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    • Educate the public on health and healing through traditional Chinese Daoist philosophies and body mind therapies
    • Provide the community with cost effective health and wellness services
    • Introduce traditional Daoist wellness practices into the growing field of integrative medicine
    • Support inter-religious communication
    • Foster discipline, focus, and respect in the juvenile population through the traditional Chinese martial arts


Compassion – Demonstrate compassion for our members and students, conduct ourselves in a caring manner and abide by rules of confidentiality to maintain a sense of security and comfort for our members and students
Commitment – Maintain a commitment to benefit the health and quality of life of our members and students by incorporating a variety of therapeutic and supportive services
Community – Develop a sense of community and family among our members and students with a safe and comfortable environment that nurtures an open exchange of knowledge and support



Master Zhou Xuan Yun (周玄云)

Master Zhou was raised on the most sacred mountain in China, Wudang Mountain, where he trained and later worked as an instructor of Taiji Quan (Tai Chi Chuan), Kung Fu, and weaponry. Xuan Yun is also an ordained Daoist priest, trained in the ritual arts, chanting, divination, and qigong.

Dedicating his life to passing on the Wudang arts, Xuan Yun divides his time between the United States and China, offering classes and workshops on traditional Wudang martial arts, qigong, and Daoist philosophy.


Rick Johanson

Rick is a Managing Director and Co-Founder of Cannon Search Partners, an IT recruiting and consulting firm based in downtown Boston. He’s a graduate of Phillips Academy Andover and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Connecticut College with his senior year abroad at the University of Nottingham, England. Rick has been practicing martial arts since 2001 and joined Zhou Xuan Yun’s class in downtown Boston in 2011. He lives on the North Shore of Massachusetts with his wife Brianne and son Crew.


Sophia Chan, DPT, MAOM, Lic. Ac. 

Sophia grew up in New York City and has a background in various martial arts, including Shotokan Karate, Contemporary Chinese Wushu, Capoeira, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jujitsu. She began training under Master Zhou in 2009, specializing in Wudang Kung Fu and Taiji.  She has over 13 years of experience training and instructing in the martial arts.

Sophia holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Boston University and received her Master in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture.  She is currently pursuing her Doctor in Osteopathic Medicine from the University of New England.


Henry Lee, MAOM, Lic. Ac. 

Henry is a Boston native who has held a deep interest in Chinese culture since childhood.  He has over 13 years of experience in training and instructing in the Chinese martial arts, beginning with Contemporary Wushu before shifting to the more traditional Jow Ga system.

Since 2009, Henry has been training under Master Zhou Xuan Yun in Wudang Kung Fu, Taiji, and Xing Yi.  He graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 2012 earning his Master in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and is currently licensed to practice in the state of Massachusetts.

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More classes and information on Wudang Kung Fu & Tai Chi with Master Zhou available at:  

Daoist Gate Wudang Arts
Goal: $20,000.00
Collected: $16,815.00
Help fund the construction of a 1,400 sq.ft. training hall at our Xuan Ju Daoist Center to hold classes and workshops.

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132 2nd NH Turnkpike N. 
Francestown, NH 03043

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