Master Alan Master Alan Shapiro is one of Grandmaster Chen’s oldest students in NYC. Alan has taught since the 1960’s. He is a student of both Grandmaster Chen and Grandmaster T.T. Liang. Alan has taught the Tai Chi Dance and assisted in the book of the dance published by Master Jonathan. Alan has retired after a career in teaching and management of a school for special needs. He continues to teach to long time students and occasionally teaches locally. .