Taoist Master Bruce Frantzis is my main Tai Chi and qigong teacher. Bruce was one of the first Westerns to live and study intensively in China, then come back to the U.S. and popularize Wu Style Tai Chi, qigong, and Taoist meditation in a way that was accessible to a Western audience.
He teaches all over the U.S. and Europe, including regular workshops at Brookline Tai Chi.
His books on qigong and meditation offer clear and direct practical instruction. Opening the Energy Gates is one of my favorites. I highly recommend it if you want to learn qigong.
What Bruce Frantzis Teaches
Here, he explains the origin of his teaching lineage in Taoist meditation and energy arts:
At Brookline Tai Chi, we teach Bruce's Wu Style Tai Chi. Here is a clip of the Short Form that he developed with his teacher Liu Hung Chieh:
One of the things that pervades all of his teaching is that you have to develop a smooth internal environment by working directly with your own nervous system. This is especially true when you begin to engage other people through martial arts.
Bruce Frantzis explains Tai Chi Push Hands: