Qi-Gong Master, Doctor of Chiropractic


Born in Saigon, Vietnam in 1968, Dr. Anh C. Quoc Tran began his discipline in martial arts at the age of five. He received instruction in Northern and Southern Shaolin Kung-Fu, Qi-Gong, Tai-Chi, Bagua, Judo, Taekwondo, Aikido and Vietnamese martial arts.

In 1988, he finished his studies in physical therapy at the Central Medical Technical School and went on to practice in the Center of Traumatology and Orthopedics (Tran Hung Dao Hospital) in Saigon. He provided rehabilitation therapy for patients with injuries of the back, neck, upper and lower extremities including paralyses of the neuromuscular system in stroke and burn victims.

 In 1990, Dr. Tran attained the instructor level of Nei Gong Martial Arts and began teaching Kung-Fu. In 1991, he was licensed by the Traditional Martial Art Association of Vietnam. His occupational experiences—serving people at both ends of the health spectrum—gave him a new direction for his future work.

In August 1992, Dr. Tran immigrated to Dallas, Texas for an opportunity to further his study of medicine. In February 1993, he opened his first Qi-Gong Kung-Fu class providing instructions for people ranging in age from 5 to 65 who presented with different interests, experiences and health levels. To accommodate the wide variety of students’ needs, he modified his instruction to prevent injuries and developed a separate Qi-Gong program specifically for children. The children’s program focused on self-discipline, leadership skills and physical health. The following year, he established his first school: 5 Animals Shaolin Kung-Fu. A few years later, Dr. Tran developed a Qi-Gong Tai-Chi program appropriate for older students to practice to improve their health. He subsequently made many refinements to these three programs, developing new techniques and individualizing lessons to achieve the best results for each student.

In 1999, Dr. Tran re-established the school as Zen Ki Do, which attracted an even greater number of people seeking rehabilitation therapy for injuries, chronic illnesses and other disorders. This school was closed when he entered Chiropractic school and relocated his classes to Huffhines Recreation Center in Richardson, Texas while finishing his studies. During that time, he developed a Qi-Gong program of general wellness for people in all states of health.

In 2007, after finishing his degree in Chiropractic, Dr. Tran finalized a system of practice that incorporated all the programs he had previously created, which were based on the ancient arts of Qi-Gong Kung-Fu and Qi-Gong Tai-Chi, and carefully intergrated with Western medical sciences.

For centuries, Qi-Gong Kung-Fu and Qi-Gong Tai-Chi have been documented and widely prescribed for promoting health and healing. Using his extensive knowledge and practice of the art and science, Dr. Anh Tran has created the Tran Vitality Essentials programs for achieving health, peace, and happiness.