Shifu Jonas Karosas is the Co-Owner of Aiping Tai Chi. He is one of Grandmaster Aiping Cheng’s first American students, training under her since 1996 when she first arrived in Connecticut. Jonas has a background in martial arts and ballroom dance before he began his training in Tai Chi and Xingyiquan with Grandmaster Aiping. Jonas has won numerous medals as part of the Aiping Tai Chi competition team.
Jonas is Aiping Tai Chi’s head instructor of the Twelve Dynamics system. Jonas studied the Twelve Dynamics training system extensively under its founder, Dr. Changnian Zhang, PhD, professor of martial arts at Capitol Sports University in Beijing when Dr. Zhang was a visiting professor at Yale University. Aiping Tai Chi is the only school approved by Dr. Zhang to teach the Twelve Dynamics system outside of China.
Jonas is also a certified yoga and meditation instructor with the Art of Living program.