Matthew Stampe is both a LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) and LAc (Licensed Acupuncturist) with Virginia Department of Health’s Board of Nursing. He is nationally certified under the National Certification Board for Massage Therapy and Bodywork (NCBTMB) since 2006. He has completed his National acupuncture certification with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in 2019. He is also licensed in acupuncture in both Maryland, and D.C. since 2019.
In 1990 he began Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where he has his Bachelors of Fine Arts. Early training was devoted to studying Chinese martial arts. At that period, Matt was also taught Chinese healing arts of dietary therapy, nutrition and herbs, acupressure and tui-na, meditation systems of Transcendental meditation (TM), Buddhist, and Taoist qigongs and neigong.
Martial arts: In 1992, Matthew was eventually introduced to Master He Weiqi and Xu Jengheng, both disciples 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 coach Xu, including the Full curriculum of Yang Taijiquan and TCM with the Shanghai college of Chinese medicine encyclopedias they provided. 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 Professional MMA, Muay Thai (in Thailand and USA), and Boxing schools under professional fight coaches and with professional fighters from 2005 to 2011.
“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, are fit, and take really good care of their bodies to recover fast.” 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 both Oriental medicine and 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.
Matt has taught both public and didactic classes in Qigong and Taijiquan at Virginia University of Integrative Medicine since 2014.
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