Sifu Glenn Hairston began his tai-chi training in the
1970’s under the instruction of Master Yung-Ko-Chou from
Manchuria. It was under Master Chou’s guidance that He
learned the Yang Style long form, Push Hands & Free Hand
Fighting Skill (tai-chi sparring). It was also Master Chou that
introduced Glenn to Ba Gua Zhang a sister art of Tai Chi Chuan.
Master Chou was a disciple of Master Chang Shih-Jung from mainland
China whose teacher was Master Cheng Huai-hsien of Hopei, both
of whom can be read about in the book (Chinese Boxing, Masters
and Methods) by Robert W. Smith, published by (Kodansha international
Glenn has also studied Tai Chi with Master George Ling Hu
of Chung King China who taught him the Sacred Yang form as
well as introducing Glenn to Shuai Jiao the art of Chinese
wrestling and Hsing-I Chuan (Mind/Body Boxing) another sister
art of Tai-Chi-Chuan. Master George Ling Hu studied Tai Chi
Chuan under Master Wang Yen-Nein of Taiyun City, Shanxi Province
and Master Shih Ming in Beijing.
Sifu Hairston continued his studies of the Yang & Wu Styles
of Tai Chi with Master Lu Ping Zhang of mainland China. He
also received instruction in the Wu Style of Tai Chi with Master
Glenn Hairston is a law enforcement/security
professional who for the past twenty-five years through his
company Specialist Defensive Training has provided lectures,
consultation, training video’s and a variety of specialized
programs tailored to meet the needs of various corporations,
businesses and organizations. Specialist Defensive Training
Co. offers a variety of training options, however, the primary
approach of (S.D.T.) is a hands on pugilistic method that is
the result of actual field experience.
Mr. Hairston’s personal background includes: former
federal law enforcement, local law enforcement, certified (PPS)
personal protection specialist, certified security specialist,
certified lethal weapons instructor, U.S. department of justice
certified defensive tactics instructor, international police
instructor, counter terrorism certifications, certified dignitary/witness
protection agent, law enforcement (special instructor), law
enforcement (general instructor), and over forty years in the
field of martial arts to include Chinese, Japanese, Korean,
Vietnamese and Okinawa systems.
Glenn Hairston’s professional experience also extends
to such areas as corporate security, aircraft security, executive
protection and undercover operations.
Mr. Hairston has provided instruction and training for a variety
of entities such as law enforcement agencies and academies,
the U.S. military, security institutes and other organizations
requiring specialized training. He also provides his expertise
to the film industry. Mr. Hairston has acted in such films
as Off White and Silence Of the Lambs.
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Mr. Randolph has trained under Sifu Glenn Hairston for over
thirteen years in Taiji Quan. Mr. Randolph has instructed Taiji
Quan at University of Pittsburgh, University of Carnegie Mellon,
and Three Rivers Fitness.
He has professional membership to Specialist
Defensive Training and the Bending Bamboo Taijiquan Association.
Mr. Randolph received the Gold in Moving Hands and the Bronze
in the Fixed competition at the Baltimore Maryland International
Wushu kungfu Championships in 2000. He also took both Silvers
in the Mah Lee Kow IWF in 2002 for the same events.
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Ron Yuan is being recognized as one of the most diverse
Asian-American talents in the industry. Mr. Yuan has just been
cast as new head Medical Examiner Dr. Evan Akai in "CSI:NY".
Mr. Yuan will star in the soon to be released Coalition Films’ "Fifty
Pills" and just starred in the indie-feature "Baby".
Mr. Yuan has special guest starred in "Boston Legal" and
recently appeared in "Entourage" for HBO. His previous
credits include “Cradle 2 the Grave”, "The
Agency", and "Robbery Homicide Division." In
Warner Brother’s "The Art of War" not only
did Mr. Yuan play the covert operative Ming, he was also the
writer/ producer/ performer of the title cut on the film's
Mr. Yuan recently completed voice-overs for Tim Allen's "The
Shaggy Dog", "50cent:Bulletproof", "Narc", "Golden
Eye: Rogue Agent", "Swat IV", "Riddick",
and "Wrath Unleashed" the highly anticipated Star
Wars "Knights of the old Republic." In past years,
Mr. Yuan did voice-overs for "Shaolin Soccer" (MIRAMAX), "Godzilla
2000" (SONY) and Agnieszka Holland's "Golden Dreams" (DISNEY).
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