Sifu Paul Ramos
Paul Ramos has practiced Kung Fu and Holistic Health for over 40 years, including more than 30 years teaching in the Silver Spring / Takoma Park area as Director and Chief Instructor of Wu Shen Tao Health & Martial Arts. During that time, Master Ramos has trained thousands of students in the health and martial arts, including several dozen US National Champions. He is known across the US for producing high caliber students and is frequently invited to serve as a judge at tournaments held around the world.
While pursuing his passion for the internal martial arts of Tai Chi, Bagua, and Xing Yi, Paul studied extensively in Shanghai, China. Master Ramos is a 19th generation disciple of the Wu Dang Long Men (Dragon’s Gate) sect, also known as the Taoist Adepts. In 2010, after years of devoted study, he was honored to become the first American recognized by Wu Dang Long Men as a Master.
Master Ramos’ accomplishments include a black belt in Sun Mi Do Karate, a national ranking in Olympic Style Saber Fencing, and 3 national titles in Tai Chi Push Hands. He also has extensive medical training in both Western and Eastern traditions. Paul is a US Army-trained combat medic and intensive care nurse who managed the General Surgery Clinic at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He also has years of training in the Chinese Tui Na system, acupressure, body manipulation, massage, herbology, and Taoist Meditation and health practices.
Paul continues to train with his teachers, Grandmasters Liu Xiao Ling and Gao Tie Niao, who have helped him integrate the different internal systems and continually deepen his understanding. His training in Medicine and Martial Arts is unceasing and he would have it no other way.