Mr. Terry Adkinson has been practicing various forms of combative arts since 1972. Terry served honorably with the United States Marine Corps from December 1973 through May 1987. His assignments included combat arms, marksmanship instructor, ground radio technician and a member of the Inspector-Instructor Staff of the 4th AAV Battalion. Terry received his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Leo’s University, in 1992 graduating cum laude with a major in human resources administration.
In the spring of 1993 he began his formal study of Tai Chi Ch’uan (Cheng Man-Ch’ing style, Yang Tai Chi style ) with Master Jeff Pentz in Seminole, FL. Terry has attended Tai Chi workshops and classes with Master Wai Lun Choi, Master William C.C. Chen, Master William de Thouars,(aka, Uncle Bill) and Master Scott Rodell.
In the spring of 1998 Master Pentz introduced Terry to his current teacher Master Carl Kao (Master Kao San Lun). Master Kao graciously accepted him as a student and since that time Terry has been privileged to receive advanced training in all aspects of Grand Master Chiao Chang Hung’s Little Nine Heaven internal kung fu. Terry continues to practice Xi Sui Gong, Chi Gung, Tai Chi Ch’uan, Hsing-I Ch’uan and Pa Kua Chang under the direction of Master Kao. Terry remains an active member of the Chang Hung Xi Sui Gong Kung Fu Association.