion and experience, and to help others enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi Chuan.

The Healing Power of Kung Fu

Lineage and Credits

Chris traces his Yang style Taijiquan (Tai Chi) back to its original founders, through the lineages of:

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Chris has also received instruction from renowned Tai Chi masters Sam Tam, Fong Ha, and many others.
Before his initiation into Taijiquan, Chris spent years studying and teaching other martial arts.  His instructors included:
  • Bruce Bookman ← Yoshimitsu Yamada ← Morihei Ueshiba
  • Mallory Graham ← Paul Sylvain ← T.K. Chiba ← Morihei Ueshiba
  • Stephen Elaimy ← Carl Dechiara ← Kenneth Chung ← Leung Sheung ← Yip Man
  • David Parks ← Minoru Kurita ← Morihei Ueshiba
Yip ManKung Fu is best experienced through a mix of personal coaching, independent study, and competitive evaluation.  Chris is deeply grateful to have met, crossed hands and learned from dozens of other experts in Taiji, qigong, and other arts.
A partial list includes Tim Cartmell, Ben Der, Mike Martello, Li Tai-Liang,  Emin Boztepe, Jack Ling, Wong Siu, Ellis Amdur, Wu Wenhan, Chen Zhenglei, Chen Bing, Kumar Frantzis, Xu Mingtang, Chunyi Lin, Jan Diepersloot, Motomichi Anno, Masatoshi Yasuno, Henry Wang, Jeff Crosland, Kris Wilder, Nicholas Yang, Iain Abernethy, Marc MacYoung, and Rory Miller.  (Any omissions from this list are purely accidental.)

Shaolin Temple image credit: Yaoleilei