TED NAWALINSKI, Sc.D. has more than 38 years experience in Chinese Internal Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Qigong and meditation. He began training in the martial arts in 1976. He started in hard styles for a dozen years, then simultaneously with Chinese Boxing for a few years before moving totally into the Internal Arts. For the last 15 years or so, he has devoted most of his attention to Taiji, Qigong, and the healing properties of foods and meditation. His classes with elderly people offer a holistic approach to wellness, with nutrition and exercise advice to complement the movement and breathing of Taiji. Ted is a lifelong biologist and brings a global perspective to his interest in fitness and health.
He has travelled extensively through some 40 countries, including numerous trips to China. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer working with a parasitology control team in the Philippines and found a wife. He lived overseas for eight years in The Philippines, India, Malaysia, and Brazil, where he taught biology and conducted parasitology research for his doctoral dissertation and later as a scientist for a major pharmaceutical company. His range of other interests include tying flies and fly fishing, stream restoration with four fly-fishing clubs, baking exotic breads, vegetarian cookery, hummingbird and butterfly gardening, and being in awe at the good looks and amazing intelligence of his three grandchildren.
Ted Nawalinski holds a Doctor of Science from the Johns Hopkins University as well as a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina, an Executive MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts at LaSalle University.