A Yoga enthusiast since the age of four, Kelly has studied and trained in Qigong and Eastern meditation disciplines since before 1989. In 2004, Kelly received STOTT Pilates instructor training. Before learning Qigong, Kelly was severely hypoglycemic, had asthma, chronic bronchitis, and many food allergies.
In 1992, Kelly began his formal martial arts training with Kenpo Karate, and Yang Style Taijiquan. In 2002, he began studying Baguazhang and Yiquan. A year later, he began studying Chen style Taijiquan and Xingyiquan Lui He Quan.
Kelly received his Bagua training through Eric Tuttle, a master teacher of Baguazhang and internal arts. Eric is a Lineage Bearer of both Chen Taijiquan and Six Harmony Xingyiquan (Xingyi Lui He Quan http://www.windchasesthemoon.com).
A rough martial arts biography of training;
a brief summary of 30,000 + hours of training.
This does not include ‘book’ time – which is another 10.00 hours + .
1982 – 1984
Judo at the University of Manitoba
1989 – 1992
Spring & Fall Wudang Workshops
Ba Duan Jin Qigong – 8 Pieces of Brocade; application of the set for healing
Zhan Zhaung Qigong – Standing Like a Tree; basic postures and theory
24 Step Yang Style Taijiquan – basic form for relaxation & healing
Wudang/Taoist Internal Alchemy; Meditation, theory & application
1992 – 2005
Shaolin Kenpo/Kenpo Karate – 12years
Yang Style Taijiquan – Full 108 step form, & martial applications
Yang Style Taijiquan – Full 108 step Sword Form & martial applications
Zen & Tibetan Buddhist Meditation – theory & applications (3hrs/day 1993-1996)
Shaolin One Finger Zen Medical Qigong– with Pat Daniels & Ken Strahl
2002 – Present
Baguazhang Kung Fu – Jiang Rong Qiao, Gao & Yin Fu Styles
Baguazhang 8 Organ Healing Methods Qigong
Baguiazhang Deer Horn Knives & Jian ‘Straight Sword’ forms
Baguazhang Circle Walking Meditation – Taoist Cosmic Qigong
2004 – Present
Yiquan/Dan Cheng Quan Qigong – Healing & Martial Applications
Xingyi Healing Methods Fanji Gong – Longevity Qigong
Wudang Taijiquan – 88 step form
Wudang Internal Power Qigong form
Chen Style Taijiquan – ‘Old’ Frame Set, & Cannon Fist, theory & applications, sword & staff forms including ‘13 Pole’ set.
Xingyi Lui He quan – Six Harmony Mind Intention Boxing, 2&1/2 Ba, Bear & Eagle Fight for Survival and 10 Animals forms; Big Dao ‘Chopper’ sets.
2010 – 2013 January & June
Ma Gui Baguazhang Seminars with Andrea Falk
2010 – August
Two week intensive of roughly 120+ hours of training in Chen Taijiquan and Chen Cannon Fist, the Old Chen 24 Fist form, Chen Taiji Half Dancing Spear , Push Hands & Xingyi Lui He Quan
A few things to note.
The Ba Duan Jin, Zhan Zhuan and the Taosit & Buddhist meditation disciplines have remained a constant practice over the last 20 years. Since 2002 my primary teacher of Chen Taijiquan and Xingyi Lui He Quan has been Eric Tuttle. Mr. Tuttle is a Lineage Bearer in both Chen Style Taijiquan and Xingyi Lui He Quan (Six Harmony Mind Intention Boxing).
Since 2010 I have been studying Ma Gui style Baguazhang with Andrea Falk.
As well as all of the above, I am a trained STOTT Pilates Instructor.