Centering Arts
T'ai Chi

A message from TOm

I have been training in the martial arts for 20 years.  In 2002 I had the good fortune to meet Master Zhang Zhao Xun who introduced me to Hun Yuan T’ai Chi.   I went on to attain instructor certification in T’ai Chi Quan; Moving for Better Balance (TCQ:MBB) from Dr. Fuzhong Li in 2011.  In 2017 I was Certified by Dr. Yang in his Evidence Based Qigong (EBQ) and Evidence Based Taiji (EBT) programs.  I continue to train regularly with Dr. Yang (Center for Taiji and Qigong Studies).

​While I believe that all exercise, when practiced appropriately, will improve health and balance to some degree, I practice and teach T’ai Chi because I believe it contributes to health, well being and improved balance more effectively than traditional forms of exercise.  I practice Hun Yuan T’ai Chi, in particular, and train with Dr. Yang because I believe both capture the essence of what T’ai Chi for health is about.   

I invite you to join me and my friends and students as we work and play to achieve our common goal of healthy and balanced lives. 


Tom Cushing

Certified Evidence Based Taiji – Dr. Yang Yang

Certified Evidence Based Qigong  – Dr. Yang Yang

Personal Student of Master Zhang Zhao Xun – Hun Yuan Taijiquan  2001-2012

Certified T’ai Chi Quan; Moving for Better Balance – Dr. Fuzhong Li

5th Degree Black Belt – Middletown Kenpo Karate School

4th Degree Black Belt – International Modern Arnis Federation


Centering Arts T'ai Chi

Haddam, CT 06459, US