Regional Organizers

Matt Holker

Matt first got involved in the Martial Arts in 1984, when he was 5 years old. Drawn to the effortless power of Tai Chi at an early age, he spent nearly 20 years searching for a teacher willing to share the Internal aspects of the Art.

Matt met Sigung Richard Clear in May of 2015, and by August 2015 he had moved to Maryville to train with the Master. Since then, Matt has taken on more and more responsibility with the Clear Tai Chi organization.

Matt is the Regional Organizer for the Maryville area in Tennessee, and is the primary contact for Clear Tai Chi students worldwide.

  • TENNESSEE REGIONAL ORGANIZER
  • Clear’s Tai Chi Level 1 Instructor
  • Clear’s Internal Push Hands Level 2 Instructor
  • Chi Kung Healing Practitioner Level 5
  • Qigong Certification #1: Activation Cultivation & Flow
  • Clear Defense Certification
  • Tactical Pen Certification
  • Clear Tai Chi for Parkinson’s Instructor

Harry Legg

There’s a good chance you have heard Harry – he’s the signature voice of the NBC Sports Radio Network and is heard on hundreds of Radio & TV stations around the world. He is the founder of New Jersey Tai Chi and teaches tai chi chuan, qigong, push hands, and self-defense at his private Verona studio, and at the Verona Community Center. Harry is a Fa Kung healing practitioner. He also teaches corporate wellness programs.

Harry’s experience also includes a black belt ranking in the Body Mind Studios training system, with training in kung fu, tai chi, baguazhang, ship pal gye, kong su do, aikido/hapkido, udo, kom do and more. Harry’s recent awards include 1st Place for tai chi form in the 2018 KToC Nationals Tournament.

Harry is the NY/NJ Regional Organizer for Master Richard Clear.

  • NYC / New Jersey REGIONAL ORGANIZER
  • Clear’s Tai Chi Level 1 Instructor
  • Clear’s Internal Push Hands Level 2 Instructor
  • Fa Kung Healing Practitioner level 5
  • Qigong Certification #1: Energy Activation Cultivation & Flow
  • Clear Defense Certification
  • Tactical Pen Certification
  • Clear Tai Chi for Parkinson’s Instructor

Greg Knollmeyer

Greg is the Clear Tai Chi Regional Organizer for the Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti area in Michigan.

Since 2003 Greg has been practicing healing arts as well as studying and teaching t’ai chi. Greg sought out t’ai chi masters in his previous lineage and made some progress. But it was in 2015 Greg had the good fortune to study with Sigung Richard Clear. It was a revelation to experience great depth of skill and openness in teaching t’ai chi.

Greg has pursued advanced studies with Sigung Richard Clear ever since and has become one of his advanced students. Greg holds certifications in T’ai Chi, Qigong, Fa Gong, Chi Healing, Reflexolo-chi and Subconscious Belief work and integrates these in a unique way in his healing practice.

  • MICHIGAN REGIONAL ORGANIZER
  • Clear’s Tai Chi Level 1 Instructor
  • Fa Kung Healing Practitioner Level 5
  • Clear’s Internal Push Hands Level 2 Instructor
  • Qigong Certification #1: Energy activation, cultivation, & flow
  • Clear Tai Chi for Parkinson’s Instructor

Daniel Stringer

Daniel studied Kung Fu for 10 years. In that time he studied traditional Shaolin Kung Fu, Chuan Fa, Wing Chun, Bagua, Tibetan Lama, and Kali.

After his first decade of Kung Fu, Daniel discovered the Internal Arts and began to focus on his Internal Power.

After meeting Sigung Richard Clear in 2016, Daniel chose to study Tai Chi Chuan. Today Daniel is the owner and chief instructor of Living Water Tai Chi and he is the Clear Tai Chi Regional Organizer for the Orlando area in Florida.

  • Central Florida REGIONAL ORGANIZER
  • Clear’s Tai Chi Level 1 Instructor
  • Clear’s Internal Push Hands Level 2 Instructor
  • Fa Kung Healing Practitioner Level 4
  • Clear Tai Chi for Parkinson’s Instructor

Jim Kelly

Jim started in the external art of Shotokan Karate as an inner city teenager and branched out into competitive Judo in college. As a Police Officer in NYC he studied other disciplines including Jujitsu, boxing and Tang Soo Do Karate along with exposure to street style fighting.

Jim was introduced to Tai Chi in 1998 as a rehabilitative exercise due to fighting injuries. Although the non-internal practice of Tai-Chi (outside student) helped heal long term back and neck injuries, Jim credits his transition to the internal energy arts to meeting Sifu Richard Clear at a Tai-Chi event in Pennsylvania in 2017.

“Sifu Richard Clear’s understanding and knowledge of the internal martial arts, and his openness in sharing that knowledge make him both a guardian and teacher of everything that internal Tai-Chi practice should be.”

At the age of 56, Jim still active in law enforcement, and runs a school in Boca Raton FL, where he is the Southeast Florida Regional Organizer for Clear Tai Chi.

  • Boca Raton Florida REGIONAL ORGANIZER
  • Fa Kung Healing Practitioner Level 4
  • Clear’s Internal Push Hands Level 2 Senior Instructor
  • Clear’s Tai Chi Level 1 Instructor

Ty Talbert

Ty Talbert started his training in boxing at an early age, his father was a golden glove boxer. He achieved his first black belt at the age of fifteen in Tang So Do.

Ty started his study of Ninpo, under Lt. Jack Hoban while in the Marine Corps. One of his secondary duties in the Marine Corps was Close Combat Instructor. During his twenty-years of active duty and 10 years as a reservist, he spent eighteen years as a Close Combat Instructor.

Ty was exposed to a variety of martial arts by co-workers, while working for various government agencies and corporations in combat zones around the world. During this period, he continued his study of Ninpo. When he passed his Go Dan test, Sensei Hatsumi told him to go and study Tai Chi or Bagua for a year.

“ I was lucky enough to find Sifu Clear, I have never experienced anyone better at teaching Martial Arts.”

Master Clear directed me to Master Anthony Ho, and explained Master Ho was a senior instructor he respected. Master Ho is the most amazing fighter I have ever met. I train with Master Ho weekly and have the honor of being the 37th of the 38 students he has certified in the last 60 years. I feel very fortunate to be able to continue to study with both my teachers.

Ty, is a certified Peer to Peer Counselor and W.R.A.P. (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) Program facilitator. He provides training to active duty military, reservist, veterans and their family members free of charge. Ty teaches Tai Chi and Chi Kung Classes in Riverside & Redlands, California. Ty also teaches at the March Air Reserve Base.

Ty is the Clear Tai Chi Regional Organizer for Southern California.

  • California REGIONAL ORGANIZER
  • Clear’s Tai Chi Level 1 Instructor
  • Clear’s Internal Push Hands Level 2 Instructor
  • Fa Kung Healing Practitioner Level 4

Art Donn

Art has a well-rounded background in Chinese martial arts including the internal styles of Tai Chi, Hsing-i and Bagua. He also has knowledge of and experience with some Shaolin styles, White Crane and Praying Mantis, among others.

Art had been practicing the internal art forms, working with a number of people, until 2017. At that time, he met Sifu Richard Clear and concentrated more on Tai Chi, also learning Internal Push-hands and Healing Arts from Sifu Clear. With that knowledge and training Art’s Tai Chi gained much substance and power.

Art is the Clear Tai Chi Regional Organizer for the Washington, D.C. area.

  • Fa Kung Healing Practitioner Level 4
  • Clear Tai Chi Level 1 Instructor
  • Clear’s Internal Push Hands Level 2 Instructor