PROFESSOR WANG JIN-HUAI
Professor Wang was the original inspiration for ATS when he took Andrew Nugent-Head under his wing in 1987 and the two of them began documenting the last old practitioners who were born and educated prior to 1949. Calligrapher, scholar, and healer extraordinare, he was awarded Person of Special Talent status in the USA in 1996 and moved to New York to teach China's traditional arts free of government influence.
DR. XIE PEIQI
The last traditional practitioner trained in the complete art of Yin Style Bagua, Dr. Xie Peiqi embraced the ATS vision of preservation, documentation and dissemination and recorded the system in book and video format as well as openly taught everything he could during the last 10 years of his life. ATS is built on his dedication and commitment to documenting one of the last great systems in China.
PROFESSOR LI HONGXIANG
During ATS' final years working in China, Professor Li Hongxiang was the guiding light of what everything could and should be in a traditional scholar/practitioner. Taking ATS founder Andrew Nugent-Head on as his Closing Door Disciple, he made Andrew promise to never lower the standard or expectation of a true lineage carrier–whoever they were and wherever they were from.
Founder and president of ATS, Andrew moved to China in 1986 to study martial arts, medicine and internal cultivation in traditonal Mentor-Disciple relationships. He lived in China for 28 years, returning to the USA in 2014 to establish the Alternative Clinic and Asia House learning center in Asheville, NC.
JulieAnn joined ATS in 2003, moving to China to help its mission in 2006. In her eight years in China, JulieAnn worked extensively with Professor Li Hongxiang and several other of the remaining old doctors, as well as earning an MD in Chinese medicine at the Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou. Returning to the USA in 2014 with Andrew, she is the powerhouse behind their traditional teaching clinic and the Asia House learning center.
OUR BOARD MEMBERS
1997 to present
Along with Andrew Nugent-Head, our 501c3 board is made up of unique individuals across medicine, philanthropy, corporate America and social justice. Recognizing and supporting Andrew's early vision, they have helped shepherd his work over 25 years and counting.