The Seacoast Tai-Chi Institute was founded in 2000 with permission from Grand Master Gin-Soon Chu and his son, Master Fong – Vincent Chu to propagate the Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan in North America. Seacoast Tai-Chi Institute is one of—if not the finest– school teaching traditional Tai-Chi Chuan and Qigong Healing Arts in the Greater Tri-State area today. Unlike many others, The Seacoast Tai Chi Institute is a full-time school offering the best Tai-Chi Chuan instruction in the Seacoast. The founder, Sifu-Nicanor Snow, has studied with authorized teacher Grandmaster Gin-Soon Chu and son Master Fong Chu (second son), both of whom are heir to the legendary Yang Cheng-Fu. Master Chu received a deep and well-rounded training, first from Master Lai Hok Soon and then Grandmaster Yang Sau-Chung, a training that covered all aspects of Classical Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan. Sifu-Nicanor Snow’s Seacoast Tai-Chi Institute attracts students from around the northeast as well as outside the region. With a traditional approach to training characterized by personal, individualized attention, emphasis on correct forms, personal development, integration of body, chi and intent, repetition, mutual respect, and hard work, the Seacoast Tai-Chi Institute promises a rewarding experience. Since 2000, Sifu-Nicanor Snow has maintained a prominent school in Portsmouth, NH and classes in Massachusetts. Over the years, many students have benefited from the coaching and comment about the knowledge and affect that Tai-Chi Chuan has in their daily lives. The Seacoast Tai-Chi Institute was established to better serve our community members and other communities nearby that seek internal arts and energy healing for sustaining health and to learn a yielding martial arts practice. All instructions, private and group, are taught by Sifu-Nicanor Snow and hand-picked, dedicated students who assist in the group classes.
About Nicanor Snow A.B.T., Qg.T. “I am the embodied soul of the ancients that brings forth the wisdom of infinite light. I am a diamond, an ocean, a guide to the cognizance pathway of life and to vitality”. Nicanor Snow has practiced traditional Chinese therapy for over 29 years. He is an Asian Bodywork Therapist, A.B.T. and a specialist in Tui-Na (Chinese massage), Physical Qigong Therapy and Energy Medicine. He is also an instructor and trainer of Tai-Chi Chuan, Qigong healing and meditation. His previous experience in martial arts began at the age of 8. He eventually earned his 2nd degree black belt in Okinawan, Shorin-Ryu Karate from Sensei Glenn Kearney, by the age of 20. He also achieved a 1st degree black belt in Filipino Modern Arnis when he trained with former teacher, Master Professor Remy Presas. On his path in search for proficiency he attempted Baguazhang, Xingyiquan and Shaolin Kung-Fu until the spring of 1983, when he began training in the ancient martial art of Tai-Chi Chuan with Master Gin Soon Chu and with his son Fong Chu. In 1985 he began his healing studies at the Lea Tam Acupuncture Center in Boston with Qigong Master, Tom Tam, and Dr. Ping C. Chan, Lic. Ac. In 1994, he traveled with the Oriental Culture Institute for work-study in Taiwan and in 1998 he traveled to Beijing to continue his studies and internship at the China Beijing International Acupuncture Institute. Mr. Snow is a certified instructor member of the Gin Soon Tai-Chi Chuan Federation U.S.A. He is certified by the A.O.B.T.A. American Organization of Bodywork Therapy of Asia, Oregon Research Institute “Moving for Better Balance” which is an affiliate of the New Hampshire Task Force and certified with the Arthritis Foundation Tai-Chi Program. He has established most of his practices North of Boston and in Southern New Hampshire. Since 1992 he has lectured and taught classes for local community and state colleges and in 1997 he taught Tai-Chi Qigong at local hospitals, senior centers, recreation departments and private school systems. In 2000, he established the Seacoast Tai-Chi Club. In 2013, he renamed it to the Seacoast Tai-Chi Institute. Most recently he has worked with the Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled. He is a Premier Member for the Non-Profit Tai-Chi For Health Institute. He currently teaches in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Please email Nicanor Snow for more information: email@example.com