Tai chi Dao Yin Qi Gong
Shifu Shirley Chock is Co-Director of the Aiping Tai Chi Center. Shifu Shirley has a life-long love of martial arts that began with watching Chinese wuxia (martial arts) movies with her grandfather when she lived in Taiwan as a child. She watched her grandfather practice tai chi in the courtyard inside their house in Taipei. Shifu Shirley graduated from University of Chicago with a degree in economics and pursued a career in finance. She studied martial arts in New York before moving to Connecticut in 2001 and began studying wushu under Grandmaster Aiping Cheng. She soon discovered her passion for internal martial arts and switched her studies to tai chi, bagua and qigong. Shifu Shirley specializes in the Yang and Sun styles of tai chi, tai chi weapons and Chinese Health Qigong. She is the head Health Qigong instructor at the Center. She combines her passion for tai chi and her experience in the field of learning and development to help others learn tai chi and experience all its extraordinary health benefits. Shifu Shirley is a certified corporate wellness specialist and developed Aiping Tai Chi Center's Tai Chi for Workplace Wellness program utilizing her experience working in leadership roles in large, complex organizations in corporate, non-profit, and government sectors.