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Master Nigel Barnes is the chief instructor of Royal Dragon Tai Chi. He has studied tai chi chuan for over 15 years and have been teaching in the community for over 10 years. He is the protégé and teaching assistant of Grandmaster Wang Hai Jun, the official lineage holder 12th generation Chen Family Tai Chi and the first person on modern history to be trained traditionally in Tai Chi and not be a member of the Chen family.  Grandmaster Wang Hai Jun has coached more Tai Chi National Champions of China than anyone alive and was himself the Tai Chi Overall Champion of China three years in a row.  Master Nigel Barnes received his master recognition in November 2013, from Grand Master Wang Hai Jun, and received his teacher certification from the Arthritis Foundation in 2010.  He currently teaches full time in the Charlotte NC, metropolitan area in senior centers, parks and recreation centers, active communities, and a martial arts studio.

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