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A senior student of internationally recognized T'ai Chi Ch'uan Grandmaster William C.C. Chen Chen, Master Pearce has achieved the highest level of certification and has been teaching Grandmaster Chen's T'ai Chi Ch'uan since the 70s. His training includes Karate, Hapkido and T'ai Chi Ch'uan. Currently, Master Pearce teaches T'ai Chi Ch'uan for the Department of Kinesiology at Indiana University-Bloomington and conducts seminars and workshops throughout the United States. He has a Ph.D. in Human Performance and continues to consult and conduct research in the areas of Motor learning and Ergonomics/Human Factors.

Master Charles Pearce



Madeleine has been studying T'ai Chi Ch'uan since she enrolled in her first course at Indiana University in 1997. She was certified in T'ai Chi Ch'uan in 2002 through New School T'ai Chi Ch'uan and in 2004 through Grandmaster William C.C. Chen. She received her Diploma from Grandmaster Chen in 2014. She is also a certified Rape Aggression Defense instructor. She works for IU as a Senior Instructional Technology Consultant. She completed her Ph.D. in Motor Learning in 2016.

Master Madeleine Gonin


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