Sifu J. Justin Meehan - Full Bio

Background

J. Justin Meehan or Sifu Justin, as he is known to his students and peers, has studied the marital arts for 50 years and Tai Chi Chuan specifically for over 45 years. He began his study in New York at the age of 14. Originally studying Japanese Karate, he later studied Korean Tang Soo Do, in 1967 earning his Black Belt. In 1967 he began studying Chinese martial arts, and in particular, Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan). His Chinese Martial Arts studies include Shaolin, Northern and Southern Praying Mantis, Hung Gar, and Wing Tsun. He was the first person to teach the Chinese Internal Arts in St. Louis in 1970. He was selected to present Chen Style and Tai Chi Free Fighting workshops at the Annual Tai Chi Festival at the Tai Chi Farm of Master Jou Tseng Hua. In 1985, he was selected for a feature presentation in the Whose Who of Martial Arts and chosen to serve on the Selection Board for the Midwest area. In 1981 he traveled to China to visit the Shaolin Temple and to study the original Chen style of Tai Chi. He has also traveled to Bahia, Brazil (1980 and 1995) to study the African-American martial art, Capoeira. He was featured in the award winning cable TV documentary, "CMAA Martial Arts Spectacular" demonstrating Tai Chi alongside such martial arts legends as Danny Innosanto and Bill "Superfoot" Wallace. He is also included in the 1996 Taste of China Taiji demonstrations videotape as well as providing an introduction to the Tai Chi 24 DVD. His bio and photo is included in Master Liang Shou Yu’s book, Elements of Kung Fu listing national and world Masters as well as Extraordinary Martial Artists of the World (2008). Sifu Justin sponsors workshops and master classes under the Chinese Internal Arts Center, a non-profit corporation. He is the senior U.S. disciple of Master Zhang Xue Xin of San Francisco. SiFu Justin can be contacted at his law office at (314) 772-9494 or J. Justin Meehan at WWW.STLTAIJI.COM or e-mail JJUSTINMEEHAN@AOL.COM.

J. Justin Meehan, a St. Louis trial attorney, is the Central States Representative of Master Feng Zhiqiang's U.S.A. Taijiquan Academy under Master Zhang Xue Xin. He is President of the Chinese Internal Arts Center and Missouri Director of the Chinese Cultural Society. He has testified as a court certified expert in the martial arts in both the St. Louis City and County Circuit Courts. He is a nationally recognized writer on the martial arts, especially Tai Chi Chuan. His articles have appeared in Black Belt Magazine, Inside Kung Fu Magazine, Tai Chi Magazine, Full Circle Magazine, Tai Chi Farm Journal, and the Journal of the Chen Style Research Association. He has taught for the Katherine Dunham Performing Arts Center, the Missouri Historical Society and the Missouri Botanical Gardens. He is Director of the Central States Internal Arts Friendship Exchange. He has been selected to sit on the Board of Advisors of the U.S.A. Wu Shu-Kung Fu Association. His organization was selected by the St. Louis Chinese Association to perform Taiji and QiGong at the Chinese Culture Day Celebration (1999-2004). He initiated and taught Tai Chi and QiGong classes for course credit at the St. Louis Meramec Community College, at St. Louis University, at the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Center, Marbles Yoga in Lafayette Square, Three Rivers Aikido and Tai Chi in Maplewood and at Missouri Botanical Gardens. (where he taught for 15 years) and the Dance Department of Webster University(2011).

