Experience Elaine Waters - Tai Chi Lineage
Elaine Waters wins 1st Place Tai Chi Push Hands at International Tai Chi Tournament In Taiwan 1990.
About Elaine Waters
Elaine Waters began Tai Chi in 1976 with Yang Style Tai Chi Form, and Tai Chi Saber. (Choy Kamman Lineage)
In 1982 her training was accelerated by learning Tai Chi Body Mechanics from Master Wm C C Chen. From Master Wm C C Chen Elaine learned: Tai Chi Form, Applications, Push Hands, Tai Chi Sword Form, Free Fighting. Elaine Waters was certified to teach Tai Chi by Master Wm C C Chen in 1988.
From 1989-1991 Elaine Waters spent 4 months each summer living and training with Master Jou Tsung Hwa at the Tai Chi Farm in Warwick New York. FromJou Tsung hwa Elaine the yang style Two-Person Applications Form; Chen style 1st and 2nd routine, Chi Kung, Push Hands.
At the Tai Chi Farm, Elaine had the opportunity to train with the many famous Tai Chi Masters including: B P Chan, Hsiang Chen Yu, T K Shih, Daniel Lee.
Elaine studied extensively with Master T.K.Shih in Chi Kung and Chi Healing.
She was certified to teach Chi Healing by Master T K Shih in 1995.
From 1996-1998 Elaine learned Master Fengs’ system of Chen Style Tai Chi from Master Yang Yang and Chen Zhongua.
Tai Chi Tournaments
Elaine Waters attended A Taste Of China Tai Chi Tournament in Winchester, VA and competed in Tai Chi Yang Style, Tai Chi Sword, Tai Chi Chen Style, and Push Hands 1988 - 1991. Elaine joined the US Tai Chi team and traveled to Taiwan for International Competition where she took first place in Tai Chi Push Hands 1990. Elaine became a Tai Chi Judge and Push Hands Referee at Taste of China Tai Chi Tournament in 1992. She began attending National Tai Chi tournaments to judge, referee and teach Push Hands Workshops.
Master Wm C C Chen, Elaine Waters 1993
Master Wm C C Chen
Master Jou Tsung Hwa 1982
Elaine Waters, Master T K Shih 1991
Master Chen Hsiang Yu, Elaine Waters
Tai Chi Tournaments
Teaching Tai Chi
Elaine taught Tai Chi weekly classes in Fayetteville, AR ; Springfield MO; and Little Rock, AR. from 1990-2000. She taught Tai Chi Workshops all around the country. She moved to California where she maintained a Tai Chi school on the dunes in Manilla, CA from 2000-2005 and she offered tai chi classes 6 days a week.
Then she moved to Leadville, Colorado where she taught in the mountain towns as well as Colorado Springs, Denver, Boulder. She built a large advanced group and certified a few of her advanced students to teach tai chi.
Elaine recently returned to Arkansas and offers Tai Chi Weekly Classes in
Clarksville, AR; Fayetteville, AR;
Red Star, AR, and Murray, AR.
Push Hands Workshop Arcata CA, 2002
Push Hands Workshop Roxborough, CO 2013
Push Hands Workshop Arcata, CA 2003