Internal Martial Arts

Sean Gibbons is an instructor of the Chinese neijia (internal) martial art taijiquan (tai chi chuan) and qigong (chi kung) therapeutic exercises.

Sean began studying taijiquan in 1987.  he has been fortunate to have studied with many excellent teachers including Sifu Lawrence Galante, and Masters Yu Chen Hsiang, Ren Guang Yi and Yang Fukui.

Sean has taught taijiquan and qigong at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and the YM/YWCA, The City of NY Recreation Center, N.Y.U. Dept of Cont. Ed. and Eastern Athletic Sports Clubs.

Sean was awarded first place at many national martial arts competitions. In 2000, he was nominated “Internal Competitor of the Year” by the International Chinese Kuoshu Federation.

 In 2017 Sean established Beacon Tai Chi in N.Y.’s lower Hudson Valley. Then, in 2018, Sean and his wife Jenn Gibbons opened Functional Alternative, a wellness facility in Beacon NY, offering tuina, acupuncture, herbal medicine, functional medicine consultations and classes in the internal martial arts.

Functional Alternative

464 Main St Beacon NY 12508

Beacon Tai Chi

Private or semi-private classes available. 

Email or call 845-670-4514