Tai Chi Chuan _______________________________________________________ Taijiquan

Sifu Justin has studied Taiji extensively from the world's foremost Masters, including:
* Cheng Man-Ching Modified Yang Style and Push Hands from the famous "fighting" instructor and Cheng Man-Ching protege, William C.C. Chen, New York 1967 and 1970.
* Synthetic Style of Chen Pan Ling and Push Hands from Kai Sung of Taiwan. The Synthetic style combines different aspects of the Yang, Wu, Sun and Chen styles, as well as Pakua and Hsing I. 1970 to 1981.
* Chen Style, the original Xin Jia Chen Style form of Tai Chi Chuan and Push Hands from Grand Master Feng Zhiqiang, Push Hands Master and leading disciple of Chen Fake. Beijing, China 1981 (and Master Ma Hong, disciple of Chen Zhao Kui. 1995) and Master Zhang Xue Xin, Grandmaster Feng's Senior U.S. desciple.
* Hun Yuan 24 Form, 48 Form, 24, 32 and 71 Cannon Fist Forms of Feng Zhiqiang and Push Hands from Master Feng's Senior U.S. disciple Master Zhang Xue Xin, Pres. Feng Zhiqiang U.S.A. Taijiquan Academy. 1991-present and Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang, Hun Yuan, Taiji, QiGong and Push Hands (Finland 2000; San Francisco 2001).
* Chen 38 Form and Push Hands from its creator, Chen Xiao Wang (19th generation Chen successor) grandson of Chen Fake and nephew of Chen Zhao Kui, 1981 (1st met), 1988 (brought to St. Louis) and 1996
* Yang Family Style and Push Hands from Yang Zhenduo, the son of Yang Cheng-Fu (who was responsible for the final form of the Yang Family style) 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2000 and his grandson Yang Jun, 2005.
* Wu Style and Push Hands from famed Bejing Wu style teacher, Wang Peisheng, Director of China's Phy. Sci. QiGong) Research Center and author of Wu Style Taijiquan. 1993

Chi Kung _______________________________________________________________ QiGong

Sifu Justin is a recognized member of the QiGong Association of America and the National QiGong Ass.n U.S.A.. He has studied Buddhist, Taoist, Er Mei, Hun Yuan and Chan Mee forms of Chi Kung from many teachers including Masters Zhang Xue Xin (1991-present), Feng Zhiqiang, Liang Shou Yu (1990-present), Gene Chen, George Xu, Yang Jwing Ming, Fu Wei Zhong (Er Mei QiGong), Lama Lodu, Kai Sung, Dr. Shen Wu (Musical QiGong), Wang Peisheng and Dr. Jean (Ching Chung) Ou of San Francisco. He has lectured on Qigong for Health and other related subjects throughout the U.S and as far away as Brazil. He is a Certified Medical QiGong Instructor under Master Liang Shou Yu, author QiGong Empowerment and Certified Instructor of Hun Yuan QiGong System of Feng Zhiqiang under Master Zhang Xue Xin. He taught QiGong each new season at the world famous Missouri Botanical Gardens for over 15 years.

Other Instructors ___________________________________________________________

Sifu Justin has also studied and taken workshops with Masters Jou Tsung Hua, T.T. Liang, Liang Bai-Ping, Lu Ping Zhang, Gene Chen, George Xu, Nick Gracenin, Eusebio Lobo da Silva, Daniel Lee, Wei Lun Huang, George Hu, Yang Jwing Ming, Ma Hong, Cheng Jin Cai, Mike Sigman, Liang Shou-Yu, Chen Xiang, Feng Xiuqian, Wang Feng Ming and Yang Yang. Many of these Masters were brought to St. Louis by Sifu Justin to present workshops through the Chinese Internal Arts Center.

Tournaments _______________________________________________________________

Sifu Justin and the Chinese Internal Arts Center hosted the Central States Tai Chi Chuan Form and Push Hands Competition in 1991 and the Central States Internal Arts Friendship Exchange in 1992 and 1993. He is a certified judge of Tai Chi Chuan Forms and Push Hands by the AAU, the U.S. Chinese Martial Arts Council and the U.S.A. Wu Shu Kung Fu Federation. He has served as a judge and chief judge for Tai Chi Forms and Push Hands competition in both the Houston and Orlando U.S. National Chinese Martial Arts Competitions, and Virginia Taste of China Tournaments. He has served as Chief Judge for Tai Chi Chuan at the AAU Tulsa, OK. Competition in 1992 and 1993; for the 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1999 U.S.A. Wu Shu Kung Fu Federation Regional Championship in Kansas City, MO; at the 1995 U.S.A. Wu Shu Kung Fu National Tournament held in Baltimore, MD; at the 1996 U.S.A. Wu Shu Kung Fu National Tournament held in San Francisco; the 1995 and 1996 Taste of China Tournament, the 1997 United World Kung Fu/Wu Shu Championships held in Orlando, Florida; and the 1999, 2001 and 2005 Taiji Legacy tournament. His rules for Push Hands have been adopted for usage by the San Francisco, Kung Fu Wu Shu Championships held at University of Berkeley. He recently served as Chief Judge (Chen Form and Push Hands) at the 3rd International Chicago Wu Shu- Gong Fu Tournament and the 6th Annual (2004) 7th Annual (2005) 11th Annual (2009) , and 14th Annual (2012), 15th Annual (2013) and 17th Annual (2015) International Chinese Martial Arts Championship (ICMAC) held in Orlando, Fl. He served as Internal Martial Arts’ Director at the St. Louis Wu Hsing Chuan 25th Anniversary Chinese Martial Arts Tournament, held in St. Louis, MO and the ICMAC St. Louis Regional Tournament which he organized with Ray Hildreth and Nick Scrima in St. Louis in April.2012.

