Margaret Matsumoto, Legacy Holder Representative
Margaret Matsumoto has dedicated her adult life to the teaching of Tai Chi Chuan, emphasizing the spiritual beauty of the art and its relevance to harmonious every day life. She joins the school’s many other teachers in a shared commitment to safeguard and transmit the essence of the teachings passed by founding teacher Patrick Watson, and his teacher, Grandmaster Cheng Man Ching.
For the last 36 years, she has helped conduct countless intensive residential trainings and has taught thousands of students. Matsu, as she is affectionately called, has guest lectured extensively in the US, (also some in Canada, western Europe and South America) and has been interviewed on TV, radio and in print. She helped develop the school’s unique Teacher Training program, and is currently Chairperson of the Admissions Committee for students seeking to be trained to teach. She also serves on the Curriculum Review Committee. You may recognize her in many of the school’s teaching and promotional materials and she inspired the creation of the Patrick Watson Memorial library for both archival print and media. Matsu’s most inspired work remains in teaching and supporting others in their personal spiritual evolution via Tai Chi. She resonates with Khalil Gibran’s words: “ Work is love made visible.”