September 21, 2010
To Whom It May Concern:
Re: Letter of Recommendation for Franklin Wood
As a Senior Citizen I have a great respect and profound interest in the teaching abilities of Taoist priest, Grandmaster Tao Situ Franklin Wood. He takes each of his student’s abilities and limitations into consideration with their knowledge and advancement of learning the art of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. He has an exceptional ability to teach which encompasses small children to senior citizens and all ages in between. I have taken Tai Chi from an instructor in San Diego, CA and also from Franklin Wood, a teacher of the fine art of traditional North Shaolin Tai Chi and Qi Gung in Anthem, AZ. There is no comparison between a teacher and an instructor. Tao Situ Franklin incorporates the history of Tai Chi/Qi Gong as well as the meaning of the various forms for a meaningful benefit of his students. I have observed him teaching children as young as 3 years old and he makes the art fun for them as well as learning the forms. I have also benefited greatly from his Qi Gong, medical Tai Chi, class as well as his Senior Stretch and Tone Class. He truly is a gifted teacher and makes learning fun. I have also attended his various meditation “sittings” which have been very relaxing and beneficial to all that attended.When I first met Tao Situ Franklin I was 72 years old, recovering from a stroke and walking with a walker. Today at age 77 I am so very much improved through his nutrition counseling, Tai Chi/Qi Gong, meditation and gentle helpful spirit of aid and assistance that I am able to walk without the aid of a walker or cane and live a completely unassisted life, taking care of my 2 dogs and myself. Tao Situ Franklin has been of great help and assistance to many people of all ages through his training as a Taoist priest and his greater than 55 years of training and teaching in the field of Chinese Martial Arts, ie: Tai Chi/Qi Gong, Kung Fu, meditation, etc.
His empathy for his fellow man makes him highly successful in anything he chooses to pursue. He is very focused on positive end result for all his endeavors. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at 623-551-8679.
Joanne Holle Retired