FOUNDER/CEO

Dr. Jonathan B. Walker, PhD., LPN, RMT, MHt, CEO

Licensed Practical Nurse
Taiji Quan/QiGong Master
Reiki Master Teacher
Master Hypnotherapist
Motivational/Inspirational Speaker
Author

Jonathan B. Walker has worked to improve the quality of life for others for more than three decades. He graduated from The School of Nursing in Southern California, San Bernardino Valley College in 1975 as the class President. He later expanded his health career to include human sexuality education and physical rehabilitation.  

Walker was born in Princeton, NJ in 1949. He is a Vietnam Era veteran who served in the United States Army and completed U. S. Military Intelligence tours in Europe and South East Asia with the United States Army Security Agency in Europe.  

He has been involved in martial arts for more than 30 years. His education has been under the tutelage of Sensei Douglas Mitchell of Trenton, NJ; Sensei Abi Ad of Southern California; Sijo Leon Trescott, El Bey of Leon Trescott’s Kung Fu/Taiji and Wushu Academy; Master Ren Guang Yi of The International Chen Style Taijiquan Association; Master FaXiang Hou of the QiGong Research Society and Master Jiang Jian-ye of Capital District Tai Chi/Kung Fu Association. He has been heavily influenced in his teachings by private studies with the late great renowned Grandmasters T. T. Liang and Jou, Tsung Hwa. Walker received a Doctorate of Martial Arts Science from the University of Asian Martial Arts Studies, Department of Martial Arts Affairs recognized by the International Council of Higher Martial Arts Education, United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Europe. See Personal Credits for more information about the people who have helped shape him and his future.  

His first encounter with martial arts was as a teenager studying Judo. Later, he studied Tae Kwan Do (Korean Karate) while attending nursing school. When he was forty years old, Walker turned to the Chinese art of Tai Chi Quan to help improve his health. He has practiced this art for more than a decade and has been teaching it since 1994. He taught Tai Chi classes at Burlington County College for five years. In 1997, he created QiSsage Body Systems (QBS), a health care system that is founded on the integration of eastern and western health care philosophies and practices. In 2002, he developed two schools of practice under the cover of QBS. The first is “Three Mountains School of Taiji Quan” which is a dynamic martial arts system that incorporates holistic benefits. The second is “Three Mountains Healthways School” which is a health care program that employs the fundamentals and principles of Taiji and Qigong for enhancement of the quality of life. In 2004, he added another school, “Tai Chi for Seniors” Health Program designed specifically for senior citizens that uses the fundamentals of Tai Chi & QiGong to improve the quality of life by decreasing the incidents of falls in seniors. He has also been certified to teach the Exercise and Tai Chi Programs for the Arthritis Foundation.  

In 2008, Walker further expanded QiSsage Body Systems into a martial & healing arts organization housing multiple services under the Educational, Health Care and Outreach departments.  Additionally, a Speaker’s Bureau was included specializing in motivational/inspirational presentations.  

Walker has been a successful competitor in local, regional and national Chinese Martial Arts Tournaments since 1991. He holds numerous trophies and medals ranging from 1st place to 3rd place in open competitions. In 1999, he was awarded Grand Championship titles in Forms & Weapons by the United Martial Arts Referee Association (U.M.A.R.A.) in its Regional Championship competition. He was also named the Martial Artist’s Student Representative of the United States for the inauguration of the United States of America Wushu Kung Fu Federation (USAWKF).  

As an accomplished QiGong practitioner, he uses this traditional Chinese healing art, similar to acupressure, to address a wide range of health conditions from cancer rehabilitation to chronic health conditions such as arthritis. He incorporates the holistic practices of Tai Chi Quan and QiGong into exercise physiology, physical rehabilitation and general health maintenance. As a Reiki Master/Teacher, he conducts regular Reiki classes and sessions. As a graduate of the Institute of Hypnotherapy, Walker is a Master Clinical Hypnotherapist with a specialty in Medical/Dental Hypnotherapy approved by the International Hypnosis Federation's Medical & Dental Division. He has also been board approved by the American Board of Hypnotherapy, The International Association of Counselors and Therapists and the International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association.  He recently completed training from Stanford University as a Master Trainer for Chronic Disease Self-Management programs, a self-efficacy program directed to help people who live with chronic diseases, improve the quality of their lives.

In April 2002, Walker received a Governor’s Proclamation from New Jersey and in April 2003, he received a Joint Legislative Resolution from the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly in recognition of World Tai Chi & QiGong Day. He organized this local event in conjunction with the international celebration to increase public awareness about the holistic benefits of eastern health practices.  

Since 2003, Walker has been inducted into the Action Martial Arts Hall Of Fame and the World Karate Union Hall of Fame. In 2004, he received the “Man of the Year” award for his promotion of the values of Tai Chi. He has been named Co-Creator of World Tai Chi and QiGong Day and Co-Director of the Action Martial Arts Heaven & Earth Tai Chi Tournament. In 2005, Walker was appointed to the North American Advisory Committee for the Martial Arts of China Historical Society. In 2006, Walker was inducted into both the World Martial Arts League Hall of Fame and the London International Hall of Fame. In 2007, he was inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame and the Cambridge Who’s Who “Honor’s Edition” Registry Among Professionals and Executives.  2008 brought him into his latest Hall, the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame.  

Walker was selected by the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging, University of Medicine & Dentistry, School of Osteopathic Medicine to participate in a six-month research study to learn of the affects of Tai Chi on Alzheimer’s patients. To view the findings that have been released from the study, click here.  

Walker has been featured in performances at Six Flags Great Adventure as well as several news articles, including stories in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Times of Trenton, Burlington County Times and The Community News.

 


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