Course Curriculum ___________________________________________________________

Sifu Justin has taught Tai Chi forms: - Chen, Yang, and Synthetic Taiji forms; Chi Kung (Qigong); "Wu Ji" standing meditation; Chan Szu Chin Exercises, Tai Chi principles; martial applications; Push Hands; Da Liu; San Shou (the two person application form), Free Sparring; Weapons: sword, broadsword and staff; Chinese philosophy (especially Taoism), history and culture. He currently focuses on the Hun Yuan Chen Style Xin Yi Taiji/Qigong of Grand Master, Feng Zhiqiang and Master Zhang Xue Xin.

TAOIST STUDIES

SiFu Justin is President of the Taoist Research and Resource Forum and Facilitator of the Taoist Study Group initiating study of the Tao Te Ching, the works of Chuang Tzu and Taoist QiGong. He attended the Boston University conference on Daoism and the Contemporary World (June 2003). He has lectured on Taoist Philosophy and QiGong for many years including, the Nat.l Christian Educators Assn. (Taoism and Christianity - 1992) and conducted an ongoing Taoist seminar and study group at Three Rivers Aikido. He teaches what he refers to as Practical Taoism.

TAIJI & QIGONG WORKSHOPS _________________________________________________

Sifu Justin has presented lectures, workshops and seminars all over the U.S. and as far away as Sao Paulo, Brazil (December 1995). His subjects have included Tai Chi Ch'uan instruction; The Principles of Tai Chi Ch'uan; Tai Chi Applications and Push Hands; Tiaji Sword; Buddhist and Taoist Qigong system; Natural Movement (Er Mei) Qigong; Qigong for Health and Self Healing; The Philosophies of China; and QiGong for Stress Management. He has made annual presentations of Taiji/QiGong to Washington University School of Medicine, Physical Therapy Department. He has made presentations for the Missouri Historical Society (1996). In April, 1996 he lectured on Qigong for Self Healing and Pain Management at the Southeastern Neuroscience Institute in Jacksonville, Florida. He is the first person selected by the MO Botanical Gardens (Fall 1995 and Spring 1996) to present classes on enhancing our vitality through Hun Yuan Taiji and QiGong and by accessing "Qi" from our Natural Environment. He and his students have performed Taiji and QiGong for the Chinese Day Celebration at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. He has conducted teachers' retreat seminars for faculty and staff from Meramec College and Webster University (stress release/revitalization in a higher learning teaching setting).He was “featured speaker” at the International Tai Chi Chuan Symposium on Health, Education and Cultural Exchange sponsored by Vanderbilt University, TN, 2009

PUBLICATIONS

INSIDE KUNG FU MAGAZINE

August, 1984, p. 69
    Direct from Peking: The Chen Style
    (on the Chen style of Tai Chi and
    Master Feng Zhigiang)

March, 1985, p.
    The Chen Synthetic Style
    (A new School of Tai Chi Chuan)

December, 1986, p. 60
    Tai Chi Free Fighting

December, 1990, p. 46
    Yang vs. Cheng
    (a comparison of Yang Styles)

August, 1992, p. 52
     Fight or Fraud? The Truth behind the
    “Great Tai Chi Battle”

May, 2001,
    Tai Chi Stick and Qigong Ruler
    Featuring Master Wang Feng Ming

BLACK BELT MAGAZINE

September, 1984, p. 56
    Wing Chun and Tai Chi
    A comparison of styles.

TAI CHI MAGAZINE

February, 1982, p. 1
    Americans Study Chen Style in China
    (Feature on author's participation in
    First USA Sports delegation to China to
    study original style of Tai Chi from
    Master Feng Zhiqiang)

February, 1983, p. 2
    Lets Be For Real
    (Exposing Myths of Tai Chi Ch'uan)

December, 1983, p. 6
    Reeling Silk Energy
    (Chen Style body mechanics)

June, 1984, p. 4
    The Missing Link
    (Tai Chi Body Mechanics)

April, 1985. p. 8
    Mechanical Man Exercise
    (Tai Chi Development Exercise)

December, 1985, p. 1
    Chen Style Interview
    (Interview of Pres. U.S.A. Chen Style Assoc.)

