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Brief Background

The Tai Chi Class at the David Posnack Community Center is taught by James Cravens, who is the President and Director of Chinese Boxing Institute International and has continued the organization that was started by his teacher Kai Sai. Mr. Cravens has been in the martial arts since 1965. Since 1995 Mr. Cravens has been practicing Chen style Tai Chi and has practiced Yang style since 1981. He has been a Junior member of the executive council of the American Chen Tai Chi Association. For almost seventeen years Mr. Cravens has been hosting and studying with Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang. In March of 2006 He became a direct student with a ceremony in Chen village. James teaches in various locations in South Florida and travels to teach in several other states.

David Posnack JCC

5850 S. Pine Island Road

Davie, Florida 33328

Phone: (954) 434-0499

Mondays at 11am - 12pm (Silversneakers and Parkinson's Program for Broward County)

 

                         James Cravens with GM Chen Xiaowang (2006 China)

                      James Cravens with Master Tao Ping Siang (1990 Indianna)

                    James Cravens with Master Tao Ping Siang (1990 Indianna)

Master Tao is 5th Generation Yang Tai Chi. He studied from a number of famous masters in Tai Chi, Pakua, Hsing-i and Leo Ba Fa (water style). He studied Yang Tai Chi from the famous Cheng Man Cheng who brought the art to New York in the 60's. Master Tao passed away a few years ago at the age of 87. He began to come to Florida and other CBII locations during the 90's for over ten years.

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