Tai Chi was initially a way for me to regain balance and coordination after a serious illness. That was nine years ago…now I continue to study with Ben because I enjoy the way it infiltrates my life with inner balance, makes my spirit smile and still challenges me with new forms and movements.
Ben started teaching Tai-Chi at my business in 2006 and continued teaching the next five years. During that time I took both his beginner and intermediate classes. Whatever class he was teaching he taught to the current level of the students. He used his martial arts background to help the students understand the movements thru demonstration of the application. His style of teaching is relaxed and thorough. I continue to take classes with Ben. I am always learning something new from him or gaining a deeper understanding of my practice. He is truly a gifted teacher who any students will enjoy training with.
Super martial art – super health benefits – super class! How can something so good for you be so much fun? Must be the teacher!
In a word, Ben is splendid. The classes are great fun as well as being instrumental especially in helping balance. Ongoing medical studies continue to indicate that Tai Chi is also beneficial in reducing stress and releasing endorphins among others. All I’m doing to collect is going to class and having fun.
Ben puts his energy, drive, determination, & skill to his Tai Chi classes. His warmth, efficiency & genuine interest in people make his classes encouraging.
I have found these classes to be excellent source for managing symptoms of movement disorders such as Parkinson Disease, MS, and stroke. Very useful for improving balance and prevention of falls.
I love Tai Chi! Lisa is a fantastic instructor and the practice has helped me to gradually overcome the pain of a chronic physical condition.
Lisa is a wonderfully patient, encouraging teacher. She makes class fun and we have a great time learning Tai Chi. Her experience shows through consistently as she helps us to become better students. You just want to keep coming back. I only wish for more class time with her!
Lisa has been a student of Tai Chi Chuan since 1994. Lisa began studying the Yang Style Short Form from her husband, Robert Thompson. Since that time, Lisa has studied the Yang Style Long Form, Tai Chi Fan Form, and Tai Chi Sword Form. In addition, she has studied various Qigong forms and meditation. Lisa has been teaching Tai Chi since 2002.
Along with teaching the Yang Style Short Form, Long Form, and weapons forms, Lisa also teaches various Qigong forms, including Eight Pieces of Brocade. Each class includes stretching and joint opening exercises, as well as fundamentals of balance and motion. Lisa teaches beginners and advanced classes.
In addition to her Tai Chi and Qigong practice, Lisa also teaches Belly Dancing. She has studied both Cabaret and American Tribal Styles since 2001. Lisa teaches at various locations in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. To find out more about Lisa's Belly Dance classes, visit her website at Native Moon Belly Dance.
Ben began his Tai Chi Chuan training in 1998. He has studied the Yang Style Long Form, Yang 49 Posture Demo Form, Tai Chi Fan Form, Tai Chi Sword Form and Tai Chi Cane Partner Form. Ben has studied various Qigong forms, including Eight Pieces of Brocade, Six Healing Sounds, Tai Chi Ball Qigong, and Wild Goose Qigong.
Ben has studied various forms of martial arts for over 30 years. He enjoys teaching and maintains a fun atmosphere in class. He guides the student in the foundations of Tai Chi Chuan, focusing on the Yang Family Style. Ben also teaches Qigong principles, focusing on health and wellness. Though self defense is not taught, the classes do include the martial art principles of Tai Chi Chuan. In addition, he has developed specialized programs for seniors to improve balance, strength, and wellness. Ben has created stress management programs based on Qigong and Meditation for several support groups. He has taught workshops and performed demonstrations at Kutztown University, Princeton University, Grand View Hospital and St Luke’s Hospital.
Ben received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College and is President of Microwave Power Labs, LLC in Telford. Besides his martial arts interests, Ben enjoys cycling, hiking and camping, and tinkering with cars. He resides in Doylestown with his wife, Ellen.