About Us

Hi, my name is Bruce Marcus, and I'd like to share some of the knowledge I've gained studying the martial arts for the last 45 years.

Always drawn to the beautiful postures, and flowing movements of Tai Chi, I started to appreciate the genius and intricacy hidden within them.
I've always tried to understand the real usage of what I was seeing, and eventually the mystery started to reveal itself in many "eye opening ways".

I heard about the rare esoteric "sister arts" that have common principles with Tai Chi. They're known as Baguazhang (Eight Trigram Palm) and Hsing-i Chuan (Shape Mind Fist), and became extremely curious.

It was satisfying to know that the years I've invested in Tai Chi would carry over to my study of these other arts. I just found that tremendously rewarding and fascinating at the same time and I wanted to know more.

I felt like I discovered gold, and I couldn't get enough...

I decided to devote my entire life to the study of these
hidden treasures from China.

The Internal Arts are also known as Neijia, and I would love to share them with you.

Let's Explore These
Ancient Chinese Arts Together.

Mr. BP Chan was a true pioneer,
he was one of the first to bring these arts
into this country in the mid 1970's.

Mr. Chan learned his Tai Chi Chuan from Yang Cheng Fu's

brother Yang Shao-hou, Grandmaster Liu Yun Qiao, and Tung Ying Chieh.

              Yang Shao-hou

             Tung Ying Chieh

Rich Raab was one of Mr. Chan's
original students.
I've been fortunate to know Rich since my childhood. My teacher now for 45 years. I've had the pleasure of learning
Tai Chi Chuan, Baguazhang, Hsing-i Chuan,
I Chuan, and Qigong from him.

Mr. Chan, Carl Maglietta, Rich Raab, Alvin Fayman

Drawing and Chop by Master Rich Raab

Tru Tai Chi in Roses Poses Yoga Studio