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Teachers in southern California

Ba Gua Zhang 5th and 6th generation formal linage holders. Master John Bracy (center) with new initiates Kenneth Garrett, Jerry Lin visiting from Beijing, Chris Gulbrandson and Tony Costa [ Go to Lineage story/ video page]

John Bracy - Master Teacher and author of Ba Gua: Hidden Knowledge in the Taoist Internal Martial Art and soon to be published work on the development of internal energy and internal power.

Semi-retired. Teaching groups and individuals in the Southern California area and through national/ international seminars/ Skype training available

Go to John's Résumé ...........Go to 45 years in the martial art video


Roger Niez

south Orange County, CA and Cleveland, TN

Specializing in internal martial art close combat, Hsing I, Internal Shaolin, chi kung/qi gong

6th Degree senior instructor
Past president, Chi Arts Association
30 years experience in the martial arts
Cleveland (Bradley County), Tennessee (limited availability, Orange County, CA)

Certified in Bodyguard tactics, firearms and executive protection. Roger takes on only a few serious students interested in studying internal power development in qigong (ch'i kung) Hsing I, Internal Shaolin and general internal martial arts mind and body training.

Available to teach seminars, otherwise private clients only: $100- $200 per hour (with occasional lower rate exception for some serious individuals)


Tony Costa 4th Degree Instructor Specializes in Eight Diagram Palm/ Ba Gua Zhang/ Ch'i kung/ qigong/ meditation and Tai Chi

Private and small group training in Los Angeles, CA and Boston, MA email:

Evan Strand Pasadena, CA

Evan is a 3rd Degree Licensed Instructor of the Hsing Chen and Chi Arts Associations. He offers private and small group training and specializes in I Chuan, ch'i kung (qi gong), Shaolin sword/ shaolin saber, Internal martial arts, meditation, Taoist breath training, strength and conditioning training.

Rates vary $100-$150 per session (significant discounts offered for lesson packages)

Serious applicants only please apply


Teachers in Northern California

Timur Crone

Oakland, CA and surrounding areas

Coach Timur Crone is a whole person running coach who draws upon his USATF Coaching training, Masters in Counseling Psychology, and Chi Arts Association certification in Taoist Mind-Body Arts. Clients can expect in depth work designed to transform their running into a relaxed, pleasurable experience which far less injuries.

Coach Timur's unique running approach draws from the new approach to biomechanics and gait analysis, which draws from the same advanced physics and anatomical perspective that creates high level martial arts. This perspective allows for a paradigm shifting upgrade to any distance runner's technique and capability. On the psychological side, peak performance and biofeedback techniques drawn from psychology and advanced tai chi and chi kung (qigong) principles improve ease and speed of running as well.

Coach Timur is based in Oakland, California with services to surrounding cities. He can be contacted at (510) 328-3702 or

Clients always start with a complementary running date, which is an opportunity to learn a valuable skill while discussing goals and the possibility of working together. At that point, clients may sign up for one season (or 13 one hour sessions). One season of work together allows Coach Timur to see clients through the ups and downs of training while guiding them to a substantially new place as a runner and human.
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Sergio Verdeza

New York City

Tai Chi, close combat internal martial arts, ch'i kung/ qigong

Sergio's background includes training in jujitsu, judo and MMA coaching. He places emphasis on structure, mindset and a deep understanding of body mechanics

Private training only:  $75- $120 per session (with occasional lower rate exception for exceptional individuals) 

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Jose Chi-Arts Association Miami

Jose is a professional MMA fighter. He incorporates Internal martial arts, chi kung (qigong) standing practice and stillness training into his training and he loves to share what he has learned with others.

Rates vary between $35 to $65 per hour


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Kenneth Garrett- Ba Gua, Tai Chi, chi kung/ qi gong

Mike Junge- Irvine - Tai Chi

Evan Strand - Internal Shaolin,

Teachers in northern California

Don Crone - Ba Gua, Tai Chi, chi kung/ qi gong


Tim Crone - Taoist mind-body mastery studies

Teachers in other areas

Joey Haber- Ba Gua and other martial arts- Portland, Oregon

Park South Korea

Sergio Verdeza- chi kung/ qi gong - New York