Who we are

Master Huan Zhang, Chief Instructor and Executive Director

Huan has 40 plus years of Chinese martial arts experiences. He has studied variety of martial arts from many top masters, and lineage holders from China including his father Grandmaster Zhang Lu Ping, Grandmaster Li Tai Liang, Great Grandmaster Cai Hong Xiang, Grandmaster Xu Hong Ju, Grandmaster Xie Bin Can and many others. He is specialized on Chen and Yang Style Tai Chi, Tong Bei Quan, Ba Gua Zhang, Xing Yi and Chin Woo Kung Fu. He has been interviewed by WCVB & NECN. He has published many martial arts articles on major magazines from both China and United States. He is the Chief Exercise designer for a NIH granted Joint Pain Study for elderly at University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is the formal Chief Instructor for MIT’s Tai Chi and Kung Fu club. He is also the director of the Culture Promotion Committee for the The World Fighting Martial Arts Federation (WFMAF) to help promoting Martial Arts Worldwide.

David Watts, Manager & Associate Instructor

David Watts is a high school teacher. He has practiced Tai Chi for more than 11 years with Huan. Dave has appeared in Tai Chi – Spirit of Kung Fu, a premiere magazine in China. In addition, he is a husband, father and a member of the American Mountain Guides Association.

Michael Stevens, Assistant Instructor

Michael Stevens has several years of martial arts experience, and has been training with Huan’s Tai Chi for 4 years, studying Tai Chi , Ba Gua, Tong Bei, Saber and Short Staff. Micheal has appeared in Tai Chi and Kung Fu magazine. When not doing Tai Chi, he works as a software engineer.

Rick Wehr, Teaching Assistant

Rick Wehr has been training with Huan’s Tai Chi for about 4 years, focusing on Yang Style Tai Chi. His photo has appeared in Tai Chi – Spirit of Kung Fu, a premiere magazine in China. Outside of Huan’s, Rick is a scientist and university instructor.

William J. Butts, Teaching Assistant

William has been a student of martial arts for several years and a student of yang style Tai Chi and Cheng Style Bagua for roughly a year under Master Huan Zhang. He assisted Master Zhang for his Tai Chi and Ba Gua classes in Belmont and Watertown. He completed graduate studies in the exercise and health sciences at UMass Boston in 2020. As a member of the HELP 2 study (Helping Elders Living with Pain), he assisted in designing protocol of therapeutic value for older adults.

Peter Brock, Assistant Instructor

Peter Brock has been with Huan’s Tai Chi for about 5 years. Peter ‘s Tai Chi picture has been published in Tai Chi magazine. He is a retired engineer, who likes woodworking, and likes to build and repair guitars and other instruments. He has two grown children and one grandchild.