Sifu (Teacher) Ro-z Mendelson

Sifu Ro-z Mendelson has been teaching since 1975. He teaches Tai Chi, Pa Kua (BaQua), Hsing-I, Taoist Meditation and numerous other forms of Chi Kung (Qigong) that were taught to him by his first teacher Dr Fred Wu. He has learned other forms of Tai Chi & Qigong from several teachers and is presently studying with Master Zhongxian Wu. Ro-z is a licensed massage therapist.


Sifu (Teacher) Darryl Mendelson

Sifu Darryl Mendelson has been teaching since 1975. He teaches Lee’s modified Tai Chi and Taoist Meditation and several forms of Qigong as taught to him by his teacher Dr. Fred Wu . He also teaches Chen Style Tai Chi which he learned from Master Qingzhou and Chen Taiji of Ohio. He is currently studying Qigong with Master Zhongxian Wu. who has made several visits to Columbus.


Ro-Z and Darryl Mendelson began Tai Chi Chuan lessons with Sifu Dr. Fred Wu in 1973. In 1975 they opened Monkeys Retreat Tai Chi/Chi Kung Center and Bookstore. They began teaching under Dr. Wu’s direction and continue the study and teaching of the different paths to locating and cultivating Chi for Health, Happiness and Longevity.

Since Dr. Wu’s death, Ro-z and Darryl have studied with other Tai Chi and Chi Kung (Qigong) teachers. They learned Chen Style Tai Chi (Lao Jia) from Master Chen Qingzhou, 19th generation lineage holder and guardian of the original Tai Chi form.