Genie Parker

Genie Parker

Sifu Genie Parker, a disciple of Grandmaster Eddie Wu Kwong Yu since 1992, is the first non-Chinese woman to take on disciples for the Wu family, and only the third person in N. America to be so honored.

Sifu Genie Parker has been training for over twenty years and began training Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan in Royal Oak, Michigan with Sifu Stephen Britt in August 1988. She began teaching as an assistant in the Royal Oak school and was among the first group of students from Michigan to become disciples of Grandmaster Eddie Wu Kwong Yu in August 1992. Sifu Parker ran the Detroit area school for many years until Sifu Britt took permanent residence in Michigan.
In 1994 and 1999, she toured Southeast Asia and China with a group of students from Michigan, visiting and training with Wu family members and students at several academies.

Sifu Genie focuses on the proper development and training of students from the general public in all aspects of Tai Chi Chuan from the beginning forms to the level of international competition. She teaches in hospital, educational, and corporate environments and opened her own club in Ann Arbor in November 2003. She has helped coach students for the Pan-American Wushu Tournament in Toronto, and is certified as a judge by the United Wushu Federation of Ontario.

Sifu Genie took on her first disciples in March 2003 during a ceremony at the Ann Arbor academy presided over by Grandmaster Eddie Wu.

Sifu Genie Parker's disciples:
Ellen Schwartz
Sarah Zettel
Timothy Smith
Terry Davis
Lisa Leutheuser
Leung Evan Gee-Shing
Daryl Beesley
Roth Bob
Jonathan Stuart
Paul Lennon
Marilyn Feingold
Georgia Greene
Ethan Malzberg
Karen Drescosky
Steve Ross
Wendy Williams
Zach Lang

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Chief Instructor at the new Ann Arbor Club located at 4117 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI  under the direction of Sifu Genie Parker, Chief Instructor and Head of the club.

The club is attended by both University of Michigan students and the general public, the school opened in November 2002.

For more information call Genie at 248-229-1060 or email:

Please check our website for further information on class locations and schedules:


Full Name: 
Genie Parker
Royal Oak
Wu's Tai Chi Chuan Academy, Ann Arbor
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