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Jack Cornell

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Jack Cornell

Jack Arthur Jr Cornell (1959) is the director of IYFTCCA Affiliated School in Vicenza.

Born and raised in the United States, he started practicing Taekwondo in 1975 (Korean Martial Arts) with Master Jae Kyn Lee.

On his arrivel in Italy in 1977, he approached the Chinese Martial Arts by studying Traditional Kung Fu from 1977 to 1985 with Masters Shin Dae Wong and Franco Bonavigo.

Since 1985 he has been studying traditional Kung Fu with Master Stefano Bellomi until his premature death in 1993.

From 1993 to 2005 he studied Wushu and modern Tai Chi Chuan with Master Pierluigi Nicolazzo.

In 2005, with some Tai Chi Chuan practitioners, he founded A.S.D. L’Armonia in Movimento.

In 2014 he participated in a presentation at the University Cattolica di Milano with G.M. Yang Jun. Encouraged by what he learned, he decided to start learning the Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, studying with Master Giuseppe Turturo, Director of Yang Cheng Fu Center in Milan (Italy), where he is continuing his studies and deepening his knowledge of Tai Chi.

He currently holds the Tai Chi Chuan Master 4º Black Belt - AICS for C.O.N.I. National;

2nd Level Teacher (Silver Eagle) in the IYFTCCA Classification System.

Over 40 years of practice in Chinese Martial Arts he has participated in various seminars which include Internal and External styles as well as qualifications and degrees, some of which are listed below.

Official Qualifications

Tai Chi Chuan Stage / Courses


Jack Cornell is the creator and organizer, of The World Tai Chi Day in Vicenza (Italy), which is broadcasted live via streaming around the world. This year 2017 we concluded our 2nd Edition.

Below are the following Gyms where I teach at:

A.S.D. L’ARMONIA IN MOVIMENTO (Parish Gymnasium of Bertesinella)
Via M. da Montegallo 2 in Vicenza, Italy
MONDAY AND THURSDAY from 20:00 to 21:30

A.S.D. Studio Fitness DJK Via G.B. Quadri, 79 in Vicenza, Italy
WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY from 9am to 10am
WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY from 20:00 to 21:30
SATURDAY 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Contra’ Delle Barche 55 in Vicenza, Italy
MONDAY AND THURSDAY from 9 am to 10 pm

Jack Cornell


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