MT (Steven) Rose

MT (Steven) Rose, Teacher

MT (Steven) Rose began studying Tai Chi Chuan in 1973 as a way of restoring his humanity after serving in Vietnam in 1968.  (Why I Do Tai Chi)

In Los Angeles he started studying the traditional Yang Family Long Form.  In 1976, wanting to deepen his understanding, he moved to New York City to study with Teacher Tam Gibbs of the Cheng Man-Ch’ing School.  Mr. Rose studied with Mr. Gibbs until his untimely death in 1980.

From 1980 to 1985 he studied with other senior students of Professor Cheng: Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo, Ed Young and Maggie Newman.  In 1985 he moved to Sonoma County, California where he continued his studies with Mr. Lo and Martin Inn in San Francisco.

Since 1986, Mr. Rose has been teaching students of all ages at his studio, Whirling Wind Tai Chi Chuan (previously called Sonoma Mountain School of Tai Chi Chuan).  Other teaching positions include:

1987 to Present Free class on Saturday mornings at Doyle Park in Santa Rosa
1988 to Present Santa Rosa Department of Parks and Recreation
1994 to Present 1st Lesson in Self-Protection programs for children and teens
1996 to Present New Directions School for emotionally disturbed teenagers
1995-2012 Treatment programs for incarcerated teens at Sonoma County Juvenile Probation
1997-2003 Health Education, Kaiser Medical Center in Santa Rosa
1999-2000 Earl Baum Center of the Blind

In addition to teaching Tai Chi Chuan, Mr. Rose teaches Argentine Tango at his school in Santa Rosa, The Tango Society.  He is head trainer at Roses’ Noses, a canine scent detection company specializing in bed bug detection:  http://www.rosesnoses.com/.  He also plays tuba in the traditional jazz band The Eldorado Syncopators.