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Advanced Natural Chinese Martial Arts

Lin Chih-Young (David Lin) – “The one and only Grand Master of the Traditional Taoist Internal Martial Arts System.”

320 W. 37th, Suite 2B
New York



Alex Dong Tai Chi

Alex Dong

440 Lafayette St. Room 4F
New York NY 10003.
Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 8pm

“Master Alex Dong is a Fourth Generation Taiji Master who was born in China and then moved to the USA. He now lives and teaches in New York City. Master Alex Dong comes from the lineage of a renowned family of Taijiquan. His greatgrandfather, Grand Master Tung Ying Jie was for many years the national champion of China. Tung Ying Jie was a leading disciple of Yang Cheng-Fu, the main proponent of the modern Yang style taiji. Tung Ying Jie had also studied with Li Xiang Yuan who was a disciple of Hao Wei Jing founder of the Hao style Taiji. Alex Dong’s grand-father, Grand Master Dong Hu Ling spread the art in Southeast Asia and the United States.”


Altheim Tai Chi Chuan

Bob Altheim

Personalized Classes In Chelsea Location



Artemis Martial Arts

Joshua Craig & Richard Gibson

10 East 18th Street, 3rd Floor
New York 10003



Brothers of Wu Dang Internal Martial Arts

Novell Laoshi

440 Lafayette Street, Room 4G (btw. E. 4th Street and Astor Place)
New York 10003



Chinese Martial Arts Association of Bagua Zhang

Head Instructor / President Chen XiaoPing

214 W. 29th Street 10th Floor
New York 10011


Chu Tai Chi

156 W. 44th St.
New York 10036

“Founded by Grandmaster C.K. Chu in 1973, the school has taught thousands of students and trained many champions using the ancient Taoist methods of internal self-cultivation. Currently, the school offers tai chi classes seven days a week for all ages and abilities. Beginners may start any day of the week. Our basic curriculum of health & self-defense classes include Tai Chi, Nei Kung, Eternal Spring Chi Kung, and Meditation. When students are ready, they can advance to Push-hands, fighting, and weapons training. We teach “Yang-style” Tai Chi Chuan as it was originally intended – as a martial art. In our footwork, we use a twist step and, therefore, we require all students to use cotton-soled tai chi slippers, which we sell in the school.”


Dachengdao Kungfu Center

Wang Rengang

International Dachengdao Inc.
83-02A Broadway 3rd Floor
Elmhurst, Queens NY 11377

646-279-1428 (Mandarin), 718-505-5818 (English)

“International Dachengdao Inc., founded in 2002 by Grandmaster Wang Rengang, is a traditional Chinese martial arts organization based in Elmhurst, NY. Our mission is to promote authentic and traditional Chinese martial arts.  Our tradition is based primarily in Da cheng quan, Hao style Taiji Plum Blossom Praying Mantis, and other internal styles.”


Empty Cloud Tai Chi

210 W. 94th St.
New York 10025



Enlightened Martial Studies

Ping Zhen Cheng

130 Lafayette St.
New York 10002

“Taichizen is a modern holistic mind-body integrative system promoting “Enlightenment Living” (明心禅). It was founded by Ping Zhen Cheng in New York, a rare lineage carrier of Zen,Tibetan Buddhism and Taoist systems of treasures. Taichizen started in the 90’s, and was brought back to China after the Sichuan earthquake of 2008. Now it has over fifty centers in US and China.”


Fu & Sun Styles of Tai Chi

Brett Mahar, instructor

646 371 5533


Heart Mind Martial Arts

Yang Fukui

Call for appointment. Mailing address:

c/o Three Treasures Inc.
135 West 29th Street, Room 601
New York 10001



H. Won Tai Chi Institute

Sifu H. Won Gim

316 5th Ave, Penthouse
New York, NY 10001
(Main entrance on the 32nd street side)

“This is not yet another modern version of “Tofu style Tai Chi” which offers neither “power” nor vitality. Our style, the Classical Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Medium Frame/Tiger Form, is taught & practiced according to the teachings of Master Chu, Gin-Soon of Boston & the late Grandmaster Yang, Sau-Chung — the eldest son of the world famous Yang, Cheng-Fu. Master Gin-Soon Chu, who is the current 5th generation lineage (the only legitimate candidate for the 5th generation Gatekeeper) & the second disciple of Grandmaster Yang, Sau-Chung, started to teach & propagate the knowledge of the Classical Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan throughout North America in 1969. Since then, he has been teaching authentic Tai Chi Chuan in Boston, MA. Sifu H. Won Gim, who is the second disciple of Grandmaster Gin-Soon Chu, has been studing the Classical Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan since 1982. With Master Chu’s permission, Sifu Gim teaches the only authorized Classical Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan in NYC*, since 1997.”


