Sifu (Teacher), Chris Frandsen

Chris Frandsen has been a student of Asian Martial Arts for 46 years. After more than two decades of studying and teaching Okinawan/Japanese Karate and weapons he began his exploration of Chinese Martial Arts with Wing Chun and Praying Mantis with Sifu Stephen Lehman. In 1994 Sifu Lehman introduced him to Hsing yi, Bagua Ch’uan and Tai Chi Ch’uan. Sifu Lehman encouraged Chris to focus on Yang Style T’ai Chi Ch’uan and in 1998 sent him to study with Jeff Michaud, a student of Grandmaster Tung Kai-Ying and the founder of the Missoula Academy. Chris became assistant instructor in 2000 and was appointed to the position of Teacher by Grandmaster Tung Kai-Ying in 2001. Chris travels to study with Grandmaster Tung and his son Master Tung Chen-Wei as often as possible.