The forms and techniques taught in Master Ling's classes are not only a beautiful and healthy workout but also effective self-defense. Beyond the techniques lies the art of adaptation to individual circumstances and intentions. As with any skill, diligent practice of Taiji as a martial art will bring both mastery and confidence.
Through applications training, students learn that opponents and situations vary greatly. Students will gain the experience to recognize and seize opportunities to neutralize an attacker's strength and size by redirecting movement and mass as well as controlling weaknesses.
Experience for yourself what so many of Master Ling's students have discovered; there is no comparison to his high quality, personal Taiji instruction.
Explore the depths of traditional Yang Style Taiji with Master Zhichao Ling. Ongoing group classes are available for instruction in Yang 8, 24, 48, 85 Forms and Taiji for Health. Private instruction is also available.
Cultivate power and energy with Chen Style Taiji. Instruction available in Chen 13 "HeXie", Competition 56 Forms,
Old Frame Chen 74 LaoJia YiLu 老架一路, Chen 41 LaoJia ErLu 老架二路 New Frame Chen 83 XinJia YiLu 新架一路, Chen 71 XinJia ErLu 新架二路.
Challenge yourself and enhance your skills with Taiji sword form classes. Current group classes include instruction in Competition 32, 42, Wudang 49 and Chen 49 Forms. Special classes available for Yang 56 and Wudang 63 Forms.
Push Hands and Qin Na (Chin Na) training will develop your sensitivity and deeper understanding of the the forms while creating confidence and adaptability in any situation. Applications instruction is included throughout regular group classes and is also available in private sessions.
Founder, President, Master Instructor of Ling's Oriental Martial Arts LLC
7th Generation Yang Style Taiji Instructor 杨氏太极拳第七代传人
5th Degree Black Belt in Shorinryu Karate 小林流空手道黑带五段
5th Degree Black Belt in Okinawa Kobudo 冲绳古武道黑带五段
6th Degree Black Belt in Keijutsukai Aikido 警术会合气道黑带六段
Master Ling developed his Taiji (Tai Chi) and Xingyi skills in college when he was in Beijing at Peking University 北京大学 majoring in nuclear physics. Over the years, he continued his studies in Yang Style Taiji, Chen Style Taiji, Taiji Push Hands, Taiji Qin Na (seizing and controlling), Taiji Sword, and Taiji Applications. He became a 7th Generation Yang Style Instructor under Shifu Huang Dongying 黄东英, and Grand Master Fu Shengyuan 傅声远 China Wushu 9th Dan, President of World Yongnian Yang Style Taiji Association.
Master Ling is active in the Professional Karate Commission (PKC) state tournaments, both as a judge and a competitor. He received PKC National Champions 1st place Kata and 2nd place Kobudo Weapons awards in 2022 and PKC Region II Champions awards annually from 2012 - 2022. In 2014 he became a Hall of Fame member and received Molum Combat Arts Honor Society Yap Suk Dai Ji Award.
2019 & 2022 Ohio International Chinese Martial Arts Championship gold medalist in Taiji open hand form and Taiji Sword form and coach for Taiji and Kung Fu gold and silver medalists.
"This is the best training I have ever come across. The health benefits have been immense to me and because of this, I will continue on the enjoyable Tai Chi journey. I am thankful for the teaching of Dr. Ling, the friendly atmosphere he has established to conduct his classes, the beautiful setting to do the Tai Chi and exercises, and the kind and gentle people in the class."