Meridian Tai Chi
KENT / COVINGTON, WASHINGTON 98042
Meridian Tai Chi
13513 SE 239th Street, Kent, WA, 98042
(253) 640-0480 / MeridianTaiChi@gmail.com
Meridian Tai Chi offers Tai Chi and Qigong classes in Washington State for the following greater Seattle and Tacoma areas: Kent, Covington, Maple Valley, Auburn, Renton,
Federal Way, Black Diamond, Des Moines, Burien, Tukwila, SeaTac, Bellevue, Newcastle, Issaquah, Redmond, Puyallup, Bonney Lake, Sumner and Milton.
Instructor Glenn Skotdal has taught martial arts to students of all ages for over twenty years and brings a broad, well-rounded perspective to his teaching of Tai chi Chuan the martial arts.
Glenn began his martial arts journey in the early 1980's in the martial art of Uechi Ryu Karate. This quest has continued with the study of Goju Kai Karate, Ju-Jitsu, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Chin Min Gong Chi Kung Fu and Tai Chi Chuan. Instructor Skotdal currently holds a Fifth Degree Black Belt in Ju-Jitsu, Second Degree Black Sash in Chin Min Gong Chi Kung Fu and Level Five in Wing Chun Kung Fu.
In 1991, Glenn was first introduced to Tai Chi Chuan by Sifu Martin Mellish while recuperating from a martial arts related knee injury. The training with Sifu Mellish included instruction in both the Yang and Chen styles of Tai Chi Chuan. More recently, Glenn has had the privilege of training in Yang style Tai Chi Chuan with Master Ron Jorgensen. Master Jorgensen, a student of Grandmaster William C. C. Chen who was a live-in student of the late Grandmaster Cheng Man Ching, is an accomplished instructor with more than thirty five years of teaching Tai Chi Chuan.
In addition to teaching at Meridian Martial Arts, Glenn continues his personal growth in Tai Chi Chuan and the martial arts through ongoing personal training as well as the study and exploration of other martial arts systems, their concepts and techniques.