About the Instructor
Jeff Cook began his tai chi training in 1985 with Master Chong at the Atlanta Tai Chi Association. In 1986 he traveled to China where he trained with various Masters in Beijing, Shanghai, Canton and Hong Kong. In 1987 he moved to New York City and began studying with Grandmaster William C.C. Chen (Master Chen was named one of the top 50 most influential martial artists of all time by Kung Fu magazine). Mr. Cook has trained with Master Chen for 14 years and was certified as a teacher in 2000. He is the only certified teacher of Master Chen's living in Georgia.
Additionally, for the past six years Mr. Cook has trained with Dr. P. S. Tao of Taiwan. Dr. Tao was a senior student of the late Grandmaster Cheng Man-Ching. Mr. Cook has also studied extensively with Madame Simmone Kuo in San Francisco, wife of the Grandmaster Lien-Ying Kuo.
In 1999 Madame Kuo gave Mr. Cook permission to teach Tai Chi Chuan. Also, in 1999, Mr. Cook began studying Chen style Tai Chi with Master Yang Yang who was Pushing Hands champion of Shanghai China for three years running. Mr. Cook continues to study with internationally known Tai Chi Masters like Liang Shou-Yu, Master Waysun Liao and Master Weylun Wang. Jeff Cook is also an accomplished musician (Rhythm & Groove Club).
- Tai Chi
- Yang style 24 form
- William C.C. Chen's Yang style 60 posture form
- Master Kou's Quang Ping long form
- Various Sword, staff and weapons forms
- I-Chuan meditation
- Chi Gong
- Taoist self healing massage work
$20 Per Class