R.W. Etherington, Vice President

Robert Etherington, age 57, earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College in 1978 and a Masters of Music degree in 1983 from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Bob has performed as a singer in over one thousand concerts throughout the United States and abroad including more than two hundred performances with the New ...

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John Szostek, President

I reside in Evanston, Illinois and am in a life couple with Jan Szostek. Our daughter, Anne Tara, attended Tai Chi Camps at Bennington and Perch Lake beginning at age three. I began studying Tai Chi in 1975. I have been an Arican since 1974 and a Tibetan Buddhist since 1979. I retired in 2014 from serving as ...

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Greg Woodson

Greg has been a senior faculty member for the T’ai Chi Foundation/School of T’ai Chi Chuan since the late 1980’s offering seminars, training workshops and group trainings with other participating teachers throughout the t’ai chi community in the US, Europe and Latin America. Greg began his study of the martial arts in 1969 has and ...

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Sherry Kent

Legacy Holder & Senior Teacher: I started studying tai chi with Patrick Watson in 1975 in Boston and New York City.  I still remember the moment that Patrick offered to train me as a T’ai Chi teacher!  Over the years he guided me towards becoming an experienced instructor specialized in seeing what is needed next in ...

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Gerrie Sporken

In 1976 I got acquainted with tai chi. I immediately got enthusiastic and still am. For years Patrick Watson was my teacher. He was one the senior students of Prof. Cheng Man-ch’ing, master in the five excellences. I have been teaching in cooperation with the School of T’ai Chi Chuan, currently T’ai Chi Foundation, since 1977 not ...

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Margaret Olmsted

Margaret Olmsted has been with the School of T’ai Chi Chuan/T’ai Chi Foundation since 1976. She started studying with Patrick Watson in New York City, and under his guidance became an apprentice teacher and then, over the years, a senior teacher. She has taught at trainings both in the United States and Europe, teaching the...

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Pat Gorman

Pat Gorman, Lic.Ac., M.Ac., Dipl. Ac., has studied and taught Five Element Acupuncture and T’ai Chi for most of her life. She began her T’ai Chi studies at Chinese Medical Doctor and T’ai Chi Master Professor Cheng Man Ching’s Shr Jung studio, with Patrick Watson in 1973; She graduated from Tai Sophia in 1983, and...

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Our New Teaching Forum

Welcome to the Tai Chi Foundation’s new Teaching Forum. This forum (set up as a blog) is  for TCF members who want to post articles that inspire a sharing of points of view on teaching tai chi. Postings can be both original content and re-postings from other sources. To submit articles, please send your material to blog@taichifoundation.org

Please respect the proprietary nature of the material shared on this forum by not  re-posting articles that appear here  without the express permission of the authors.

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