About Grandmaster Franklin
I have been a practitioner and a teacher of Taoism and Tai Chi for over 50 years. Since 1977 until the present, I continue to direct the School of Tao Chi as well as teach classes in Tai Chi, Qi-Gung and Shaolin Kung Fu. I also offer mentoring sessions, Taoism philosophy classes, grief counseling and Singing Bowl Meditations.
My teaching experience includes teaching Taoism at Glendale Community College in Arizona, Leeward Community College in Hawaii and at the University of Alaska. I was Adjunct Faculty Lecturer on Eastern Philosophy of Taoism at the University of Alaska. I also taught at the Anchorage Senior Center for 9 years teaching Medical Tai Chi/Qi-Gung.
I hold a certificate in Kinesiology, Exercise Analysis and Biomechanics from The University of Alaska, Anchorage. I am certified and endorsed by The Oregon Council on Aging.
In my philosophies I search for the root and essence of mankind. As a published author of philosophy, poetry and children's stories I explore the yearnings that drive us to have compassion.
In my classes, the intimate gatherings between Master and students allow for open and full dialog and interaction as the ancient wisdom of Taoism unfolds and reveals its influence on Eastern and Western cultures.