December, 1986, p.3
    13 Original Strategies
    (Tai Chi Principles and Body Mechanics)

October, 1988
    Chen Xiao Wang
    (Feature on Chen Style Master during
    his 1988 visit to St. Louis sponsored by Author.)

December, 1988
    Classifying the Cheng Style
    (Comparison of Yang Styles)

August, 1990, p. 25
    Reeling the Silk Resolved
    Tai Chi Principles - Chen Style

February, 1991, p. 19
    Proposed Rules for Tournament Tai Chi Free Fighting
    (Autually utilized 1991 Central States Internal Arts
    Friendship Exchange).

April, 1994, p. 3
    Avoiding Knee Problems
    (Tai Chi Body Mechanics)

June, 1994, p. 16
    Pumping the Kua
    (Tai Chi Body Mechanics)

August, 1994, p. 10
    Opening and Closing the Thoracic Hinge
    (Tai Chi Body Mechanics)

October, 1995, p. 4
    A Judges Commentary on Push Hands Rules

December, 1995, p. 39
    Master Feng Zhiqiang's Chan Szu Chin Exercises

February, 1996, p. 4
    Spontaneous Movement Qigong
    Martial v. Non Martial Qigong

October, 1998, p. 13 & 14
    Master Jou Tseng Hua - Memorial (1917 - 1998)

December, 2000, p. 17-23
    Feng Zhiqiang's Hun Yuan Tai Chi (and interview of Grandmaster Feng)

December, 2000, p. 24
    Yin/Yang Supplemental QiGong Exercise (of Grandmaster Feng
    Featuring Herb Parran in photos

December, 2006
    Practical Tai Chi Sword

FULL CIRCLE MAGAZINE

January, 1986, p. 18
    Body Mechanics - William CC Chen on Tai Chi Chuan

TAI CHI FARM JOURNAL

September, 1987, p. 5
    Push Hands Competition - A Criticism of Current Rules

The JOURNAL of the CHEN STYLE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION

Spring 1994, p. 5
    Chen Style Chan Szu Chin Exercises, Part I

Autumn/Winter 1994, p.8
    Chen Style Chan Szu Chin Exercises (Part II) of Chen Xiao Wang
    Co-authored with Claire "Cis" Hager

Autumn/Winter 1996
    The U.S. Return of Chen Xiao Wang - Part I
    Discussing internal aspects of Wu Chi Standing Meditation

Summer 1998
    The U.S. Return of Chen Xiao Wang - Part II
    Discussing internal aspects of Chan Szu Chin exercises

PATH FINDER NEWS

Fall, 1992
    Chinese Chi Kung
    (distinguishing Buddhist and Taoist Yoga System)

CAPOEIRANDO

Summer, 1996 (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
    Capoeira and Tai Chi Chuan
    A comparison of styles

BOOK - ULTIMATE GUIDE TO TAI CHI

The Best of INSIDE KUNG FU MAGAZINES
Ch. 23 - TAI CHI FREE FIGHTING - p. 201
Representing "the best of the best writing on the subject
of Tai Chi Chuan", by "present day masters."
ISBN # 0-8092-2833-5 Contemporary Books - year 2000

SECRETS OF INTERNAL KUNG FU

Special issue of Inside Kung Fu Magazine (April 2000)
Taiji Stick and QiGong Ruler, p. 38
Discussing Hun Yuan Stick and Ruler exercises
Featuring: Master Wang Feng Ming & Sifu Herb Parran

JOURNAL OF ASIAN MARTIAL ARTS

Vol. II, #1, February 2002
Book review of Hun Yuan QiGong book
Written by Grand Master Feng Zhiqiang

CHINESE AMERICAN NEWS

Martial Virtue - New Martial Hero (2005)
Tao of Chinese Garden (2007)

EMPTY VESSEL MAGAZINE

The Journal of Taoist Philosophy & Practice
Winter 2010
The Tao Te Ching and the Art of War: Strategies for Survival

