Ralph Somack studied Quang Ping Yang style Tai Chi Chuan under the late Grand Master Y-C Chiang, Bagua and Hsing Yi under Master Dominick Ruggieri of China Hand Kung Fu Academy. He holds a Black Sash, 1st degree in Bagua and Tai Chi and is a Pushing for Peace Ambassador at Master Marilyn Cooper’s Little River Kung Fu School. He is also Board Certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute. Ralph has taught Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention program at numerous adult school programs, veteran and community centers, and recreation departments throughout the Bay Area. Ralph is passionate about teaching the Chinese Internal Martial Arts to help people live healthier, less stressful lives by focusing on fundamental Tai Chi and Qi Gong principles of movement, body awareness, alignment and mental focus.