KA Shakoor

Kids Martial Arts near Gainesville

KA Shakoor

Dr. KA Shakoor brings more than 50 years of martial and energetic arts training, and 25 years as an instructor to Mat Life. He leads our energetics program, instructing in Tai Chi, Qigong and Tibetan yoga. Dr. Shakoor earned his doctorate in acupuncture and chinese medicine from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine. He instructs Qigong and energetic arts locally at Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine in Gainesville.


  • 3rd Degree Black Belt and Instructor Certification, Tai Chi Chuan, under Sifu Roger Wohletz
  • 7 Years Private Study in Kriya Yoga, Taoist Yoga, and Wu Shu under Sifu Kenneth Parker
  • 3 Years Private study in Chen Tai Chi and Tai Chi Sword under Sifu Nihon Yang
  • 3 Years Private study in Qigong under Dr. Qian Yang
  • 1 Year Private Study in Yang Tai Chi under Master Bey Wali
  • Master Level Reiki Practitioner
  • Mudlack (Ph.D. Equivalent) in Sufi healing studies
  • Shamta Meditation ongoing private study under Lama Losang

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