Master Trainer Mearl Thompson
I have been practicing martial arts for more than 30 yrs. My background is in Indonesian Silat, Kung Fu San Soo and Tai Chi Chuan in the Yang and Sun styles. Ancient Harmony was founded in 2004 and has provided the community low cost access to Tai Chi. At Ancient Harmony, we study the traditional forms and some of the more modern health forms. Our focus is on health with an understanding of the martial aspect of tai chi chuan. We include "tui shou" (push hands) training in our class schedule to help students to understand the rooting and softness of tai chi. Everyone is welcome at Ancient Harmony. Experienced martial artists or no experience at all.
Laoshi Kay Kutch. .
Shifu Kay Kutch showing the intracacies of bagua and tai chi during a worksop in Denver.
My first taiji teacher who gave me the foundation for my art. Laoshi Kay is without a doubt one of the best teachers I have ever encountered. Her focus is on understanding the basics and the priniciples of taijiquan. Laoshi Kay resides in Texas and makes a yearly sojourn to Denver in July to teach, study and conduct a one day workshop on the fine art of "push hands" (tui shou). Please check our calendar for the next event with Laoshi Kay.
Master Aaron Chih.
Master Aaron came to my school in 2006 while visiting family in Denver. He participated in my class and then we talked about push hands. Master Aaron is a well known teacher in Taipei, Taiwan. His school is "U Jin Tai Chi Chuan" and his students are very successful in push hands competition in Taiwan. Master Aaron is a very kind teacher with great skills in the art of push hands. He now teaches push hands for our school when he visits during July, August and September. We look forward to his visits because we are assured to improve our skills with his teaching.
Jan Smallwood / Senior Trainer Tai Chi for Health
Jan teaches most of her classes in her home town of Pueblo, Colorado. She is certified to teach Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Diabetes and Tai Chi for Osteoporosis. Jan makes the journey to Denver each weekend to teach Tai Chi Fan and assist in teaching push hands.
Che's background includes Judo, Ju jitsu, Aikido, Shorin-Ryu, Shotokan, Tae Kwon Do and Wing Chung Kung Fu. Following an auto accident in 1992, Che began his studies in Yang Tai Chi Chuan and recently in the Sun Style Tai Chi Chuan.