I began studying Tai Chi with Sifu Bow Sim Mark (a living treasure if ever Boston had one) at Boston University,
and followed her back to her school in Chinatown - The Chinese Wushu Research Institute.
Sifu likes to throw pieces of new forms at her students to see what they can do. After many years of that variety, her tai chi,
and leung yi are my favorites, and of course jien (straight sword).
At the urging of Sifu Mark I have performed, lectured on, and taught some of what she has taught me:
- Youville Rehabilitative Hospital. I designed and repeatedly taught a special Tai Chi course for seniors
- Boston University Physical Recreation & Dance. I assisted and substituted for Bow Sim Mark in her beginning and
intermediate Tai Chi classes
- Boston University Gerontology Center. I co-presented a full day seminar on the applicability of Tai Chi to Gerontology
(Part of the Center's Summer Institute certificate program and earned qualified participants CMEs)
- Wellbridge Health & Fitness Center. I designed and taught a Tai Chi class
- Newton Chinese Cultural Programs. I taught Tai Chi with Bow Sim Mark
My performance experience includes:
- Choreographing and performing pieces with local instructor Leda Elliott Tai Chi, Leung Yi, Pa Kua,
and Wu Dang Jien
- Choreographing and performing the show Monkey King Tales with international Beijing Opera star Ghaffar Pourazar,
Leda Elliott, and Behind The Mask Theatre Tong Bei (an ape form), quarterstaff, broadsword, and movement
techniques of Beijing Opera
- Several years on Bow Sim Mark's school performance team We performed at theatres, festivals, & colleges around
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