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Tai Ngo

Tai D. Ngo was born in Viet Nam. In his adolescence he lived and traveled to various regions in Viet Nam and China, and became fluent in both languages. In 1981 Mr. Ngo came to Boston for school. In 1985, while at Northeastern University studying Electrical Engineering, Mr. Ngo began his martial arts training at Yang's Martial Arts Association (YMAA). Under the guidance of Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, Mr. Ngo learned Shaolin Long Fist and Shaolin White Crane Gongfu and Yang style Taijiquan.

After graduating from Northeastern University in 1988, Mr. Ngo went to work in the field of computers, and continued to train with Dr. Yang, eventually attaining the rank of Assistant Instructor. He then began to teach Shaolin and Taijiquan at YMAA Headquarters in Boston. In 1989, Mr. Ngo met Master Liang, Shou-Yu and learned Hsing Yi, Baguazhang, Chen style Taijiquan and was introduced to San Shou Kuai Jiao.

Since 1991, Mr. Ngo has been a top competitor in national martial arts tournaments in the United States. In 1992 he won the Men's All-Around Internal Styles Grand Champion at the United States National Chinese Martial Arts Competition in Orlando, Florida. In the same year he finished top in all the events he competed in at the United States Kuoshu Championship in Towson, Maryland. Also in the same year, Mr. Ngo was invited to join the United States Chinese Kuoshu National Team, and competed in the 7th World Kuoshu Tournament in Taiwan.

In 1994, Mr. Ngo won two gold medals for excellent performances in the World Grand Wushu Festival, the "Oberon Cup," held in Shanghai, China. He also toured and performed in many cities and towns in China with the North American Martial Arts Team, led by Master Liang. After returning from China, Mr. Ngo again won the Men's Internal Styles Grand Championship at the United States National Chinese Martial Arts Competition in Orlando, Florida.

Mr. Ngo continues to teach and train under Dr. Yang at YMAA Headquarters. He lives in Malden, Massachusetts.