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IAN P. GAMBLE is the principle instructor and founder of Full Circle Synergy. He has been studying internal martial arts since 1983, and teaching full time since 1994. Ian is dedicated to celebrating the joy and mysteries of movement thru the teaching and sharing of t’ai chi and Qigong. His practice includes T’ai Chi as a form of meditation, self-healing, and self-defense. His practice includes the Yang Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan Short Form, I Ch’uan, Tui Shou (Push Hands), T’ai Chi Sword Form, San Shou (T’ai Chi Boxing), Kun Tao Silat, and healing Qigong. Ian is a 1990 graduate of the Muskie School of Public Affairs. His current and past teachers include: Don Ethan Miller,  Ken Cohen, Willem deThouars, Master William C.C. Chen, Maurice Haltom, Gene Golden, Caroline Loupe, B.K. Frantzis, and Master Duan Zhiliang.
ANDREW P. T. BLOOM is the other primary instructor at the school. He has been studying T'ai Chi Ch'uan since 1991, and teaching on a regular basis since 1994. His practice and experience essentially parallels Ian’s, and includes Yang Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan Short Form, I Ch’uan, Tui Shou (Push Hands), T’ai Chi Sword Form, San Shou (T’ai Chi Boxing), and some Kun Tao Silat and healing Qigong. Andrew is a 1993 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law. His current and past teachers include: Don Ethan Miller, Gene Golden, Willem deThouars, Master William C.C. Chen, and Master Duan Zhiliang.
JASON AMES has been devoted to the study of T’ai Chi and Qigong since 1996. Jason is the office manager at FCS where he also is part of the teaching staff. His current and past teachers include Ian Gamble, Andrew Bloom, Don Ethan Miller, Willem deThouars, Kenneth Cohen, Linda Lehrhaupt, Yang Yang, William C.C. Chen, Yun Xiang Tseng, and Master Duan Zhi Liang.
SUSAN CROMWELL L.Ac began studying T’ai Chi Ch’uan in 1994 and has been teaching since 1999. Her practice has included T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Kun Tao Silat, Push hands, I Ch’uan, and Soaring Crane qigong. Her teachers have included Gene Golden, Ian Gamble, Andrew Bloom, Don Ethan Miller, Willem De Thouars, Ken Cohen, Michael Hunter and Chan Zhang. Susan is a licensed acupuncturist with a practice in Westbrook.
ELMO MCKAY has been studying martial arts since 1976 and Taiji since 1995.  He holds the rank of Shodan in Uechi Ryu Karate Do. A retired structural engineer he now devotes his time to studying and teaching Taiji and Qigong, and learning Mandarin.  His great love is Taji sword. He is grateful for the patience and wisdom of past and present teachers – too many to name.
ALEX WONG, has been studying T'ai Chi Chuan since 2000. His practice includes Yang Style Short Form, T'ai Chi Sword Form, Push Hands and Baguazhang. His teachers have included the staff and students at Full Circle, Don Ethan Miller, Ken Cohen, Willem De Thouars, Matthew Cohen, and Lenzie Williams.
DAVID MOLTZ, first studied T'ai Chi Ch'uan in 1976, in the studio of Cheng Man Ching. He learned it again in 1997 and has been practicing since. His practice includes Yang style short form, T'ai Chi Sword and push hands. His teachers include Gene Golden, Ian Gamble, Don Ethan Miller, Kenneth Cohen, Linda Lerhaupt and William C.C. Chen. He has staffed Full Circle's Open Studio, and is very much enjoying teaching T'ai Chi Form.


"Some say that my teaching is nonsense. Others call it lofty but impractical. But to those who have looked inside themselves, this nonsense makes perfect sense. And to those who put it into practice, this loftiness has roots that go deep.

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and in thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world."

~ Lao-tzu,
Tao Te Ching, #67

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