Sean O'Neill

I began my T'ai Chi journey in 1987.  I became a beginning teacher in 1996 and have been teaching T'ai chi since then. I love teaching T'ai Chi because I learn so much from teaching both from fellow teachers and students alike.  In 2003 with a fellow teacher established a new branch of the school (Suaimhneas School of T'ai Chi) on the north side of Dublin and have been involved in its running since then. I was significantly involved in the organising team for European Summer Training 2016 in Ireland.

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Margaret Matsumoto, Legacy Holder Seat

Margaret Matsumoto has dedicated her adult life to the teaching of Tai Chi Chuan, emphasizing the spiritual beauty of the art and its relevance to harmonious everyday life. She shares with the school’s many teachers a commitment to transmit the essence of the teachings passed by founding teacher Patrick Watson, and his teacher, Grandmaster Cheng Man-Ch’ing. 

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Danyal Sattar, Secretary

I currently teach Tai Chi with the team at the London School of Tai Chi Chuan and Traditional Health Resources. I started there as a student since the early 1990s, becoming an apprentice in 1995. Since then I’ve been teaching most years. I eased back on attending summer and winter trainings when the kids came ...

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Birgitt Krause

I was born in Germany in 1949 and I received an MA as a translator for German, English and Spanish followed by an MA in Adult Education. I moved to the US in 1984 to be with Alan and we have been a couple since then. My journey with Tai Chi and Arica began in ...

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Andrew Dell’Olio

I have studied t’ai chi with the School of T’ai Chi Chuan, Inc. and the T’ai Chi Foundation since 1982. I did my B1 apprenticeship in 1985 in Vermont at Bennington College and taught in New York City for a few years while I was completing my Ph.D. at Columbia University. I left New York ...

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Steve Shulman, Treasurer (non-voting officer)

After coming to New York City in 1974 to attend Manhattan School of Music, I’ve been a professional musician in the area since then. I’ve performed in many styles of music, from symphony orchestras to brass quintets, Broadway musicals, dance bands and everything in between. I’ve been fortunate to tour across the U.S. and in ...

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R.W. Etherington, Vice President

Robert Etherington, age 57, earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College in 1978 and a Masters of Music degree in 1983 from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Bob has performed as a singer in over one thousand concerts throughout the United States and abroad including more than two hundred performances with the New ...

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John Szostek, President

I reside in Evanston, Illinois and am in a life couple with Jan Szostek. Our daughter, Anne Tara, attended Tai Chi Camps at Bennington and Perch Lake beginning at age three. I began studying Tai Chi in 1975. I have been an Arican since 1974 and a Tibetan Buddhist since 1979. I retired in 2014 from serving as ...

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