QI – THE JOURNAL OF TRADITIONAL
EASTERN HEALTH AND FITNESS

Spring 2010
EXPERIENCE THE QI: Buddha Palm QiGong

JOURNAL OF CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS

Spring 2012
The Evolution and Future of Hun Yuan Taiji
Fall 2013
Tai Chi 2 Person Form

KUNG FU TAI CHI MAGAZINE

Nov – Dec, 2012
Qin Na Joint Locking Techniques of Hun Yuan Taijiquan

TOURNAMENT RESULTS - 1994 - to present

SIFU Justin Meehan's students have ranked in every Chinese Martial Arts tournament in which they have competed. Senior students, Cis Hager and Herb Parran have been rated #1, #2 and #3 in the entire U.S.A. in both Form and Push Hands. Ron Norwood was rated #3 in super heavyweight Push Hands. His sons, John and Jason Meehan have been rated #1 in Push Hands and Extreme Push Hands.

USAWKA HOUSTON TOURNAMENT held April 6, 1994 in Houston, TX

Yang Style Taiji - Women's Intermediate
    #2 Cathy Meers
Yang Style Taiji - Men's Beginner
    #1 Herb Parran
    #4 Mitch Woolsey
Chen Style Taiji - Men's Advanced
    #2 Soby Bai
Chen Style Taiji - Men's Intermediate
    #1 Ron Norwood
Other Style Taiji - Men's Advanced
    #6 Paul Jasso
Other Style Taiji - Men's Beginners
    #1 Mitch Woolsey
Taiji Sword Form - Men's Advanced
    #5 Soby Bai
Push Hands Sparring - Men's Advanced Middleweight
    #1 Paul Jasso
Push Hands Sparring - Men's Advanced Super Heavyweight
    #1 Ron Norwood
Push Hands Sparring - Men's Beginning Super Heavyweight
    #1 Mitch Woolsey
Push Hands Sparring - Men's Beginning Middleweight
    #1 Herb Parran
Push Hands Sparring - Women's Intermediate Middleweight
    #1 Cathy Meers

USAWKA KANSAS CITY TOURNAMENT held July 16, 1994 in Kansas City, MO

Advanced Chen Style - Men and Women
    #1 Claire "Cis" Hager
    #2 Ron Norwood
Intermediate Yang Style - Men and Women
    #1 Cathy Meers
    #2 Herb Parran
Beginners Yang Style - Men and Women
    #1 Sandy Sims
Advanced Other Taiji Style - Men and Women
    #3 Paul Jasso
Men's Advanced Push Hands Sparring - Middleweight
    #1 Paul Jasso
Men's Advanced Push Hands Sparring - Heavyweight
    #1 Ron Norwood
Women's Intermediate Push Hands Sparring - Heavyweight
    #1 Cathy Meers

USAWKA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT held Sept. 3-5th, 1994 Orlando, FL.

Chen Style Taiji - Advanced – Women - National/International Champion
    #1 U.S. - Claire "Cis" Hager
    #2 International - Claire "Cis" Hager
Chen Style Taiji - Intermediate - Men
    #1 Herb Parran
Yang Style Taiji - Intermediate - Men
    #2 Herb Parran
Yang Style Taiji - Intermediate - Women
    #1 Cathy Meers
Push Hands Sparring - Men's Advanced Super Heavyweight – National Champion
    #2 Ron Norwood
Push Hands Sparring - Women's Intermediate Middleweight
    #1 Cathy Meers

1995 KANSAS CITY USAWSKF RESULTS held June 3, 1995 in Kansas City, MO

Beginner Yang Style Men's Form:
    1st Place - Rich Ohlemeyer
    3rd Place - Jim Bushman
Beginner Chen Style Men's Form:
    1st Place - Rich Ohlemeyer
    2nd Place - Jim Bushman
Intermediate Yang Style Men's Form:
    1st Place - Herb Parran
    2nd Place - Randy Babb
Intermediate Chen Style Men's Form:
    1st Place - Herb Parran
    2nd Place - Paul Noble
Intermediate Yang Style Women's Form:
    1st Place - Cathy Meers
    3rd Place - Sandy Simms
Advanced Yang Style Women's Form:
    1st Place - Claire "Cis" Hager
Advanced Chen Style Women's Form:
    1st Place - Claire "Cis" Hager
Advanced Chen Style Men's Form:
    1st Place - Soby Bai
Advanced Tai Chi Sword Women's Form:
    1st Place - Claire "Cis" Hager
Intermediate Tai Chi Sword Men's Form:
    1st Place - Randy Babb
Intermediate Tai Chi Sword Women's Form:
    1st Place - Sandy Simms
Beginners Men's Push Hands:
    1st Place - Jim Bushman
    2nd Place - Rich Ohlemeyer
Intermediate Men's Push Hands:
    1st Place - Herb Parran
    2nd Place - Randy Babb
Intermediate Women's Push Hands:
    1st Place - Cathy Meers

