Jason Meehan, the son of Sifu Justin Meehan was practicing Taiji before he was born. His mother, Daizy Meehan practiced Taiji everyday that she was pregnant. He was taught Taiji and QiGong from a very early age and accompanied his father practicing together with him at various event.
He won his first gold medal doing Taiji form and Push Hands at the USA National Chinese Kung Fu Tournament at the age of 13. He became the youngest Taiji Push Hands champion at the International Chinese Martial Arts Championships held in Orlando, Florida in 2008 and 2009 (at the age of 16 and 17) (see: www.kungfuchampionship.com for results). He traveled to Bejing, China with his father in 2007 where he met the world famous founder of the Hun Yuan Taiji/QiGong system, GrandMaster Feng Zhiqiang.
He currently teaches a HunYuan Taiji/Qigong class to both faculty and students at Northern Illinois University where he is a student/athlete with a football scholarship. Articles about Jason:
- Webster Groves' Meehan a world champion in Tai Chi Jason Meehan - Webster Groves sophomore a world champion by By David Kvidahl
- Jason (Meehan), Jardena (Green) and Carolina (Sanchez) from St. Louis Chinese American News.
- Two local teens win International Chinese Kung Fu Championship
- St. Louis American article Jardena Green, 17, and Jason Rice Meehan, 15, set the martial arts world back on its heels by defeating all comers.
- St. Louis Chinese American News 11th Annual International Chinese Martial Arts Championship Jardena Green, Jason Meehan, Meehan won 1st and 2nd places.
- St. Louis Tai Chi Examiner Jason Meehan – A Poster Child of Taichi