Tomme W. Ellis took up T'ai Chi Ch'uan as a means of exercise and stress relief in 1972 when he began working in the aerospace industry. He has studied continously since 1982 with internationally famous Master Kai Ying Tung at Kai Ying Tung's Academy of T'ai Chi Ch'uan in Los Angeles. On occasions when the Master and his son Sifu Chen Wei Tung are away teaching seminars, Mr. Ellis teaches the regular and advanced classes at the Academy. Mr. Ellis also teaches independently in Long Beach, and regularly substitutes for other teachers trained at the Academy. Mr. Ellis teaching style is founded on clarity, patience, and good humor.