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Sifu Edward Niam is the founder of Tai Chi Institute USA, www.taichiusa.org, and creator of ~The Movement of Life~ which provides training for people of all ages to improve their  mental and physical health through concepts found in Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Meditation, Shaolin Kung Fu and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Founder of  Motivational Seminars International which brings  to the workplace a specially designed series of  physical and psychological exercises to help people become happier, healthier and more focused and productive. Founded the Shan Sing School of Chinese Martial Arts and holds the rank of Black Sash. A Master of Shaolin Kung Fu and Traditional Chinese Medicine with extensive training in Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Feng Shui, Qi Gong, Pa Qua Chang, Shaolin Healing Touch and Mindfullness Meditation. He has been helping people utilize the secrets of alternative health and wellness therapies for over 40 years. Creator of Out of DangerTM, a self defense system that provides people with the hands-on-skills needed to protect them in any situation and “SWAT” the Shaolin Warrior Athlete TrainingTM program which helps athletes of all ages and skill levels reach their full potential and enter the ranks of the Elite.


A Life-Wellness Coach providing specialized training to Individual, Group and Corporate clients in the greater Cleveland and Akron, Ohio areas and across the USA. Previously served as Chief Investigator of Chase Protective Corp. conducting investigations in such areas as white collar crime, industrial espionage, internal theft and electronic eaves dropping detection.             


Founded and was CEO of Corporate Solutions, Inc. which provided nationwide employment background screening and training and development to human resources professionals. Was president of Niam Investigations, Inc., which specialized in combating white collar crime and successfully prosecuted the first   industrial espionage case in the state of Ohio and one of five in the U.S. Served as Director of Investigations for the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office where the main focus was the prosecution of criminal and civil fraud and public corruption. Authored numerous published articles regarding employment background screening which have appeared in national publications such as USA Today Magazine and Employment Management Today. Published articles in Balanced Living and Inside Kung Fu Magazine relating to Chinese martial arts and Tai Chi.


Received a BA in History/Political Science/Philosophy from The University of Akron. Graduated from the Summit County Sheriff’s Academy and the Special Weapons and Tactics Training (SWAT) in London Ohio. Served on the boards of the American Society for Industrial Security, the Society for   Human  Resource Management, the Children’s Ballet Theatre and the Silver Lake Country Club Celebrity Golf  Classic—proceeds benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Served on the board of the Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and the College of Business Administration Alumni Board at The University of Akron. Served as president of the Board of Trustees and was a faculty member of the Dance Institute of The University of Akron. Previously taught in the Summit County  Junior Achievement Program. For 10 years an instructor in the Akron City School System’s “After School Program” working with at risk children from first through fifth grade.