I was first introduced to Taiji in 2005 when I ruptured my quadricep tendon during a Wushu Kung Fu related event. My instructor encouraged me to consider Taiji as a way to complement my rehabilitation program. I quickly fell in love with Taiji and have been a student and fan for the past 15 years.
During my Taiji journey, I have had the privilege to study at several different schools in the United States. I can honestly say that the program at USWA is simply the best. Coach Pei is an awesome teacher who truly cares about the growth of each individual in his program.
[In this school,] Coach Pei is not concerned about quantity, but instead focuses on quality. When I recently ruptured both quadricep tendons (yes…both knees) during a freak accident while doing yard work, I immediately reached out to Coach Pei because I knew that my recovery and well-being over the next several months had to be grounded in the principles of Taiji. Prior to my injury, I was very active with my Taiji program at USWA and I did not want my injury to influence my pursuit for Taiji excellence. In Taiji you learn to adapt to conditions presented by your environment. So, I reached out to Coach Pei to establish a program tailored to my specific needs due to my injuries. I currently take virtual classes using my swivel chair and I am grateful that I have my USWC family to encourage and motivate me during my recovery process.
Fred H., Brigadier General, United States Army (Ret)