Welcome to SUM school! A traditional martial arts school that seeks to bring paradise to earth through the practice of the Supreme Ultimate Way.
Come, let us truly discover who the most important person in your life really is. Come, and let us discover how there is so much pain in your body and mind. What is all of that confusion in your life? Come this way and let us follow the Supreme; come this way and let us discover the Ultimate.
First of all, what is the Supreme Ultimate? The Supreme Ultimate is the highest system of self discovery known to humankind. You will never reach your highest self unless you “dis-cover” your original self. That is the self at your most basic life root. The prenatal self.
About S.U.M School
About S.U.M School
Our school is a traditional school. We call it “The S.U.M. School” to call attention to the Supreme Ultimate Method that is the core of the training. The Supreme Ultimate Method’s “Three Words of Salvation” are: #1. Practice; #2. Practice; and #3. Practice. Through practice we discover secrets of individual and group success. Repeating drills over and over again brings deeper engagement with the movements and the timing. With repetition the practitioner develops physical, mental and spiritual awareness: the practice becomes a moving meditation.
Master Jesse Teasley
Master Jesse Teasley
A renowned master of Asian martial arts, Master Jesse Teasley has specialized in Tai Chi Chuan for forty years. Born and raised in New York, he has studied with some of the world’s most famous Tai Chi masters in New York City China Town, Canada, Hong Kong, Shanghai and at the Purple Cloud Temple in the Wu Dang Mountains, the birth place of Tai Chi. He has received numerous gold medal awards nationally and internationally and is one of the few Americans who has been honored as a Grand Master in China. He has choreographed music videos and stage productions as well. In 2004, he and his students from his New York school were invited to represent the US at the Cultural Olympics in Korea. He now has schools in New York and Virginia and leads classes, workshops and seminars worldwide.
In addition to Tai Chi, Master Teasley has studied a number of disciplines from a variety of instructors. Some of these disciplines and instructors were:
Chinese Kung Fu Teachers: Fabian Williams; Richard Griffin; Wang Hai Xiang; Tam Xhit Yu; Zhao Zeng Fu
Japanese Karate Teachers: Charles Abbney; Russel Davenport; Ronald Jackson
East Indian Yoga Teachers: Lisa Elmwood; Tim Bayard
African Boxing Teacher: G. M. C.J. Kham
The Martial Arts Lineage of Master Jesse Teasley
Wu Shu “Martial Arts” Wang Sheng Chuan Shu:
1500 – Wang Family 1756 – Wu Ming Ho 1803 – Wang Li 1859 – Lu Ying Wei 1910 – Wang Hai Xiong 1954 – Fabian Williams 1960 – Richard Griffen 1964 – Jesse Teasley
Tao Yin Jia “The Natural Soft Form” Taoist Yoga
Taoist Priest Wu Dang Cho Kun Yat Cho Chat Ling Paulie Zink Jesse Teasley
Smi Tawi “The Way of Upper and Lower” Tahtib “The Art of Fighting as Straight as a Shaft”
3000 BCE – Nile Village 1775 ADE – Grand Master Hapi 1871 – Master Farouk 1915 – Master Ayman Ehab 1938 – Master Ali Ahmed 1952 – Master C. Kham 1964 – Master Jesse Teasley
Nihon Budo “Japanese Martial Arts” Karate-do “The Way of the Empty Hand”
13 B.C. Simple Villagers 1877 Monk Uji, Shihan 1903 Tanka Ken, Shihan 1922 George Tanaka, Sensei 1947 Ronald Johnson, Sensei 1959 Charles Abbney, Sensei 1964 Jesse Teasley, Sensei
Zhang San Feng Taoist Priests Wang Zong Yue Jiang Fa Xing Xihuai Zhang Chuchen Various Masters Zhao Zeng Fu Jesse Teasley
Chen Qing Ping He Zhaoyuan He Qing Xi Zheng Wu Qing Kei Cheong-Sau Jesse Teasley
Jiang Fa Chen Chang Hsien Yang Lu Chan Yang Ban Hou Yang Cheng Fu Yang Sho Zhong Tam Xhit Yu Jesse Teasley
Monkey Style Kung Fu Fan
Grand Master Yu Jesse Teasley
Tai Chi Class Schedule
Saturday – Beginner Class 9:00 am – 10:00am, Advanced Class 10:00 am – 11:00 pm at 3201 Hill St, Lynchburg, VA
Sunday – Beginner Class 8:00 am, Church of the Covenant, 4415 Boonsboro Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24503
Tuesday– Advanced Class 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 3201 Hill St, Lynchburg, VA