Tai Chi Workshop

Date: Monday, October 12, 2009
Time: 6-7:30pm
Kaufman 1000
Speaker: Jason Tsou
Extras: Photos | Facebook Event

Fliers: F09 – Tai Chi Workshop

The ancient art of Tai Chi uses gentle flowing movements to improve health and reduce the stress of modern lifestyles.

Sifu Jason Tsou was born in Taiwan, Republic of China, in 1949. At the age of eleven, Sifu Tsou he began his martial arts training in the Northern kung fu style of Mei Hwa Chuan (a form of Chang Chuan – Long Fist) under Master Wu Ti-Pang. Since then, Sifu Tsou has studied various chi kung (or qi gong) systems and TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) as part of his martial arts training from many different masters

After winning the singles championship at the 1971 national kung fu tournament held in Taipei and serving as the chief martial arts instructor for the Taiwan Air Force, Fourth Division, Sifu Tsou immigrated to the United States to study chemistry at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in 1974. While a student, he founded the school’s kung fu club and was invited as a guest instructor for the kung fu clubs at Harvard and MIT. Sifu Tsou’s martial arts expertise was later recognized by the Massachusetts State Police and was invited to teach riot control techniques during a time of civil unrest. In 1977, Sifu Tsou moved to Los Angeles and cofounded the kung fu club at UCLA with Master Frank Yeh. Shortly thereafter, he opened a kung fu academy in San Gabriel Valley.

Currently Sifu Jason Tsou is a professor in the UCLA Department of World Arts and Culture.


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