My Xing Yi Quan teacher's website. Martin is a professional actor, director, and a gifted teacher and practitioner of martial arts. Martin's knowledge of martial arts is encyclopedic, and his website has a lot of interesting and pertinent information and insights about Xing Yi and Ba Gua lineage, history, and method.
School uncle Tom Bisio's website. Tom is a gifted martial artist and teacher, also a well respected practitioner and teacher of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is my teacher's school brother, friend, and long-time training partner. New York Internal Arts International is loaded with useful information, and offers a multitude of classes and certifications in Internal Martial Arts and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Jarek Syzmanski's website is a great resource chock full of useful, sometimes obscure or rare, information, translated texts and manuals on a variety of Chinese internal martial arts, masters, training methods, and lineages.
ElderMoon School of Herbs & Earth Medicine offers in-person apprenticeships in Herbal Medicine & Plant Spirit Medicine in Woodstock, NY. Webinars, consultations, and herbal apothecary. Jennifer Costa has been teaching herbal medicine and providing care and teaching, in the Hudson Valley for almost 25 years. She is also an environmental biologist, R.N., and mid-wife's assistant.
Josh is a Hudson Valley neighbor, an excellent licensed acupuncturist, professor of Chinese medicine, translator, calligrapher, Taoist scholar, and an all around "good guy."
Julia Rose is a dear friend and an excellent licensed acupuncturist based in Phoenicia, NY. She also provides a monthly affordable community care clinic for those in need.
Doc "Brooklyn" Rosenblum is an excellent chiropractor and has taken care of me for many, many years. Several years ago I slipped two disks and couldn't walk. I was beat up from many years of martial arts, stone masonry, and construction work. The doctors recommended surgery, and no chiropractor would touch me. I literally crawled into his Woodstock office on my hands and knees. Three sessions with Doc and I was walking and driving. A year or so later, I was competing in a national martial arts tournament. Doc also has extensive background in martial arts, and knows the body. He's the only one I trust with my spine, and he's got jokes. Internal arts, alternative and complementary medicine, and a good chiropractor go a long way.
Circus Warehouse is a collaborative effort to produce the next generation of elite circus performers, to integrate circus arts into mixed-media forms, and to provide a space for the development of new and experimental works. Dear friend, arts champion, impresario, educator, and Warehouse Director, Suzi Winson, runs the professional program which turns out top-level performers for traditional and contemporary circuses, and for dance and theatre productions that incorporate circus art skill. All things movement, including contortion, gymnastics, and ballet.