SiFu Jim Gera - St. Charles, MO

SiFu Jim Gera first began studying Chen/HunYuan Taiji with Sifu J. Justin Meehan in 1997 and became his Assistant Instructor in 2001 with the approval of Master Zhang Xue Xin. He accompanied Sifu Justin to San Francisco and Beijing, China to study directly with GrandMaster Feng Zhiqiang. He has made many trips to San Francisco to study with Master Zhang Xue Xin and has also taken the opportunity to take classes with other famous Masters including Chen Xiang (HunYuan) and Chen Zheng Lei (Chen Village HeadMaster). SiFu Jim has successfully competed in national tournament competition in both form and Push Hands and won gold medals in both Stationary and Moving Push Hands Competition at the prestigious 2001 Chin Woo National Tournament. In 2007, at the urging of his teacher, Sifu Justin, Jim was accepted as a formal Disciple of Master Zhang Xue Xin. He spends his time traveling and working between St. Charles, Mo. and New York City.