Stanwood Chang's CV
Stanwood Chang has been studying Chen style taijiquan with Master Wang Haijun since 2005.
In addition to Chen style, Stanwood studies Sun taijiquan with Thomas Duterme. Stanwood founded and launched his first taijiquan school, the Sun Tai Chi Institute of Boston, in 2009.
Stanwood also studies Zheng Manqing (Cheng Man-Ching) taijiquan with Dr. Peter Wayne at the Tree of Life Tai Chi Center. Stanwood is a graduate of the Teacher Training program at the Tree of Life Tai Chi Center, and continues to teach a weekly class there.
He also teaches at many other locations in the Greater Boston area:
Current Medical Studies
Stanwood is currently involved in the BEAM (Breathing, Education, Awareness and Movement) COPD Study, a joint venture between Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston VA Hospital and Harvard Medical School. This NIH-funded study is investigating the effect of taijiquan movements, breathing exercises and educational content on patients with COPD (Chronic Obstructed Pulmonary Disease).
Stanwood is also currently involved in the TEACH (Tai Chi and Educational Activities on Cardiovascular Health) Study, a joint venture between Hebrew Senior Life, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. This NIA-funded study is investigating the effect of taijiquan movements and educational content on the elderly.
Stanwood is also currently involved in a pilot program for patients with Parkinson's Disease. The Tai Chi for PD initiative is a joint venture between Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Osher Clinical Center for Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies at Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. This class is laying the groundwork for turning the PD tai chi protocol developed at the Tree of Life Tai Chi Center into an NIH-funded study.
Stanwood Chang and Master Wang Haijun
at Master Wang's Ireland summer camp,