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Director: Carl D. Meeks
P.O. Box 35007,
Louisville. KY 40232

Ph: +1 (502) 693-7724

Louisville Center

Carl Meeks

Center Director, Academy Instructor

Carl Meeks

Carl Meeks has studied Japanese and Chinese martial arts since 1971. He has been focused on Yang style Tai Chi Chuan since 1990 and joined the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association in 1999 while taking classes with Han Hoong Wang, Director of the Michigan Center. Carl became Director of the Louisville Center in 2002 and now serves the Association as the Head of the Division of Education and Training, Chairperson of the Instructor Advisory Board, Department Head of the Tai Chi Chuan Teacher Training Academy and the Department of Training Standards.

Carl teaches credit and non-credit Tai Chi classes at the University of Louisville and continuing education classes at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky and for public schools.

Carl Meeks


William Wojasinski

Director Emeritus, Certified Instructor

William Wojasinski

William W. Wojasinski is a Certified Instructor for the complete curriculum of Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan. He teaches in Kentucky in Lexington, Georgetown, Frankfort and surrounding areas.

William has been involved with the martial and meditation arts of both China and Japan since 1966. He first began his study of Yang style Tai Chi Chuan in 1992. Since July 2000, he has concentrated his study solely on Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan under Han Hoong Wang, Director of the Michigan Center, and Masters Yang Zhen Duo and Yang Jun.

William believes the art of Tai Chi Chuan is for everyone and teaches classes in evidence-based, health-oriented techniques for healthcare professionals, educators and the public. Offerings also include specialized classes oriented toward arthritis, diabetes, cancer fatigue, stroke rehabilitation, stress management and healthy aging as well as seated Tai Chi programs for the office, people with limited mobility or are wheelchair-dependent.

William has written and published several articles on the benefits of Tai Chi and currently serves as a health care professional and Tai Chi advisor on the Central Baptist Hospital Diabetes Education Advisory Board, Central Baptist HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness Center and the Fayette County Diabetes Coalition.

William is a member of the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association and became a Center Director in 2002. In 2011, William retired as the Center Director of the Kentucky Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center. Master Yang Jun, President of the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association has since granted William the title and privilege of Director Emeritus.

William Wojasinski


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