ABOUT SIFU PEKOR
Sifu Michael R. Pekor MS, C.Ht. has been studying martial arts since 1982. He holds instructor’s certification in Cheng Man Ch’ing T’ai Chi Ch’uan under the Patience T’ai Chi Association, instructor’s certification in Shotokan Karate under the Long Island University Division of Sports Science and a second degree black belt under the American-Japanese Karate Association. Sifu Pekor is also an advanced practitioner of Wing Chun Kung Fu under Sifu John Crescione.
Sifu Pekor has been a national T’ai Chi form and push hands gold medalist for many years. Most recently, Sifu Pekor was named T’ai Chi Push Hands Grand Champion and Cheng Man Ch’ing Advanced Form Gold Medalist at the 2003 United States Chinese Kuoshu Federation International Tournament held in July 2003. This accomplishment led up to the grand opening of Tai Chi of Long Island T’ai Chi on September 15th, 2003. Sifu Pekor has continued to develop as a competitor winning gold medals for Tai Chi Form, Pushing Hands (Restricted and Moving Step) as well as Chi Sao at the 2004 United States Chinese Kuoshu Federation International Tournament where he also set a new record by winning the International Grand Championship for Push Hands two years in a row.
In addition to practicing, teaching and competing in T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Sifu Pekor also runs a private Hypnotherapy practice called Long Island Hypnotherapy and teaches Health and Physical Education in the Jericho School District in Jericho, NY. All of these professional undertakings contribute to Sifu Pekor’s ability to put forth T’ai Chi in a clear, concise way, making sure that each student's needs are met at every class.
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