Grand Master Gin Soon Chu began his study of Tai Chi Chuan Under Master Lai Hok Soon in Hong Kong in 1956. Upon the passing of Master Lai in 1964, he inherited the school. However, in his desire for more advanced training, Master Chu turned the school over to his classmates and became a student of the famous Grand Master Yeung Sau Chung, the world leader of the Yang school. Grand Master Yeung taught thousands, who have in turn promulgated the art throughout the world.
Master Chu was accepted as a disciple in 1977 and made responsible by Grand Master Yeung for the sustenance and propagation of the Yang family tradition throughout North America.
Master Chu, who has vast teaching experience in Tai Chi Chuan, supervises his classes personally with the assistance of his senior students. One and all are welcome to visit the club during class hours to observe and participate in this marvelous art.
To find out more about Master Gin Soon Chu, please read An Interview with Grandmaster Gin Soon Chu.
Master Vincent Chu, M.Ed., The sixth generation lineage practitioner of the Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. He is the second of three sons of Gin Soon Chu. He studied Tai Chi Chuan from his father when he was very young. At age 16, he began to assist his father at the Gin Soon Tai Chi Chuan Club in Boston and he has been teaching at the Brookline Adult and Community Education Program since 1984. To further his understanding and knowledge in the Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan System, he obtained instructions from Master Ip Tai Tak and Professor Fang Ning. He has conducted many workshops and seminars in Canada and Europe and he is a frequent contributor to martial arts publications to share his knowledge.
To find out more about Master Vincent Chu, please read An Interview with Master Vincent Chu.
Master Tom Tam is a writer, poet, and healer. Born in Tai Shan, China, he came to the United States in 1975 as a political refugee. Since 1982, he has been practicing acupuncture, Tai Chi, and Chi Gong healing with great success.
Tom Tam is a licensed acupuncturist in Massachusetts and has practiced acupuncture in Chinatown, Boston for 25 years. In 1984 Tom trained his students in acupuncture and Tui Na in the Boston area. In the ninety’s, Tom formed his own healing system, and wrote the Tom Tam Healing System (1995). Also he wrote a Chinese healing book, An Zhen – The Palpation diagnose (2005). This book combined the west and east medical knowledge and formed a new theory for the understanding and healing the difficulty disease.
For the last 25 years, Tom has been one of the foremost students of Master Gin Soon Chu, the fifth generation master of traditional Yang family Tai Chi Chuan, who is the descendent of Grandmaster Yang Shou Chong. Tom has taught Tai Chi Chuan for more than 20 years in the greater Boston area. Many of his Tai Chi students are teaching Tai Chi Chuan in America.
In 1987, Tom founded the Boston Chi Gong Center and began training students. The following year, he founded the Oriental Culture Institute and organized the Boston Chi Gong Delegation to China.
In 1988, Tom formed the Boston Chi Gong Delegation and traveled with 23 Tai Chi and Chi Gong students to China.
In 1989 Tom developed his own system for Chi Gong healing, and has trained many Chi Gong healers. In 1994, Tom developed the Tong Ren healing system, and brought a group of students to visit mainland China and Taiwan in order to share his Tong Ren healing method. In Guang Zhou Tradition Chinese Medical College, he demonstrated Tong Ren healing for weight loss, followed by a trip to Taipei to demonstrate Tong Ren’s benefit on leukemia.
In 1992 Tom visited China again, and performed the Tai Chi fast knife in Tai Yuan.
In 1994 he performed the Yang Family Tai Chi fast form in Taipei and won the gold medal. Now Tom is planning to finish his Tai Chi book, Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan.
In 2001, the first Guinea Pig class was formed for treating cancer in Quincy, Massachusetts. Now the Guinea Pig class for healing has spread to many countries around the world.
In July of 2007, Fox News broadcasting produced a news segment based on Tong Ren Healing and the Guinea Pig class. Soon after, PBS requested permission to create a segment based on Tong Ren Healing and is currently making a program with the Guinea Pig class.
Tom continues to practice, teach students, and travel the world to teach and share his healing methods.
To find out more about Qigong Master Tom Tam, please check out Qigong Master Tom Tam’s Web Site.