The Sun Tai Chi Club
The Sun Tai Chi Club was started by Arthur M. Lopez at the St. Paul Newman Center in 2007. Arthur has over 35 years of experience in the field of martial arts. He also holds a black belt in Kajukenbo and has over 20 years studying, practicing and instructing Tai Chi. Art learned the traditional Yang style Tai Chi from Sifu Yung Tu Ho and later Sun style Tai Chi from world master, Dr. Paul Lam and master trainer, Robin Malby.
Adapting these two styles and his own vast experience, Art founded the Sun Tai Chi Club and also recently started a new class at Inspiration Park. Many of his students have become certified instructors using the Dr. Paul Lam method.
Art continues to teach in the community and also conducts private lessons.
After Art decided to pursue other avenues of Tai Chi teaching, he passed on his Sun Tai Chi Club to his student, Mary Ann Villegas, assisted by Pat Garrahan and other certified instructors.
Meet the Instructors
Our instructors have fulfilled the requirements to be certified for the Tai Chi for Health Program. They assist in teaching and in sharing their passion with the purpose of empowering people to improve health and wellness through the Tai Chi for Health programs.
Mary Ann Villegas
Program Lead and Senior Instructor
By learning Tai Chi you'll begin a journey of improving your health and wellness in a friendly environment.