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Dr. Robert Ante has been teaching all levels of Classic T’ai Chi Ch’uan for over forty years.  In 1979, he founded the T’ai Chi Ch’uan Research Institute in Hoboken, NJ. His method of teaching focuses on the importance of learning Classic T’ai Chi Ch’uan for health and self-defense. The health and relaxation benefits of this art form are fully realized only when T’ai Chi Ch’uan is taught as a martial art.

Dr. Ante began his study of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in the early sixties with Mr. Da Lu at the original China Institute in New York City. Dr. Ante was then one of a core group of six individuals, who in 1964, studied T’ai Chi Ch’uan with Grand Master Cheng Man-ch’ing. During the late 1960’s, Dr. Ante was often Grand Master Cheng Man-ch’ing’s substitute teacher at the T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association in New York City’s Chinatown while Master Cheng Man-ch’ing traveled to Taiwan.

Cheng Man-ch’ing and his first group of students demonstrate T’ai Chi Ch’uan at Queens College CUNY 1964. Dr.Robert Ante (right)

Inscription from  Cheng Man’ching, “Robert Ante, my dear younger brother, Cheng Man-ch’ing, 1968” inside the publication, T’ai Chi Ch’uan Body and Mind in commemoration of the 3rd anniversary of the T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association, Chinatown, NYC.

Dr. Ante received further training and instruction in Taiwan from Grand Master Yu Hsien-wen and the late Grand Master Hsiao Chu-ming.

In addition to his evening classes taught at the T’ai Chi Ch’uan Research Institute in Hoboken, Dr. Robert Ante taught Classic T’ai Chi Ch’uan at the New School University for forty years beginning in 1974. He also taught at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in New York City for ten years. He received his Ph.D from Columbia University  in 1969.

Dr. Ante is preparing several videos on T’ai Chi Ch’uan and translating T’ai Chi Ch’uan classics to be  published in 2018.

Cheng Man-ch’ing and Lou Klinesmith, NYC, 1964