Don Ethan Miller
Executive Director/Head Instructor
One of America’s most experienced and respected master-instructors of Tai Chi and Chinese gongfu. Don has studied and taught martial arts and other methods of healing and self-development for over 40 years. He has trained in Yang Style Tai Chi, Yiquan, Kuntao-Silat, Ermei Qigong, and Xing Yi; as well as Judo, TaeKwonDo, Jeet Kune Do, and Aikido with some of the greatest masters of the era: T.T.Liang, William Chen, Chern Chyu-Kuan, Fu Wei Zhong, Duan Zhiliang, Willem DeThouars, Koichi Tohei, Tao Ping-Siang, and Yang Fukui.
Don was 4-time US Champion in Tai Chi Tuishou (“Pushing Hands”) competition, and was coach/trainer of other champions. He has produced multiple instructional DVDs, including: The Twenty Minute Tai Chi Workout and Tai Chi Equipment Training; and two acclaimed 4-part DVD series–Cheng Man Ching: The Master Tapes, and Willem De Thouars: The Master Tapes. Don’s Tai Chi For Healthy Aging And Better Balance ™ program is currently being studied as a uniquely effective method for restoring vitality and reducing falls in the senior population.
Don has taught thousands of students across the US and is known for his innovative teaching methods, and his unique ability to make authentic, traditional Asian arts accessible to Westerners. He is also a prize-winning poet, journalist, and screenwriter; and a graduate of Dartmouth College.