Despite being instantly hooked on the practice of Taijiquan when an instructor visited his high school, Sam did not begin his study of the martial arts in earnest until the conclusion of his career as a collegiate and professional athlete in 2014. When he decided to expand his horizons beyond his local school, Sam found just what he was looking for with Daoist spiritual Master Zhou Xuan Yun and Daoist Gate. Through his study of the Wudang Martial Arts of Taijiquan, Kung Fu, Xingyiquan, Qigong, and Nei Dan, Sam has found the arts that satisfy both his love of movement & meditation and fulfill his lifelong love of learning. Currently based in Santa Barbara, Sam practices Acupuncture and Tui Na and leads Wudang Taiji, Qigong & Meditation classes at Blue North Acupuncture & Wellness. A graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture, Sam previously worked as a high school teacher and college and professional track & field and strength & conditioning coach.