Sifu Christopher Lee Matsuo
Internal Martial Arts Research Institute
Director of Baguazhang
Grandmaster of Dragon Gate Sanctuary
In 1993 Sifu Chris moved to Honolulu and opened schools in Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu, Yamabushi Ryu Shugendo, Hirai family Reiki (Hirai Shiki – the Hirai family were the last students of Usui Sensei), and Baguazhang. He also started training with Wu Xiao Shr in the Wu family Arts of Wudang, Kunlun and Tibetan kung fu, shamanism and qiqong, and, the hard to acquire, Wudang Snake Bagua which is believed the original Baguazhang.
In 1995 he opened a school for Wudang Baguazhang and a school of healing drawing from Mikkyo, Hirai Shiki, Reijutsu, Jin Shin, Tibetan Bon, and Taoist medicine. Currently, he is only training closed door students, four apprentices in ancient Japanese Mikkyo healing , and his daughter.
Sifu Chris also has a successful acupuncture and Tibetan medicine practice and works at The Path Clinic for Women. Periodically, he is a guest teacher for the Remington College Massage Program, gives private instruction and guidance in spiritual growth, and teaches at annual seminars at the Palmetta Jujitsu Academy and Healing Center in South Carolina, Vance Inouye’s branch school in Arizona, Melvin Tabilas’ branch school in Los Angeles, and Hasting Albo’s branch school in Texas.