Diane Cannon (Ming-Mei) began her meditation
and martial arts training in 1986 with Alan Tillotson. In 1987
she met Sifu Ray Hayward and was accepted as a student of his
She is a personal disciple of Sifu Ray Hayward of Twin Cities T'ai Chi Ch'uan Studio making her the 7th generation in the Yang Style Lineage. From Sifu Ray Hayward
she learned the complete Yang-style T'ai Chi Ch'uan system as well
as Pa-Kua, Hsing-Yi, Praying Mantis and Liu Ho Pa Fa.
Diane began teaching in 1990 under the direction of her teacher
Ray Hayward, and currently teaches at Ming Tao T'ai Chi Ch'uan
Studio in Newark, DE. She has reached many students in New Castle
County, Dover and surrounding states.
Diane ensures that the traditions of the Ancient Art of T'ai Chi
Ch'uan are carried on. The teaching methods focus on the importance
of the mechanics of the forms, relaxation of the mind and body,
and the principles of the T'ai Chi Classics. She is dedicated to
teaching the traditional art as a way to gain balance, confidence,
peace of mind and body, and enhance one's state of health.