Since 1998, the Magic Tortoise School has conducted a periodic, ad hoc professional teacher training and certification program. It has a well-defined curriculum constituting several hundred hours of study, discussion, and practicum.

Candidates must have studied five or more years and be sponsored by a teacher. Past class members have included: Nina Maier, Frank Chandler, Lucy DeGerolamo, Dee Ogilvy, Becky Laskody, Rose Peterson, Bronwen Nishikawa, Richard Martin, and Peter Kay.

The Magic Tortoise Taijiquan School
c/o Dr. Jay Dunbar, Director
15 Timberlyne Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-1522