Began studies: 1992


Sifu Sydney Austin
Simu Angela Soucy
Sifu Al Bender, Jr.
Laoshi Andy Lee

Yang style T'ai Chi Ch'uan (Mark)
Traditional Guang Ping Yang style T'ai Chi Ch'uan (Kwok)
Traditional Yang style Taiji Dao (Saber) (Yang Family)

Mr. Madson studied with Sifu (Master Instructor) Al Bender, Jr., for 9 years, has attained the ranking of "Sisuk", and is certified by Sifu Bender to teach the 12-posture "Taste of T'ai Chi" and "Simplified Short Form" of Master Bow Sim Mark. Sifu Bender is owner and chief instructor of the Kung Fu Academy of New Jersey in Bloomfield, NJ. Sisuk Madson continues his studies with Laoshi Andy Lee at TAICHI USA (Yang Chengfu T'ai Chi Center) in East Brunswick, NJ.

He has taught at the Westfield YMCA,The Montclair YMCA, at USA Karate in Clark, Powerhouse Gym in Bloomfield and Gold's Gym in Whippany, and at the Cranford Recreation Department, Kip Community Center in Rutherford, the Bloomingdale Community Center, and NJ Chito Ryu Karate Academy in Belleville. The Livingston, NJ School District has twice invited Mr. Madson to present a program to educators at their September in-service day, offering an overview of T'ai Chi. He

currently teaches at the Somerset Hills and Madison YMCA's, and at the Montclair Library.

He studied Cultural anthropology at Montclair State University, served as Staff Anthropologist, Education Curator, Staff Photographer, Assistant and Interim Director at the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ, and as Director of the Bergen Museum in Paramus.

For 16 years, Mr. Madson built, repaired, and restored custom fishing equipment at his retail shop in Westfield and Clark, NJ. Retired from the day-to-day business, he keeps busy teaching and studying Tai Chi, and doing Commercial Photography regionally (

Forms practiced:

  • 12-posture "Taste of T'ai Chi" Form of Master Bow Sim Mark
  • 24-posture "Simplified Short Form" of Master Bow Sim Mark
  • 24-posture "Simplified Short Form" of Grandmaster Peter Kwok
  • "Cane" weapons form of Grandmaster Peter Kwok
  • Traditional 8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong Exercises
  • Traditional Yang Taiji Dao (Saber)
  • Traditional 103-posture Yang long Form