Dave Mishlove established the Tai Chi Academy in Fort Collins, CO in 1980 and has been training students in Tai Chi Chuan an Internal Chinese Martial Art, for over thirty years. David has studied Tai Chi for forty-three years, training in Yang & Chen Style. Before that he spent seven years studying Shaolin from Green Dragon Society of Chicago, receiving a Master in “Wu Chi Tao” Chuan Kung-Fu. He has received Tai Chi training under numerous Tai Chi Masters, beginning with Yang Style and then Chen Style. His teaching philosophy leans towards small group, or more of an individual approach, “one-on-one” instruction, emphasizing internal aspects of development at all levels, (as opposed to rote memorization of movement in large group settings). David enjoys the search for unique antiques such as oriental art, statues and rugs.