Shifu Bob Shannon is Aiping Tai Chi’s head instructor of Chen Style Tai Chi, Xingyiquan, and Push Hands. In his younger years, Bob studied the Southern Chinese kung fu styles of Hung Gar and Choy Li Fut. He has been Grandmaster Aiping Cheng’s student since 1998. Bob has won numerous medals in contemporary and traditional Chen Style Tai Chi as part of the Aiping Tai Chi competition team.
Bob focuses his teachings on the traditional Chen Village forms called Laojia, including the shortened 18 Form, Laojia Yilu and Laojia Erlu. He also teaches the contemporary Chen 56 Form as well as Chen style weapons forms. In addition to the primary training with Grandmaster Aiping, Bob has also studied with Chen Village masters Chen Xiaowang and Chen Zhenglei.