Board Members


Zhou Xuan Yun

Master Zhou Xuan Yun (周玄云) was raised on the most sacred mountain in China, Wudang Mountain, where he trained and later worked as an instructor of Taiji Quan (Tai Chi Chuan), Kung Fu, and weaponry.

Xuan Yun is also an ordained Daoist priest, trained in the ritual arts, chanting, divination, and qigong.

Dedicating his life to passing on the Wudang arts, Xuan Yun divides his time between the United States and China, offering classes and workshops on traditional Wudang martial arts, qigong, and Daoist philosophy.

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45896_1596283872490_3407615_nEvents Manager – Rick Johanson

Rick is a Managing Director and Co-Founder of Cannon Search Partners, an IT recruiting and consulting firm based in downtown Boston. He’s a graduate of Phillips Academy Andover and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Connecticut College with his senior year abroad at the University of Nottingham, England. Rick has been practicing martial arts since 2001 and joined Zhou Xuan Yun’s class in downtown Boston in 2011. He lives on the North Shore of Massachusetts with his wife Brianne and son Crew.

Treasurer – Sophia Chan, DPT, MAOM, Lic.Ac.

Sophia Chan

Sophia grew up in New York City, where she began her martial arts training in Shotokan Karate before switching over to Contemporary Chinese Wushu.

Since coming to Boston, she has dipped her feet in Capoeira, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jujitsu before meeting Zhou Xuan Yun in 2009, and has since been studying Wudang Kung Fu and Taiji exclusively.  Sophia has over 13 years of experience training and instructing in the martial arts.

She holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Boston University, and in 2012 graduated from the New England School of Acupuncutre, receiving her Master in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  She is licensed to practice physical therapy and acupuncture in the state of Massachusetts.

Clerk – Henry Lee, MAOM, Lic. Ac.

Henry Lee

Henry is a Boston native who has held a deep interest in Chinese culture since childhood.  He has over 13 years of experience in training and instructing in the Chinese martial arts, beginning with Contemporary Wushu before shifting to the more traditional Jow Ga system.

Since 2009, Henry has been training under Master Zhou Xuan Yun in Wudang Kung Fu, Taiji, and Xing Yi.  He graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 2012 earning his Master in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and is currently licensed to practice in the state of Massachusetts.