USAWKA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT held Aug. 16-17th, 1995 Baltimore, MD

Chen Style Taiji - Advanced - Women
    #1 U.S. - Claire "Cis" Hager
Yang Style Taiji - Intermediate - Men
    #1 Herb Parran
Yang Style Taiji - Intermediate - Women
    #1 Cathy Meers
Chen Style Taiji - Intermediate - Men
    #2 Herb Parran
Push Hands Sparring - Stationary - Men's Intermediate
    #1 Herb Parran
Push Hands Sparring - Moving - Men's Advanced
    #3 Herb Parran

USAWKA MIDWEST REGIONAL TOURNAMENT held June 22, 1996 Kansas City, MO

Chen Style Taiji - Advanced - Men
    #1 Herb Parran
    #3 Soby Bai
Chen Style Taiji - Intermediate - Men
    #1 Randy Babb
    #2 Jim Bushman
    #3 Paul Noble
Yang Style Taiji - Intermediate - Men
    #1 Randy Babb
    #3 Darren Thompson
Push Hands - Stationary - Men's Advanced
    #1 Herb Parran - Middle to Heavyweight
Push Hands - Moving - Men's Advanced
    #1 Herb Parran - Middle to Heavyweight
Push Hands - Stationary - Men's Intermediate
    #1 Randy Babb - Heavyweight
Push Hands - Moving - Men's Intermediate
    #1 Randy Babb - Heavyweight
Push Hands - Fixed - Men's Intermediate
    #1 Jim Bushman - Middleweight
    #2 Paul Noble - Middleweight
Push Hands - Moving - Men's Intermediate
    #1 Jim Bushman - Middleweight
    #2 Paul Noble - Middleweight

USAWKA MIDWEST REGIONAL TOURNAMENT held August 2, 1997 Kansas City, MO

Chen Style Taiji - Advanced - Men & Women Combined
    #2 Herb Parran (#1 USA Wu Shu Kung Fu Fed.n rankings)
    #3 Cathy Meers & Jim Bushman (tie)
Yang Style Taiji - Advanced - Men & Women Combined
    #1 Cathy Meers
    #3 Herb Parran (3 way tie)
Chen Style Taiji - Intermed. - Men & Women Combined
    #2 Steven Cox
    #3 Sue Schuster
    #4 Dennis Kane
Push Hands - Restricted Step - Men's Advanced - Heavyweight
    #1 Herb Parran
    #3 Steven Cox
Push Hands - Restricted Step - Men's Advanced - Lightweight
    #1 Jim Bushman
Push Hands - Restricted Step - Men's Advanced - Middleweight
    #3 Paul Noble
Push Hands - Restricted Step - Men's Super Heavyweight
    #2 Vince Wilkens
Push Hands - Restricted Step - Women's Open Weight
    #3 Sue Schuster
Push Hands - Moving - Men's Advanced - Heavyweight
    #1 Herb Parran
Push Hands - Moving - Men's Advanced - Middleweight
    #1 Jim Bushman
Push Hands - Moving - Men's Advanced - Super Heavyweight
    #2 Vince Wilkens
Push Hands - Moving - Men's Intermed – Heavyweight
    #1 Vince Wilkens
    #2 Dennis Kane

1997 UNITED WORLD KUNG FU/WU SHU NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP held

    August 30th-September 1, 1997 Orlando World Center, Orlando, Florida
Chen Style Taiji - Men's Advanced - National Champion
    #3 Herb Parran
Restricted Step Push Hands - Men's Light Middleweight – Advanced – National Champion
    #2 Herb Parran
Yang Style Taiji - Men's Advanced
    #5 Herb Parran

