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Mantak Chia

         A while later, he studied with Master Cheng Yao-Lun who taught him the Shao-Lin Method of Internal Power. He learned the closely guarded secret of the organs, glands and bone marrow exercise known as Bone Marrow Nei Kung and the exercise known as Strengthening and Renewal of the Tendons. Master Cheng Yao-Lun’s system combined Thai boxing and Kung Fu. Master Chia also studied at this time with Master Pan Yu, whose system combined Taoist, Buddhist and Zen teachings. Master Pan Yu also taught him about the exchange of Yin and Yang power between men and women, and how to develop the Steel Body.

         To understand the mechanisms behind healing energy better, Master Chia studied Western anatomy and medical science for two years.

         Using his knowledge of Taoism, combined with the other disciplines, Master Chia began teaching the UHT System. He eventually trained other Instructors to communicate this knowledge and he established the Natural Healing Center in Thailand. Five years later, he decided to move to New York, where in 1979, he opened the UHT Center. During his years in America, Master Chia continued his studies in the Wu style of Tai Chi with Edward Yee

         In 1994, Master Chia moved back to Thailand, where he had begun construction of Tao Garden, the UHT Training Center nеаr Chiang Mai.

         In February 2002, the Immortal Tao practices were held at Tao Garden for the first time using the Dark Room technology creating a complete environment for the higher level Taoist practices.

         In September 2010 the UHT Instructors celebrated thirty years of Master Chia’s teaching with the Tao Congress at Tao Garden having over 100 instructors present for the celebration.

         Master Chia is a warm, friendly and helpful man who views himself primarily as a teacher. He presents the Universal Tao System in a straightforward and practical manner, while always expanding his knowledge and approach to teaching.

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