J. Justin Meehan
Senior Master, 2018
J. Justin Meehan has been training in martial arts since the 1960s, studying Taijiquan and Chinese Kung Fu Wu Shu (Siu Lum, Praying Mantis, Hung Gar, Wing Chun and weapons, especially straight sword). He is a St. Louis attorney and President of the Chinese Internal Arts Association and St. Louis Taoist Research and Resource Forum. He has studied Yang Taiji under William CC Chen and Yang Zheng-Duo (son of Yang Cheng-Fu) and Chen Taiji under Feng Zhiqiang, Chen Xiao Wang, Ma Hong, and Zhang Xue Xin. Meehan was a member of the first U.S. Sports Delegation to study the original Chen-style Taiji in Beijing, China. He has published more than 30 articles on Taiji in leading martial arts magazines. He has frequently been a chief judge for Chinese Martial Arts tournaments and has taught numerous students who have excelled in these competitions. He also teaches Qigong and has studied Buddhist, Taoist, Er Mei, Health Maintenance, and Hun Yuan systems.