Published the first book on Combined Tai Chi Chuan.
About Grandmaster Bow Sim Mark
Grandmaster Bow Sim Mark
Grandmaster Bow Sim Mark Grandmaster Mark is one of the foremost exponents of internal Chinese martial arts (neigong) in the world.
Her areas of expertise include tai chi (taijiquan), pakua (bagua), hsing yi (xing yi), and wudang sword. After extensive training in both traditional kung fu and competition wushu in China, Grandmaster Mark emigrated to the United States and settled with her family in Boston MA. She established the Chinese Wushu Research Institute in Boston’s Chinatown in 1976.
Over the next 40 years, she achieved international renown as an instructor, author, and performer.
Instructor: As founder and president of the CWRI and the Bow Sim Mark Tai Chi Arts Association, Grandmaster Mark established the first training program for competition wushu in the US. She also created a number of original forms, from the beginning-level Taste of Tai Chi to advanced sets such as Dragon Fan, Tai Chi Ribbon, and Cultivation of Tai Chi. Many of her students are teachers and champions in their own right (see Instructor Directory).
Author: Grandmaster Mark has written over a dozen books on tai chi and weapon forms, and created a series of instructional videos that are popular with students and teachers around the world. She has also published numerous articles on effective tai chi practice and correct technique in publications such as Inside Kung Fu.
Performer: Grandmaster Mark’s performances in China, Europe, and the US have been greeted with acclaim for decades. Her performance team, comprised of her students, has participated in events such as Boston’s Dragonboat Festival and First Night celebration. She has appeared on television news and arts programs in the US and China many times. Mark is also credited with the development of “wushu theater,” using martial techniques for storytelling in theater pieces based on traditional Chinese folk tales.
Co-founded the National Wushu Association of America.
One of 10 masters of the world to perform at, and represent the World Martial Arts Exhibition.
Gold Medalist at First International Taijiquan/Jian Competition, Wuhan, China.
Taught at the American Repertory Theater student program at Harvard University.
Named Inside Kung Fu magazine’s “Woman of the Year”.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Black Belt Magazine.
Profiled in “Grande Dame of Wu Dang,” a feature article in the Boston Globe.
Received a “Sojourner Award” by the Chinese Historical Society of New England.
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Subject of cover story in Boston Globe magazine, “The Way of the Ribbon and the Sword”