Dantian Challenge Medal, front view

The Magic Tortoise School attests that the following taijiquan players have accomplished the one foot standard:

Yang, Banhou
(1837 - 1892)

Jou, Tsung Hwa
(1917 - 1998)

1999
Robert R. Roth, Raleigh NC

2000
D. Keith Hoover, Durham, NC

2001
James Y. Dunbar, Chapel Hill, NC
Douglas R. Rankin, Winchester, VA
W. Joseph Belding, Hillsborough, NC

2002
Almanzo R. Lamoureux, Bynum, NC
Michael DeMolina, Anchorage, AK
Marlo Earl Morton, Chickaloon, AK
Wendalynn deGraffenried, Anchorage AK
Eric R. Tither, Ellicott City MD

2003
W. Ronald Shehee, Mebane NC
Debra Kang Dean, W. Peterborough NH
Robert A. Powell, Winston-Salem NC
Ronald A. Thrower, Raleigh NC
Robert F. Kelly, Columbia CT
Ethan R. Rasiel, Chapel Hill NC
Carrie J. Schnitzler, Boonton NJ

2005
Gioia Palmieri, Durham NC

2006
Edward J. Goyea, Pittsboro, NC

2007
Christopher L. Helmstetter, Chapel Hill NC

2008
Daniel S. Partridge, Durham NC

2009
Barbara Muso Penn, Southern Pines, NC

2014
Violet Anderson, Chapel Hill NC

2016
D. August Cutrara, Durham, NC
James Sutton, Durham NC

Dantian Challenge Medal, back view 
 

Wendalynn deGraffenried, First Woman Medalist!


  Photo of the first three medalists in Anchorage, AK with their teacher, in front of altar screen featuring Master Jou Tsung Hwa. (From left to right) Red Morton, Shifu Pretlow, Wendalynn deGraffenried, Michael DeMolina.
   
  See the video of Dantian Challenge Medalist, D. August Cutrara completing the challenge!
 
 
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15 Timberlyne Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-1522
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