Steve Smith has been a student of Grandmaster Huang, Chien-Liang since 2011 and has been studying Tai Ji Quan (Tai Chi Chuan), Ba Qua Zhang and Xing Yi Quan since 2011. He currently holds the rank of brown sash/white stripe and trains at the US KuoShu Academy.
For several years, Steve has enjoyed competing in local, national and international tournaments where he has won numerous 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals in forms, weapons, and push-hands.
Steve is also an acupuncturist with a thriving practice here in Crofton Maryland. Steve started Acupuncture training while still on active duty as a combat medic in the United States Air Force. Retiring after 20 years’ service Steve is enjoying the transition from military to civilian life. He earned a Bachelors of Science from the University of Southern Mississippi, Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Maryland with an internship at Saint Johns College, Cambridge, England. Additionally, Steve has a Masters Degree in Acupuncture from TAI Sophia (Now the Maryland University of Integrative Health)
Steve is interested in the study, application, and promotion of the internal arts, especially Tai Ji Quan (Tai Chi Chuan), Xing Yi Quan, Ba Qua Zhang and Daoist meditation, as a comprehensive system of self-development as taught by Grandmaster Huang.