Richard Clear recognized as Tai Chi Master of the Year

Richard Clear was officially recognized on April 9 as the Tai Chi Master of the Year by the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

Richard Clear is the founder of Clear’s Community Health Institute and Tai Chi a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that offers free 6 week sessions on Tai Chi for health in downtown Maryville.

Richard Clear has studied directly with such famous masters as Ma Yeuh Liang, Wen Mei Yu, Dr Fred Wu, Liu Ji Fa, Ju Bong Yi, Pei Xi Rong, Willem de Thouars and Don Ethan Miller among others. He began teaching Tai Chi in 1985 and has over 30 years of continuous study in Tai Chi, Alternative Medicine, Martial Arts, Psychology, Philosophy and Physiology.

Richard Clear is the author of the book “Chi: Energy Activation, Cultivation and flow” as well as numerous DVDs on Tai Chi, Chi Kung & Combat Tai Chi. He is also the author of one of the most extensive Tai Chi websites on the internet.

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