Richard has lived and worked in the Muskoka area for over 20 years. He moved to the Gravenhurst area in 1989 and has lived in Bala since 2004. He has been a self employed contractor in the heating and petroleum industry during this time. After recognizing the toll the physical and mental stress were taking, he began studying Tai Chi Chuan with the Temple Knights Wu Shu academy in 2005. It was a life changing decision. The physical, mental and spiritual benefits have been profound. In addition to the regular classes, Richard is also two years into the Teacher’s Certificate course. Under the guidance of the Temple Knights Academy, he is now looking forward to teaching an introductory Tai Chi course.