Shifu Jesse Thundermoon Shadoan began his study of Taiji, Qigong, Neigong and Daoist meditation with Master C.K. Chu in 1998 in New York City. Through practice of his teachings, his students have been healed of chronic pain, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, anxiety, depression, weakness and stiffness. He teaches to spread the life changing health and spiritual benefits of these arts.
Jesse was a primary demonstrator on Master Chu’s demonstration team for 10 years, performing all of Master Chu’s forms including Tai Chi Short Form, Long Fast Form, San Shou, Broadsword (dao), Double-edge sword (jian), Flute, and Two Person Flute forms.
He taught hundreds of students Tai Chi & Qigong in New York City at Master Chu’s school, C.K. Chu Tai Chi, and the Tai Chi Chuan Center of New York, was a founding instructor of the popular Bryant Park Tai Chi program. In 2008 he moved out of the city to Hudson Valley, where he founded his school, Complete Reality Tai Chi at Master Chu’s encouragement. Shifu Thundermoon continued to study with Master Chu until his passing in 2013.
In addition to studying Master Chu’s complete curriculum at the most advanced levels, he also endured many years of hardship training under Master Chu, from extended duration meditations and Horse Stance, as well as grueling form corrections for many years.
In 2016 Jesse began his study of Baguazhang in the Cheng style. Baguazhang is an internal Chinese martial art in the same family as Taiji. Shifu Thundermoon trains the Cheng style Turning Palms, Mother Palms, Linking Palms, Jian (double-edge sword) and Dao (broadsword). Under the guidance of Shifu Li Chunling, he became the 2022 World Bagua Weapons Champion with the Cheng style Dao form, and 2021 U.S. Bagua Weapons champion with the Jian form.
2022 World Bagua Weapons Champion
2021 U.S. Bagua Weapons Champion
2021 Baguazhang Bronze Medalist
2019 Bagua Weapons Silver Medalist
2019 Baguazhang Bronze Medalist
2005 Taiji Push Hands Bronze Medalist
Shifu Thundermoon’s teachers:
The late Master C.K. Chu
Shifu Li Chungling
Kwan Sai Hung
Master Sam Chin
Master Yang Jingming
Master Alex Dong
Master George Xu
Western Boxing and Judo – several teachers