Karen Wilson began Tai Chi in 2002, with an introductory class taught by Certified Senior Instructor Mr. Steve Long. She has continued her study of Tai Chi with Dr. Zibin Guo.  In 2007, she was certified by Dr. Guo to teach beginning Tai Chi. Karen has participated in workshops and specialized training over the years. She also taught Tai Chi in regular classes and community events in Chattanooga.

Currently Karen is one of the instructors teaching Adaptive Tai Chi to Veterans, on line, in a program funded by U.S. Department of Veterans and directed by Dr. Zibin Guo. In addition, she has assisted in yearly advanced training/certification programs for instructors of Tai Chi Chuan.

Besides her experiences with learning and teaching Tai Chi, she was a founding member and a board member, of both the Chattanooga Tai Ji Community and Adaptive Tai Chi International.

Tai Chi continues to be an enduring and beneficial part of her life.

Karen is a retired Speech/Language Pathologist after 40 years working in this field. She received both her BA (1972) and her MS (1973) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.