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Matthew Stampe LAc is a licensed acupuncturist in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. In 2019 he completed his National certification with NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). He has been a licensed CMT (Certified Massage Therapist) with the Virginia Board of Nursing. He began Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where he has his Bachelors of Fine Arts. In 1990 he was devoted to studying the Yang short form, Pa-kua, Hsing-i, boxing, and chinese healing arts of diet/nutrition, acupressure, meditation, and Taoist neigong.
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Martial arts: Matthew was eventually introduced to Master He Weiqi, a disciple of Fu Zhongwen. Master He was the President of the U.S. Chapter of the Yongnian Taijiquan Association. He studied for 6 years with “Coach He” and other supplementary coaches including Xia Baihua, Fu “James” Qingquan, Zhou Jianhua, Nick Gracenin, Liang Shouyu, and Sam Masich who Weiqi invited. Matthew was able to train at seminars with Taijiquan legends like Fu Zhongwen, Fu Shengyuan, Chen Xiaowang, Chen Zhenglei, Ben Lo, and William CC Chen over the years.
He holds a Black sash level 3 from Omei Shaolin and Taijiquan school in Fairfax Virginia under Coach Lu Xiaoling back in 1997-2002. He is a member of the “International Yang Family Taijiquan Association“ since 2003, and ranked level 3 “Gold Eagle”.
Matthew is a veteran competitor in forms, weapons, push hands, and full contact fighting. He has trained at MMA, Muay Thai, and Boxing schools under professional fight coaches and with professional fighters. “I Believe the training experience I have undergone with world class masters, allows me to discern many of the best quality training that is out there for you to develop real-world skills”. -Matt
Healing arts: Matthew graduated from Qi Elements school of Massage and Tai Chi in Herndon Virginia in 2005. Became Board Certified with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), and licensed Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) under the Virginia Board of Nursing. He did much of his body work at various MMA and martial arts schools helping coaches and fighters. “I really like working with athletes the most. They have real injuries, but are fit and really take good care of their bodies. They recover best.” Matt says.
To further his deep interest in Oriental medicine, Matt devoted 4 years toward a degree in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Integrative medicine is Oriental medicine with a modern approach to students learning western medicine at the level of a registered nurse. He graduated with a MSA (Masters of Science in Acupuncture) in December 2018 from Virginia University of Integrative Medicine VUIM.edu in Fairfax Virginia.
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