GREAT GRANDMASTER LIN CHIH YOUNG
Great Grandmaster Lin is the last remaining Great Grandmaster of the Taoist Traditions here in the west. He was 90 years old at the time of this writing with well over 70 years of experience, and his level of skill, time in the arts and deep knowledge are unmatched, having trained under numerous masters of the 20th century. GGM Lin does not frequent our school here at the Academy regularly as he lives and teaches out of New York City. On occasion he does seminars however, and our students meet with him for advanced lessons and training.
GRAND MASTER ROBERT SMITH
Lao Shi Smith is the Master Teacher, founder, and former owner of the Academy of Martial arts. He has over 50 years of martial arts experience, and is the direct martial arts heir of the Great Grandmaster Lin Chih Young in the Complete Taoist Martial Arts. GM Smith is semi-retired, but still teaches advanced members at the Academy. GM Smith is versed in many martial arts, some of them quite rare
LEAD INSTRUCTOR JASON VO
Shifu Jason Vo is the main floor instructor at the Academy. He is the program director, and oversees the foundational training of all students in several martial arts. Jason has over 30 years of martial arts experience, and 20 years under GM Smith.
INSTRUCTOR PAUL DUNAY
Sensei Paul is an instructor and Co-owner of the Academy with Shifu Jason. Paul has over 20 years of martial arts experience and is currently expanding his skill repertoire by studying the Wudang System here. Paul is also a certified black belt in American Freestyle Karate under Sensei John Filer, and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under BJJ Professor Jeff Reese.
ESCRIMA INSTRUCTOR JOSE LEGASPI
Jose was raised in Queens NY, and started training in martial arts in 1999 under Sensei Roberto Hernandez. Jose is a certified Shodan in Bujinkan Ninjutsu under John Owsiak. In addition Jose is also a practitioner of Kuntaw Kali under Master Alfredo and Richi Acosta. Jose served 20 years in active duty with 2 tours each in Iraq and Afghanistan, and continues further in training in both Combate Eskrima Orehenal and other martial arts.