Tim Schober is a student of Sifu Mark Wasson, the only caucasian to be accepted as a Chen family deciple. Sifu Mark Wasson is a student of Grand Master Chen Xiao Wang, the 19th generation inheritor of Chen village, and the top Chen Tai Chi practicioner in the world.  His younger brother, Chen Xiaoxing, travels globally offering seminars to Tai Chi practicioners.  Sifu Tim Schober has had an opportunity to train hands on with Chen Xiaoxing.

Chen Tai Chi is the oldest style, from which the other tai chi forms, Yang, Hao, Sun, and Wu, were derived.