Lau Lie Martial Arts & Wellness is a martial arts studio that specializes in tai chi chuan, qigong, & reality based self defense techniques that emphasize a holistic approach to wellness & healing. By first understanding each student's unique experience, we are able to adapt & apply core concepts & principles to make learning more efficient, effective, & fun! This is accomplished by incorporating the 3 principles of learning; imitate (do as shown), assimilate (understanding the purpose behind the instruction), & innovate (as done in "WuChi" from a cellular level).
Master Charles Zayas (Charlie) has over 30 years of martial arts & teaching experience. Master Zayas was given the Degree of Master (Si-Gung) in Tai Chi Chuan by teachers Si-Gung Kwon, Chi in 1995; rank of Instructor in 1998 by Erle Montaigue, Master's degree China; & rank of Instructor by Zhong Shi Foo in 2003. Charlie originally began his training in the art of Shotokan, however found the power dynamics among students to be a hindrance. Through research & application Master Zayas learned about the power behind Tai Chi. The rest as they say is history!
Our mission & values reflect our passion for the martial arts by providing a robust & unique training experience for every student regardless of age or fitness level. At Lau Lie, our purpose is to cultivate a culture of fearlessness, confidence, & strength while improving the health & wellbeing for all individuals.