''If there is a Heaven, a key to the universe,

they are rooted in true honesty, promoting of true happiness and true freedom, but most importantly…
needing less and less to hide behind.” ~ Dr. Glen Hepker (Copyright 2011)



Our approach uses a combination of tai chi, chi kung, kung fu, and associated health/wellness philosophy and general practices, in order to take ownership of the true meaning of self defense, e.g.: “The true meaning of self-defense is self-defense against our own weaknesses and bad habits.” It is much about “true health through true responsibility.” Our primary goal is student wellness, e.g. wellness of the body, mind, and spirit.

Martial Arts


Instruction in Li-Jia Tai Chi Chuan, Li-Jia Chi Kung, and Li-Chan Kung Fu, millennium-old complete systems of self defense and wellness – inclusive of exercise, meditational arts, dim mak, probity, associated philosophy, spirituality, and traditional wellness theory and practices.

Meditation & Guided Imagery

Gain insight into the importance of relaxation and tranquility, appreciate the miracle of each moment. Research has shown meditation increases health, happiness, objective insight, and greater skills with regard to self-control, productivity, and overall quality of life.

Counseling & Wellness Coaching

Dr. Glen Hepker is a part-time individual and marital counselor and wellness coach in the cognitive behavioral tradition. Counseling focuses on emotional issues, and wellness coaching centers on general health/wellness priorities, goals, and education.

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PLEASE CHECK OUT MY BOOK – A Glimpse of Heaven: The Philosophy of True Health

Based on the age-old Bright Beautiful School of Thought, Hepker explains how the quality of our lives will be greatly enhanced once we learn to raise ourselves up by taking True Responsibility for our own health and wellbeing.

Our Blog

Already have the book? Follow Dr. Glen Hepker’s blog to continue your wellness journey.

The Great Riddle

The Great Riddle is a riddle which has been handed-down within these traditions over hundreds of years. Its goal is to promote a deep sense of healthful philosophical insight, critical thinking skills, True Honesty, and an enhanced objective view of the world in anyone who seriously works toward answering it.

Beginner Basics

Physical/mental benefits of practicing tai chi & chi kung: They are an excellent method for stretching and relaxing both muscles & joints due to their slow movements & extended arm & leg positions. They gently increase the heart rate while significantly increasing the volume of blood flow. This strengthens the heart without producing cardiovascular exhaustion. They significantly enhance balance, relaxation, self-awareness, and mindfulness.

About Us

Mason City Tai Chi~Chi Kung~Kung Fu & Wellness Center LLC

11 East State St.
Mason City, IA
Tel: 641-423-2648
E-Mail: instructor@masoncitytaichi.com

Business Hours

Mondays & Thursdays: 4pm to 9pm
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 2:30pm to 9pm
Fridays: 2:30pm to 7pm
Saturdays: Noon to 7pm
**Morning & Sunday appointments are available upon request.

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