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Brief Background


The Tai Chi Class at the SW Focal Point Senior Center is taught by James Cravens, who is the President and Director of CBII and has continued the organization that was started by his teacher Kai Sai.  Mr. Cravens has been in the martial arts since 1965.


Since 1995 Mr. Cravens has been practicing Chen style Tai Chi and has practiced Yang style since 1981.  He has been a Junior member of the executive council of the American Chen Tai Chi Association.  For more than ten years Mr. Cravens has been hosting and studying with Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang.  In March of 2006 he became direct student with a ceremony in Chen Village.  James teaches in various locations in South Florida and travels to teach in several other states.









Master Chen Xiaowang with James Cravens










Master Tao is 5th Generation Yang Tai Chi. He studied from a number of famous masters in Tai Chi, Pakua, Hsing-i and Leo Ba Fa (water style). He studied Yang Tai Chi from the famous Cheng Man Cheng who brought the art to New York in the 60's. Master Tao passed away a few years ago at the age of 87. He came to Florida and other CBII locations during the 90's.










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