The India Center

244 Fifth Ave, 2nd Floor, #V248,
New York, NY 10001
(212) 561 – 0504

“Kalari Payattu is an Indian martial art from the southern state of Kerala. One of the oldest fighting systems in existence, it is practiced in Kerala and contiguous parts of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka as well as northeastern Sri Lanka and among the Malayali community of Malaysia. Kalari payat includes strikes, kicks, grappling, preset forms, weaponry and healing methods… Northern kalari payat is based on the principle of hard technique, while the southern style primarily follows the soft techniques, even though both systems make use of internal and external concepts.”


International Chen Style Taijiquan Association

Ren Guang-Yi

440 Lafayette Street
Sunday 9:30-11:30 am  (in studio 4F)
Tuesday 7-9 pm  (in studio 3G)

“International Chen Style Taijiquan Association was founded in 1991 to promote the teaching and practice of Taijiquan as taught by Ren Guang-Yi, a senior disciple of Chen Xiao-Wang, the nineteenth generation standard bearer of the Chen Family.”



Shifu Taho Husian

12 West 21st St. 2nd floor
New York 10010



Master J. Teasley

Chinese Cultural Center

390 Broadway, 2nd Fl.
New York 10013

“Teasley’s Traditional School of Wu Shu was founded by Grand Master J. Teasley in 1997 in Oceanside, New York. At his Kwoon [Chinese for community practice hall], Grand Master Teasley teaches both internal and external systems of Kung Fu: Tai Chi Chuan — the Supreme Ultimate Method (internal martial art). The four major styles are Zhao Bao, Chen, Yang and Sun and form the major component of the internal curriculum. Chang Chuan — Northern Long Fist (external art) are comprised of three components: Ancient Spring Leg, The Seven Animals, and The Eighteen Classical Weapons of Chinese Kung Fu. Grand Master Teasley also teaches: Tao Yin [Taoist Yoga], Transformational Chi Kung [Life Force Work], Ming Yi [Bright Mind Meditation].”


Nabi Su Martial Arts & Healing Center

Master Carolyn Campora

365 Canal St.
New York 10016



New Breed Life Arts Center

233 W. 135 St. btw 7th and 8th Avenue
New York 10030


Tai Chi and yoga..


New York School of Tai Chi Chuan

520 8th Ave. (at 36th St.) 16th Floor
New York



Pa-Kua Martial Arts

Master Katie

1024 Sixth Ave
New York 10018



New York Dantao Center

Sat Hon, 21st Generation of Lunmeng transmission
New York City, USA

“Dantao, translated as The Way of Transformation, is a small school started in 1981 by Sat Hon as a vehicle to transmit the wisdom of Taoist Alchemy.  Taiji Quan and Qigong practices are branches from this old alchemical tree of life. Our school teaches from the Dragon Gate Taoist lineage:

• Wudong Neidan Taiji Quan—a proto-Taiji form derived from the Dragon Taiji style.
• Taiyin Qigong—Woman’s qigong, a gentle movements created by the immortal sisters.
• Alchemical Qigong—cultivation of the internal elixir and to deeply strengthen one’s primal vitality.
• Immune Qigong Therapy—a therapeutic application using Mudra, sound and movement for healing.

Tao (pronounced “dao”) means a road, and is often translated as ‘the Way’.  Tao is emptiness — spacious creative potential from which all reality emerges.  It is the underlying fabric of reality.  In the Taoist view of cosmogenesis, there existed timeless hundun, primordial chaos.  Then a spark of primal energy, qi, spontaneously ignited thereby splitting the hundun into polarity, yin and yang.  These two complementary forces: feminine and masculine, dark and light, interpenetrate in the creation of matter and energy.”


Qinna – The Art of Chinese Joint Locking

Joshua Craig

18 West 18th Street
New York 10010

“Qinna, or “Seize & Control”, is know for its effectiveness in controlling opponents… You will learn to defend against grabs, holds and chokes, and to immobilize assailants with effective subduing and controlling techniques. Minimum force is used, relying instead on a superior feeling of leverage, momentum, angulation, redirection, pressure points and joint-lock methods. Qinna has almost been lost to the world. This treasure of Chinese Gongfu is being restored through the work and teaching of Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming. Joshua Craig has been given permission by Dr. Yang to lead seminars and classes in this method.”


Seishinkan Martial Arts

Chief Instructor Michael Calandra

 260 Jericho Turnpike
Floral Park, NY 11001
(Nassau County, LI)

“Seishinkan Martial Arts is a traditional dojo. We teach Isshin-Ryu Karate, Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method,Sosuishitsu-Ryu Jujutsu, Matayoshi Kobudo, Katori Shinto-Ryu (Sugino-Ha), Shindo Muso-Ryu Jodo, and Feeding Crane Kung-Fu. Our school began in 1983 and stresses realistic self-defense training, and offers classes for children & adults.”

SiTan Chen Tai Ji Center

325 Broadway, Suite 301
New York 10007

212-791-6931, fax 212-791-0271


Tai Chi Chuan for Living

Jan Childress

Classes at various locations around Manhattan. See website for details.


