Coach Josh has been training Martial Arts since age 7 as a way to feel safe and build confidence. He started training in Karate (now holding a 2nd Dan rank in two divergent styles) Kobudo, Judo, and Iaido while living in Ohio. During his Mandarin Chinese studies in university, he was introduced to Taijiquan and began learning Yang style. 

He continued learning Yang style and began training Chen style Taijiquan under Master Chen and Master Zhao. He continued to focus on Chen style living in California, while also taking classes in Muay Thai and Kickboxing at the American Kickboxing Academy. During visits to northeast China, he had the opportunity to train Taijiquan with talented martial artists and performed at a large event in Qinhuangdao, Hebei province.

Currently, Coach Josh is happy to be training and instructing at the ECKF center in Raleigh. You may also see him at one of the Black Bamboo Taijiquan training locations. 

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