Henry McCann, DAOM, LAc is a 12th generation inheritor of Chen Style Taijiquan, a 3rd generation inheritor of Hunyuan Taijiquan, and an inheritor of a Daoist system of Neigong that originated with Chen Tuan. Dr. McCann is ranked as a 5th Duan in Taijiquan by the Chinese Wushu Association (with the rank being awarded in China). He is also a professional doctor of traditional East Asian (Chinese) Medicine with a clinic in Madison, NJ.

Dr. McCann started Asian martial arts training in 1982 with Isshinryu Karate. While in graduate school he lived in Okinawa, Japan where he continued his training eventually being awarded a 3rd Dan (degree black belt) in Isshinryu Karate and a 3rd Dan in Shorin (Kobayashi) Ryu Karate. In 1996 he began studying Yang Style Taijiquan with Chu Ginsoon in Boston. Later he met Wang Fengming, a Taiji master who the Chinese government has designated a Living Inheritor of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Master Wang took Dr. McCann on as his only American indoor disciple and has trained him one-on-one now for 7 years. In addition to his martial arts expertise and teaching, Dr. McCann is an internationally known expert in East Asian Medicine who has lectured throughout the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Dr. McCann is the director of the Institute for Classical Asian Medicine. On the Institute website he blogs frequently about different topics related to Chinese medicine, health, Taijiquan, Qigong and culture. Click here to see our blog and click on the button below to subscribe. He is also affiliated with the Ma Jou Miu Daoist Temple of New York.

 
Baishi 拜師 ceremony where Dr. McCann was accepted as a formal disciple and lineage holder in Chen and Hunyuan Taiji (Shandong, China 2014)

Baishi 拜師 ceremony where Dr. McCann was accepted as a formal disciple and lineage holder in Chen and Hunyuan Taiji (Shandong, China 2014)