Jude Brady Smallwood

“when the student is ready, the teacher will appear”. So be ready for the remarkable journey this book is eager to take the reader on.

Jude began studying Tai Chi in New York City in 1971 and in her search to learn more about the true nature of Tai Chi, she studied with many instructors and Masters. She continued her studies when she moved to South Florida to attend college and where she also met Master Yan. Currently she teaches Tai Chi/ Chi Gung in South Florida. She also attends her Master’s Tai Chi classes in Hollywood, Florida, to continue her ongoing practice and study of… Read More

Master Gaofei Yan at a famous Taoist temple in Wu Han China called Chang Chun Guan (the "Long Spring Temple"; 1994)

Master Gaofei Yan at a famous Taoist temple in Wu Han China called Chang Chun Guan (the "Long Spring Temple"; 1994)

A native of Guangzhou (Canton), China, Master Max Gaofei Yan graduated with a B.A. in engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, in Xi’an city in Shaanxi Province.  As a child he suffered from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and in his teen years sought ways to deal with his affliction.  He tried various forms of exercise and martial training under several masters until he found traditional… Read More