Master Wai-Lun Choi is a living legend of Martial Arts. Born in 1939, he began studying Lama at the age of 18 under Chan Keun Ng, and later took on Muay Thai, Judo, and Northern Shaolin.
In 1962, he became aware of the internal arts (T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Pa Kua Chang, Hsing-I Chuan, and Hsing-I Li Ho Pa Fa) as taught by Grand Master Chan Yik-Yan, and after an entire year of entertaining Master Chan, during which time he was not allowed to speak of Martial Arts, Master Chan accepted him as a pupil.
After defeating Wong "Crazy Horse" Chai Leung in the 1971 Southeast Asian Hand-to-Hand Martial Arts Tournament in a spectacular display of skill and power, Grand Master Chan named Master Choi the successor to and head of the Hsing-I Liu Ho Ba Fa System.
Ray Hayward (Shu-Kuang) began his health maintenance and martial arts training in 1973 under Sensei John Duncan. In 1977, he met and began studying with Master T. T. Liang.
He is one of two certified disciples of Master Liang, from whom he learned the complete Yang-style T'ai-Chi Ch'uan system as well as Praying Mantis, ch'in-na, and weapons.
Ray also learned Northern Shaolin, Pa-Kua, and weapons from Dr. Leung Kay-Chi; 7-Star Praying Mantis and Eagle Claw from Sifu Lo Man-biu; and Hsing-Yi Ch'uan, Pa-Kua and I-Ch'uan from Sifu Wai-lun Choi.
In 1979, Ray began teaching T'ai-Chi as an assistant under Master Liang, and then as a full-time instructor from 1984 to the present. He has taught at the Sister Kenny Pain Clinic at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Hazelden Treatment Center, Minnesota Department of Revenue, MN Department of Transportation, General Mills world headquarters, and through the Northfield Community Education Department. Since 1993, Ray has been the chief instructor at the Twin Cities T'ai-Chi Ch'uan Studio. Ray is dedicated to teaching the art as a way to gain health, peace of mind, confidence, and a state of well being.