Director Matthew Echelman produced a short documentary film about our school and the wonders of Tai Chi. See for yourself the transformational power of Qi through the words of practitioners themselves. The direct experiences of our students speak volumes about the impact Tai Chi can have on anyone, regardless of age or background.
Sifu Tzyann Hsu: Tai Chi Chuan & Qigong
Sifu Tzyann Hsu was born in Taiwan. She began her training in Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan at the age of 16. After coming to the United States, she furthered her study of Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong, and earned a Teaching Certificate for Tai Chi Chuan from Sifu (Master) Chan Wai Kwan, chief instructor of the Tai Shan Martial Arts Institute.
In addition to her expertise in Tai Chi Chuan, Sifu has trained in Bagua Zhang, Hsin-I Chuan and Hung Ga Kung Fu. She has won five gold medals for Bagua Zhang, Hsin-I Chuan and Executive Weapons at the national Wong Fei Hung Kung Fu Tournaments. Sifu's students have also won gold, silver and bronze medals in Tai Chi Chuan and Tai Chi Weapons at the national Wong Fei Hung Kung Fu Tournament.
Sifu brings deep knowledge of body mechanics to her teaching. She has also taught classes at the Martha Graham Dance School and gave seminars at the Brooklyn Museum, and Kings Brook Rehabilitation Center- Tai Chi for Fall prevention.
Sifu has received honors from New York State Assemblyman James F. Brennan for her outstanding community service bringing Tai Chi to senior citizens. She has been featured on ABC World News Tonight and in publications by the New York Times and Dealmaker Magazine.
Sifu Peter Berman Yee: Hung Ga Kung Fu
Sifu Peter Berman Yee has been practicing martial arts for over 35 years, the past 25 of which have been dedicated to traditional Tang Fong Hung Ga kung fu. He also has a background in Wing Chun, Shotokan Karate, and Tai Chi Chuan. Sifu is one of the highest ranking disciples of Grandmaster Frank Yee and was awarded the rank of 7th Dan. He is also one of very few American disciples to be accepted into the Yee’s family lineage at the New York, Chinatown Yee Fong Toy Association and their world headquarters.
After years of competing and medaling in many regional and international tournaments, Sifu decided to dedicate himself to teaching and passing down the art of Hung Ga. He opened the Brooklyn branch of Yee’s Hung Ga to pass down his knowledge to the next generation. Sifu operated the Brooklyn Branch in Park Slope from 1992 to 2016. Throughout that time, his students have consistently medalled in both regional and international tournaments.
In 2001 Sifu and his family were honored to perform with a team in China at the opening ceremony of the Wong Fei Hung museum in Fu San, Kang Dong where his picture is placed permanently as a fourth generation lineage holder from Wong Fei Hung and was featured on the Kang Dong TV. In addition to running his own school, Sifu has given seminars at Hunter College in New York and taught for the Jackie Robinson Youth Center, I.S. 88 & Kaleidoscope School.