Chris Himmel, Lead Instructor and Founder, Internal Arts New England

Chris began his study of martial arts in the early 1990s. It was not until he discovered Taijiquan that he truly found what he was searching for. Currently, Chris studies the Yang Style Short, Long, Ball, Saber, and Sword forms along with Push Hands and the Taiji Fighting Set. In 2010 Chris added the study of Wudang San Feng Natural Style Arts under Paul Mahoney and LuAnne Pigeon, which includes the arts of Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, and Taijiquan. Chris has also taken seminars with Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming and his disciples, as well as with the late Master Shan Guiwen, Master Ramel Rones, and Sifu Gary LaChapelle. Chris’s passion for Tai Chi is evident in his classes as he likes nothing better than sharing his knowledge with others. Chris has experience teaching Qigong to patients recovering from addiction as well as in assisted living facilities. Chris received gold and silver medals for form performances and a gold medal for push hands competition at the 2019 International Chinese Martial Arts Championship tournament in Marlborough, MA.