During my undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan I had a philosophy
professor who taught a wonderful year of Chinese philosophy; so began a love of Chinese
culture that has continued to today. I studied the language at school and then went to live
in Taipei with my husband where I was able to enjoy Chinese opera, the Palace Museum,
and a first taste of taiji. Upon our return to the States, I became immersed in raising a
family and pursuing a career in banking. When my sons reached high school, I found a
taiji class and was able to embark on a more serious pursuit of this wonderful art.
Han Hoong Wang became my teacher in 1994. I have studied continuously with her
since then and will always value her role in helping me to improve and grow in this art.
As part of the Michigan Center, I have traveled to China four times and was conferred the
5 th rank of Silver Tiger in 2002. In addition to teaching at my local community center, I
have been a ranking judge in Michigan since 2000.
Yang style tai chi has enriched my life in so many ways. I look forward to continued
study, teaching and hopefully deepening my understanding of this martial art.