Meet Tai Chi Ray

tai chi ray

Raymond Li, NASM-CPT, NASM-SFS, NASM-CES, M.B.A, M.A., CFA, is a financial advisor and Tai Chi teacher committed to enriching the overall wellbeing of New Yorkers. He is a multilingual and multicultural scholar and practitioner of martial arts, sharing their ancient origins while demystifying them in the context of contemporary developments in science and technology. Born into a family that has practiced Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for more than five generations, Ray has been practicing martial arts since the age of seven.

Founder of the Manhattan Tai Chi school and Tai Chi Ray’s Well-Being Community, he seeks to restore well-being in this time of an increasingly sedentary and isolated lifestyle. He offers an enjoyable and practical Tai Chi and Qigong learning experience tailored to New Yorkers, regardless of age or fitness level. His clients greatly appreciate his organic assimilation of Western anatomical and biomechanical knowledge, Chinese medicine, Eastern philosophical ideas, and healing practices. His teaching style is mindful, practical, knowledgeable, and holistic. Follow Ray on social media.

In addition to his lifelong study of Tai Chi, Ray earned a Master of Arts in International Politics and Business from New York University and is a devoted Soto Zen practitioner. He was also a distinguished recipient of the Hospice Care Outstanding Volunteer Service Award at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) in 2016.

Regarding his social work, he was interviewed by several media outlets, such as HuffPost, ASPCA, and so on.

*NASM-CPT: Certified Personal Trainer of National Academy of Sports Medicine
**NASM-SFS: Senior Fitness Specialist of National Academy of Sports Medicine
***NASM-CES: Corrective Exercise Specialist of National Academy of Sports Medicine
****CFA: Chartered Financial Analyst