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About Ray Hayward, The Inspired Teacher

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When I began my studies in Tai-Chi, it quickly went beyond movement and martial art, and started to permeate every aspect of my life. It became my way of life. I now teach martial arts to help empower people, and healing arts to heal the body, mind, and spirit  I have been teaching Tai-Chi (Taiji) and related arts, full time, for over 35 years. I taught a full schedule of classes at my school, with additional satellite classes, seminars, workshops, and retreats. I have written 8 books and produced 7 educational DVDs. I also blog about Tai-Chi, spirituality, and life. I had always planned to expand my teaching online to reach an audience beyond the upper Midwest where I live. Now I can welcome you to my Patreon page, where I will continue sharing my ‘life arts’ with the world. I am excited to be here with you!

I am currently working on a revised and expanded 2nd edition of my book, Real Gold Does Not Fear The Fire, the Teachings of Grandmaster Wai-lun Choi. I am also re-releasing the book I wrote with the late Grandmaster Gin Foon Mark about Southern Praying Mantis kung-fu. I have a home-study Pushing-Hands course in the works, using video and written material, which you will find on my Youtube page.

Since March of 2020, I had to shut down my school because of CoViD19. I still continue to teach by emailing lessons and videos, and leading socially distanced practices outside. I was maintaining my brick and mortar academy, waiting for the pandemic to become less dangerous, subside, or just go away.

After the tragic death of George Floyd, the protests and unrest erupted 2 blocks from my school. During one of the protests, the roof of my building caught on fire. The damage was extensive and the building is now closed for the next year or more, to make major repairs to the roof and structure.

When life gives you lemons, make your move to teaching online! I am using this time to now move my lessons and classes online and in social media. I will share the knowledge and wisdom of my two main teachers, Master T.T. Liang and Grandmaster Wai-lun Choi. In addition, I will share my own experience of learning, practicing, and teaching Tai-Chi and related martial and healing arts, of over 40 years.

I now ask you for your support, for your patronage. Help me to help spread Master Liang's message, "Tai-Chi, is the whole world's exercise." I have seen in my life, and the lives of so many others, the many benefits of Tai-Chi, meditation, and martial arts. I have witnessed people gain relaxation, flexibility, balance, calm, glowing health, peace of mind, confidence, clarity of thought, well-being, and a whole host of positive outcomes. Tai-Chi can give the energy needed to pursue the goals and pursuits of your life.

I will keep you posted on my upcoming books, blogs, video lessons,seminars, and when the time comes," in person" classes. I will also review related products and equipment for you.

From the bottom of my heart, and the top of my spirit, thank you to all of you who support my art and my life.

I bow to you from the waist...

Ray
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