Schoon Laoshr has been teaching taiji since 1991.
Her teaching experience includes serving as an instructor for the Kuang
Ping School of Tai Chi, and the sole taiji instructor for Community
Education at Irvine Valley College for six years. Schoon Laoshr has
taught taiji, push hands, and sabre classes at the Irvine Fine Arts
Center. She has taught taiji for employee wellness programs at several
corporations in Orange County, including Fluor Daniel, Silicon Systems,
and Baxter Healthcare. She has led taiji workshops for the Saddleback
Community College District Staff, Yoga Arts in Huntington Beach, Taekwondo
USA Family Center in Laguna Niguel, and Sei Shin Kan Martial Arts in
Michigan. Currently, she is on the Faculty at Irvine Valley College
and teaches for both the Emeritus Program and the Physical Education
Although her forte is the Guang Ping Yang style of taijiquan, she has
studied Yang Short Form, in the tradition of Professor Cheng Man Ching,
from two senior students of Master Abraham Liu. Schoon Laoshr is also
experienced in the interactive taiji practices of Push Hands (Tui Shou)
and the Two-Person Sparring Set (San Shou). She learned the traditional
Taiji Sabre (Dao) directly from Yang Zhen Duo, 4th generation Yang family
descendant, and studied Taiji Sword (Jian) with Chris Luth, Pacific
School of Tai Chi and Master William C.C. Chen. More recently, she studied
Taiji Staff from Master Tony Ho.
In October 2001, Schoon Laoshr received two First Place medals in Guang
Ping Yang form and Yang style Broadsword at the USA Wushu Kungfu Federation
National Tournament. In 1992 and 1993, she placed among the top three
in several events of the Northwest T'ai Chi Ch'uan Association's Exhibition
at UC Riverside.
She is a Charter Member and National Advisor to the Guang Ping Yang
Tai Chi Association. For the past three years, she has been a local
promoter for World T'ai Chi and Qigong Day, organizing a free, local
event promoting tai chi for the public.