Master Sang Kim
SUN SHEN Founder and Lineage Holder
Master Sang Kim is an engineer, Christian Mystic and inheritor of Master Gabriel Chin’s Yang Style Tai-Chi lineage.
In 2002 he founded the SUN SHEN Lineage, which is a synthesis of these ancient spiritual traditions and a modern scientific approach.
Originally from Korea, he has been practicing Martial Arts, cultivation methods and healing in various systems for more than 30 years and teaching since 1992. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his wife and 3 children.
Master Gabriel Chin (1920–2005)
Born in Shandong Province, China, Master Chin trained in Tai-Chi with many teachers starting at age 16 and became a Master in the 4th Generation Yang Style Lineage. Besides being a remarkably powerful practitioner, he was what the Chinese call an “eight sided beauty”: a renaissance man gifted in many areas. In addition to teaching Tai-Chi for more than 50 years, at different times he was a professor, soldier, opera singer, chef, and professional athlete. He was also a poet, scholar, and master calligrapher. Gabriel was especially renowned for his powerful healing ability, which was studied in a scientific trial by the University of Michigan Medical Center. He moved from Taiwan to Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1971.