Professor David-Dorian Ross, International Master Tai Chi Instructor

Professor David-Dorian Ross
  • San Francisco State University
Tai chi and qigong are often referred as “treasures of Chinese culture”; studying them is like holding a beautiful jewel, where each time you turn, you see a new facet.

David-Dorian Ross is the founder and CEO of TaijiFit and the creator of the TaijiFit mind-body exercise program. He has a B.A. in Human Movement Studies from San Francisco State University, has completed graduate course work in Physical Education and Chinese, and is currently developing a project with the head of the Harvard Medical School research department to study the stress-reduction benefits of tai chi (taiji) in the workplace.

Trained in China with championship martial arts coaches, Mr. Ross has had an illustrious career in competitive tai chi, winning seven U.S. gold medals, two world bronze medals, and a world silver medal—the highest awards ever given to an American for international tai chi performance. He was the founder and chief instructor of the Honolulu T’ai Chi Academy and a certified continuing educator for the American Council on Exercise. Mr. Ross is the host of the PBS series T’ai Chi: Health and Happiness and the author of five books on health and wellness, including Exercising the Soul: How Tai Ch’i Connects You to Your Authentic Self. Since 2012, he has collaborated with international action film star Jet Li on a mission to introduce tai chi to 100 million new people worldwide by the year 2020.

Professor Ross participated in our Professor Chat series. Read the chat to learn more about how to bring your whole life into better balance and harmony through the practice of Tai Chi and Qigong.

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"Mr. Ross is an excellent guide into the world of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. His manner is patient and helpful."

33 Courses and Sets

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33 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) Tai Chi Fitness Workouts & Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body Set

    (Set) Tai Chi Fitness Workouts & Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body

    David-Dorian Ross
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Don’t miss this 2-course set that provides an immersive introduction into low-impact exercises and activities that help you find inner-peace. Enjoy a stress-free physical workout with International Master Tai Chi Instructor David-Dorian Ross in Tai Chi Fitness Workouts. Then, from self-defense to the physical benefits of a disciplined exercise regimen, to the balance and harmony, discover the joys that studying...
  2. (Set) Tai Chi and Qigong &  Practicing Mindfulness Set

    (Set) Tai Chi and Qigong & Practicing Mindfulness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Forge a link between Tai Chi and Mindfulness with this set of courses. First, science shows that tai chi and qigong are good medicine and good exercise. Then, learn the principles and techniques of meditation and enjoy the deep and lasting benefits of this ancient practice on your mind and body.
  3. (Set) Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body & Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition Set

    (Set) Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body & Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Discover an often-overlooked, but equally important, side of humanity influenced by the East through this inspiring two-course set. Survey nine families of martial arts to find the right practice for you with Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body. Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition introduces you to an epic, comprehensive survey of the East's most influential philosophers and thinkers.
  4. (Set) Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong & The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being Set

    (Set) Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong & The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Discover the best form of meditation for your needs with this two-course set. In Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong, you will learn the art of moving meditation. In The Science of Mindfulness, gain and understanding of the science behind meditation techniques.
  5. (Set) Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body & Practicing Mindfulness Set

    (Set) Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body & Practicing Mindfulness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Improve everything from your physical fitness to your mental focus with this two-course set. Learn from eight world-class experts in Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body. Then, take an empowering journey of the spirit—and learn how to master the art of living at its most fulfilling, expansive, and meaningful with Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation.
  6. (Set) The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief & Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong Set

    (Set) The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief & Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Discover the tried-and- true framework for coping with chronic pain caused by most sources with this two-course set. The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief gives you the information and tools you need to create and implement your unique pain-management plan with your physician, and includes physical exercises and a meditation practice. Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong is a complete introduction to the practice,...
  7. (Set) Masters of Mindfulness: Transforming Your Mind and Body & Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong Set

    (Set) Masters of Mindfulness: Transforming Your Mind and Body & Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong

    David-Dorian Ross
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    This two-course set introduces practices that will help you unwind and better appreciate and enjoy the world around you. Discover how being aware of the present moment can change your mind and your life with Masters of Mindfulness: Transforming Your Mind and Body. Then, get a complete introduction to the practice, history, benefits, and philosophy of an immensely rewarding martial arts practice in Essentials of Tai...
  8. (Set) Mastering Tai Chi & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body Set

    (Set) Mastering Tai Chi & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Find inner peace, relaxation, and balance with this two-course set focusing on Mastering Tai Chi and Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body. Millions of people have reaped the health rewards from yoga and Tai Chi and you can take an in-depth look at both practices to learn the movements and benefits of each.
  9. Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies & Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body Set

    Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies & Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Gain new physical skills and mental awareness of your surroundings with this two-course set. Start by getting “tactically ready” for a potential conflict and learn to de-escalate situations with Understanding and Applying Self-Defense Strategies. Then, experience an immersive introduction to nine leading examples of martial arts with Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body.
  10. Set: 1908,9263,1920,9303 Set

    Set: 1908,9263,1920,9303

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $959.80 Starting at $959.80 $1,114.80 $959.80$1,114.80
    Numerous studies on the brain’s interaction with the body demonstrate that health is directly affected by habits of mind. In this four-course set, learn how to overcome natural tendencies that result in unhealthy consequences. Optimize the mind-body connection, using Tai Chi, Yoga, and mindful thinking techniques. Improve your health and mental well-being and have fun while doing it!
  11. (Set) Tai Chi Fitness Workouts & Essentials of Tai Chi and Qi Gong Set

    (Set) Tai Chi Fitness Workouts & Essentials of Tai Chi and Qi Gong

    David-Dorian Ross
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Discover the joy and benefits of low-impact work-outs with this two-course set. Begin by discovering how tai chi can carry you to a healthy mind and body through focused practice with Tai Chi Fitness Workouts. Then, get a complete introduction to the practice, history, benefits, and philosophy of both tai chi and qigong and the immense rewards they provide with Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong.
  12. (Set) Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong & Physiology and Fitness Set

    (Set) Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong & Physiology and Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Learn how to help your body feel its very best with this two-course set. In Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong, learn an ancient art that soothes the mind and strengthens the body. Then, in Physiology and Fitness, explore the systems of the body and how you can increase your overall fitness level.
  13. (Set) Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body Set

    (Set) Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Improve your fitness inside and out with this two-course set. Start by sampling many styles of martial arts led by eight expert instructors in Martial Arts for Your Mind and Body. Then, get started on the road to wellbeing by mastering Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body.