Sifu Glenn Hairston began studying Martial Arts a the youn age of 4 years. He started his Tai Chi Training under the instruction of Master Yung-Ko-Chou from Manchuria In the 1970’s. It was under Master Chou’s guidance that Glenn Hairston learned the Yang Style Long Form, Push Hands and Free Hand Fighting Skill (Tai Chi Sparring). Master Chou also introduced Glenn Hairston to Ba Gua Zhang a Sister art of Tai Chi Chuan. Master Chou was a disciple of Master Chang Shih-Jung of Mainland China and his teacher was Master Cheng Huai-Hsien of Hopei.
Glenn Hairston also studied Tai Chi Chuan with Master George Ling Hu of Chung King China who taught him the Sacred Yang Form as well as introducing him to Shuai Jaio (the art of Chinese Wrestling) and Hsing-I Chuan (mind body Boxing) another sister art of Tai Chi Chuan. Master George Ling Hu studied Tai Chi Chuan under Master Wang Yen-Nein of Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province and Master Shih Ming in Beijing.
Sifu Glenn Hairston continued his studies of the Yang and Wu Styles of Tai Chi Chuan with Master Lu Ping Zhang of Mainland China. He also received instruction in the Wu Style of Tai Chi from Master Alfred Huang.
Glenn Hairston is a Law Enforcement Security professional and he owns Specialist Defensive Training LLC. Through his company he provides lectures, consultation, training videos and a variety of specialized programs tailored to meet the needs of various corporations, businesses and organizations. Specialist Defensive Training LLC offers a variety of training options, however the primary approach of (S.D.T.) is a hands on method that is the result of actual field experience.
Sifu Hairston talks about utilizing Tai-Chi Chuan methods for street combat.
Mr. Hairston’s background includes:
- Former Federal Law Enforcement
- Local Law Enforcement,
- (PPS) Certified Personal Protection Specialist,
- Certified Security Specialist,
- Witness/Dignitary Protection
- 50 years Martial Arts including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Okinawa systems
Glenn Hairston’s professional experience includes such areas as:
- Corporate Security
- Aircraft Security
- Executive Protection
- 20+ years as an Undercover Narcotics Detective
Glenn Hairston has provided instruction and training for a variety of entities such as
- Law Enforcement Agencies and Academies
- The U.S. Military
- Security Institutes organizations requiring specialized training
He also consults for the film industry and can be seen acting in such movies as The Silence of the Lambs, Off White, Blood and Bone, The Ministry, Another Lonely Road and others.
Internal Damage: Advanced Tai Chi Chuan for Combat
The Down and Dirty Reality
Did you know that Tai Chi has another face, it’s original face . It was created for the same reason that all other martial arts were formed and that is for combat. Yes Tai Chi has a down and dirty side and this is it’s original purpose. The Tai Chi practiced as seen in the parks today is a recent creation.
This video, a joint collaboration of Ramcity Productions and Specialist Defensive Training Co., shows with astonishing clarity, the effectiveness and combat genius of Tai Chi. The result is a realistic display of punishing self-defense methods that are not only highly effective but will also deliver deeper insights into just what the art really is. This dynamic, pulse pounding, training video displays masterful street worthy applications of the Tai Chi system and the hard pumping soundtrack will have you out of your seat training along.