1999 MIDWEST REGIONAL WUSHU KUNG FU FEDERATION COMPETITION

Men's Advanced Chen Form
    Jim Bushman - Bronze
    Dennis Kane - Silver
Men's Moving Push Hands
    Jim Bushman - Gold
    Vince Wilkins - Silver (tie)
    Dennis Kane - Silver (tie)
Women's Advanced Chen Form
    Karen Caldwell - Gold
    Sue Schuster - Silver
    Annette Gottschall - Bronze
Men's Advanced Fixed Push Hands
    Jim Bushman - Gold
    Vince Wilkins - Silver
    Dennis Kane - Bronze
Men's Intermediate Chen Form
    Ben Diamond - Gold
    Dale Anderson - Silver
Men's Intermediate Fixed Push Hands
    Dale Anderson - Silver, middleweight
    Diamond - Bronze, lightweight
Women's Intermediate Chen Form
    Laura Clark - Gold (tie)
    Marilyn Maxwell - Gold (tie)
Women's 150+ Fixed Push Hands
    Annette Gottschall – Gold
Women's Advanced Sword
    Sue Schuster - Gold
    Karen Caldwell - Silver
Women's Under 150 Fixed Push Hands
    Sue Schuster - Silver
Men's Intermediate Sword
    Dale Anderson - Silver
Women's Intermediate Sword
    Laura Clark – Silver

USA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP & 4TH INTERNATIONAL
CHICAGO WUSHU GONGFU TOURNAMENT

held June 25, 2006

Men's Intermediate Stationary Push Hands
    Jason Rice Meehan - Silver
Men's Intermediate Moving Push Hands
    Jason Rice Meehan - Silver

Note: Jason is Sifu Justin’s son at only 13 years of age he competed up and won Men’s (not Youth) Division

ICMAC PUSH HANDS AND INTERNAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Orlando, FL (2008)

PUSH HANDS MEN
Push Hands Fixed (Men 86-200 lbs)
#2 Jason Meehan (SiFu’s son)

Push Hands Moving (Men 86-200 lbs)
#1 Jason Meehan (SiFu’s son)

PUSH HANDS WOMEN
Push Hands Fixed (Women 131-150 lbs)
#1 Jardena Green

Push Hands Moving (Women 131-150 lbs)
#1 Jardena Green championship

FORMS
Other (Hun Yuan) Style – Beginner
#3 Carolina Sanchez

Other (Hun Yuan) Style - Intermediate
#3 Jardena Green

Chen Style – Beginner
#2 Carolina Sanchez

ICMAC PUSH HANDS AND INTERNAL ARTS CHAMPIONSHIP

Orlando, FL (2009)

PUSH HANDS - MEN
Fixed Step 181-200 lbs
#1 Jason Meehan (SiFu’s son)

FIXED STEP above 200 lbs.
#3 John Meehan (SiFu’s son)

RESTRICTED STEP – Over 200 lbs.
#1 Jason Meehan (SiFu’s son)
#2 John Meehan (SiFu’s son)

PUSH HANDS – Women over 150 lbs
#2 Jardena Green

FORMS
OTHER STYLE (HUN YUAN) TAIJI
Intermediate Men & Women (combined)
#2 Jardena Green

TAIJI SWORD
Intermediate Men & Woman (combined)
#2 Jardena Green

ICMAC PUSH HANDS AND INTERNAL ARTS CHAMPIONSHIP held in St. Petersburg, IL

July 16-18, 2012
First ever EXTREME PUSH HANDS EVENT

1st Place Heavyweight Division – John Meehan (SiFu’s son)
(not only did he win Heavyweight but he also contested with competitors
from other weight divisions and never lost a single match)

See: on Youtube: ICMAC Extreme Push Hands Competition

THIRD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL HUNYUAN TAIJI CONFERENCE AND COMPETITION,

in Beijing, China November 2011

1st Place Womens Push Hands
    Jardena Green, (a/k/a: Zhardana Tiger)

See: www.scanews.com for St. Louis Chinese American
     Monday, February 11, 2013 coverage of event

Gold Medal – HunYuan Taiji 24 form – Dr R. Shawn Tucker

17th Annual ICMAC International Competition

Orlando July 10th-12th
Skye – Samantha Tatoian
Form
Int Chen Form - gold medal
Int Other Taiji. - gold medal
Int Taiji Sword. - gold medal
Push Hands
Stationary Push Hands - Silver
Stepping Push Hands. - Silver

Shae – Leshea Agnew
Form
Beginner Taiji. - gold medal
Push Hands
Stationary Push Hands - gold
Stepping Push Hands combining light weight and middle weight div.s
Bronze medal