TaiJi Union

Terry Collins

Class locations in Manhattan, subject to change.
See website for current locations.
(347) 688-2454

“Terry Collins, instructor at Taiji Union, was a favored student of Master Don Ahn, a master of esoteric Daoism. Terry has been studying the art of TaiJiQuan for over 11 years, and was certified as a teacher in 2005. He has learned Daoist Meditation, Rooting Power, TaiJiQuan, Push Hands, Da Lu, Sword Form, Knife, and Double Knife. Terry continues his studies of TaiJi in the Chen Style, with Master Ren Guang Yi (20th Generation Chen Style Master), and has received instruction from Master Chen, Xiao Wang (Chen family standard-bearer).”


True Tai Chi™

Chief Instructor Stephan Berwick

Triskelion Arts, Studio B
118 North 11th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249

“True Tai Chi’s ‘Beginning Tai Chi’ class provides a comprehensive grounding in traditional Chen style Taijiquan. – Mondays, 7-8:30pm”

William C.C. Chen Tai Chi Chuan

William C.C. Chen

1 East 28th Street – 7th fl. (Buzzer #11) 
New York, NY 10016  USA
(corner of 5th Avenue)  

“William C. C. Chen was born in Chekiang, China. He started teaching Tai Chi Chuan at the beginning of the 1950s while training as a live-in student of the famous Great-Grandmaster Cheng Man-Ching who preferred to be called Professor Cheng.  Besides being the youngest of Professor Cheng’s senior student, he was also a favorite disciple.   In the 1950s he was involved competitively in the various free-style, Chinese Wushu. In 1958,  he won second place in the Taiwan National Olympic  Competition. Grandmaster William C. C. Chen has devoted his life to the study of body mechanics and the effects of Tai Chi Chuan for art of self-defense as well as on physical health, and to the application of the principles of Tai Chi Chuan. His approach is to make Tai Chi Chuan simple, easier, natural, enjoyable and productive. He has been a teacher since 1952 in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast. In 1965, he established the William C. C. Chen Tai Chi Chuan in New York City’s Chelsea area.”


World Chen Style Hun Yuan Taiji Association

Master Wang Feng-Ming

390 Broadway, 2 Floor (Studio D)
New York, NY 10013
33-17 Prince Street
Flushing NY 11354
Tel: 973-968-5019
cell: 646-229-0002

“Master Wang Feng-Ming is an internationally reputed martial arts master specializing in Taiji, Qigong, and Baguazhang, and also a renowned writer in martial arts.  He is the author of several books (in Chinese and a few in English) and has published more than 100 articles in martial arts magazines around the world.  More than 20 martial arts organizations in various parts of the world have appointed Master Wang as honorary institute director, professor, or consultant.”


Wu Tang Physical Culture Association

Frank Allen

9 Second Ave
New York 10003



Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan

Robert Politzer

25 Indian Road, Suite 6F (Inwood)
New York 10034



Yin Cheng Gong Fa

Peter Kindfield

18 East 116th Street, 1st Floor (btw Madison and 5th Ave)
New York 10029



Yu Guo-Shun Tradition Chen Style Tai Chi

Master Yu, Guo-Shun

All classes are in Manhattan Chinatown, New York:
Thursdays – 7PM to 9PM at Middle School 131 on 100 Hester Street
Sundays – 9:30AM to 11:30AM at Public School 130 on 143 Baxter
(917) 535-3916

“Traditional Chen style Tai Chi (Tai Ji) from the Chen Fa-Ke lineage.  Our lessons emphasize proper structure and application implications of each move.  Also teach Tai Chi Mantis forms, straight and broad swords forms, and Tai Chi Basic-Training (Kung-Fu) form.  Private lessons include push-hands and martial application breakdowns.”


Yushinkan NYC – Daito-Ryu Aikijujutsu Takumakai

Head Instructor Rodrigo Kong, 4th dan. We are overseen by regular visits from Kawabe Takeshi, 8th Dan, Shihan.

Jikishinkan Dojo
316 Dean Street
Brooklyn NY 11217

“Daito-ryu aikijujutsu is a traditional Japanese martial art. It is one of the many styles of jujutsu that were part of the fundamental martial skill for all bushi, or warriors of feudal Japan. Daito-ryu’s elegance and practical efficacy are products of hundreds of years of development and refinement. Daito-ryu employs a wide range of throwing, pinning, disarming and joint immobilizing techniques. The use of aiki, or internal energy harmonized with breathing and mechanical advantage, distinguishes Daito-ryu from other jujutsu…. Yushinkan is small by design in order to attract and keep serious students, to keep the quality of training high, and to create the camaraderie necessary for such training… In order to maintain this high level of focused training for our members, we do not allow visitors to our standard classes. However, as a gateway for outsiders to observe or participate in training, we offer a special weekly Fundamentals Class.”

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